Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

Re-run of last year's thread for anybody doing any 2012 iron distance race

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M...eldy    pirate
09/03/2012 at 21:28
Last one was 3.5hrs moving up to 4 which will be so much easier when the days are longer and theweather better !
09/03/2012 at 21:35
 Been doing plenty of running but not sure that helps the cycling!  I've managed 1 "long ride" of 2.5 hrs this year,  otherwise nothing longer than 70 mins........just waiting for the longer days when I can ride back from work with a bit of natural light to help see. 
Cornish Digger    pirate
09/03/2012 at 21:49
Ridgebackmax wrote (see)
I know having a total no training week is doing me good injury wise. BUT I am climbi g up the walls with supressed energy currently speedwalking everywhere :/)

Know what you mean. I planned on having a strong March a strated really well and came down with manflu on Weds. So my late strat to 'proper'training is even later!!

Cake wrote (see)
O.rangeCannon... wrote (see)
Hope wrote (see)

mmMMMmmmmm..... Sunshine

Spring is apparently planned for this weekend

 Please can that mean rain got grizzly sunday.

Cake I am not sure the weather makes much difference on Grizzly.  Its bloody hard either way.

Have fun and good running!!

09/03/2012 at 22:03

4 hr rides Melds......?  in March???

Solid stuff Melds.  
Sounds like solid training

Im on a 6 hr ride on sunday, and I have instructions to find hills as well.... Might ride over to the chilterns.......

Edited: 09/03/2012 at 22:09
The Silent Assassin    pirate
10/03/2012 at 09:24
M..ouse wrote (see)

I was just wondering (ie fretting cos I've had a few bad rides the last few weekends), what are people up to for long rides at the moment please, timewise?  I know it's wrong to compare really but would just like to get a bit of a feel.

Thank you please

40 miles Mouse

But running loads

And I'm not doing Outlaw

M...eldy    pirate
10/03/2012 at 16:03
OC ... Its all relative really and the distance is not that far in that time 

Enjoyed a long ride on the oss today but I can log that anywhere !!!
10/03/2012 at 16:19

Thanks folks.

I managed 4.5 hrs today and it was ok, no terrible bonkiness, though I think there was a slight slowdown at one point on a hill towards the end.  I feel a bit happier now.

TSA - if you're doing Wales (?) what about Mrs TSA (does she have a forum name, I forget, sorry?), is she coming back for another go?  Also, if you're doing Wales, you're a good couple of months behind us anyway, so have no worries at all.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
10/03/2012 at 17:13

Mrs SA is doing Outlaw, hopefully, as she can't run at moment

Cortina5    pirate
10/03/2012 at 17:55

3.5 hrs today on the TT bike - 60 miles.

First 2/3 was too hard on effort and I paid for it on the last 1/3 by having to sit up most of the way home. Everything hurts. My Garmin fell off between Marlow and Henley and the screen is broken

10/03/2012 at 18:50
"not training" today consisted of 5 hours gardening/hedge clearing an hour of car cleaning an hour of garage clearing followed by a trip to the dump and an hour and half speedwk with the dogs if i do that every day i wont need to resume training
M...eldy    pirate
10/03/2012 at 19:51
What with that and climbing the walls Max, you're doing just fine !!

Cat, you doing the Chiltern Dipper that goes around about Marlow/Henley way ...
Cortina5    pirate
10/03/2012 at 20:04
I han't seen that one Melds. I'm doing the smaller Longest Day one from Dorney the 15th April (week before Chiltern Dipper?).
Iron Pingu    pirate
10/03/2012 at 20:05
110 mile cycle today that was supposed to be 95.  I'm now VERY hungry.
10/03/2012 at 20:15
Good effort Pingu
Iron Pingu    pirate
10/03/2012 at 20:45
Thanks RBM, I'm hoping that means all the training for Outlaw is done
10/03/2012 at 20:45
Bloomin eck Pingu - that's a good ride!
10/03/2012 at 20:52

Blimey Pingu - good work!!!

Is it just Outlaw for you this year?

M...eldy    pirate
10/03/2012 at 20:56
Yeah Cat, i'm doing that one as well I believe

Cortina5    pirate
10/03/2012 at 20:57
Nice Pingu. Well done Mouse too!
Iron Pingu    pirate
10/03/2012 at 21:00

Cheers SA and Mouse.  Yes, definitely only Outlaw! 

It was an Audax ride, was supposed to be 150km but we cycled there and back (  ).  Tbh, I didn't give it much thought, just went, yeah, I'll go on that, really haven't  done the training to back it up this year, I was slow, lost my last gel so nearly bonked and I'm knackered now!  The first 90 miles were fab, beautiful scenary, lovely weather .. the last 20 hurt

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