Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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09/03/2012 at 21:35
Mouse
 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)

http://www.beatthebrochure.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/guaranteed-holiday-sun-for-french-holidays-claim-agents.jpg





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!!

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
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

IronCat5    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 ...
IronCat5    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

IronCat5    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

11/03/2012 at 09:24

beautiful morning here for Silverstone 

Think I'll follow a Pirate tradition and use a new pair of trainers for the run 

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