Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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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

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 

Iron Pingu    pirate
11/03/2012 at 09:30
 is it the half today?
Hope    pirate
11/03/2012 at 16:13

4.5 hour bike for me today. I've even caught the sun a little!!!!

Pingu 110 is bliddy imprressive girl. I was going to see if you fancied a ride together soon.... but **cough** I may leave it a few weeks! I need to catch up!

M...eldy    pirate
11/03/2012 at 16:20
Nice biking Hope!

Hope the SIlverstone crew had a good day, must be near perfect conditions out there today

When the plan says a turbo and the forecast says a run .... it really was too good a day not to go out and run, the great oudoors is good for the soul

Hope    pirate
11/03/2012 at 16:27

Isn't it just Melds. We just HAVE to make the most of it in this country. I'm glad you got out there.

I feel a lot happier about yesterdays mixed up training now, I definitely had the better weather, so it's all good!

11/03/2012 at 17:04
Great race and perfect conditions. Saw ISB and Little Sister and even got a bit burnt out there!
Think I finished in about 1hr 44mins which is good for me.
happy days!
Hope everyone else has made the most of todays weather.
11/03/2012 at 17:05
... I hope it's OK, as my longest ride this year is 2hrs 40min.
My only full IM this year is Wales in September, but I don't want to let the team down with my Outlaw bike leg.
Luckily I'm doing a v hilly 80 mile sportive (the Hammer)in 3 weeks. Could be a little uncomfortable!

<edit> X-post - well done Slim!
Edited: 11/03/2012 at 17:06
11/03/2012 at 17:33
kittenkat wrote (see
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

From some of the private conversations I've had, there are quite a lot of people who aren't churning out the high mileage and that's ok.

I certainly aint racking up big mileages yet M.ouse,  self imposed week off finishes at 5am tomorrow with a 22 mile commute into work on the fixie still a few weeks off running yet so the speedwalking will have to continue

M...eldy    pirate
11/03/2012 at 17:48
Joddly .. I will see you either at swimming tomorrow or at about 1800 in the stadium 
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