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 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 

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!

kittenkat    pirate
11/03/2012 at 16:40
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.

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
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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


The Silent Assassin    pirate
11/03/2012 at 17:44

Me & Mrs SA completed a hilly 80 mile sportive today, really enjoyed it, Mrs SA didn't like the hills, dead proud of her for keeping going when it was hurting, I felt strong even up the bigger hills so really pleased with where I am at the moment.

Great to catch up with ironHolgs and Cona as always and really good to meet Muffin Top, thats was good riding from you MT, sorry Holgs snaped a spoke

Not sure the swimathon that we have just got back from was too much of a good idea, but gave it everything and set a new club record for team lengths completed.

Off to the pub now, think we earned it

Edited: 11/03/2012 at 17:54
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 
Dustboy    pirate
11/03/2012 at 18:02
Mouse, most I have made is a 50 mile a couple of weeks ago, and it hurt.
Iron Muffin    pirate
11/03/2012 at 18:17

Really enjoyed the Jodrell Bank 80 mile ride  today. Thanks to Mr and Mrs SA, great help and fantastic company. Nice to meet Iron Holgs and Cona too.

That is my someway my furthest ride and I am chuffed as it felt good and I still managed to jump off the sofa to cheer on England (swear at the ref) this afternoon.

Golden Boots    pirate
11/03/2012 at 18:35
Finally got some big miles in myself this morning... and the first ride where I have been out with people and put the foot down a bit Did 82 miles!!!
11/03/2012 at 19:02

First Half Marathon for 3 years.....PB by 33mins

Finished in 1:46:44, very very surprised and very pleased

First 3 miles 8.30 mins per mile, last 3 mile 7.30 mins per mile

Training begining to pay off, now its time to hit the bike

Also great support from the crowd in cambridge and it was my first venture out in Pirate Colours, definatly a big help

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