Re-run of last year's thread for anybody doing any 2012 iron distance race
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Nice weekend of training for me. Nothing too heavy, but a lovely run with Muffin yesterday and a marked increase in pace. Then an 800m time trial where I felt wholly inadequate and rubbish, but posted a 20-second PB (despite her finishing 6 lengths ahead of me ). Thirty mile bimble on the bike today in the sunshine just felt lovely. Felt the love for anybody else who was out doing something they enjoy at 7:30 am. Even the anglers!
Feeling the urge to spend some money on kit. I think a set of PX wheels, a new wetsuit and a saddle would scratch the itch .
teamed up with the local group ride...... seems fast , but after an hour I am on the front........
Downside is the extra hour for cake / socialisingUpside is the company and socialising2 doing Austria, 2 doing Henley, a couple doing UK......+ a v fast lady
All going great today, till going round a corner..... I'm on the front with another guy, and I think.... bugger must be getting a flat on the back as that felt really sketchy........ look down but all ok.....as we hear CRUNCH!!!!!
One guy went down, (same patch I hit probably), and the lady then went over him + carried on falling.....The shrieks as we went back were not pretty....... Cracked helmet......
Ambulence promply called, but by the time the paramedics turn up shes on her feet but very bashed and bruised,,,,,,no broken bones but 2 buggered bikes....... all at 20-25 kph......
Felt like summer, but the roads are still a bit sliimy........
So the 6 hr ride ended up as 4.25, but it was still fun, (sort of if you know what I mean)I need to get out for an hour ahead of the ride I think
My faster run at lunch today.
10k in under 43 minutes with Zone 4 efforts for miles 3 and 5 (done in 6mins 20ish for each). Don't enjoy those effort miles at all!
I think that must be close to my PB for 10k and I reckon I would be faster maintaining a more level pace throughout, but guess it doesn't count oustide a race.
I was very encouraged to read the variety in training and most of us seem to be in the same ballpark. Joddly, you've got a couple of months on us so wouldn't expect you to be doing the same sort of time/distance.
Nice work on the sportive Assassins!
I also managed a 1hr 45 min run so I'm feeling much better now, I hope I can hold it together this week.
I'm just waiting for VT'd to come into the thread, we have been derailing a thread elsewhere talking about transition....
I like rest days.
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