Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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VT'd    pirate
12/03/2012 at 19:18
12/03/2012 at 19:20

lol

Hope    pirate
12/03/2012 at 19:37

I like rest days.

WildWill    pirate
12/03/2012 at 19:52
AM - 5k run ... First early training session of the year!
PM - 2hrs 15mins spinning including spinnervals 23 parts 1,2 & 3
12/03/2012 at 22:01

Nice going Will.

1 hr swim for me and now off to bed!

M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2012 at 01:11
1hr swim for me earlier as well  
Hope    pirate
13/03/2012 at 07:35
1 hour run done, absent any feelings of actually *wanting* to what-so-ever!
Go me!
13/03/2012 at 10:11

Keeping up my new, smug-worthy habit of an early morning swim on my once-weekly journey to the office. Bit frustrated that, despite training all winter, and feeling like I'm swimming much, much better, my times aren't progressing. Even when wearing a rubber hat! 

Enjoyed a tolerably miserable session this morning based on 200m intervals. Looking forward to open water and the steroid-like properties of a wetsuit.

Orca    pirate
13/03/2012 at 10:59

Had a good weekend but struggling a bit since.
Did a four hour bike into a 30 minute run on Saturday, but the pace was slow for both.

Had promised to take a group out on Sunday and to my surprise we managed 3 hours, however the sudden increase in biking is taking it's toll on me this week. I struggled through my 3km set in the pool yesterday, going to the back of a lane I'd usually lead. Did a strength session at lunch time but just couldn't run last night, too tired. Did my 45 minute bike into 30 minute run this morning but again the pace was sluggish and I'm feeling wrecked now so may end up taking an extra rest day. Off to France on Friday for what I hope will be 5 days of solid training. Happy enough with training but have severe doubts about beating last years time.

WildWill    pirate
13/03/2012 at 11:16
reading this thread --- i feel a long way behind where i should be
13/03/2012 at 11:26
Really struggling with motivation for this now not been able to run for over 4 weeks now , cyclings ok but swim is a bit compramised as can only swim with minimal kick and pull bouy (my mojo has got up and gone which is unusual for me) to the extent that i am seriously thinking of cutting my losses and withdrawing whislst the penalty is only £50 and joining the feed station crew i will give myself a week and if i havent mananaged to get running and get my enthusiasm back unfortunately i will be out
The Silent Assassin    pirate
13/03/2012 at 11:34

word of caution Max

if you want a refund, they don't give it back until after the event.

WildWill    pirate
13/03/2012 at 12:44
Today for me ...

AM - RUN - 40mins hill reps

LUNCH - OTHER - 35mins Versa Climber
seren nos    pirate
13/03/2012 at 12:51
I almost thought about going to the swimming pool today.......first time in almost a year that I have gone to the pool...........but I soon changed my mind so back to normal........
13/03/2012 at 12:51
SA not to worried when i get a refund as long as i get one, but things are a bit tight and would hate to lose the lot if i cant toe the line, i have seriously considered a speedwalk of the mara , but unless i can do myself justice the motivation to get up at stupid oclock and train has vanished, which is unusual for me. I am probably just being gay and should HTFU and JBDI before someone says it
WildWill    pirate
13/03/2012 at 12:53
MAX - i was in that position with motivation until a couple of weeks ago ... now my mojo is starting to return
The Silent Assassin    pirate
13/03/2012 at 13:11

Max

Mrs SA is in the same boat, can't run, she has a dead line of end of March as to final decision

13/03/2012 at 13:19
SA looks like we are both in the same boat realistically if i cant run painfree by the end of march for an hour i will pull stumps WW my mojo was massive before i came a cropper i was really flying and motivated as i had a secret sub 11 target in my head, as that has in all probability and having done Outlaw before that vavavoom has sorta gone I will take myself off to a corner and givr myself a good talking to
M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2012 at 17:57
....if that doesn't do it Max give me a shout and i'll give you a talking too
13/03/2012 at 18:14
Sorry Melds i have resorted to shouting at myself in a corner whilst watching you tube clips of people like Jane Tomlinson and the Hoyts if that dosent do the trick i will of course call in the professional
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