Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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

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11/03/2012 at 21:14

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 

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
11/03/2012 at 21:39

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 / socialising
Upside is the company and socialising
2 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 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

M...eldy    pirate
11/03/2012 at 22:00
Goodness OC, sounds like a lucky escape there
WildWill    pirate
12/03/2012 at 08:35
Saturday I did a Coastal hike - not exactly TRI specific but helps with fitness and strength
Sunday was a short trail run

12/03/2012 at 09:02
Just re-read this page and there's some inspirational work going on.... PB's, longest distances covered, great racing... all good and very impressive! Well done crew!!
Darkness    pirate
12/03/2012 at 13:46

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.

12/03/2012 at 18:49

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....

*sits patiently*

VT'd    pirate
12/03/2012 at 19:18
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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
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