Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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Iron Pingu    pirate
22/01/2013 at 08:47

How's everyone training going/suffering(?) with the weather???

22/01/2013 at 08:50

The swimming and running are going ok but I'm in desperate need of some long bikes outside - the turbo is driving me mad at the minute.  We had heavy snow in Wigan so not been able to go out on the bike.

I've got the South Africa Ironman first so hoping for some better weather soon - 100 miles on the turbo doesn't sound too appealing.


Iron Pingu    pirate
22/01/2013 at 09:18

100 miles on turbo? *shudders*.  Whend IM SA?

22/01/2013 at 09:25

April 14th so only around 11 weeks now.  I've got one of those watt bikes and have put in 100 miles as one of my "custom" sessions but only every done it once! The watt bike is great especially as I've set it up in the kitchen where I can watch the tele and listen to music at the same time - no other half so not banished to the garage.

Iron Pingu    pirate
22/01/2013 at 09:40

Mine's in the lounge, could never do a long session out in the garage!

22/01/2013 at 09:42

I'm with you on that

Rafiki    pirate
22/01/2013 at 10:54

One of the Personal Trainers at my gym did 100km on a treadmill at Christmas for charity. Took him 11 and half hours - he said his legs were fine, but his brain went after 4 hours!!

I've only missed a couple of long rides - and the roads here are ok so hopefully get out for a few hours tomorrow (the joys of being my own boss) as 2 hours is my limit on a turbo!!

Iron Pingu    pirate
22/01/2013 at 10:58

The roads are fine?? Where are you, Lanza already?!

22/01/2013 at 11:00

Definitely not Wigan

Rafiki    pirate
22/01/2013 at 11:02

The ROYAL County of Berkshire my dear!! We's dam posh down here!!

When I say ok - they're still wet and greasy, but not icy, well not all lof them. Just improves your bike handling skills  

seren nos    pirate
22/01/2013 at 11:06

if your roads are fine Rafiki I'm catching a train to stay for a few days  as i am going stir crazy doing the cycing on the turbo

M...eldy    pirate
22/01/2013 at 12:11

Main roads here are fine, not so sure about the lanes but then again I am out on my mountain bike at the moment for the longer (and shorter) rides

22/01/2013 at 12:22

Any excuse Seren.

I had to turbo on Saturday which means I did 2.5hrs instead of the 3.5/4 hrs I would have done on the road.

I didn't swim on Sunday (logistics of the session and getting to the pool) but I did run for 2 hrs.

So my bike was a bit light and I've missed a swim.  Allegedly we're due another dumping.  I get a bit frustrated with the turbos and the logistics of trying to get to the pool if the roads are frozen and I can't get my car out of my street (live on a side road/hill).  I walked home from swimming today but I don't really have the time to walk to and from the pool.

M...eldy    pirate
22/01/2013 at 19:28

'It is what it is' as a wise man once said, a thaw is expected this weekend and then we will be back to near normal having missed all but a week, fret not and it will all come together again

Soon be spring

22/01/2013 at 21:35

I'm not worried, Pingu asked for a progress report.

Spin tonight.

22/01/2013 at 21:50
The nights are drawing out already so I know spring is coming. Soon there will be crocuses and daffodils, and lambs gambolling in fields.
Iron Pingu    pirate
22/01/2013 at 22:06

Hahahaha, I read that as crocodiles and daffodils!! 

Twas nearly light at 5pm today!

22/01/2013 at 22:39
Progress report.
No long bikes since October
But i have some mojo again as i have booked up a few additional summer events - bike london to paris in 3 days arriving the same day as the end of the tour. yip yip
Also considering newcastle to london bike ride in 24 hrs.....

Managed 1 swim last week and 3 bike commutes and a couple of short turbos
This week 3 swims 4 bike commutes and maybe a long ride.
Just trying to slowly build bike volume and confidence again.

Symes. i might need wet and dry paper for the wheels..? What do you recon...
Iron Pingu    pirate
22/01/2013 at 22:47

Is that the Sky bike ride OC?  Friend did it last year and thought it was brilliant.

M...eldy    pirate
23/01/2013 at 07:18


Swimming is awesome
Biking is cold
Running is getting there

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