The 2014 Ironman Training thread

Going long in 2014? Hows it going? What yer doing newbies welcome

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03/12/2013 at 15:29

As some of us Have already started training for IM Nice i thought it would be good to reserect the old training thread

Dont matter what ironman your doing post in here, if you are new to this game this is the place to ask all those questions

 

03/12/2013 at 15:33

I biked 22 miles this morning on my weighs a ton Surly Steamroller and am planning a rare ( which WILL become a regular) trip to the pool for some swim action this evening

Cake    pirate
03/12/2013 at 15:36

And so it begin's for anouther year.

03/12/2013 at 15:38

I've rediscovered that I like running this month, I spent so much time on the bike this year for Wales, that I forgot how simple it was to just get out for a run with no garmin or watch, before all that structured training has to come back in

Lee the Pea    pirate
03/12/2013 at 15:43

I'm not IM'ing next year but i'm half IM'ing at the Vit, so will lurk in here as it always provides some good tips and what not  

Happy training folks

 

03/12/2013 at 16:03

I'm doing the Hardman in Ireland for a first crack at an IM... albeit a non branded IM.. hope they count too

Golden Boots    pirate
03/12/2013 at 16:11

Was supposed to start marathon training yesterday... looks like I've started with two rest days it seems. IM training starts in January

03/12/2013 at 16:23

im doing my first tri this year - the half (non branded!) IM - the Avenger. 

planning on trying my first bit of front crawl pool swimming since i was about 10 on sunday.  eeek hope i dont drown.  or if i do that there is a lovely lifeguard to save me.  wish me luck! 

03/12/2013 at 16:38

I too will be doing my first triathlon next year, hopefully a sprint and Oly before my IM on August 3rd - the Owler - which is 9 months today!!! 

The only thing that genuinely worries me is the swim, about 3 weeks ago I could swim 20m front crawl, I've had 3 out of 5 one to one lessons over these weeks and can now swim about 80-100m (with better technique). I've read plenty of posts on here about people who went from not even wanting to get in the water to an IM in 9 months and I'm beyond determined to do it - but it's still a big ask 

I'll be adapting Fink's programme and using that to train up to my IM, I'm very excited for next August. 

 

03/12/2013 at 16:48

90 mins turbo for me!  

Running Postie    pirate
03/12/2013 at 16:58
Flat Footed wrote (see)

I've rediscovered that I like running this month, I spent so much time on the bike this year for Wales, that I forgot how simple it was to just get out for a run with no garmin or watch, before all that structured training has to come back in

Getting all naked there FF!

Outlaw, vit, possibly challenge Almere-Amsterdam and another HIM in May, not sure which one yet. I'm back to base training and swim technique.

03/12/2013 at 17:23

BKins branded/non branded a kills a kill, as long as you nail the distance thats it if anything small independent events are more in tune with the origins of Ironnan than the massive corporate behemoth that IM has become

stands back and waits for the first branded/non branded debate of 2014 and its still 2013

03/12/2013 at 17:26

The pool was pooly Any semblance of swim technique/fitness has buggered  orf theres work to be done there for sure

Pudge    pirate
03/12/2013 at 17:27

I'm in the fourth week of my modified Fink plan, for Lanza next year, my first IM.

As I had day off work today, and it was dry out on the roads, I took the TT bike out for a couple of hours. Not been outside on it since doing Oulton Park a couple of months back. It felt good and I managed to avg about 20mph over the two hours, so pretty pleased.

None of the jobs that the OH wanted doing got done though, but that wasn't in the Fink book.

Pudge    pirate
03/12/2013 at 17:30

Oh, and I'm starting a paleo type eating plan from tomorrow, so expecting to feel like shit in training for the next couple of weeks.

Edited: 03/12/2013 at 17:31
03/12/2013 at 18:11

Oooh we started official training for Austria yesterday

Pudge, we've been doing Paleo for about four months.  The first week is tough but after that it gets much, much better.  

Pudge    pirate
03/12/2013 at 18:33
Happychap wrote (see)

Oooh we started official training for Austria yesterday

Pudge, we've been doing Paleo for about four months.  The first week is tough but after that it gets much, much better.  

Ah, that's reassuring! Thanks Happychap. Are you still using gels etc for your long sessions, or have you switched to alternatives?

03/12/2013 at 19:17
I ran at lunchtime today, it felt good!! But I did manage to leave my running gear at work, D'oh!!
Early start for cycling to work tomorrow morning!! Batteries for bike lights are currently charging!
Swim Thursday morning, gentle day on Friday as I have a Duathlon on Saturday!
03/12/2013 at 20:02

after most of november off i have finally been cleared to start again. so three days of slow short runs, i am back.

Fatter and slower than i was but least the road to next year can begin

Magna Carter    pirate
03/12/2013 at 20:06

A swim, a run and a bit of weights work in the gym yesterday, and bob's yer uncle... it's a Finking rest day today! 

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