Anyone done an Ironman at the gym?



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  • BasherBasher ✭✭✭

    10k run and 45k bike (16k outside, 29k in gym) on Monday.  Easy.

    Just got to relearn how to swim.  Biking in gym seems much tougher than outside - never do any freewheeling in the gym.

  • well no, freewheeling on a gym bike is, er, just sitting down!

  • So if you do a course with not many flat bits, you can do half the distance on the bike to simulate the uphills, and sit down for a bit in between to simulate the downhills? image

    I suppose you could get rollerskates for the downhill parts of the run... 

  • that would be fun - rollerskating on a treadmill.....
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  • SlowEngineer wrote (see)
    One things for sure, Meldy wouldn't stay on long...
    Fur cough the pair of you !
  • This reminds me of the 'if I maintain the speed during IMNZ I'll do the course in 6 hours'

    Not taking into account wind resistance, road resistance, upflats, cornering, poor road surfaces, junctions.... Blah, blah, blah'

    Think her finish was 7:30 for the bike in the end.
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  • BasherBasher ✭✭✭
    10k run, 36k bike yesterday.
  • only needc a bit of swimming now basher and you will have that Ironman sorted this weekimage

    out of interest do you always work in k not miles.......I know a few people do ...I keep on having to transfer it back to miles as my old brain cannot seem to work in km

  • my old brain's older than your old brain seren and I work in km's mostly but find I have to talk to most people in miles.......

    and how long has the UK been metric and taught metric?
  • I can measure small things in cm and m but for bigger things I switch to miles everytime
  • I suspect Bashers gym stuff is in metric.

    My gyms just got new kit in - and we've gone from metric to miles again. So no just putting the treadie on 10k for a gentle jog any more !

    Would have been nice if they'd told us eh ?
  • seren nos wrote (see)
    I can measure small things in cm and m but for bigger things I switch to miles everytime
    Thank god for that. It's bigger in cm.
  • BasherBasher ✭✭✭

    I can use metric or imperial generally speaking, but I think I favour km now with distances.  I even talk about weight in kg now rather than pounds and stone. One thing I do have trouble converting is when the yanks say 200lb etc.  Always have to take the time to divide by 14 before I have any idea whether that is big or not.

    Bike machine at gym works in km or miles - I prefer km.  Think the runner is only km though.

  • BasherBasher ✭✭✭

    did one third  gym ironman today.

    did the swim last - 1.3k in 36mins, which i was v.happy  with as it was only my second swim in about 4 years.  The first one was 6 weeks ago when I struggled to 500m in 15 minutes.  So I went longer, at a quicker pace (2.45/100m instead of 3.00/100m) and I was knackered when I started as i'd run 14k (1:23) and biked 60k (won't bother saying the time as you'll only bang on about how it means nothing anyway).  So reckon with a bit more practice I could get that swim time down to 2.30/100m which would get me round in close to 1hr30 for the full swim.

    Might have a go at 40% IM next Saturday - 17k run, 72k bike and 1.6k swim.

  • BasherBasher ✭✭✭
    oh and btw  i swam in my glasses, took my contacts out that i normally wear, has anyone else tried this.  I did have prescription goggles, but water always seems to come inside my goggles, unless i do them blood cirulation stoppingly tight.  I tried swimming with neither contacts or glasses but i just can't see fk all.  nothing wrong with swimming in glasses in a swimming pool imo.
  • Hey Basher,

    I know it sounds crazy, but I'm planning on doing a full gym Ironman in a few weeks. Sometimes I decide to do stupid things, but I always find ways to complete them and it feels good finishing the objectives you set your mind to. 

    I started out from zero and asked people for advice on runner's world and they made fun of me. Some of them were quite rude. This was only 20 months ago and now I'm a sponsored triathlete!

    A gym Ironman would be totally and utterly dull, but it would no doubt increase your physical fitness, and mental toughness. 


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