Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

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  • Im charting my THIS YEARS training against LAST YEARS, as i was in my best shape ever last year ... and at the moment ... i am quite a bit behind

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  • Got my 11 mile run in this morning posting a very consistent pace of between 7min 30 and 8min per mile, avg 7min 45 which I am satisfied with for my long run without pushing too hard (fair play to GB and others who can knock out 6 min miles though).

    In my rush to get out the door to get my run in I forgot my wallet and will be relying upon the kindness of others to feed myself today, so the planned lunchtime swim is probably off.  I really need to get the swimming back on track ASAP.

      

  • Bloody hell, 7.45 MM!!! Don't think I can do that on a bike!
  • muffin top wrote (see)
    The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
    same as me, but do have an 80 mile sportive on Sunday, with Mrs SA, ironholgs and Cona


    I have just entered for Sunday.  Very scared as have never done a Sportive before or a ride more than 60 miles for that matter.

     Will you have pirate kit on? I would like to hook up with some friendly faces.


    Yes will have pirate kit on, we aim to be away in the first few groups, but we will be keeping an easy pace most of the way round, you are move than welcome to hook up on our little group, make a change from Mrs SA sucking my back wheel for the entire 80 miles!

  • O.rangeCannon... wrote (see)
    Hope wrote (see)

    http://www.beatthebrochure.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/guaranteed-holiday-sun-for-french-holidays-claim-agents.jpg


    mmMMMmmmmm..... Sunshine image

    Spring is apparently planned for this weekend

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    image Please can that mean rain got grizzly sunday.imageimage
  • slimshadyslimshady ✭✭✭
    40 mile bike today. Training going ok in that it's consistent but dont feel as fit as this time last year!

    taper for all of tomorrow for Silverstone Half on Sunday!
  • Good luck with that one SLim, forecast is quite good for the weekend but not sure on the wind factor!!
  • slimshadyslimshady ✭✭✭
    Thanks melds - I've heard the wind will be ok!!
  • and the weather?? image
  • just a short trail run tonite
  • me too Will, it was lovely up there today !
  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    I was just wondering (ie fretting cos I've had a few bad rides the last few weekends), what are people up to for long rides at the moment please, timewise?  I know it's wrong to compare really but would just like to get a bit of a feel.

    Thank you please

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  • Last one was 3.5hrs moving up to 4 which will be so much easier when the days are longer and theweather better !
  • Mouse
     Been doing plenty of running but not sure that helps the cycling!  I've managed 1 "long ride" of 2.5 hrs this year,  otherwise nothing longer than 70 mins........just waiting for the longer days when I can ride back from work with a bit of natural light to help see. 
  • Ridgebackmax wrote (see)
    I know having a total no training week is doing me good injury wise. BUT I am climbi g up the walls with supressed energy currently speedwalking everywhere :/)


    Know what you mean. I planned on having a strong March a strated really well and came down with manflu on Weds. So my late strat to 'proper'training is even later!!

    Cake wrote (see)
    O.rangeCannon... wrote (see)
    Hope wrote (see)

    http://www.beatthebrochure.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/guaranteed-holiday-sun-for-french-holidays-claim-agents.jpg



    mmMMMmmmmm..... Sunshine image

    Spring is apparently planned for this weekend

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    image Please can that mean rain got grizzly sunday.imageimage


    Cake I am not sure the weather makes much difference on Grizzly.  Its bloody hard either way.

    Have fun and good running!!

  • 4 hr rides Melds......?  in March???

    Solid stuff Melds.   image
    Sounds like solid training

    Im on a 6 hr ride on sunday, and I have instructions to find hills as well.... Might ride over to the chilterns.......

  • M..ouse wrote (see)

    I was just wondering (ie fretting cos I've had a few bad rides the last few weekends), what are people up to for long rides at the moment please, timewise?  I know it's wrong to compare really but would just like to get a bit of a feel.

    Thank you please

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    40 miles Mouse image

    But running loads

    And I'm not doing Outlaw

  • OC ... Its all relative really and the distance is not that far in that time  image


    Enjoyed a long ride on the oss today but I can log that anywhere !!!
  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    Thanks folks.

    I managed 4.5 hrs today and it was ok, no terrible bonkiness, though I think there was a slight slowdown at one point on a hill towards the end.  I feel a bit happier now.

    TSA - if you're doing Wales (?) what about Mrs TSA (does she have a forum name, I forget, sorry?), is she coming back for another go?  Also, if you're doing Wales, you're a good couple of months behind us anyway, so have no worries at all. image

  • Mrs SA is doing Outlaw, hopefully, as she can't run at moment

  • 3.5 hrs today on the TT bike - 60 miles.

    First 2/3 was too hard on effort and I paid for it on the last 1/3 by having to sit up most of the way home. Everything hurts. My Garmin fell off between Marlow and Henley and the screen is broken image

  • "not training" today consisted of 5 hours gardening/hedge clearing an hour of car cleaning an hour of garage clearing followed by a trip to the dump and an hour and half speedwk with the dogs if i do that every day i wont need to resume training image
  • What with that and climbing the walls Max, you're doing just fine !!

    Cat, you doing the Chiltern Dipper that goes around about Marlow/Henley way ...
  • I han't seen that one Melds. I'm doing the smaller Longest Day one from Dorney the 15th April (week before Chiltern Dipper?).
  • 110 mile cycle today that was supposed to be 95.  I'm now VERY hungry.
  • Good effort Pingu image
  • Thanks RBM, I'm hoping that means all the training for Outlaw is done image
  • slimshadyslimshady ✭✭✭
    Bloomin eck Pingu - that's a good ride!
  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭

    Blimey Pingu - good work!!!

    Is it just Outlaw for you this year?

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