Ironman Wales 2013

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  • Should also add I was doing my hr run in zone 2 hr which means I'm currently at about 6 miles an hr... Was plodding along my normal route listening to some lovely tunes when this svelte machine flew past me showing me a clean pair of heels with an Ironman 70.2 t shirt flapping gracefully in the wind. At 17stone and 6'2 I'm never going to be svelte lol but it took every ounce of my being not to bin the HR session and race the bugger lol. Sad thing was I think he was on a HR session too.. He seemed to glide like an apparition image
  • Final RVFinal RV ✭✭✭
    I think you could make a whole lot of money printing t-shirts with 'I'm in zone 2 please pass' on the back, same with cycling jerseys.
  • I think you're right image
  • I'll take one of each image

  • I'm afraid that I'm ol' skool and I have no idea what intensity level Zone 2 is? I will drag myself into the 21st century one day and get a HR monitor but, for the time being, I quite like my oblivious state. I'm confused enough with looking at my training plan until I'm cross-eyed and working out cycling and running routes on Google mapsimage

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  • like the idea of the t-shirts..........

    We have had a number of new memebers in our running club and when i go i run at the back to keep my heart rate low........

    so they are really suprised when we have a cross country league race or a race and i actually race it as I'm a lot faster than they realise.........it suprises me too that i haven't lost all the speed by running slowly all the timeimage

  • I've been interested that I run at the top cusp of mine 161BPM as much S possible and the fact that my mile splits are consistently dropping over the same route by 5-10 seconds each time I run. I feel loads better and much fitter.. Despite eating like a horse lol... I've never consumed so much meat in my life!!
  • Had an incredibly hard 61 mile bike ride yesterday. The loop was fairly hilly which I found to be fine but the wind was a killer, genuinely one of the toughest bike rides I've ever done. I'm gutted as the weather over the weekend looks a lot better! 

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  • I'm not looking forward to mine... Though I have bought a lot of new shiny riding kit and have a lot of winter mountain bike clothing to keep me toastie. Can't believe I'll be into week 9 of Fink plan next week, but am really looking forward to getting my teeth into some higher heart rate intervals... I know the zone 2 stuff is important for base fitness etc but it does get slightly tedious. Anyone been brave enough to get into the open water yet?
  • Chris James James wrote (see)
    Anyone been brave enough to get into the open water yet?

     

    Not yet, the lake I hope to go to doesn't have sessions until the end of April which is a blessing in disguise as just thinking about outdoor swimming makes me shiver.

  • The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
    fat buddha wrote (see)

    and that was just after I parted ways with Silent Assassin who had found out 5 weeks before the event that he had a place (no idea how he'd missed noticing it!) so he was sorely undertrained for it.


    but even in those 5 weeks I did get 3 runs of 18 miles and your idea of lets have a bimble round was erm slightly different to mine, it was around 22 miles when the wheels came of proper.

     

     

    Chris James James wrote (see)
    I'm not looking forward to mine... Though I have bought a lot of new shiny riding kit and have a lot of winter mountain bike clothing to keep me toastie. Can't believe I'll be into week 9 of Fink plan next week, but am really looking forward to getting my teeth into some higher heart rate intervals... I know the zone 2 stuff is important for base fitness etc but it does get slightly tedious. Anyone been brave enough to get into the open water yet?

     

     

    TBH it may seem boring but most of your racing in Wales will be in zone 2....and that will seem bloody fast at mile 24 of the marathon.

  • Final RVFinal RV ✭✭✭

    Please tell me you didn't cycle 61 miles in week 7 of Fink in the 2 hour long ride slot or else I am going to feel hopelessly inadequate and may well just give up now.

  • Lol... I'm off out in a bit... I'd top myself at that pace
  • Final RVFinal RV ✭✭✭

    Did my long ride already today 2 and a bit hours of hills, lovely sunshine but I swear I had a headwind all the way around a circular route.

  • Just back off mine, 40 miles of glorious sunshine... Could it actually be spring???
  • Good training all. Not convinced spring is here yet but I live in hope!

    There's a new post on my Ironman Wales blog called Return of the Bling, have a look. 

    http://chasethepotato.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/return-of-the-bling/

     

  • CT that sounds like pure murder in the cold, I've ordered some clip Ons... Only thing between me and the perfect aero position is 20 yrs of playing in the front row and the Guinness fuel tank which is ever shrinking but still in the way!
  • I must confess I don't have that problem; if I waved a large piece of material above my head at a rugby match I'd probably be mistaken for the corner flag pole!image

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  • 125 miles yesterday with lots of hills and a flater 52 miles this morning............The IMW bike course is not going to beat me this year

  • Blimey that's giving it some!!!! Top work!!! I'm laid in bed having wolfed down a load of spuds and chicken... The hr run after the bike yesterday has left me a wee bit sore. Day off tomorrow though image sweet joy!!!
  • Anyone got any 1/2 iron distance around the 14 th of July??
  • no cause i have outlaw the week before

  • thats the weekend of the long corse weekend in tenby.........If it wasn't so close to outlaw I would be there to do the ironman swim on the friday and the ironman bike on teh saturday.....

    still tempted to go 

  • seren nos wrote (see)

    125 miles yesterday with lots of hills and a flater 52 miles this morning............The IMW bike course is not going to beat me this year

     

    Fair play to you!

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  • Final RVFinal RV ✭✭✭
    Chris James James wrote (see)
    Anyone got any 1/2 iron distance around the 14 th of July??

     

     

    Maxifuel Marlow Half Ironman on 14th July http://www.f3events.co.uk/general/maxifuel-half-iron-distance-triathlon-marlow

    Perfect timing as is the Windsor Olympic race on 16 June, I think this is full.  The planets are aligned.

  • Awesome booking onto it later, anyone else doing it?
  • someone on tritalk has just receed the course and say the council has worked hard on the roads again and they are in brilliant conditionimage

  • Final RVFinal RV ✭✭✭
    Chris James James wrote (see)
    Awesome booking onto it later, anyone else doing it?

    I am.

     

    seren nos wrote (see)

    someone on tritalk has just receed the course and say the council has worked hard on the roads again and they are in brilliant conditionimage

    Wales?  I was planning to ride the 70 odd mile loop in a few weeks.

  • I'm hoping to recce it to soon..yes the wales course

     

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