Another Ironman journey
I just got the Garmin 910 for my birthday. I love it. I had a Timex Global GPS and even when it worked, the GPS was iffy and it finally crapped out, just after the warranty, of course. I also think the Garmin does a much better job of realistically calculating your calorie burn. The Timex would give me crazy high calories burned readings.
This sport is indeed full of so many shiny toys!
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" BudgieSmuggler where have you gone? " I've been really busy with uni work, it's that time of year again! Just one week to go and I'll be a free man. Then I'll be able to keep bugging you all
SD - you can either cut back and build a good base again, or keep things ticking over until the plan overtakes them.
Of course, you may find that the plan spends more time on some parts than others; you may need to cut back on the other activities to maintain the training volume (and home/tri balance).
I'm hoping this chest infection will have cleared sufficiently by next week to let me get stuck into my training plan for July. I really, really need to get out on the bike and get some miles in (and get over my fear of braking)
I swam OW tonight. Did 1 750m lap. Didn't do a second, couldn't keep my fingers together it was soo cold.
I did a mara in late Oct, then started Fink beginning of Dec, whilst also ramping for an early Feb HM. I ran league XC on Sundays and did weekly club runs which were over and above Fink at the time. After the HM the LSR dropped back down to Fink's levels, which was good, because the long bike was ramping at the same time.
I tend to mix things up a bit to fit in with work or family. In the first 15 or so weeks I played around with rest days - maybe swimming on the Mon and run on Tue instead of both on Tue. Now I take the rest day as I need it. I also don't have too much of an issue getting up at stupid o-clock in the morning to train before the family wakes. I will say that I feel better when the week runs according to Fink's plan. He knows his onions!
ST - it was a braking cock-up on a wet road that caused me to fall off when I couldn't unclip my feet fast enough! Physically and emotionally scarred for life.
Cat - good to hear that you can happily adjust Fink to suit around family. His plans aren't scaring me as much as I thought they might. Seems do-able.
Fatman to Ironman Giro de Italia fantasy league.
Just for fun I've set up a fantasy Giro League.Simply log in and select your team. (It's easy you don't need to know anything about cycling - I don't!) then enter it in "Fatman to Ironman" league using the code 04123121
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