Fatman to Ironman

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21/11/2012 at 07:16
Wishing i could get going. Ankle is now a nice vermillion colour. Swelling is reducing, lateral movement is nasty pain but acceptable front to back.

Might have to leave running a little longer but i wonder if a turbo session might be safe...
21/11/2012 at 07:26

sounds like a nasty sprain sgt. I would just rest and ice, maybe see a dr if it doesn't improve

21/11/2012 at 07:40

*wonders what colour vermillion is* 

IronCat5    pirate
21/11/2012 at 07:46
Spoons. wrote (see)

*wonders what colour vermillion is* 

I think we need a female to explain. I only recognise black, white, red, yellow, blue.

21/11/2012 at 07:51


Rafiki    pirate
21/11/2012 at 08:12
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
Spoons. wrote (see)

*wonders what colour vermillion is* 

I think we need a female to explain. I only recognise black, white, red, yellow, blue.

Ahh the colours available from PlanetX

21/11/2012 at 08:47
You still doing Norwich half Spoons?

I'm now off work with the man flu so not sure if i'll even do it now. Havent even ran since last Thursday.
21/11/2012 at 12:10

SD - I'll be there. Not sure how impressive my performance will be though

Tired Badger    pirate
21/11/2012 at 13:22

Hi all.

I tried a sufferfest video on the turbo last night - local hero, gosh its a killer. I only managed to get past the 3 lots of pyramids before I could have  up. Getting very close to the start of the 30 week fink plan for outlaw, starting to stress about what to do on what days to try to fit it all in... now where's my mentor. 

21/11/2012 at 13:48
I've updated my ipad/iphone calendar with the Fink competitive plan for Bolton during my last two sicky days.

Made a few adjustments to tie in with family life though

Swapped the tuesday/ wednesday sessions round
Changed olympic tri week round to accomodate the week later event i'm going to do.
Also binned the friday runs & will do park run on the sat with my daughter instead. I'm also going to do extra cycling on the sat instead of the brick session as well
Moved the thursday swim to sundays

The plan is only my guide though, not set in stone. Looking forward to starting. Jan 7th
21/11/2012 at 13:50

TB, as my mentor tells me, a plan is just a guide.  Fit in what you can, juggle big rides/runs around if you have to, and don't stress if you miss a day or two.  I'm going to stick to mine as much as I can, but I'll also be slotting in some extra turbo sessions.  

Reading Going Long right now too, and one thing it says that strikes as good sense -- why put your long ride and long run together if you don't have to?  So my long run is going to be mid-week (I'm lucky that I work for myself)...  

And I'm always going to do my best to remember I'm supposed to be enjoying this!

Tired Badger    pirate
21/11/2012 at 14:00

Yes good advice both, I just need to re arrange the plan and I should fit it all in.  I'm thinking along the lines of:

Monday AM Swim - PM Running club

Tues - Cycle

Wed - AM Swim PM - Long Run

Thurs - Cycle/Run brick

Fri - Am Swim - PM Run

Sat - OFF

Sun - Long Cycle

I have toyed with the idea of swapping alternate long runs and long rides on Saundays, so I can still do some long runs with the running club, but my cycling really does need the focus.

21/11/2012 at 15:36

I could be wrong I'm re-reading Fink at the moment, I know things have to change to fit in with life.   He says it's also planned out to work different muscle groups on different or spaced out days so that needs some attention paid when you need to switch things about a bit.

21/11/2012 at 15:49

AliBear is right i think.  According to Fink the shorter sessions at the beginning and middle of the week are to provide muscle rest and promote recovery from the long weekend sessions with times gradually building up through to the end of the week. i can see the logic in splitting up the long sessions to not overload your legs on 2 consecutive days, but then think that the whole week would have to be swapped around to compensate... 

Mr StOat    pirate
21/11/2012 at 16:32

I've seen quite a few people talking about switching long days around so they aren't next to each other. Surey that's the point though, its like a long brick but with a bit of recovery. After all, on the day its a long bike followed by a long run?

M...eldy    pirate
21/11/2012 at 19:15

What ever is being done now is all preparation ... dont get carried away, use this time to find out what works and what doesnt, what you are good at and what you are pants at
Speak with mentors or pirates on threads, you will get a huge amount of advice, take bits of each and rearrange the words to something that applies to you  

At this stage, its exercice not training *

*sage advice from someone I dont remember who

Rafiki    pirate
21/11/2012 at 19:33

I just watched the 'Flying Scotsman - the Graeme Obree Story' - that should count at bike training surely  (good film by the way, especially the bit when the Scotsman beats that Englishman Boardman )

21/11/2012 at 19:44
Does the whole if the base period count as exercise rather than training then?
Edited: 21/11/2012 at 19:47
M...eldy    pirate
21/11/2012 at 19:49

I would say so yes ... I see the base as a 'foundation', you are building the blocks to begin training so therefore its exercise 
To look at it another way its an  introduction to consistency  !!  

21/11/2012 at 20:15
Finks plan is a guide, my adapted fink plan hits all the long stuff but fits in with the family lifestyle now, it still gives adequate rest between runs, cycles and swims.

I can swim when daughters at karate, i can also do park run with her now. She is also going to do her first tri next year so can swim train with me on the friday session.

Non of the long runs or long cycles on consequitive days so muscle recovery will be fine. Ay probs, drop a training day & have a rest
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