Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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IronCat5    pirate
26/02/2013 at 19:48
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

Swam yesterday (but not as fast as Meldy), short brick today - 45 min bike & 20 min run.

Pay day tomorrow so I'm going to treat myself to a foam roller.  Although I'm thinking 'treat' may not be the case.

I hate my roller. Best thing I ever bought, though markedly the least exciting and it completely lacks any carbon .

Could do with it now for the ITB. Wine bottle it is then!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
26/02/2013 at 21:06

Good man - empty the bottle and you won't feel the ITB

26/02/2013 at 21:53
Evening all, good training. Blinding swim Melds, thats over 3 minutes quicker than my 400m thing i did, lol.

Foam roller is one of the best things ive bought. I use it daily on my calfs, hams, quads & IT band.

Tried to do my back with it but nearly snapped my neck, so be careful with that one!
WildWill    pirate
27/02/2013 at 08:02

Just looked and next week is week 1 of my IMCH training plan 

 

It goes like this

MON AM - 40min SWIM include 1kTT
MON PM - 1:45/0:20 BRICK
TUE AM - 35min slow SWIM
TUE Lunch - 40min trail RUN
TUE PM - 2:00 BIKE(inc Sufferfest)
WED PM - 50min BIKE followd by 3k easy SWIM
THU AM - Insanity
FRI PM - 1:00 easy RUN
SAT AM - Insanity followed by 10min tabitta(sp?)  BIKE 

Tired Badger    pirate
27/02/2013 at 09:01

How long it the plan Will?

WildWill    pirate
27/02/2013 at 09:03

21 weeks .... well its a 20 week plan with a down week when I'm on holiday at easter

Tired Badger    pirate
27/02/2013 at 09:09

I though it seemed quite intense for week 1, but as its a 20 week plan, have you followd 20 weeks before, how do they compare with the 30 week plans (fink)?

WildWill    pirate
27/02/2013 at 09:25

I don't like Fink ... I always do 20 weeks I normally average 10(ish) hours per week training for a few weeks prior to the plan, have a week or 2 off then start the plan.

 

I base my plan on the ones on BeginnerTriathlete, but have to heavily modify it due to my lifestyle.

My PB was Regensburg 2011 when i Managed to get (reasonably) close to what i planned

Edited: 27/02/2013 at 09:25
27/02/2013 at 09:52

2.5km swim this morning in 52 minutes with a 400m time trial at the end in 7:47.

Need to beat Meldys sub 7......

M...eldy    pirate
27/02/2013 at 11:47
Crack on Spoons, 6.38 to beat!!!
M...eldy    pirate
27/02/2013 at 11:48
Sorry, that is my pb
End of session pb was 6.50 which prob means I'm not trying hard enough on my pb attempts!
Rafiki    pirate
27/02/2013 at 11:49

 you keep this speed work up Meldy.....it'll just give me a wheel to aim for on the outskirts of PdC!

M...eldy    pirate
27/02/2013 at 12:02
Talking of which, do you have an excuse for Saturday? Me & Barlos are cycling
27/02/2013 at 20:51
Evening all.

Big progress with the billateral breathing tonight. May not look pretty but i managed to do my last 20 lengths of tonights 84 doing billateral

Did some alternate stroke/breathing lengths as well
2 stroke then 3 stroke then 4 stroke then 5 stroke. Then back to 2 again and so on.

Well pleased with tonights progress.

Did a 6 mile run as well, starting to feel quite fit (as i sit here munching skittles)
M...eldy    pirate
27/02/2013 at 20:55

Well done sossige . swimming that is, not eating skittles

27/02/2013 at 21:01
Thanks, find it hard to believe how far the old front crawl has come.

Might have to finish my sessions with a 400m TT, see if i can catch you and spoons up. My best so far is 10:19 i think, so a way to go yet
M...eldy    pirate
27/02/2013 at 21:03

It can be done  

IronCat5    pirate
27/02/2013 at 21:06

I must get back in the pool at some point. Got carried away with duathlons and tapering. Next Monday perhaps...

I reckon the key to overtaking Melday at IM is a speedy T1

27/02/2013 at 21:55

For this year's IM, I thought perhaps I was ready to jump to a more serious training program after using a modified "just finish" type program for the last 2 years.  So I decided to give the Fink Intermediate a go.  I've changed my mind.  I'm 25 weeks away from IM #3 and already feeling time crunched and a bit overwhelmed.  Maybe it evens out later but I can't handle being that far away from my big race and doing 2 hours of training on a Tuesday. 

I've created a rudimentary Excel sheet with both the Just Finish and Intermediate programs side by side and will be using some combination of the two over the next 24 weeks.  I'm afraid that if I'm already feeling frazzled, I'll be absolutely cooked by the middle of the summer and will end up hating triathlon.

27/02/2013 at 22:05
Must admit, following the Fink competitive plan i have had a few days when i've felt absolutely beat. Normally after the weekends. Mind you, ive had to incorporate extra running intomthe plan for London Marathon as well.

I guess i will notice the benefit of pushing myself now when taper down pre events. Hopefully
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