Fink for Outlaw 2012

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M...eldy    pirate
20/10/2011 at 09:13
Marshman is likely for me ... mother lives in Hastings so I have no reason not to!!

Bala could be well placed as well Phil dependant on where you are in the world, May time may be ideal but I would say as long as it is not less than 4 weeks out then you should be ok
bburn plO.dder    pirate
20/10/2011 at 09:35

Marshman sounds ideal, but is a very long way from home for me.

When are they likely to publish the date for Bala, and does it sell out quickly - thinking about funds! I have already spent a fortune recently on a new bike and Outlaw entry!! Not sure I can get away with much more before Christmas.

Ohh, Bala looks hilly

M...eldy    pirate
20/10/2011 at 10:48
Bala is hilly but its a beautiful course

They will all sell out quite quickly and get quicker each year but as far as I can remember Bala wont open til after Christmas
20/10/2011 at 10:59
O.rangeCannon... wrote (see)

gordo tips - all good reading......

gordos golden rules

4 pillars

basic ironman week

gordo tips index

Other essential listening for newbies......imtalk

Great stuff here, OC.  Love Gordo.
20/10/2011 at 11:50
Bala is open for entries   
M...eldy    pirate
20/10/2011 at 11:52
I stand corrected !
Razor51    pirate
20/10/2011 at 17:30
OC....thanks for the links mate.....makes sense...
20/10/2011 at 17:47

Been thinking of my goals for the Outlaw next year, this year was my first iron distance so although great fun was a massive eye opener. I think my targets will be

Swim 75 mins (87 in 2011)

Bike 6hrs (6.27 in 2011)

Run 4hrs (4.43 in 2011)

So with T1&2 included should bring me in around 11.30-11.45 taking roughly an hour off this years time of 12.50.

Need a better start in the swim, not mess around in T1, sort my bike position out and i'm considering turning every 2hr+ bike into a brick with at least a 15 min run.

75.6.4 is easy to remember for me too.

Oh and beat Gladys

20/10/2011 at 18:30
I've got to have a look at the plans that Gladys sent me as I don't know whether to use the "just finish" or intermediate one. I did the Vitruvian this year in 6:44 on the back of almost no training - 4 open water swim sessions, longest ride of about 40km aside from one 100km sportive back in March and longest run of 10 miles after a HM in May.

I realise I'll DNF without sticking to a proper training plan, and hopefully doing that will help me lose some weight which will help as well.

Apart from finishing in one piece as my goal I don't know what times I should be aiming for.
M...eldy    pirate
20/10/2011 at 18:41
I think everybodys goal should be to beat Gladys

Keeeeeeeeeeep Mincing 
bburn plO.dder    pirate
20/10/2011 at 18:42
Finish in one piece, 16.59.59 will do for me!! That's my only goal
20/10/2011 at 18:52
Same as just finish would be my goal and then find Cake for post outlaw gunniess and rum
Orca    pirate
20/10/2011 at 18:57

Hi Folks, Unfortunately I can't make Outlaw next year as I'm doing IM Austria which is the same day. However I'm also planning on following Fink so can I join too please, pretty please

IM Austria will be Number 3 for me with IM Switzerland in 2009 and a 2 hour improvement at IM Regensburg earlier this year. Right, I'm off to read back from the beginning to see what I missed.

20/10/2011 at 19:00
Is there any HIM's in mids area May/June?
M...eldy    pirate
20/10/2011 at 19:02
Cowman but I think thats July time

Some of the late July events may move date tho to avoid Olympic clashes
20/10/2011 at 19:03
Hi Orca
20/10/2011 at 19:05
Thanks M...eldy I think most up in Mids are July August Sept
Orca    pirate
20/10/2011 at 19:31

Ah, all caught up now.
I would reiterate what Henny said. 30 weeks is a long time so don't be too gung ho on the training just now as the last 10 weeks before the IM is when the volume really goes up with Fink, and the last thing you want is to be facing 5 or 6 hour bike rides in May being mentally shot to hell.

I burnt myself out completely on my first IM. I met my goals for the race but I didn't enjoy the journey. Little Ninja was 100% correct in saying that it really is about the journey. I ended up taking most of the 2010 season off despite being fitter than I'd ever been but came back last year full of vigor and had a great race. I followed Fink's tip of training early mornings. Worked a treat for me even though I hated climbing out of the bed.

At the moment, I'm swimming with my masters club and doing some "Insanity" and "P90X" workouts just to get a break from running and biking. I'm doing a little mountain biking and that's it. I'll start some very easy running and biking in another couple of weeks before starting the Fink plan. I'll probably go 2 weeks early so will start on the 21st of November.

20/10/2011 at 21:32
Great thread and great advice.  At the moment it's just finish for me, although saying that, once the training gets really going I will no doubt put some silly time in my head to get round in.  
OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
20/10/2011 at 22:08


how about just finnish, but add sesions / inc volume of the long bike / run sessions if you are feeling good.

(it really depends onthe time available as well as your current level of fitness.......)

ps this is now the official newbie / general IM training thread for 2012!

Edited: 20/10/2011 at 22:08
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