All training together! :-)
ffs look at the time i just spent nearly 2 hours catch up reading and looking gordo at links from OC - the internet is a time thief.
FF - they would be great improvements in your previous times - is your nutrition of the amphet variety
my goal times are not so grand - i suppose a 90 minute swim would be pushing it unless i get some lessons or join masters, my vit bike split was 2.46 so maybe a 6 hour split ? surely is going to take longer than twice as long? and a run split of 5 hours i would be over the moon but 5.5 to 6 is more realistic i think, so that leaves a 12.5 to 14 with t1 and t2 which is quite a large time frame but ive posted it now so i better do it . at the end of the day if i finish under 15 i will be happy, if i dont i will look at it as getting value for money
im not starting fink atm as i got rutland mara still to come so am leaving biking on a back burner for a few more weeks - still doing a bit of turbo, time permitting, and i dont really want to drop my training hours that much or OC will catch me up
hope to see cake at worksop hallween half - any other pirates doing it? or rutland for that matter?
Completely "off topic", but I have just spent half an hour trying to get Stone Roses tickets, only to realise that it's the same weekend as Outlaw.
What a numpty, good job I didn't part with any cash
I too am going to follow the FINK program. What do people think about what program to follow? Did a Marathon this year, olympic tri's in the past and a few 100mile + rides over recent years. Hiwever havent done much cycling and swimming in the last year as concentrated on the marathon.
Spent the last 6 weeks getting up to speed on the bike and in the pool and going to carry on doing all three regularly over the coming months. Was thinking of going for the competitive but with a busy work life am thinking of the intermediate. What are peoples opinions? My ego is having trouble not taking on the competitive program lol!
I had similar problems last year in deciding which one to go with. In the end I bit the bullet and went with competitive but I have to confess, I'd say I only got about 80% of weeks 15 to 25 in but made sure I hit the key sessions. It worked OK for me.
My stake in ths sand. Well I blew my targets completely out of the water this year so I'd be delighted with the same swim and the same run but I'm doing Austria and the bike is supposed to be pretty fast and I'm hoping with some good consistent bike training to get the bike to about 6 hours. I mightn't get anywhere near it but "Aim for the stars" and all that good stuff!
Whichever programme people start on, it'll feel pretty easy at first. It won't feel like IM training. If you're a runner the runs will be easy; if you're a biker the bikes will be piffling. But you'll be getting used to doing two workouts on some days, and getting into a rhythm and before long you'll be well into it and it'll be getting more challenging.
Orca - sub 6 - GO FOR IT!!!
Doner Kebab wrote (see)
AH - re your last post - do you think there would be any point in me dropping training to such a relatively low level in the first few weeks considering I alrdy train 12 + hours a week and do 2 or 3 workouts a day .
DK - it depends if your really looking to follow the programme or just fit it into your current schedule....Fink sells it as training for people on a time budget...if your able to train three times a day then this is not you....there are loads of programmes out there maybe they wouls suit you better?
I work awful shifts so i have to take my training where i can get it. So i use the book as a guide...but my main aim is to cover the three long sessions and everything else is a bonus for me
to put the record straight, I have watched the 'life of brian,' but was trying desperately to delude myself into thinking I am still 21! pleeese don't spoil an old farts dream
Doner there is no-way..nada...never, will you see me attempt Rutland marathon again, not after last year. It was bl**dy freezing, my feet were ice for the first 13 miles and when they did thaw out, I wish they hadn't.
I could be tempted to run Worksop half with you and push you round to get you a PB. Send me PM if your interested.
Saffers wrote (see)
THE BOOK has arrived in the post today so I shall be having a little read this evening and see what this Fink is all about.
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