Fink for Outlaw 2012

All training together! :-)

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MovingAlong    pirate
14/10/2011 at 09:09
Like Steady, think I'll attempt to get organised from next week and start making sure I'm covering the session during the week.

Because my swimming is crap think Monday might not be a full rest day as I've got access to tri squad coaching on a Monday morning. Cardiff half this weekend so will be knackered, but will be doing my utmost to make it to the pool on Monday!

*gets spreadsheet out to make up a plan for next week*
14/10/2011 at 09:12

I found starting getting back into the routine of training for a few weeks before I started week one really helped.  Btw, remember it's inevitable you will miss some sessions for whatever reasons. Just make sure you prioritise the key ones.
 
I think it's all good to record in some what what you've done so you can look back in x weeks time and look how far you've come. 

Edited: 14/10/2011 at 09:13
14/10/2011 at 10:05

On your comment chilibean on heart rate yes it really works you dont need anything flashy just something that tells you how fast your heart is beating.

Start with max 220 minus your age and work off that in Finks book it gives you a work out to get a slightly more accurate figure the whole idea is if you dont over work your heart each time you go out it will get fitter it is amazing how slow you have to run at the start but equally amazing how quick your pace picks up as your heart gets fitter. I have used one for years and have managed to fit 6 days in and feel reasonable at the end of the week.

MovingAlong    pirate
14/10/2011 at 11:51
Chilibean - just to agree with pcphil, I started doing HR training at the start of this year for running. Its amazing how slow paced runs are when actually in the recovery zone. Touch wood I've not got injured this year, and I put a lot of that down to the HR training. (Whereas previous I probably did too many miles at too fast a pace)
14/10/2011 at 14:00
OC thats a big week to start a 30 week proram i would be burnt out by week 15 for sure respect!
bburn plO.dder    pirate
14/10/2011 at 16:29

Hi, mind if I join in

I'm planning on roughly doing the Fink intermediate plan.

I've already started sort of doing some stuff, i'm doing about 7-8 hrs per week, plus 2 weights/gym sessions. Its working out at 2 swims, three bikes & three runs.

I've also signed up for a spring marathon (Manchester), so I'm a bit confused on how that'll work for training, but I think i'll worry about it after Christmas.

M...eldy    pirate
14/10/2011 at 16:47
pcphil wrote (see)

Start with max 220 minus your age and work off that in Finks book it gives you a work out to get a slightly more accurate figure the whole idea is if you dont over work your heart each time you go out it will get fitter it is amazing how slow you have to run at the start but equally amazing how quick your pace picks up as your heart gets fitter. I have used one for years and have managed to fit 6 days in and feel reasonable at the end of the week.


Please please dont use the 220 minus your age ... RPE is much better if you dont know exact figures, using an inaccurate formula can have you working in the wrong zones, admittedly for some it works but they are very much in the minority
OrangeCannon kona-4    pirate
14/10/2011 at 18:06
Saffers
I did an IM 4 weeks ago - I already have the endurance. If you are building up from scratch then start at 2 hrs.
I was surprised at the 5 hr ride but I need to train over winter so I think its a case of getting as many big rides in before the weather breaks

RBM
I keep my basic week the same but the runs will go to 45 mins, with one becoming a long run. ....
Also most of the bikes are commuting so the distance is low. It's not as scary as it looks on paper.
14/10/2011 at 18:26

Cake - thanks.  I will enter  next week when some money goes into my account. You are right, it will focus me and I don't want to pay extra in November either.   I'm up for this.  As for Brighton, well I think I'm going to be supporting cos my running won't have got up to regular 18 milers by then and don't want to get injured or miss bike training from recovering.  And I'm doing as I'm told.

14/10/2011 at 18:54

Thanks Cake, I don't think I will be pushing too hard at Brighton but it will be a PB as I have never done a marathon before.  Saying that, I am still rather worried about the longer runs.

Orange.C....2hr bike  tomorrow for this little learner.   Then 10mile run Sunday.

IronCat5    pirate
14/10/2011 at 19:44

8 mile run this Sunday. Last in the marathon taper. I'll be glad to get the thing out the way!

Went out on the bike at lunch to drop my expenses off. Rode the big ring all the way (apart from the Cat5 hill on the way home).The new saddle felt good, and generally enjoyed the sunshine.

Happy with that!

14/10/2011 at 21:04

Hi Peeps this is my very first post on here.

I have a friend who has entered outlaw 2012 already and i really want to enter myself BUT my problem is that i have a family holiday booked from June 6th - 20th and im worried about my taper being too long.

I can run and swim while I'm there no problem but will not be able to bike (don't think the wife would be too happy if i took it lol).

Any advice would be grateful

14/10/2011 at 21:11
Hello Simon, i reckon Meldy will be able to help you out...she knows everything...so i'll wait for her to come along.
Edited: 14/10/2011 at 21:17
M...eldy    pirate
14/10/2011 at 21:15

Simon if nothing else the overriding emphasis on training for long distance Tri is to have the support and backing of all the family,  if you are confident in your biking then taking 2 weeks out that close to the event could be ok with a few sharpeners on your return
The ideal would be to be able to get at least one long one in and use week 2 as a set back week

That said if you are a weak cyclist then you will need all the weeks you can get  



FF ... RTFP 

14/10/2011 at 21:24

Hi

Yes i could do running and swimming no problem just no biking.

Do you think nearly a month of taper is too much though?

M...eldy    pirate
14/10/2011 at 21:25
Yes
M...eldy    pirate
14/10/2011 at 21:26
Smooth edit Mr F !
14/10/2011 at 21:30
No idea what your talking about....
M...eldy    pirate
14/10/2011 at 21:31

Simon if nothing else the overriding emphasis on training for long distance Tri is to have the support and backing of all the family,  if you are confident in your biking then taking 2 weeks out that close to the event could be ok with a few sharpeners on your return
The ideal would be to be able to get at least one long one in and use week 2 as a set back week

That said if you are a weak cyclist then you will need all the weeks you can get  



FF ... RTFP 

14/10/2011 at 21:38

Has your computer got a stutter or have forgotten you posted this already due to your advancing years??

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