All training together! :-)
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 returnThe ideal would be to be able to get at least one long one in and use week 2 as a set back weekThat said if you are a weak cyclist then you will need all the weeks you can get FF ... RTFP
Has your computer got a stutter or have forgotten you posted this already due to your advancing years??
Thanks for the advice M...eldy really appreciate it.
I completed a 50 mile bike ride the other week in just over 3 hours but we didn't go for time just the distance.
That's quite reasonable isn't it??
yeah you're probably right...
Decisions , decisions, decisions???
JEvans - if you don't enjoy biking I think you've made the right decision. The only thing I would add is to ask what sort of bike have you got? I didn't start to really enjoy biking (and I mean really really enjoy) till I got my road bike as opposed to a hybrid. I might be wrong but I think you mentioned you are riding a hybrid at the mo? Just something to bear in mind for the future thats all and good luck with the rest of your training. I think a relay option might be good for you, (or helping at the feed station of course).
Just lurking at the mo, going on holiday this week so will order the book when i come back but can you explain something for me please ?
on the 'just finish' program the swims are listed as #18 and #19 , are the breakdown for these in the book or can anyone give me a hint as to what it means until the book arrives ...?
Here you go Adbru
#18. 200 warmup, 8x50 drills, 5x100 (with 20 sec rest at wall inbetween), 8x50 drills, 100 cool down.
#19. 200 wu, 8x50 dr, 4x125 @20 sec, 8x50 drills, 100 cd.
Hope that helps!
mmmm, really do need to get out on my road bike and try it out properly now my marathon is over. But like Jevans.... I really don't like going fast on my bike, nor riding on roads!
I seem to be confused. I didn't think there was an alotted time for swimming? There is an assumed hour on the totals per session, but the plan just says 'SWIM'.
I must admit, I'm bored of 2 sets of drills already. I'm going to get swim coaching and see what they recommend, and join a tri club for similar.
I could never follow such a training schedule to the letter, and I'm sure that isn't the point. I enjoyed the book and not for one minute do I t doubt the authenticity of its claims or the experience or sincerity of the author.
However, everyone has different lifesyles and pressures and to attempt to follow each and every step becomes a chore in itself. I intend following the essence of the intermediate schedule, keeping within the increments in overall 'volume' and stepping up in intensity and duration as advised. What i actually achieve within my sessions is down to whatever my clubs are doing on the day.
It shouldn't be too difficult for me to apply the principals Fink lays down as my running club already structure their week around 3 running sessions (intervals/tempo/LSR). My new tri club do drill sessions with a coach on the poolside as well as winter MTB/trail running and my cycle club's weekend ride outs will cater for my road sessions.
From that I'll have to pick what I need to ensure I fit into Fink's schedule.
That's my theory today anyway. As I disappear up my arse trying to apply it I'll shout for help.
Apologies FF - I'd forgotten it was all time based. And having looked at the book I'm sure there are mistakes in there.Even the just finish is expecting 30 minutes for a 1 mile workout with drills.
I'm aiming for the intermediate plan, but working through the just finish swim at the moment, and it is taking an hour. It's the drills that do it.Feck. Mrs Cat5 is a fast swimmer (compared to me) and she would struggle with30 minutes for a mile
I think I'll just keep plugging away at the swims. I'm sure the time will reduce per session after some time.
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