Fink for outlaw 2013

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The Evil Pixie    pirate
09/07/2013 at 06:11

awake

got up at 4 yesterday so was at work 5.20 but it wasn't open like I was told it would be!

I know what I need to do

lose weight

get faster

train more

train longer

train from now until then! ....

 

Cake it was a pleasure - would have kept with you on lap 1 but I'd just stuffed my face & had a stitch + the tears were welling. I stopped at the feed station to support and grizzle

My 7s yesterday were mainly lovely some looking really sad as they thought I would do it. Felt I had let them down

09/07/2013 at 06:26

Pix - don't take four weeks off and lose the fitness and momentum you have gained, focus on Full Boar and start training - a good race there will set you up for Outlaw training next year.

K9 - you kicked it! Well done.

Ali - I'm rather black and white and quite straight talking so not everyone's cup of tea but if that approach will suit you I'll happily be on the end of an email for you - pm me if you want to chat about it further.

Good luck with the interview Matt.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
09/07/2013 at 06:56

LMH when I say off I mean "not training" just exercising cos I can!

Rio has already been asking lots of questions and muttered about heart rate tests and told me to forget fink

Hubby was surprisingly OK last night and neither him nor son did the told you so. I think saying it hit 30 (which is what the aid station on the lake said) helped squash the comments

Worse I got was "it was a lot of money not to be allowed to finish" to which I said IMUK was over £600!

K9
09/07/2013 at 08:41

LMH - yeah, kicked it's ass

EP - yup, as above, focus on wild boar. I'll hopefully be doing it again too.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
09/07/2013 at 09:06
AliBear30 wrote (see

Anyone up for a long term mentoree (sp?)

 

After the success of mentoring Blue Peter who then beat me at Outlaw, more than happy to offer some help, message me if interested!

 

Edited: 09/07/2013 at 09:07
The Evil Pixie    pirate
09/07/2013 at 09:09

Rio says I can do WIld Boar!!

She has also forewarned me that I'm going to suffer!!

Tired Badger    pirate
09/07/2013 at 11:05

SA, I'll take you up on that offer when I get the sign off for the next long distance. If it's still going. 

09/07/2013 at 11:11

EP - so sorry to hear that it didn't work out for you at the weekend, I've been lurking and following your ups and downs on various threads and know you've put a lot of effort in

Definitely try not to lose the fitness - I lost all fitness and motivation since Outlaw last year and am furious with myself for it so please don't fall into that trap

Good luck and I know you'll get your iron distance under your belt sooner rather than later

BluePeter    pirate
09/07/2013 at 11:25
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
AliBear30 wrote (see

Anyone up for a long term mentoree (sp?)

 

After the success of mentoring Blue Peter who then beat me at Outlaw, more than happy to offer some help, message me if interested!

 

He comes highly recommended! Many words of wisdom that helped me along the way.

seren nos    pirate
09/07/2013 at 13:56

I will say tghis only once again.for slower people .Fink is way too light on the bike miles..........yiu have to do more.....

great to see so many newbies get their first ironman medals..........so sorry to those who didn't..ben there its not nice but you need to reevalualte and see what to do

It might mean more training for some and some smarter training....others might just need to tweak and have better luck..............for some others who have been struggling to fit the training into their busy lives you might need to realy ask yourself is this the right time in your lives to do.........or maybe wait a few years...........if you can't rearrange work and family to fit in around the training then you are just setting yourself up to fail again........

Iron Pingu    pirate
09/07/2013 at 15:38

To the guys that didn't complete yesterday, don't feel too bad, they were bloody hard conditions out there yesterday, I don't think I've felt that hot on a bike.

09/07/2013 at 16:26

Seren 

i think Fink (apart from the need to be a fish to complete swim sessions) is Ok but you have gotta do the sessions used it for my first as i was clueless and knew noone who had done it so i did 98% of the sessions and came in well under my expected time on a tough course ( the first Sherborne) that said when I PBed I biked like a maniac everywhere

Rafiki    pirate
09/07/2013 at 16:31
Blue Peter wrote (see)
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
AliBear30 wrote (see

Anyone up for a long term mentoree (sp?)

 

After the success of mentoring Blue Peter who then beat me at Outlaw, more than happy to offer some help, message me if interested!

 

He comes highly recommended! Many words of wisdom that helped me along the way.

Sure you're not getting him confused with Mrs SA??

seren nos    pirate
09/07/2013 at 16:33

finks bike hours are 4 and 5 hours............if you are cycling at 12 -14 miles an hour then those are way too short for your long bike sessions......

It just ain't gonna work if you are that speed and do those hours.even if you do evry session..

if anyone slower here did the fink long bikes as they were and managed to finish yesterday i will eat my hat........and will be happy to be proved wrong.........but personally i can't see how it is possible

 

09/07/2013 at 16:37

There are also the turbo sessions which improve your speed if you do them as prescribed Seren. I think that RBM is right - it's more about hitting all of the sessions. I based my training on Fink's intermediate for the first full distance with a few (maybe three) longer sportives thrown in for peace of mind and I hadn't even owned a road bike before starting so no biking fitness to draw on.

BluePeter    pirate
09/07/2013 at 16:39

Rafiki wrote (see)
Blue Peter wrote (see)
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
AliBear30 wrote (see

Anyone up for a long term mentoree (sp?)

 

After the success of mentoring Blue Peter who then beat me at Outlaw, more than happy to offer some help, message me if interested!

 

He comes highly recommended! Many words of wisdom that helped me along the way.

Sure you're not getting him confused with Mrs SA??

Now you mention it...**ducks for cover**

09/07/2013 at 17:54

I see what you are getting at Seren but slowly biking stacks of miles is just going to make you great at going slow for a long time, people chasing cutoffs need endurance for sure but they need to raise their their average speed to take them out of the dnf zone

M...eldy    pirate
09/07/2013 at 17:54

Ducks are useless for cover ....

seren nos    pirate
09/07/2013 at 18:00

I think you need endurance before you need to worry about speed........but i'm sure they can complement each other............

even if yoiu do lots of speed sessions.if your long bikes are only 60 miles then you are going to be always near the broom wagon.....

 

09/07/2013 at 18:14

I surrender

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