Fink for outlaw 2013

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03/01/2013 at 16:50

I have no idea of any routes down that way so would prob be better I let you plan the route. I'm easy on the distance. How far have you been doing on your last few long rides?

seren nos    pirate
03/01/2013 at 16:56

just under 40 miles.but i'm esily pleased to go shorter or longer

03/01/2013 at 17:00

To be honest I'm not really worried about the bike course.  I did the Vitruvian 2011 and found that okay.  Also coped okay south of France cycling last year. 

Now running 26miles.  That is daunting......

03/01/2013 at 17:10

Well 30min turbo and 1hour of the dreaded swimming done. I too am the same with swimming but just telling myself that it's the new year and life's back to normal so get on with it

I also just swim up and down but 2 extra lengths today so that's good

seren nos    pirate
03/01/2013 at 17:12

found a 43 mile route that could be lengthened or shortended

Running Postie    pirate
03/01/2013 at 18:01

Hagakure if you've done the Vit, then if you blink, you would miss the hill at Outlaw. It is but a pimpled compared to the 'ripple'.

Slokey Joe I have had Plantafasciitis (nasty)and still managed a marathon, I used a cross trainer for my run sessions and cycled loads for aerobic fitness. I taped up the foot on the day of the marathon and got through it fine.

Sweetfeet if your going to stick to the plans that an on-line coach gives you, then yes it would be money well spent.If your a bit hit and miss with the training, then you would be better paying a coach at the local tri club for one to one sessions.

I have found myfitnesspal on I phone apps, how the hell did I live without it?!

03/01/2013 at 18:25

Quick Q? re Fink, I'm going to use the competitive plan for IM Wales & add in a lot of hill work on bike & runs.

I've read the book cover to cover several times & can see no mention of this basic numpty question.

A 30 minute run or ride for example in Z2 is nigh on impossible due to various reasons, so should I do a 30 minute run and try to keep to Z2, walk where I need to or should I do a 40 minute run that has 10 minutes at the beginning in Z3-4 that drops to Z2 for a sustained 30 minutes as I settle into the run?

Cyclings even worse esp as I want to put the climbing in to prepare for Wales.

M...eldy    pirate
03/01/2013 at 19:20

30 mins in Z2 and walk where you need to ... its all about keeping HR down

Britrisky    pirate
04/01/2013 at 09:54
JvR - I have done drills during family busy family sessions, I tell myself the congestion is good practice for a mass swim start and sighting.

Yesterday I signed up for a hilly muddy 1/2 mara with Running Postie in Feb, the Swimathon and Snowdonia mara in Oct. Chuffed that there's more than just Outlaw in the diary but hills? We don't have any of those here - I'll have to drive somewhere to train!!!
04/01/2013 at 11:34

ive been too ill to do anything for so long, im worried ive left it too late.

hoping/planning to get the friday run in tonight. first bit of training since middle of december. the only good news is im carrying  less lard than i was in the middle of december. ( ooh, and new trainers and sports watch )

in dire need of getting back on plan to be safely fit enough to finish outlaw half ( amongst other plans )

seren nos    pirate
04/01/2013 at 13:10

mysore throat yesterday had turned toi manflu today.............i had the same 2 weeks ago..............never normally suffer.........i blame the swimming pools..........hopefully will be fine tomorrow.....didn't hang around long last time

and today is a rest day so good timing

sweetfeet...    pirate
04/01/2013 at 13:33

Swim #5 again for me last night which is the straight 2,500m hit. 44 mins again which was exactly the same as swim #5 first time around (about 2.5 weeks ago I guess). I did stop after one length to briefly chat to some fellow IMA participants and suffered badly with cramp in the last 10 lengths so net slightly faster I think. Hopefully swims #1 to #4 are actually helping with their combinations of drills and sprints.

I think the cramp was partially due to my legs having done that 45 min 100+RPM session on the turbo in the morning. That is not the breeze the book suggested. Banging out that cadence consistently despite a lower gear does take its toll. Or i am doing something wrong.

Red_dog_chris    pirate
04/01/2013 at 13:54
Dragged myself to the pool and did an hour swim.
sweetfeet...    pirate
04/01/2013 at 13:59

Pixie more than one post on here has said the hill on Outlaw is nothing to worry about. Is that what you are referring to?

With you on chains. My plan is to get mine replaced sometime in the spring and keep the old one to practice on. I carry the tool but I dont know what to do with it. It is the mechanical failure I also fear to ruin my day.

Flatpack is a penalty for something you did wrong in a previous life.

JvR
04/01/2013 at 14:32

Seren: The leisure centre does have a sauna and steam room that I’ve never used. I have managed to get down for a swim on a Sunday morning. Think I might use going into the sauna on a Sunday morning after swimming as a reward if I manage to do my swims in the week, at least until the long bike rides mean I haven’t got time to get to the pool on a Sunday.

HONK: The local tri club have a swim session on a Thursday evening but my other half goes out that night which means it’s usually the one night of the week that my son and I get to sit down and watch some of the programmes we both enjoy in comfort and not have to sit in the kitchen or upstairs. They do run a coached swim and a sea swim when the weather gets warmer on a Monday and Friday evening which I might be able to get to, especially the sea swim.

Britrisky: It’s been a while since I went a family session at the pool, might have to look at that as an option if I’m still struggling to get the swims in.

04/01/2013 at 18:16
Hey Pixie, vans? Do they have support vans on the course? What will they do for you?
04/01/2013 at 18:24

Seren - strange that. I went swimming yesterday and had the most amazing cold when I got home. Sneezed and blew my nose all evening and felt like s((t. Took a lemsip and am fine today. Weird.

EP - I was reading the fink book the other day and there are checks one should do every time you get on the bike. Headset being one of them. I haven't got a clue what a headset is. In fact I only ever get on my bike and ride

Red_dog_chris    pirate
05/01/2013 at 11:20
1:50 min ride this morning. Did some of the first loop including the hill. Ep is really isn't bad. Remember Wild Boar? That course is probably ten times tougher than outlaw. You will storm it with your special tyres !!
Red_dog_chris    pirate
05/01/2013 at 11:36
Its 12% gradient whatever that means it curves around but is only really steep towarfs the end. You will be fine trust me.
Red_dog_chris    pirate
05/01/2013 at 12:11
I 've not seen one but have heard it will be the same as last year with the exception of doing loop one twice rather than two loops of loop two. Does that make any sense? lol
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