i'm upping all the long bikes from the start as i feel it is way too light...........keeping the zones down.......but the times especially when you are slow would not get the miles in the legs that i need
I'm also upping all the bike rides from the start as well as fitting in an extra bike per week, upping the runs too but if I start to struggle will cut back to Fink levels.
I'm doing the same. More bike per week and a longer one. 5.5 hours max bike ride will never do me - I'll still be able to see the start line
Mind you, I'm no expert.
Good stuff. Looks like I'm not my own then!
Swimming again for me today. Good session but I've got a stinking cold again. Can't stop sneezing and blowing my nose. Think the chemicals don't agree with me
Brick session done last night, I really HATE brick sessions they are the worst.
However I'm not feeling 100%, not ill as such but I think the kids lurgy is trying to get me. Either that or the cats attacked me with baseball bats overnight. Lousy nights kip so skipped 6.30 am 1hr run this morning, and I'm going to leave it skipped and just do the rest of the week rather than trying to fit it in.
Could be bad could be good but decision has been made.
missed my brick session this morning, but have secured permission to attempt it tonight
just a quick question - the run element of the brick - is that Z2 or is it ok to put the hammer down ?
- i do like to put the hammer down to shake the bike out of the legs....
I've been doing my long run on Fridays, rest day Saturday and long bike on Sundays because this fits in with life better, but I've just been reading on another thread that the long run should come the day after long bike to get legs used to it. Does it really matter about the order. Really want to keep Saturday as rest and Sunday as bike.
SL fink lists it as a Z2 run, sorry. It's about all I can do to stagger along!
SS nothing is set in stone , some people posted that they split to two long sessions up to make it easier, others say that since on the day you run on tired legs after the bike that it's best to do them in the right order on following days, which I guess is why Fink puts it in the plan like that. Overall I guess it's more important do actually do the sessions , then order is a bonus if you can manage it?
7755matt that's a question I have been pondering myself.
if you have any niggles then i would do your long run before your long bike as you don't want then to run on tired legs and make the niggle an injury.........I think you need to look at the plan and then use common sense........
i will laso be doing a few races with higher heart rate but trying to keep the long sesions all low heart rate........
Mind today was so beautiful.perfect biking weather that I just kept on biking some more and then some.............over 72 miles done.........over 5 hours........tired now.but got to get the miles in when they are offered on a plate
nice brick session this morning - 40 mins on the TT followed up by a 25 min run. weather's getting a bit colder now so am praying for NO ICE this weekend as i'd like to get out on the bike on Saturday
today was one of those amazing days.not too cold .. not hot......i was in shorts for the second half...blue skies and sunshine..not much wind....perfect.........
Seren - as a matter of interest when you go longer than planned on the bike do you not have a route worked out to start with? And if so at what point do you decide to add some? Do you get home and cycle off again?
I normally have a route planned, but a lot of my routes have places which I know that I can add an extra 10 - 20 miles in during the ride if I want to, or when I get to a mile away from home there is a loop I can do with a nice hill in which will add another 20 miles onto any route.
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