Fink for outlaw 2013

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12/01/2013 at 19:02

I got the size that fits my feet 

Sorry, not very helpful am i?. I dont use them very often only when the tri club get us drilling in them, I find i tend to cramp when wearing them but that may be more to do with its always straight after a hard run session.

I should probably do drills more often too, but prefer to just swim when I go on my own to pool.

Edited: 12/01/2013 at 19:05
12/01/2013 at 19:11
H0NK wrote (see)

I got the size that fits my feet 

That's a good place to start

But other than that I meant what size fin bit not shoe bit if that makes sense

seren nos    pirate
12/01/2013 at 19:15

i don't use fins as i have had achillies problems in the past ..and i don't use hand paddles as i have shoulder issues.........and don't use kick borads as i can't kick..........

so i'm left with zombie swimming 

12/01/2013 at 19:30

Obviously you're not all out there following fink to the letter. Makes me feel better perhaps I won't bother then. Would have to write it all down and leave at the end of the pool for reference anyway

Long bike tomorrow. Does anybody use a mountain bike for their rides if there's a possibility of ice although tomorrow looks like it could be good.

12/01/2013 at 19:45

Just looked im my swimsmooth book cos it was handy and they recomend fins that are slightly longer than the shorter 'zoomer' style whatever that means. when I got mine I just chose a pair with lots of good ratings from Wiggle.

but as you deduced I'm not following Fink to the letter as regards swimming but intend to at least get in the same time as he recomends.

hoping weathers ok to get out on bike tomorrow, else its a long turbo session for me.

12/01/2013 at 20:06
SS, I'm following the fink swim schedule but have been doing the drills without fins. They still seem to work.
12/01/2013 at 20:14

I'm with Seren in that I don't use fins or paddles due to injuries, but there are lots of drills to do without them. I am finding it's taking me 1.5 hours to get through those sessions though...

Mr StOat    pirate
12/01/2013 at 22:37

Long bike today with friends. they're getting over flu so was very steady. zone 1.4 average. Spen the last 10 miles in small ring trying to keep cadence and heart rate up. Was supposed to be going to Cannock chase tomorrow but they've had to pull out due to family illness

I guess I'll do long run and maybe Macc forest trails, depends if we get snow overnight

 

seren nos    pirate
13/01/2013 at 07:36

Like most things there is no one right way to train.....as long as you are getting some time in the pool swimming then i wouldn't worry......

if you have any spare time and energy I would use it on the bike......unless you come from a cycling background its the bike that is the killer..more hours in the saddle will help.honest........

talking of which I'm getting my bike outr ready for another ride.going to try it with a club so that it compliments my mid week bike on my own

13/01/2013 at 09:57

@Pixie, on my last HIM I pulled some bike shorts over the top of my tri-suit in T1 and then whipped them off in T2 for the run. Anything that could increase comfort over 112 miles has got to be a bonus. 

Mr StOat    pirate
13/01/2013 at 09:59
I think you can do either. Or alternatively can't you actually chane into proper shorts?
When I did my one and only half I put some bike shorts over my tri shorts as I hadn't had enough time to get used to them
13/01/2013 at 10:20
I bought some tri shorts a couple of months ago and have used them exclusively ever since (for swimming as well as cycling). I actually find them more comfy than my single pair of bike shorts and they were only ??20odd from wiggle in the sale - Sugoi ones. So good I bought an extra 2 pairs last week. Another one for training and a pair that will be left in the packet until just before race day. I suspect they are so reduced in the sale because when wet they are a touch more revealing than some might hope. Give the ladies a treat I say!
Nurse Ratched    pirate
13/01/2013 at 13:18
The Evil Pixie wrote (see)

off for a swim - son has decided he's too tired (he's been in bed for about 12hrs!)

Quick question. On the bike in training I'm using bike shorts but when I race i use tri shorts. Obviously an IM bike at the tail end is many many hours so what about my poor (oversized!) butt?!  do you do the longest rides in bike shorts then gradually increase the time in tri shorts or just htfu on the day and grit your teeth?

I'll be taking the time to do a complete change in T1 & T2. Comfort wins over teeth gritting every time!

iron fraggle    pirate
13/01/2013 at 13:43

Pix - I did a complete change at my Half IM last year. Wore bra/tri top  and bikini bottoms under my wetsuit, then dried off and put bike shorts and arm warmers on. As for the calf guards I would imagine they'll be ok under your wetsuit - try it out whenyou do your OW swimming later in the year.

But above all - DON'T PANIC !

seren nos    pirate
13/01/2013 at 14:56

i just always wear tri shorts on the bike.........less is better a lot of us discovered.......only one layer and minor padding means less chance of chaffing............

if you are planning on wearing bike shorts then don't wear them in the swim as the excess padding will get soaked............just strip naked in transistion and put them on dry and freah............the same when you change in t2 to running shorts........

if you are planning on getting changed in trainsition./.... then you have to train harder to give youeself more time..............i take of the wetsuit and put on socks and bike stuff and then get going..............

the faster you are the more time you have in transition to dry your hair and change........the slower you are then you need to be looking to save any spare minutes you can

Nurse Ratched    pirate
13/01/2013 at 14:58
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)
The Evil Pixie wrote (see)

off for a swim - son has decided he's too tired (he's been in bed for about 12hrs!)

Quick question. On the bike in training I'm using bike shorts but when I race i use tri shorts. Obviously an IM bike at the tail end is many many hours so what about my poor (oversized!) butt?!  do you do the longest rides in bike shorts then gradually increase the time in tri shorts or just htfu on the day and grit your teeth?

I'll be taking the time to do a complete change in T1 & T2. Comfort wins over teeth gritting every time!

 

The Evil Pixie wrote (see)

so what will you have under your wettie then?

I was thinking pirate top and bike shorts

but won't it be chilly? do I need a LS top? Or try to put on arm warmers on damp arms?

I'm wanting to wear calf guards too - will these be OK under a wettie? I'm assuming so as I struggle to get them off normally so can't see the wettie pulling them off and there is no way I can get them on damp!

Swimsuit under wettie
Strip off, dry off
Bike shorts & top
Strip off, towel down
Run shorts & top 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
13/01/2013 at 15:01

30 min snowy run runned. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Mr StOat    pirate
13/01/2013 at 15:11
1 hour lsr done. 6 miles bagged and 100% jantastic week 1
Britrisky    pirate
13/01/2013 at 15:18
My plan was bra and tri shorts under wettie, then add cycle jersey for bike and swop for Monaco for run.
13/01/2013 at 17:11

I don't know what my plan is but I think I might go for a few extra mins in transition and more comfort. Maybe I'll try my tri shorts on next weeks long bike and see how I go. 

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