Started Fink in fine style by missing first day of training and getting man flu on the weekend. The world has not yet ended and plans not yet scuppered. Tomorrow is pretty short and easy so that's a good place to start.
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coughing less but still coughing & snotty and sulking considering missing the whole week just to ensure I am over it I was ahead of the game anyway but still really annoyed
coughing less but still coughing & snotty and sulking
considering missing the whole week just to ensure I am over it
I was ahead of the game anyway but still really annoyed
You'll be alright Evil Pix, don't worry. It's dead slow training at the start, and you're absolutely right in only starting back when you feel right. If you miss the first week, it's no great loss at all, and when you start training at week 2 you'll be certain to be better and not risk getting sick again. Although I'm feeling better I'm still a bit snotty so will guage tomorrow and bow out if not right. No worries, plenty of time for all of us. Capt. Jack is an inspiration! (By that I mean I'm inspired by his very sound advice
30 minutes run tonight. No idea what the HR average was. My garmin seems to be very tempremental as to when it will pick up my monitor
managed a 60 min run in manchester.that can be my long run this week.........need to bike or turbo tomorrow..........
been a long day driven over 450 miles so in need of sleep
3 sessions done15 minute turbo Monday1500m swim yesterday morning, lots of drills and my 200m for Winterswim, going to aim for an hour swim tomorrow.15 minute Z2 run last night (heart rate shot up a couple of times to zone 5 and higher for some reason)
30 minute Z2 run tonight.
Training going well, although not in the order of Fink, but doing all the sessions. This getting up early lark is a pain esp as it's so cold out there.
Have a 30 min run tonight, did swim this morning. Having my rest day on Sunday as Xmas party Sat and I intend to drink.
I may contribute to this thread if that is cool. 'Finking' for IM Austria 2013 but there doesnt appear to be a thread for that so I am one week ahead of the Outlaw (IMA = 30th June).
I've decided not to think and just follow it by the book to the letter and see how I get on. Including the swim sessions as stated. So far so good although I'm only in week 2 wednesday ('R' for Thursday anyone?).
The first three swim sessions have taken me bang on 50 mins each. Some of the bike is in the gym/on the turbo and some of the running is on the treadmill due to current UK weather conditions. The beauty of my strategy is the not thinking bit. I may need to tweak over xmas but injury/illness permitting i will persevere and hopefully use it to deliver a decent performance on the day.
Stay focussed team. Let's all lay down a strong base so that when the fun starts later in the program we are better equipped to cope...
Welcome to the rabble sweetfeet, the more the merrier. Thats nice swimming btw
Had to miss my bike and swim sessions today, had to get a job application so I can hand it in tomorrow, bloody life gettin in the way already . O well hears to a good day tomorrow
stanners.i was visiting the city for my sons interview.,,,I just drove to fallowfield and parked there and then followed the cycle route.........
sweetfeet........you must be a goodb swimmer finishing the sessions early.......
i have done 2swim sessions this week bioth an hour long........but no drills etc...first session managed 2250m and the second one managed 2350m so pleaseed with it.hoping after christmas to get it closer to 2500m per hour.
fitted in an extra run last nioght as my new running partner needed to fit one in......
so swims done for the week and runs down apart from the brick session........but the long bike is proving the problem for me......got a bit of a throat /chest problem and my resting HR is up 10......and using that as an excuse not to get out in the cold
30 min run and 1hr swim completed yesterday.
1Hr swim done this morning , turbo looms for this evening.
My first swim was a club session so did their drills and this morning I repeated it as I couldn't remeber what I was supposed to do for fink.
I'm very slow so only managing 1000m in the hour, here's hoping I improve with time.
Good start all.
Stanners, good luck with the busy day and house move. First nativity memories will stick like your IM finish .I cried like a baby at both
Did swim session #4 this morning again bang on 50 mins . 2,500m straight swim takes me just under 45 minutes so the same distance with drill sets and x sec breaks adds the time on. Much of the middle portion of these sessions is faster than a normal straight swim so I do think you get a good work out. So far I'm sticking with the schedule. A very optimistic part of me wants to get my IM swim down close to 1hr but I would take 65mins now if offered.
My challenge is being arsed to get on the bike. I'm just not looking too far through the schedule at the moment and taking each session as it comes.
Enjoy the cold weather everyone!
Must admit I'm quite liking the feeling of virtue with this exercise before work business. 1/2 run this morning was great - love running in the cold, and so peaceful at that time
I'm doing 3 swim sessions cos I'm so slow, and because I know I'll find it difficult to find the extra time for the third session later on ... can't do all the drills in an hour, but am doing more than the 'Just Get Round' sessions, so I guess that'll be ok
i'm also doing 3 swim sessions for the same reason. Have Spinning and body pump tonight.
I'm enjoying the morning sess once i'm doing them, but the getting out of bed bit is really hard.
I take my hat of to you managin 3 swim sessions already, there is just no way I could fit that into a week at the moment. Thankfully things usually calm down after Christmas.
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