Fink for outlaw 2013

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11/12/2012 at 21:20
30 min bike and 15 min run just completed. First run since my marathon and all OK if pitch black and icy. Hope I get an Alpkit for Xmas.
11/12/2012 at 21:27
Treadmill and swim this morning, more treadmill and spin class and short swim this evening, getting plenty of training in to try and offset the amount I'm eating at moment.

Cpt Jack, sounds like a bad year last year, at the end of all that did you still enter an event? And if so how did you get on?
11/12/2012 at 21:32

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. 

Edited: 11/12/2012 at 21:33
11/12/2012 at 21:38
The Evil Pixie wrote (see)

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

Edited: 11/12/2012 at 21:40
Red_dog_chris    pirate
11/12/2012 at 21:39
Started on monday, I wont get to swim until Friday so doing a little extra running. Broke finger, bust hand in cycling accident and now topped off with sore throat and bad chest so concentrating on running ( braking on bike difficult at the moment with poorly hand and icy morning = crappy gym bike training. Not a great start but a start nonetheless.
Cpt.Jack sparra    pirate
11/12/2012 at 21:43
Honk , yes did Antwerp 70.3 no probs and that's when all my problems started one after another , to cut a long ( and painful ) story short I decided to still do outlaw as I'd paid for it , and started slowly training 5 weeks before ( stupid I know ) did a PB in the swim and was flying on the bike upto mile 80 and then the ear infection took its toll and I was in an ambulance at mile 81 !! Had problems for few months after

Fink today 40min run Z2 , 30 min swim ( not to plan !)
Mr StOat    pirate
11/12/2012 at 21:44

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

seren nos    pirate
11/12/2012 at 22:06

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

12/12/2012 at 06:48

3 sessions done
15 minute turbo Monday
1500m 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.

12/12/2012 at 12:44

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.


sweetfeet...    pirate
12/12/2012 at 23:27

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...

12/12/2012 at 23:32

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

12/12/2012 at 23:38
Seren nos, where in Manchester do you run? I work in the city centre and there is absolutely no where suitable that I can find. Had to settle for 30min on bike and 15min on treadmill this morning.

Tomorrow will be a challenge. Moving house and going to see my eldest's first nativity play. The challenge is to get a bike and swim in, so turbo set in the garage for 6am start and if I am still standing, masters swim very late tomorrow night!
seren nos    pirate
13/12/2012 at 08:01

stanners.i was visiting the city for my sons interview.,,,I just drove to fallowfield and parked there and then followed the cycle route......... 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 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

13/12/2012 at 10:40

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.

Iron Muffin    pirate
13/12/2012 at 11:12

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

sweetfeet...    pirate
13/12/2012 at 11:15

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!

Britrisky    pirate
13/12/2012 at 12:26

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

13/12/2012 at 13:00

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.

13/12/2012 at 13:41

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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