Fink for outlaw 2013

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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.

seren nos    pirate
13/12/2012 at 13:48

I am not well and my mother is not goiod at all so been there all morning sorting her out.so today has become my rest day.....I think you have to flexible with these things and listen to your body

13/12/2012 at 15:55

Hope you get better soon Seren.

24 mile on the bike this afternoon, bike fit is starting to feel comfy in the tri position, hopefully will be able to build the time I can stay there soon.

Swimming later, first swim for a couple of weeks, will bw nice to get back in the pool.

13/12/2012 at 16:51

evening all - apologies for joining the party late, have had no internet connection all week grrrrrrr . sorted now though.

I've been messing around with the Fink programme for a good few weeks now, looking at how its going to fit into my work/family schedule so I'll be repeating weeks 3 and 4 until it catches up with me on 7th Jan as I'm away on hols for the first week of Jan so will get limited time to train.

Swimming is currently at 2500 metres per hour and want to improve on that so i'll be looking into the swim drills rather than 'zombie swimming' which is what i've been doing up until now.  Swim days vary depending on where i am work-wise but am still fitting in 2-3 sessions a week.

45 Mins Z2 on the TT today

Twitter:  @jammydodger333

13/12/2012 at 18:18

Does anyone else just lose count when the'yre trying to do the intervals of 125m then 175 etc I found myself getting so confused and ended up stopping even trying to count how many sets I did this morning  haha

13/12/2012 at 18:24

oh and also Fink trys to trick you into doing 3000m on your second swim! 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
13/12/2012 at 20:16

Kernowben yes so I splashed out on a 910!! does the work for me

I do wish you lot would stop sounding so great - still not 100% and resisting "testing"

Will test at the weekend on the TT

I'm away for Christmas (both sets of parents) so have a plan. Next week will be swim and bike, the week after running.

OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
13/12/2012 at 23:22
Fink swims are bonkers for a newbie......
Just do what you can in the timelimit

3 years in and I look at a 3k swim now and go gulp
2 k swims however.....

In 3 months time a 3k swim is easy peasy.....


Early training = done training.
Leaving training to coming home from work often means skipping it

I like the sound of enthusiasm 2 weeks in....
Keep going people the 5 week mark is beconing and just 25 to go.
Keep getting slowly fitter, ready to pick up base training on the bike when rhe weatner gets better
OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
13/12/2012 at 23:27
Re swim counting.
Its a total nighrmare.
Its taken me 3 years to be able to remember where i am in a 100 m set. i hit a lap button on my watch every 4 lengths.... Its taken me a long time to now be able to swim 200 or 400 m easilly witjout thinking.

Stay with it

50 m pools make it a lot easier......
OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
13/12/2012 at 23:30
F**k me i sound like an old fart

meface    pirate
13/12/2012 at 23:34

I have one of these

Helps with the lap counting. I hit every 50m which means it will count laps for up to 5000m and give splits for every lap when finished. Rarely bother to scroll through but at the end gives total time, average time, fastest split with rep and time, slowest split with rep and time.

 

14/12/2012 at 00:16

+1 for the 910 

Fink Swim session 5 tonight 2500m + 400 for fun, 53 minutes.

Like OC says the swimming does get easier.

PSC    pirate
14/12/2012 at 06:56
It's time n water, not distance which is the best benefit to the beginners at at this distance. I never swim full distance in training and do ok (1:20ish) on the day. The work required to get much faster is not worth it. IMHO. Concentrate on being swim fit. That way when you hit T1 you are in good shape to finish the day. conversely increased effort on the bike training will see huge benefits on race day.
14/12/2012 at 09:29

morning all,

early swim session scuppered by icy weather - it;s like Siberia up here today and pretty dangerous on the roads! am going to see if it melts a bit by lunchtime and go then instead.  also got a 1 hour run planned for later this afternoon - altho suspect i'll need to be wearing running spikes to stay upright!

14/12/2012 at 11:07

1hr swim and 30 min turbo done yesterday followed by 30 min run this morning.

sweetfeet...    pirate
14/12/2012 at 13:15

45 minute run commute for me today.

HRM packed up so not sure how close to Z2 I stayed. Especially in light of the gale of a headwind and the fact that I hadnt got to bed until 1.30am following last night's xmas party at which I definitely 'over-hydrated'.

Agreed length counting in swim sets can be a nightmare. I concentrate on an element of my stroke and then suddenly forget whether I'm on length 3 or 5. Ive decided to always assume the worst i.e. swim longer rather than shorter. Another bit of mental strength training banked for when you really need it.

sweetfeet...    pirate
14/12/2012 at 13:16

And judging by the weather forecast tomorrow's 90 min bike ride looks like it will take place on the turbo...

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