Fink for outlaw 2013

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Britrisky    pirate
10/02/2013 at 20:19
Well done, Alibear - anyone else for the 2:45 turbo club?

(Channel 4's Utopia was my choice today, plus a bit of Classic fm at the end)
Razor51    pirate
10/02/2013 at 20:52
Cheers S/Joe , I don't think I'll PB at Blackpool, my last HM was way back in 84 and that was 1.36 so nearly 30 years on I don't think it's on do you?
sweetfeet...    pirate
10/02/2013 at 21:33
Training seems to be going well across the board. The first few weeks when you don't feel like you are making progress and then you start to feel fitter and stronger. I've had a couple of runs recently when the effort starts to feel less but you are moving well. Nice feeling.

Three hour ride in the pissing rain yesterday and 100 mins running today. In the pissing rain again. Bring on the Spring. I like that Bassy quote though.
10/02/2013 at 21:36
Pah, I know folks who've PBd in their 50s - including a chap from my running club who did a 2:58 marathon aged 59 as a lifetime PB so never say never
Running Postie    pirate
10/02/2013 at 21:43
Cross country half mara today, muddy, hilly, wet but sooo worth it just to be able to the post race spread that the organisers put on. The only session I missed this week was the long cycle, I will make sure I join the 2 3/4 hr club next week..... Promise
11/02/2013 at 11:35

still out of action with my calf.  gonna book a physio session this week as i still can't run on it  despite my 8 day lay off.  still feels no better

using the 'spare' time to get some bike miles in as it seems ok on the pedals.

11/02/2013 at 13:30

Well back to the turbo today and 50 easy mins after yesterday. Could have gone outside but I've had enough for 1 week of being wet and cold

11/02/2013 at 16:18

First swim in 2 weeks planned for tonight...gulp (literally)

sweetfeet...    pirate
12/02/2013 at 08:30

Week 11 started for me today (Finking for IMA so one week ahead of Outlaw). So 'Build' phase starts and Pick Ups are introduced into the 60 minute morning run. Initial observations would be:

  • It takes some of the monotony of zombie running away
  • You run further, in my case about half a mile over the hour
  • If you only do one set of PU your out and back route doesn't work right (I did another set on the way back to even things up)
  • Slowing down to normal steady pace is difficult to judge
  • A bit of 'speedwork' will help VLM I was worried all i was doing was slow running

Swim sets get longer too I think they rise to 3k so tonight will be the first of those.

Happy training everyone!

seren nos    pirate
12/02/2013 at 08:41

sweetfeet........out of interest which of the finks plans are you following......

I have the brick session planned for today.........hoping for a break in the weather to get the bike done back really can't cope with the turbo at the moment..

 managed my swim yesterday and an hours run.......was running a different route and so enjoyed hard to not run the same old routes when you have been running a few years........I ran whilst my son was coaching hockey.had an hour to waste and so thought that a run would be the thing........



sweetfeet...    pirate
12/02/2013 at 09:06

Hi Seren. Competitive, until I run out of time/ability. Cheers.

seren nos    pirate
12/02/2013 at 10:04

i thiought it must be because of the 3k swim........I don't think i will ever get to the 3k in an hour.but hoping to get closer to 2.8k in the next month or two.......I have already decided that i can't go to 3 swim sessions a week though.........I have to play mind games to get me to 2 sessions........which i have done every week

sweetfeet...    pirate
12/02/2013 at 11:22

Time is the killer. I'm really struggling where to put the third swim. It'll have to be at the weekend somewhere but i doubt it will get done every week.

Fortunately of the three disciplines swimming is my favourite so I will be inclined to find the time. The bike is my nemisis but so important...

Britrisky    pirate
12/02/2013 at 15:58

Intermediate, except ankle injury has messed things up a bit - plus what was I doing thinking I'd have loads of time for training during half term?

Hadn't banked on two kids at home - haven't done any training this week yet ... grrrr 

sweetfeet...    pirate
12/02/2013 at 23:26

Hang in there EP.

Swim #6 for me tonight the first of the Build phase so a jump up to 3k. Completed in 59.30 with two bouts of calf cramp and feeling pretty knackered by the end. Hopefully I will adjust to the longer distance over the next few weeks. Still got to find a spot for the new third swim of the week which probably wont work on Friday evening (as per plan) so will need to look around the weekend for a slot...

Running Postie    pirate
13/02/2013 at 15:35
3 hr turbo done!!!
seren nos    pirate
13/02/2013 at 15:38

sweetfet....good swimming there...........

Postie...why on the turbo ... have you still got snow there......

We got some more here but its all cleared now for rain..............started about 7am this morning just as i started my long run........wished i had worn trail shoes but there was no sign of snow until the first mile

13/02/2013 at 16:31

Getting a little worried I only manage 1600metres in my 1 hour swims and the pool is weird so I can't acutally swim for longer than an hour at any point apart from weekends anyway.
I've just checked out the other two local pools timetables and they're the same. I'm hoping adding the 3rd swim each week will help me improve and then I may have to take some time off or something to fit in longer swims or try and fit them in at the weekend alongside the longer bikes and runs. 

seren nos    pirate
13/02/2013 at 17:00

i won't ever get to 3k.......

in the pass i have managed to get up to 2400m in an hour......and have always been safely through the swim

13/02/2013 at 17:21

3hr turbo. Wow. I'm impressed.

Bike done runun done and swim swum, so feeling good if not tired. Week's a bit messed up. Never done all 3 on same day before and nearly didn't swim.

Lots of people here seem to have problems with swimming times and too many people etc. Seems I'm rather lucky. I've never been on a wed before but still very few people. In fact half way through the life guard came and told me I needed to leave as it was then oap's for the next hour, but I was the only one in my lane so we negotiated that I could stay. There were 3 people in lane next to me and about 5 in rest of the pool! 

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