Seren - that must have been really tough for you. You sound like you were really close though, maybe that's worse than being further away. I'm sure I've read you're doing wales again so good luck with that. 2 in a couple of months! There are some mad people on these forums
I'm not going to be doing a 3rd swim next week - I find it tough enough to do 2 lots, so I will spend more time on the bike.
yes I'm going back this year to crack it.this year is all about triathlon.....2 years ago i was trying to do it all.marathon training for a PB...a couple of ironmen races and a number of ultras..........it took its toll and wales was to hard for my knackered legs to cope with.......
but this year is all about the bike.....and trying to swim every week.......
ali.well donr on getting out there............especially after such a bad start.....well done.
EP.there are a number of views on finks times.....i personally think they are just too short for the slower cyclist.......even for the just get around i think he has fit young men in mind that can do 18/ 20 miles an hour.........if you are a lot slower than these i personaklly think you need a few more miles in the legs.........i think that a number of weeks of around half way or more is needed .60 or more.........i don't think you can get that from a lot of finks times..
but then i haven't followed fink before..but am still waiting to hear if many have done it of the majority of their rides under 56
+1 for serenFor novices, Fink is a little light on biking and heavy on swimming
Getting as much bike fitness as possible will mean you have someting left for the run on race day... .
If you are on the beginner plan then maybe look at the intermediate long rides to get an idea of what you could be doing.
I heard someone say that the swim was only 5% of the distance, and (unless you swim like an engine block) you don't need to exhaust yourself in the pool to be prepared for the IM swim. The bike is key....
I think fink is light on the bike, considering a good portion is spent on the bike in the race. I would rather sacrifice a swim each week for extra bike time, as I doubt I am going to get much quicker on the swim but I can on the cycle. I do all my cycle training on the turbo in the winter, as I can concentrate on my sessions without wondering if some idiot is going to knock me off my bike, ice etc etc. It also means I can kill each session to the max and if I can't go any furthur, I'm home already.
Nice day all round. Ali - try toothpaste for the saddle.
Good going SlokeyJoe, sounds like a scenic route.
LSR done, legs felt heavy after yesterday's bike session but still managed 20k in 1h:32m. Rest day much needed tomorrow
LSR done, owwwwwwwwwww my legs they ached before I set off so knew it wouldn't be fun. But tis done only covered 6 miles but good practise of the Ironman shuffle!
it was beautiful here......a lovely long bike ride witha group so faster than i could ever do on my own.legs felt better than expected
Seren would I have past ou today? I was in the car going to Cardiff, passed a lot of bikers going between Merthyr and Brecon, I think one had an Ajax top on.
Went for a swim today, got there and the pool was closed unitl 2:30 because of water polo so had to kill a few hours in the cinema watching things being blown up 2k in the pool, was having bad cramp in my hands so cut the swim short.
Followed by a flat run along a canal tow path, nice and easy 10 miles.
broke.you might of....we had 5 groups out from ajax going that way as it was the reliability 100.......also joined by a few other clubs..i was in the slowest group but we were averaging 16 mph.............i wasn't in my pirate top though although i had my pirate water bottle
2.7k swim and an hours run.......and a game of squash where i got injured
no 'just a red mark on my ribs which happens to be the size of a squash ball......it was his only chance of getting a set off me
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