Fink for outlaw 2013

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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! 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
13/02/2013 at 19:43

I think I have the rest of your people SS!!

I can just get to 2k in an hour and I'm concerned about endurance especially as my last OW swim inlcuded a panic attack so I need to get as strong as possible!

Couldn't get up today and when I did I felt crap thinking a cold was heading my way but I've improved as the day has gone on. Also had an iffy knee but that seems OK now too BUT I discovered why I had stopped wearing a pair of shoes as I now have a blister on the sole of my foot!

Running Postie    pirate
13/02/2013 at 20:03
Seren we do have snow here tonight but I have been doing my long cycle on the turbo as the TT bike is on it and it is good practice for getting down in the aero position without fear of some idiot knocking me off the bike. (That and I have season 4 of 24 to watch!).
I struggle to get decent swim sessions in, next week is a mare as it is half term here, I will be lucky to get one in.
13/02/2013 at 21:37

Chin up AliBear, I am in a similar situation. Monday and Thursday nights are limited to an hour. Monday is so busy I'm lucky to get 45 minutes in and Thursday I have the pool to myself, which means I'm getting the 2.5k in...just.

I don't see it changing until OW season starts in April which means the longer sessions will have to wait.

Yay, reason to celebrate. Tonight's brick session took me through the 1000km covered since training started back on Dec 10th. I know Fink is not about distance but time (55 hours logged to date), still chuffed though

13/02/2013 at 21:55

Supposed to be a brick for me tonight, bike done fine, but my achillies was painful in the run, so the run ended up being 0.4 miles 

Seren is it half term down your way this week or next? need to go down Cardiff to use go swimming on friday.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/02/2013 at 06:10

Turbo brick done whilst testing a new bra for Less bounce!

Yesterday's snow is history as it's raining now and looking at the puddles in some gardens I would say it's been steadly raining for a few hours.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/02/2013 at 06:49

I have a question for you guys ....

I'm currently doing all my bike on the turbo (won't go on the roads at 5AM for a start!) and I'm getting better I feel.

How does this transfer to the road? I know you have no weather issues on the turbo or hills so is it a bad thing to be on the turbo?

sweetfeet...    pirate
14/02/2013 at 09:03

I wouldnt say it is a bad thing but I would suggest looking for a bit of balance.

Posives for Turbo include lower risk of accident/puncture, steady consistent pedalling & ability to do sets you struggle to do on the road due to junctions, traffic etc.

Benefits of actually getting out are a more race specific experience, improve bike handling skills, learn to cope with punctures etc.

I turbo during the week but try and get out into the real world at the weekend. It's got to stop raining, sleeting, snowing soon...

14/02/2013 at 10:32

Looking at the weather forecast it looks like a great weekend to be out on the bike this weekend

seren nos    pirate
14/02/2013 at 13:02

i hope thats right BBT as I'm doing the reliability 100 with teh ajax bike club on sunday..

its half term here.not sure about cardiff schools

i know donar is doing all his winter training on  a turbo........i prefer to get out.......i think that for the long rides you really have to try and get out there epsecially if you haven't done previous long rides before........

but you have to balance that with staying safe on ice and snow....to be honest its not a bad thing to get a puncture out especially if wet as you learn just how slow you are changing them with tears running down your face

IronCat5    pirate
14/02/2013 at 13:29

I do all my weekday interval 'hurt' stuff on the turbo. I can barely breathe or see so it wouldn't be safe to do this on the roads. I try to get out at the weekend on the road for a few hours. If it's really crappy out I'll do a longer slightly easeir turbo and extend my run.

BrokeButTri'ng wrote (see)

Looking at the weather forecast it looks like a great weekend to be out on the bike this weekend

Meh! Supposed to be racing Sat (ETU Du qualifier) but it is postponed due to a waterlogged transition. And we're busy on the new date.

14/02/2013 at 18:05

Long ride done. Weather really good it. My sundays seem to have become a bit booked up but hopefully back to long rides at weekends next week.

14/02/2013 at 20:22
EP, don't worry about over doing the turbo. In my first 10 weeks I have got out on the road a grand total of...drum role...ONCE!

A combination of weather (i live in the Peak District so it has been bad) and when i can do the long ride (have to be back on the Saturday to take my eldest to dance class at 09:30am) means the turbo is just more convenient at the moment.

As soon as the road is ok at 6am, i will be on the road like a shot though (fingers crossed this saturday)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
15/02/2013 at 06:54

Phew! I have 2hrs planned this weekend. Hubby at work & son is only 15 so not able to rescue me if needed!

90mins potter this morning and damn it's icy out there and bloody cold. I now have bright red freezing cold legs despite wearing long legs! Now I'm running late for work!!

15/02/2013 at 07:06
2.5k zombie swim completed last night in under 45 minutes. If I can keep that up on the day I will skip out of that lake a happy man
Britrisky    pirate
15/02/2013 at 10:35
You're a torpedo, Stanners!
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