Fink for outlaw 2013

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The Evil Pixie    pirate
15/02/2013 at 11:24

OMG That's awesome!

15/02/2013 at 12:17
Nice one Stanners, do you have a target time for Outlaw?
15/02/2013 at 12:39

Makes a mental note to throw a rope round stanners ankle and get a tow in the swim.
Run done this morning, brick session planned for tonight. Feeling much perkier than I have all week which is great.3HR bike tomorrow, do I turbo it on my road bike that is setup for me, or do I risk it on the cheapy road bike that's a bit small. The turbo is in the loft so not easy to take it out.Also kids are now home so I'm leaning towards turbo, but then they're 14 & 15 and can cope.Decisions decisions.

Is any one else trying to figure out how they'll do the effort sessions that start from next week? My running watch doesn't have a function to setup alerts, well I don't think it does it's a 110 . I guessing my bike one does as it's the 810 but I shall have to have a read up to set them up.

Fun times ahead, I'm not even sure how I'll mangae the efforts physically. The 1 min sprints after just 10mins seem a stretch. I'm still trying to stop resembling bamby on ice at that point, I only hit my stride after about 30 mins.

Ah well no one said this would be boring and it certainly isn't.

Edited: 15/02/2013 at 12:41
The Evil Pixie    pirate
15/02/2013 at 12:47

Ali I'm on the turbo because although my lad is 15 my head says if anything happens to me he can't help whereas if hubby is about I can call home (get moaned at) and he can come and help.

I also train at 5 (alarn at 4:40!) so if it's icy I'm probably not doing run efforts for a bit!!

Britrisky    pirate
15/02/2013 at 14:06
Doing my 3 hour on turbo now - want ankle to be stronger before I venture out onto the road. Got 21 mins left ...

... Next week is less so might carry on the turbo until it goes over 3 hours. Running out of stuff to watch now, though, been watching Utopia on 4Od, but its nearly finished ...might try black mirror next
15/02/2013 at 18:13

Ali I can use my old running watch to do the sprints, I also have used my phone in the past, I just set a timer up on that, that worked well apart from when I dropped the phone 

4k swim today, had to change what I had planned to do because a bloody family decided to take over my lane and the lane next to me, the kids came in my lane and were swimming back bloody stroke going from one side of the lane to the other, I guess its good training for avoiding over people, but do you think it would have looked bad if I had just swum over the kid? 

13 mile time trail this evening knocking 2 minutes off my last pb so pleased with that 

seren nos    pirate
15/02/2013 at 18:38

managed a run this morning and now a rest day before sundays big bike ride

seren nos    pirate
15/02/2013 at 19:02

for those of you that are finding ot hard to get the hours on the bike,.........i just want to say that the feeling of getting off the bike and being  outside the cutoffs is horrendous..........as you are standing there with tears in your eyes .. there are people still coming out of transition and going out on the run.....and you have had your chip taken off you............one of the worst feelings i have ever had and my only DNF that i can remember in any race........the feeling from IMW 2011 is still with me and its what gets me out on the bike in the rain and the wind in the winter.........

so if its wet or cold get out there if you can ( ice and snow is different)...

15/02/2013 at 20:08
Oh dear Seren, how long do you get before your bike is confiscated?

BBT, very amusing thinking of you powering over some little kid.

Stanners, your 2.5K effort inspired me to give it a solid effort today, not quite as quick as you but managed 45:31 although was blowing a bit by the end. Not really "comfortable" but could have carried on for a bit longer though not another 1.3K! Anyway, solid PB for me so pleased that the training is paying off.
seren nos    pirate
15/02/2013 at 20:28

not sure about outlaw but ironman is usually quicte strict on the cutoffs.........i know that a few people missed the swim cutoff at outlaw so it seems like they might be just as strict.....

i was praying all the way down the last hill into tenby that they would be generous  but it was not to be..........

IronCat5    pirate
15/02/2013 at 20:35

Outlaw cut off was 2:20 to be out of T2, and something like 4:30pm for the bike.

16/02/2013 at 08:27

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. 

seren nos    pirate
16/02/2013 at 08:31

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.......

16/02/2013 at 10:11
Well done SlokeyJoe. I felt exactly the same after the session but consoled myself that hopefully a wet suit and some drafting will mean all will be ok on the day and we wont be far of that pace.

A hilly 3 hours on the bike this morning and 80k logged. Only second time in 10 weeks on the road and felt fairly good with a steady heart rate so I think the turbo trainer sessions have worked wonders.

Looking forward to tomorrow's LSR if my feet defrost
The Evil Pixie    pirate
16/02/2013 at 14:31

Looking at my diary and planning.

This http://www.fullboarevents.com/event.php?event=7 is 52m  (+ I will bike there so 70m in total) and then I want to do this http://lsu-cycling.co.uk/sportive/ at 102m.

All other rides will be Fink times. I should be OK with these 2 as my biggest rides shouldn't I??

Resting today having done my 90min run before work yesterday (4:40 alarm) and not getting to bed until 2 thanks to son's sch trip (still awak at 5!) Rio has suggested I'd be OK taking the weekend off but I didn't get my 2hr bike done and only had 1 swim and feel guilty!

16/02/2013 at 16:08
OMG Wow and Ouch 3hr bike completed out on the roads. First attempt cut very short as rear tub blew, I blame the turbo. So home change it and head out praying I've done it right. 41 miles later it appears I did so a good training day in more ways than one and an excuse to shop at Wiggle too!
Trying to physch myself up to go shopping now feel I've earnt a steak and a nice glass of white. First time on roads since bike fitting and all seems pretty good a few aches but I think that's just from lack of practise. Clipped in and out fine too.

One problem though black dye came out of shorts and onto white saddle which is now grey. Any tips in getting it back to white?
Edited: 16/02/2013 at 16:10
16/02/2013 at 16:11
Also I need a lot if practise at navigation on my garmin. Was a total failure but I'm 100% sure it was user error.
seren nos    pirate
16/02/2013 at 17:03

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

O.rangeCannon (kona-7)    pirate
16/02/2013 at 17:29

+1 for seren
For 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.

PSC    pirate
16/02/2013 at 18:02

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....  

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