OMG That's awesome!
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.
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!!
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
managed a run this morning and now a rest day before sundays big bike ride
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)...
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..........
Outlaw cut off was 2:20 to be out of T2, and something like 4:30pm for the bike.
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.......
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!
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....
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