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....
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.
1st Sportive entered - the shorter 1 I will bike to giving me a 70m day. This is April so time to build up and hopefully get some more long rides in.
on the turbo I am so much better than the road
I more week of school then 2 off which means I'll be able to do 2 wks of runs which don't loop round the villiage, rides out on the road not in the garage and both in daylight! Plus I'll be able to go to the pool when it's quiet and not full of kids so proper swim time! Can't wait
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!
I think I am dead
2hrs Turbo 41.25m average cadence 86 speed 20.6mph! No way I would get near that on the road
Then for some stupid reason I decided to do a 15mins run (a smidge over a mile)
Now officially dead and off to soak my painful legs in the bath. Tomorrow is gonna hurt I expect
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
2K swim today. Bad night sleep last night despite being shattered after bike and today my calves have been tender thanks to the brick.
This is worrying as 1m after 2hrs is a long way off 26m after 112m!
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