Fink for outlaw 2013

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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

OrangeCannon kona-5    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....  

Running Postie    pirate
16/02/2013 at 20:03

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.

IronCat5    pirate
16/02/2013 at 20:34

Nice day all round. Ali - try toothpaste for the saddle.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
17/02/2013 at 11:29

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

17/02/2013 at 15:07
Longest bike session to date this morning in glorious sunshine. Skirted along the coast then through villages on the outskirts of Kendal, then through Windermere and through Ambleside into the Langdale Valley before retracing my steps. Really enjoyed it and felt strong all the way. 56miles in 3hrs 30. Happy days.
Edited: 17/02/2013 at 15:08
17/02/2013 at 15:27

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

17/02/2013 at 16:38

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!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
17/02/2013 at 16:51

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

Mr StOat    pirate
17/02/2013 at 18:06
Went for a hilly 28 miles with friends this morning, then the thought of missing Febulous kicked my arse out the door and I've just done a steady 9.25 miles.
Can I get away with a 4 hour T2 on the day?
Now it's pizza time
seren nos    pirate
17/02/2013 at 18:15

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

17/02/2013 at 19:30

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.

Running Postie    pirate
17/02/2013 at 19:41
30km road run in the lovely sunshine! Febulous target hit for the week
seren nos    pirate
17/02/2013 at 20:03

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 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
18/02/2013 at 20:31

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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