Fink for outlaw 2013

981 to 1,000 of 3,161 messages
seren nos    pirate
18/02/2013 at 20:54

2.7k swim and an hours run.......and a game of squash where i got injured

The Evil Pixie    pirate
18/02/2013 at 20:55

not a serious injury I hope seren?

seren nos    pirate
18/02/2013 at 21:02

no  'just a red mark on my ribs which happens to be the size of a squash ball......it was his only chance of getting a set off me

Britrisky    pirate
18/02/2013 at 22:13
3k swim (then I hr turbo with 'pick ups') ... 3k ... THREE KAYYYY -

last May I started with a couple of lengths
19/02/2013 at 08:03

well done britsky

seren nos    pirate
19/02/2013 at 08:13

well done britsky............

I have just loked at fink for this week....how come i didn't notice that on the cmpetitive stage he goes from 1 to 3 brick sessions a week..thats an extra run, bike and swim a week.........

I know i won;t do the extra swim...but I now really need to get a bit more organised.......

19/02/2013 at 11:29

ruh oh scooby step up week and I'm poorly. Off work yesterday with tummy upset which was OK as it was rest day but still not right today so no early morning swim. Add to that two social events wiping out 2 evening this week and no idea how I'm going to get it all done. Can't take any more time off work this week either.

Edited: 19/02/2013 at 11:44
Mr StOat    pirate
19/02/2013 at 15:55
Had a horrible swim session this morning. Half way through I wanted to sack it all off and go home. Please tell me it gets easier at some point. I'm happy I can get round the bike, I know ill drag my star round the run, even if I have to walk loads, but it would be shite if I didn't make the swim cut off
seren nos    pirate
19/02/2013 at 16:04

Matt.......only a very few people don't make the cutoffs in the swim...you really have to have a total mare.....doesn't help if you are one of those....

we all have bad swims........just keep at it.......

19/02/2013 at 17:48

Swim swum and bike done. Bit difficult doing speedwork on the roads but it was such a lovely day I just couldn't put the bike on the turbo

7755matt - the swimming definitely gets easier. Keep plugging away.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
19/02/2013 at 20:09

I know I teach, I know it's the last week of term but I AM SOOOOOO tired

Matt swimming is boring so it's harder and you'll beat me out of the water

Mr StOat    pirate
19/02/2013 at 20:24
It's not that it's boring, there's just so much to it. Try to focus on one thing and the rest goes to pot. Then just as you think it's coming together it all falls apart.
I'm keeping breast stroke as a back up, but I'd like to FS as much as poss
Lets see how tomorrows session goes.
Might try to get some more 1:1 time
19/02/2013 at 20:47
Stick at it Matt, once it clicks you get big improvements but it's not an easy path!

Couldn't do the full swim today as staying in a hotel and the tiny pool was full of kids and people paddling - plus I couldn't remember what the session was (much more complicated all of a sudden!) Called it a day after 1.5K and hit the tready for an hour.
19/02/2013 at 21:03

Matt, my road to Damascus moment was when a Pirate called SoupDragon pointed out that a) your lungs are filled with air and b) your legs are heavy, so the body naturally wants to right itslef and create drag. Seems obvious right? SD told me to try and lean forward on to my chest, this helped reduce drag and virtually over night I went from struggling to swim a 400m sprint FC to being able to splash up and down for a mile. Stick with it and I'm sure you'll crack it!

1 hour on the treadmill for me today and really enjoyed the introduction of the intervals, so much so did them between 10 and 20 minutes and 40 and 50 minutes. 13.5k in the hour all done in Z2. Loving this HR malarky!

19/02/2013 at 21:13
Stanners from the Bridge wrote (see)

Matt, my road to Damascus moment was when a Pirate called SoupDragon pointed out that a) your lungs are filled with air and b) your legs are heavy, so the body naturally wants to right itslef and create drag. Seems obvious right? SD told me to try and lean forward on to my chest, this helped reduce drag and virtually over night I went from struggling to swim a 400m sprint FC to being able to splash up and down for a mile. Stick with it and I'm sure you'll crack it!

1 hour on the treadmill for me today and really enjoyed the introduction of the intervals, so much so did them between 10 and 20 minutes and 40 and 50 minutes. 13.5k in the hour all done in Z2. Loving this HR malarky!

Stanners from the Bridge wrote (see)

Matt, my road to Damascus moment was when a Pirate called SoupDragon pointed out that a) your lungs are filled with air and b) your legs are heavy, so the body naturally wants to right itslef and create drag. Seems obvious right? SD told me to try and lean forward on to my chest, this helped reduce drag and virtually over night I went from struggling to swim a 400m sprint FC to being able to splash up and down for a mile. Stick with it and I'm sure you'll crack it!

1 hour on the treadmill for me today and really enjoyed the introduction of the intervals, so much so did them between 10 and 20 minutes and 40 and 50 minutes. 13.5k in the hour all done in Z2. Loving this HR malarky!

Found it, the exact quote was:

"Its about laws of physics - if your top half is too high your bottom half will sink to compensate.  Your lungs are full of air which float and will naturally want to bounce upwards, so if you slightly lean in on them you will become automatically more balanced."


M...eldy    pirate
19/02/2013 at 21:17

to add ... breathe in and breathe out, dont keep a lung full of air as this will exacerbate the problem as above, continue to slowly breathe out until you need to take another breath just as you would do naturally

19/02/2013 at 22:36

You'll also (probably) be wearing a wet suit which does (from my limited experience make swimming a little easier, imo. Just hope that it isn't a hot summer and they go without the wetsuit 

 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
20/02/2013 at 06:56

It was warm last year but suited

Matt keep it up we have 6mths still

I know I will be OK with the distance by that time (done 3k this year early Jan) but every race I've done in a wettie I've had a panic attack so that's my main issue! On current times I should be about 1:45 but would like to get nearer 1:30 if I can.

will do loads of OW when I get the chance as it scares me ... so does the bike .... run should be OK I think!

Bike course is up.

20/02/2013 at 07:27
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2158864

How different is this to previous years?
seren nos    pirate
20/02/2013 at 07:39
BrokeButTri'ng wrote (see)

You'll also (probably) be wearing a wet suit which does (from my limited experience make swimming a little easier, imo. Just hope that it isn't a hot summer and they go without the wetsuit 

 

You can stop that nonsense  straight away........THIS IS NOT AN OPTION........

Pixie.....4 1/2 months not six months.......

981 to 1,000 of 3,161 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums