Fink for outlaw 2013

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The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/03/2013 at 16:24

nice training happening here folks welldone!

off road brick for me today - 32mins on the old bike (slow) then 1.1m run. When I started my brick run was just by a hairs breath 1m whereas now I do a mile in 13:40 which is nice

Got new shoes yesterday but wore old ones as I didn't want to get them dirty on the field!  I know I'll have to get them dirty sooner or later

05/03/2013 at 17:43

My body never gets used to the chemicals. Am bunged up and sneezing every time I go swimming.

After a lovely weekend away I went for a bike ride. Beautiful weather but I fell off. Really hurt my hand, scraped my knee and bent my handelbars. Wouldn't mind but I hadn't even left the driveway

05/03/2013 at 20:49
Oh no! But did you finish the ride SS?
The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/03/2013 at 20:59

Whoops SS are you OK?

06/03/2013 at 09:01

Yes did the ride Hand still hurts though. I have absolutely no idea what happened.

06/03/2013 at 09:37

Ouch SS hope things are feeling better this morning.
My training week only starts on a Tuesday and already I can tick off a swim , bike and run  feeling very virtuous.
Any tips for remembering the intervals we have to do now? It doesn't matter whether it's swim bike or run, I get out and then think oops I know I'm supposed to do an effort somewhere some time but no idea when. It's all my brain can handle organising time to do these things and making sure my kit is ready. In my best planned ways this morning I completely forgot what the effort was and also forgot to wear my heart rate monitor so no record of the fact I did 4 mins hard pedaling at 45 mins in with 2 mins rest and 4 mins more hard pedaling. Not that any of that was what I was supposed to do.
I think it's going to take the entire build phase for me to get the hang of it.

06/03/2013 at 10:13

Ali - write it on your hand. Problem solved.

SS - get a nose clip. Problem solved.

My work here is done.


06/03/2013 at 10:27

UB I was going to whine that I wear gloves but that's a feeble excuse isn't it. Better stock up on some sharpies!

06/03/2013 at 14:24

SS - The swimmers cold, bunged up nose etc is not uncommon. I use BECONASE, a hayfever relief spray, a couple of squirts an hour or so prior to the swim and you should be fine. You can buy Beconase from a chemist or supermarket.  

06/03/2013 at 14:24

If you can't write it on your hand attach a note to your handle bars somehow

06/03/2013 at 14:50
stephen kavanagh 4 wrote (see)

SS - The swimmers cold, bunged up nose etc is not uncommon. I use BECONASE, a hayfever relief spray, a couple of squirts an hour or so prior to the swim and you should be fine. You can buy Beconase from a chemist or supermarket.  

Why would you want to put steroids up your nose before every swim?

The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/03/2013 at 15:29

I get the sniffles ... just buy more kleenex!

Todays 45mins run with 5min Z4 at 30mins was hard work. Legs felt heavy from the start. Rested Monday, brick only yesterday so not sure why I felt so dead .... last week was heavy but not at work so not got the normal on-feet-all-day tiredness. Oh well man up and get on with it.

Going home next weekend which means I won't be able to get my long bike in grrrrr

06/03/2013 at 15:40

Hello Pixie.  I hope I can pop onto this thread from time to time. I have been following you all as you train.  I am doing Fink for Austria so I am 1 or 2 weeks ahead in the training plan but essentially doing the same stuff.    Just going off to do the run with the Z4 bits now.... been procrastinating for the last hour trying to put it off.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/03/2013 at 15:43


I'm the queen of procrastination! Enjoy

06/03/2013 at 15:48

... still sat at my computer............

The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/03/2013 at 15:53


06/03/2013 at 16:00

I am definitely up there with the best of them at procrastinating!! Today I have brought my kit into work so that I can get changed before getting home, and then when I do get home I am not going to go in the house so can't sit in front of the computer reading this forum

seren nos    pirate
06/03/2013 at 16:24

11  miles run this objection from the stomach and no objection from the stomach so i think we are back in training

The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/03/2013 at 17:05

nice one.

I was pondering whilst running ... ladies I know they say clean, fresh dry socks are essential for the run but what about a bra? It gets wet in the swim, sweaty on the bike ... do you change (quick freshen up with wet wipe?) before the run or just use T2 to change shoes/socks?

I only have 1 pirate top so won't change that, will probably change into bike shorts for the bike and tri shorts for the run so swim in bra an normal shorts? Oh I don't know! I can't see myself doing 112m in tri shorts as I'll be 8hrs and sore!

seren nos    pirate
06/03/2013 at 17:12

pixie..i don't chnage from first thing in the morning until the end of the day....there really isbn't that much time to waste.......socks stay the need to stop thingnking of wetwipes and total changes each time......unless you are a speedy then you have to get used to running in wet or dirty won't care on the day i assure you

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