Fink for outlaw 2013

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Running Postie    pirate
16/12/2012 at 19:34
I have a pool mate as I'm cr@p at counting, the OH also uses it when we ho swimming together by asking me how many lengths I have done and he adds 20 to his own count! Don't you hate it when they are faster than you!
Tried to swim this morning but after 20 mins the HR was still up and was very breathless so gave up and rested for the day.
16/12/2012 at 19:45

So week 1 ticked off and I found it quite a nice introduction. Its actually the first time I've followed a pre-written training plan and so far I have followed fink's intermediate plan pretty closely. All the correct days with the workouts as written apart from perhaps a little less length in the pool (just doing the hour) and a little longer on the running due to using it as a form of transport to and from the pool. Going to fiddle with the rest days for around Xmas and New Year and looking forward to more!

I've also put a certain  "give a, give a, give a garmin" advert on repeat in the house!   

Razor51    pirate
16/12/2012 at 21:42
4.8 mile run this morning in 42 mins, ran with just music so was surprised at my pace of 8.42m/mi, normally I'm a 9.30 ish but felt really good but I think I must have crept out of Z2. Fink plan was a bit disjointed this week only managed to run due to sitting for 3 grand kids whilst my daughter celebrated her 40 th birthday in New York with her feller Horse. Looking forward to week 2.
Britrisky    pirate
16/12/2012 at 22:13

1st week was, well, tickety boo - quite pleased to have negotiated a path through 2 parents evenings, one nativity, one pi$$ up (first for, well, years), and 3 meetings after work ... mind you, I think I spent more time finding slots to train than I did actually training.

Next week sorted - just need to get a softer saddle, I think  - or toughen up ... see how next week goes ... 

Might look at Poolmate - can't seem to get my 910 to cooperate counting lengths

16/12/2012 at 22:15
Week 1 complete with 1.5 hours on the TT yesterday followed by a 1 hour 10 min run this morning, both in Z1-2.
Missed a swim session this week so will go tomorrow.
seren nos    pirate
17/12/2012 at 07:19

my Oh forgot that i get up early on a monday to run and didn't wake me...........so already on catch up.........

need to get out the minute the younger two leave for school now......if i am to fit in the pool and yoga with some strength and sauna between.......... i have squash tonight as crosss training............

17/12/2012 at 08:11

You trying to do all your weeks training in one day Seren??

17/12/2012 at 09:38

Hangover means I missed the 1hr run, but I did manage the 1hr Turbo and it was my best turbo session yet. Still Z2 but in a higher gear than usual and all felt good.

Rest day = horse riding later

Mr StOat    pirate
17/12/2012 at 09:48
Wish this cold thing would go away. Feel really crap still so I've missed 2 weeks training! Lots of people seem to think Fink is too long anyway so I guess another week off
May try a swim tonight
17/12/2012 at 11:03

Day off today so 1 hr run through the woods then a nice bike ride just over an hour, enjoyed it but my legs were tired on the cycle from the weekends efforts. I'm going to have a swim lunchtime too then take it easy this afternoon.

seren nos    pirate
17/12/2012 at 12:49

broke....i always try and stack up my training for the first half of the week.incase things get in the way mid week....i am always ahead rather than catchup.........just need to get out on the bike soon

17/12/2012 at 14:47

nice quick 30 minute swim in the lunch hour today (50 lengths) in my new neoprene swimming trunks.  its true, they do help keep your ar$e up like a pull buoy . got an early start tomorrow so it looks like it will be an even earlier dark, cold, wet run tomorrow morning...

printed off the enitre Fink schedule yesterday so i can tick off progress.  One thing that struck me was that this is going to get a WHOLE LOT harder over the build and peak phases.  At the moment I'm quite happily pottering along in Z1-Z2 but when he starts inserting Z4s all over the place AND lengthening the sessions then i think the pain will come...hey ho, enjoy the jogging people (while you can)

seren nos    pirate
17/12/2012 at 17:08

jammy dodger..............have you got the fink schedule on a single document......i would love a copy if you have.........I'm not sure if i'm following the intermediate or higher one but they look the same to start with....

I hate the swimming but gfeel so glad when the session is finished and i can tick it off my schedule.managed 98 lengths today

Red_dog_chris    pirate
17/12/2012 at 18:07
30 min run this morning, taking tomorrow as a rest day.
17/12/2012 at 19:48
seren - swimming gets easier the more you do it.
honest.
Britrisky    pirate
17/12/2012 at 21:06

Managed a 0.05km distance PB in the pool today - this is my extra swim session, so just did a zombie swim. I think I'm getting better, because I was swam for less time than before, and didn't feel sicky at all 

Little steps ... 

seren nos    pirate
17/12/2012 at 21:25

jammy dodger..never look to far forward on a schedule/plan...........its a long build up and you will be fine..........

ate dinner before playing squash tonight.. felt so sick i nearly lost the first set.but my hubby failed to take advantage of the situation and i cam back to win 4-0 again..........love the cross training......whilst youngest is in cadets

17/12/2012 at 22:42

NIce going Seren, remind me not to challenge you to squash 

seren nos    pirate
18/12/2012 at 11:19

broke.we don't weven know if we do the scoring correct.......but we have our rules so its fair.......and i don't give up on a point.........he is better at me at running so i need something i can beat him at

Pixie........don't worry.30 weeks is a long time.......as i said before because of my achiliies i couldn't start anything till february and run/walking in march for my first one...........recover and do what you can at Z1.......

seren nos    pirate
18/12/2012 at 11:22

I had a lucky break this morning... eldest got up early as it turned out he was going to college early............meant if i got ready in 5 mins i could get out to spin class............

so spin done followed by my second swim... (slower than yesterday) and then a reward sauna....

so i have done both my swim sessions this week....no more swimming until Christmas Eve 

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