Fink for outlaw 2013

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15/03/2013 at 17:46

Rest day today.  Woo Hoo.  Going out for beers and curry tonight.  So keeping to nutritional plan as well.

Got long run tomorrow and 3 hr bike Sunday (including local 25m TT).

15/03/2013 at 17:51

Weeks training finished - hallelujah - rest day tomorrow then it all starts again.

Running Postie    pirate
15/03/2013 at 19:04
Meldy thanks for the pep talk.
3 1/2 hr cycle done today and I will also make my Jantastic target this week, with the catch up run from yesterday
Britrisky    pirate
15/03/2013 at 20:15

One swim, one bike, two runs this week, and one killer I.T. band sports massage - bruised and battered with a 20 mile race (hah - race?!!) on Sunday. 

I seem to get phantom injuries before races - this is the third time I have been in agony with an injury that came on with no trauma, makes walking really painful, and then, well the last two times (last year's 20 mile race and GNR this year) just disappeared, the evening before race day.

Hoping the hot poker pain I'm getting in my knee right now is another example  and that come tomorrow evening I'll be right as rain again ...?

Feeling rather deflated - had planned a turbo session after work, but after a cr@p week at work slept instead - 

15/03/2013 at 22:06
3 hr cycle and 2.4 mile swim today. I'm ballbagged!
16/03/2013 at 06:32
Nice to see people picking it up again, its been a no goer for mr this week as both my calves are shot from the race on sunday , classic mistake new shoes and going all out on a course that lookedlike the alps on minimal training, not a problem for as i havent got an IM this year, but still annoying going out for a nice easy few hours on the bike in the rain in a mo to ease back into it have a good weekend training everyone
seren nos    pirate
16/03/2013 at 08:01

I have thge weekend off as I'm taking my mother to my caravan to set it up ready for easter......if i take the food etc now then hopefully we can fit into one car when we go......

if i was going with my family i would take my running kit but as its my mother and its a wet weekend i won't bother......

just got 2 sessions in this week of running, swimming and cycling......but managed to get the important long bike and run not worrying

16/03/2013 at 10:42
3 hours in the bike done. A cold, wet and bloody dangerous (thank you drivers of Cheshire) 90k covered. First time I have headd to on the flats, rather than the Peaks of Derbyshire and hey presto, my average kmph is up by 5! Think i will keep alternating as I find the hills more fun and a little less life threatening!
16/03/2013 at 21:54
3hr 30min bike done today so the weeks not a total loss. Very slow but I blame the winds you know it bad when you're struggling on the small ring downhill. Figured it was good Outlaw practise!
17/03/2013 at 16:53

Well that was a bike ride from hell! Went out for a 70 miler and it rained for most of it, which in itself was ok but with about 20 miles to go the rain just came down so heavily that it was dangerous and I was so cold I couldn't move my fingers. Quite a hilly route and having put the bike in the small ring I then couldn't change it back again. Eventually had to use my right hand to lean over and grab the lever over.

By the time I got home I was in tears and couldn't get any clothes off because my hands were so numb. Was biting the fingers of my gloves to pull them off before realising I was biting my finger!! My mum had to help me undress

Needless to say my run straight after never happened.

BIG glass of wine tonight

IronCat5    pirate
17/03/2013 at 16:59


Southern Snail wrote (see)

BIG glass of wine tonight

You and me both!

Britrisky    pirate
17/03/2013 at 17:12
SS - well done for getting out there!

20 mile race today - way slower than last year, but considering the inadequate preparation due to injury was delighted to have finished strong and smiling - thus making Blackpool mara in 3 weeks a possibility. Dead chuffed to be running long and pain-free at last
seren nos    pirate
17/03/2013 at 17:34

SS..well done there.........I have had that with the hand and its not fun..........after my race Schmunkee had to help me undress........

 those training rides really do make the difference come race day

 and britsky great result 20 miles and still smiling......

17/03/2013 at 20:45
Nice one Brit!

Weather is terrible considering it is the middle of March Kudos to those who have been braving the cold.

Rubbish week for me. Lots of travelling with work which disrupted things and then my foot went really sore mid-run on Thursday morning reducing me to a walk. Limped around for the rest of the day and ended up having it x- rayed on Friday to rule out a stress fracture. Told to rest it. So nothing done on Friday or Saturday but ventured into the pool today for 3.8k in 1hr 12min which relieved a bit of the tension. Foot still hurts to walk on but is less sore now after a couple of days of icing and voltarol gel but not sure if it can cope with cycling. I can't go up onto the ball of my foot - if i try nothing happens at all, as though my foot isn't my own. Think I'll just chance 30mins on the spinning bike in the morning and see if it reacts. Doubt I'll be running again for at least a fortnight. Only managed 124 miles in the whole of 2013 so far. I'd done more than that in the first 2 weeks of 2012. How depressing.

Enjoy the wine.... I'm starting with a Guiness chaser!
Running Postie    pirate
17/03/2013 at 21:15
Well done Brit!
New10km PB today, I came 13th lady out of 190, I'm really chuffed, I think I could get used to the results this Fink training is reaping!
Britrisky    pirate
17/03/2013 at 21:28
Great running, RP! I must admit it was good telling myself I was running strong on the back of the biking and swimming - today I've understood that running long is not just about lots of running. Feeling really encouraged and re-invigorated by today's confidence boost
Mr StOat    pirate
18/03/2013 at 06:35


Start of week 15 so half way there.

I've been a bit lax lately, don't know why, lack of motivation, overly tired with work and training, a bit down with the time of year as always happens. Found it really hard to find my mojo.

Work *should* be settling down again by the end of the next week or two, so less travel to far flung exotic places. I AM going to be trying hard to get my self out the door every day to hit the training ssssions. It may have to be more of the Get Round plan now, but we'll see.

Half way there. Bugger

18/03/2013 at 06:53
Slightly off topic but wanted to check with Team Fink. I am doing my first sportive on Sunday, the Kilo2Go Cheshire Cat. One of my less interesting friends was picking his way through the T&Cs and it states no tri bars, aero extensions etc.

I was planning on using my road bike which does have aero extensions, which I am loathed to remove as their positioning is just right. Anyone done a previous one with this outfit and how closely to they police the rule?
The Evil Pixie    pirate
18/03/2013 at 06:56

Morning all. Last week was awful.

Lost mojo, really tired, coldy and sniffling and depressed with dad.

Saw dad yesterday and he should be around for a couple of years at least () so feeling a bit better. Went out today for the 45mins run with effort and HR was everywhere. Slowest run for 2mths almost. Loads of walking. HR up at the start (I ignored it thinking it was faffage and cold) but in the end I cut it short so did just over 30mins and no effort.

Hoping it's just the 2hr drive I did last night (mind you hubby (the charmer) did say I looked like s**t last night)

Half way there OMG!

Right must get to work - laters

Mr StOat    pirate
18/03/2013 at 07:02

Stanners - I think that you'll be fine, but they probably draw the line at full TT bike. I can check with the organisers and see if I can get a definite for you.

They had the same statement in teh Great Manchester Cycle last year, but I saw a fair few TT, tri bars, extensions and so on.

Pretty sure I saw someone riding a kilotogo event with a basket on teh front once, so tri bars can't be too bad

Which distance are you doing? What sort of time are you hoping for? I'm signed up for the middle distance, hoping to get to start in the first wave, then I can get back to help out at HQ, so I may see you even if its just handing over your goody bag at the end

Edited: 18/03/2013 at 07:04
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