Fink for outlaw 2013

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The Evil Pixie    pirate
17/12/2012 at 13:03

Matt my HR was way up this morning and I am still snotty. I didn't sleep well so will try again tomorrow incase raised HR was sleep not end of cold.

HR was about 20BPM higher than normal so loads of walking and I walk enough as it is

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.
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 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 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
18/12/2012 at 05:57

another 1.5m today *woo hoo sooo far*

never been fast in Z2 but currently about 70-90s slower per mile

HR lower than yesterday to start with so yes the lack of sleep didn't help but still up a lot. Was planning a 30mins zombie swim tomorrow but thinking I may rest but then I haven't swum for 3wks and worried about losing what little fitness I had gained but then it's a 30wk plan ..... help!

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 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 more swimming until Christmas Eve 

18/12/2012 at 11:27
seren nos yn canu wrote (see)

so i have done both my swim sessions this more swimming until Christmas Eve 

am more to do for me.  don't know why i procrastinate so much with the swimming....quite like it when i get there.

40 min Z2 run this morning.

Seren - you got mail.

seren nos    pirate
18/12/2012 at 11:47

I hate the swimming from start to finish......can't wait for spring when i can move one of the session outdoors.....

last year i only swam about 1 or 2 hours a month at most.......and i managed to do the double swim off that.......

this is the first time i have ever tried following a schedule.i usually make it up as i go along.........apart from the first one in 2009 whn i did try but misssed chunks of it because of injury.....

but with the swimming i still only go and swim for the time not follow the schedule proper like

18/12/2012 at 11:56

I think I hate swimming too. It's the thing I cancel easiest. Not going at all this week. Really panicked last night about Christmas and everything so todays swimming cancelled and Thursdays too Oh and next Tuesdays!!. Turbo this morning. Arrived last week and don't really know what I'm doing on it so just steady cycle for 45mins this am. Feel happier when things get done in the morning.

On a swimming note - are finks sessions designed to make you faster or just to swim longer? At the moment I'm just going in and swimming for an hour.

18/12/2012 at 12:09

Pool is closed for a while over the xams period so won't be able to do much swimming after this week until the new year


18/12/2012 at 12:52

SS - re the Turbo, Fink plan just calls for steady Z2 cycling in this stage so just strap on your HR monitor - reach your target HR and keep going for the allotted amount of time.  I also try and find a gear that I can pedal in comfortably in the Z1-2 range with a cadence of between 80-100 but that's just me.  Others prefer a lower cadence and more power.  Personally I'm just working on technique and aerobic output at the moment.  Am sure that the harder interval training will come into its own next year.


re the Fink swimmimg programme I think it's designed to make you go faster by improving your technique.  I try and split my 2 sessions into 1 drill session and 1 zombie swim session.

18/12/2012 at 16:48

30 min run in the dark this morning and heading to the pool straight after work. Followed by the mega endurance event which is the Tesco Christmas shop.

It was nice knowing you !

Edited: 18/12/2012 at 16:49
18/12/2012 at 18:22

Pleased with my swim this morning managed to get the whole session done in my hour and actually felt quite comfortable doing it but the drills were more just thinking about the different technique points i have read about while swimming normally. I'm actually looking forward to my next swim session 


Razor51    pirate
18/12/2012 at 18:35
45 min Z2 run with Horse last night in torrential rain but enjoyed it. 35 min swim at lunchtime managed 1.5K with some drills, not enough time to do Fink swim so just doing what I can fit in for now.
Iron Muffin    pirate
18/12/2012 at 18:47

All this swimming, whats going on????

AliBear, stich a HRM on in Tesco and let us know how high you can get it. I reckon self scanning the crimbo shop could hit Z4

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