Pix - when are you venturing down this way ? our local lake opens in a couple of weeks time, so bring your wettie with you
I have just spent ages trying to get the dirt off my bike.it was all over the seat and underneath it.........i hate cleaning bikes,.never bothereed with my old one........
some one remiond me why i took my new bike yesterday
82 mile bike and 4 mile run done yesterday.
Swim swum and run done today.
I am feeling very tired and my house looks a complete mess and children/grand children don't know who I am
Anyway, I am going to do my biggest week and have a big drop down next week.
Thanks for the wheel advice Ridgeback. I have just bought some new tyres and am clueless about these things
My 910xt has been doing the same thing recently, at the moment it seems to be ok but I have deleted all my old sessions from it, done a factory reset and updated the software on it.
first comute on the bike of the year 22 miles into a head wind all the way, hopefully still blowing the same direction tonight
I'm having yet another wobble sorry folks. Does Fink include enough running? Looking at the intermediate plan it maxes out at 1 x 2hr 30 min run, surely that's not enough? Especially for those very slow people like me? I'll struggle to do 13 miles in that time yet alone the 20 or so you'd usually do as a pre marathon long run. Or am I neglecting the cumulative affect of all the swimming and biking along side the run?
Realised Outlaw half is only 7 weeks away and the full is only 12 weeks away. I've been telling myself the training will ramp up and there's plenty of time but it really doesn't seem like it will and there is?
Also I'm attempting my first century ride on Sunday, do I do the normal training in the week as per plan and just do the ride as my long ride plus a bit extra? Or cut back on the plan training to accommodate the longer ride?
7 weeks till a half iron man open water swim and I haven't swum in open water yet (I did 1 practise day last summer but that was before I could Fc) is this really achievable? I know all us first timers are in a similar position since the lakes haven't opened yet. Ack put on a few pounds over winter hope the wetsuit still fits.
Chill Ali - the marathon at the end of an IM is very different from a stand alone marathon, you don't need lots of 20 mile training runs, though I would do more than one two and a half hour run, as long as it's not likely to injure you. As for the century ride, I would suggest doing your normal training the week before and if you need more recovery time take it afterwards, you don't want to lose half your training the week before and after.
When you had your OW swim were you ok? Most people's issue - if they have one - is with weeds or not being able to see the bottom etc, if you were fine with these things then you'll be fine doing FC, sighting isn't an issue at Outlaw. As for the winter pounds, neoprene is very stretchy
wise words above
Ali, I have never gone over 2.5hrs on IM training .... the key is running off the bikeLong runs into marathon training territory go in to negative recovery as LMH says aboveThe bike is the key
my can fit a light and aerobars EP...
but it seems that tiredness is your main problem now......time and eneregy is so hard to balance
... and you can always walk the marathon . IM marathons are definitely not as hard a stand alone marathons as your not pushing yourself at race pace. I've been much more achy after doing marathons than after IMs!
Listen to seasoned (read that as old) competiors, they know what they are talking about, Stand alone marathon I will do 4-5 20 mile + runs, IM training never more than 15 - 18 miles, you can't afford the recovery time needed to let you body recover from those long runs, like RBM max says believe in yourself and trust the plan.
Leaving myself wide open to abuse here but try some visualations stuff, try and take 30 mins a week, lye on your bed and try to visulise yourself, dancing on the pedals of your bike up a hill, running like the wind light on your feet, crossing the finishing line feeling fresh and great.
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