I have Fink competitive programme in a word document if anyone wants a copy. Just private message me with your e-mail address and I'll send it.
LMH - I reckon my max is about that too. 132 is faily easy pace on the turbo, 148 is pretty hard work does that sound about right ? Havnt got a scooby about running HRs though, not interested in those.
rest day for me today due to still feeling a little wiped out
potter tomorrow and hopefully a lower HR
OMG Just realised that my last swim was about a month ago but at 3k it was only 8-900m short of IM distance Thought I still had miles to do to cover the distance. Much happier now.
I may be a runner by "trade" but I think the swim will be the easiest bit (assuming I don't have a panic attack), the bike will be tough and the run will be OMG I WILL FINISH. As long as I can get there in time I should be able to do it
My concern re HR running os Fink has 1 max run at 3hrs which will be about 15m for me - is this enough?
Plus as a slow cyclist even 5 hrs isn't going to be anywhere near the distance. I have a long ride planned in April which if I bike there/back will be 70m and that could be my longest if I do the Fink times. Will that be enough?
Evil Pixie on that basis I would be inclined to bank a 20 mile run and 100 mile bike even if it takes you slightly over HR and/or time. 15 mile run and 70 mile bike leaves quite a bit to stretch up to 26.2 and 112 on race day. Only my opinion.
that was my concern!
i am definitely going to go over hours with fink on the Bike and run.I will try and not go over the HR if I can help but definitely from the start will be doing longer bikes than he suggests as I know that I need the bike work to be done.....I have no problems with only doing a 15 mile run.as I have done plenty of races in the past few years of 20 miles and more and so know my legs will get me there.............
but I personally need a few 100's under my belt for the bike
i've done a few marathons so I'm nnot so concerned about hitting the 20 and obviously my HR should lower with fitness and pace increase but the bike concerned me
shorter run today as HR still up, felt really hard work getting pished off now
Sounds spot on TR - I try to hit at least 151 within a minute of starting any efforts and then come out with an average for the interval above that - only possible on efforts over 4 minutes though. Just checked my Fink book and Z3 is 151 - 157. Although he said to avoid time in this zone my coach said that this thinking was now being questioned and anyway - the difference between 151 and 153 or or 155 - 157 is minimal to say the least so as long as you're above Z2 for intervals you're adapting.
Britrisky - if I don't focus on maintaining HR on the turbo it drops really quickly and the session just passes time (unless you're doing the spinning at 100rpm+ in Z1) so worth focusing on that. It's actually much harder to ride to an average Z2 HR on the road than you think as your HR drops at every traffic light; right turn; downhill etc.Probably took until my second year of IM training (when bike fitness had increase somewhat) to be able to do it consistently. Have you tried tipping the nose of your saddle down very slightly?
EP - the run isn't such an issue, running the marathon at the end of the IM is nothing like running a standalone marathon and it will be willpower more than training that keeps you moving but you do need to get off the bike with time to do complete so I would opt for as many rides of around 80 miles as you can manage at least. Is your RHR still up or is it just on effort? If the latter then you need to JFDI as the chances are you've lost some fitness, if the former and it's no more than 10 bpm then working in Z2 shouldn't really put you at risk.
LMH I typically stand waiting for a GPS connection at about 100 but this week it's been 120-130
i walk at 165-170 so my pace has gone from 14:30 to 16!
thinking of using the TT instead for a while *sniffles*
Managed my swim despite neck, it actually helped a bit but I didn't have time for the 30 mins turbo too. Now pondering weather I add it to today's 30min turbo 15 min run. The 15 min run is getting moved too. Really messing up the plan this week but I did the brick session last week and will do them properly after Christmas. So if I do 1hr turbo today and 1hr run tomorrow I'll be on track time wise.
Could be a plan but parents are visiting this evening which may scupper the turbo.
The run tomorrow will be 1hr starting in the pitch black at 6.20am, joyous!
LMH - agreed, seems kind of strange to ignore a zone (zn 3) that must be doing you some good as it'd be flipping hard work for me. Today I did 10min w/u and then 11x(8min/2min) alternating a bigger gear (~75 to 80 rpm) with ~90rpm on the 8min reps, with another gear lower again in the 2mins which were more steady paced. The bigger gear reps always end up ebing a bit lower HR wise, but I was around 140 to low 140s in the reps, and the av for the whole 2hrs came out as 134, which only just creeps into zn. But for the w/u 10min and first rep or 2 my HR is pretty low. All endurance gold though with a nice sprinkling of turning a bigger gear than I would outdoors.
My concern on HR is that my max is lower than 220 - my age and therefore the top of Z2 is actually the dreaded Z3. DF says that if you tank it on a 5k run you will be at max by the end. I am at least 10 bpm lower.
My resting HR is mid to late 40s sat on the couch watching TV completely relaxed.
Anyone know of a more scientific way of getting max HR tested?
Sweetfeet - why dodn't you just calculate the Heart Rate Zones based on what you think you MHR actually is?
Here's a few other methods to calculate MHR:
long bike done today on turbo trainer as had some free time and an empty house
just cross trained with another game of squash as my OH is off work just for today.............thinking about getting the turbo out.... the weather is not encouraging the bike riding..
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