I've dropped to 2 swims a week now, and added extra bike, so probably will only do one OW swim (a week). I've done the full distance (once), so reckon that doing 3.5km twice a week will probably do (on the intermediate plan), whereas I know I need to get stronger and stronger with long bike rides, and am doing much more than Fink for the long bike sessions.
My local open water isn't opening until middle of may so I'm bricking it about the swim. I was thinking 1 open water 1 pool but am also doing the half so seriously running out of time.
Just upped my long run today as realised that I haven't really changed the distance on the long one and there's only 9 weeks to go, 3 of that tapering, 1 racing and 1 away
Biking going fine but have bought a new saddle as I want to wear my tri shorts instead of cycle shorts but it's quite sore in different places so I don't know. On Sunday I am going to wear tri shorts and a gel cover which I'm sure is definitely not the done thing on a road bike
Ali B - are you doing half and full? and are you doing the half Britrisky?
SS- Yes I'm doing the half and the full. I did 100 mile ride in my tri shorts and was really un-comfy from 70 miles and up and have been left with some chaffing so debating whether I just need to HTFU or wear proper bike shorts for the full.
It has suddenly come round a bit quick hasn't it? I've only done the Fink amount of bike plus the 100 miler but I'm equally crap at all three disciplines so can't drop one to concentrate on another.
My OW starts tomorrow planning my longest bike ride Monday hopefully 80m
I'll be wearing bike shorts over tri shorts probably
just bought new gloves as my old ones had an annoying bendy bit which rubbed my thump
had to order spare inners only got 1 left
2 OW sessions a week for me - no pool mainly bike now.
hope to do own DIY half but not sure when/how
Son got "run over" this week in that the car stopped but he still ended up on the bonnet and floor
Ouch EP hope he's all OK.
Yowch EP hope hes fine,
people calm down as long as you are thereabouts with the Fink plan and getting in the long sessions you will be fine the last few weeks really fly
Brit 2 long swims and extra bike is a good idea in my books when i didamassive PB one year idid the same in fact i biked everywher
Hope your son's ok EP
I feel ok about the bike. Have done 3 weeks of 80+ miles followed by 4/6 mile run. Going to do 90 and 6 miles on Sunday. Have done the distance in the pool a couple of times so not worried about that just worried about the open water and I still can't imagine running a marathon after the biking so that will be whatever
Just got to decide what to wear and perhaps turn my thoughts to the half as it's seriously close
SS on that volume of work you will be fine, trust me the marathon just sort if takes care of itself, you are so glad to get off the bike after 112 miles a marathon seems like a good idea , also the releif as a first timer knowing that the things where things can go wrong out of. Your control are behind you and short of your legs actually falling off or not making the cutoff is a real releif and boost
just make sure you get some OW exerience it really is a different (but much more fun) kettle of fish to the pool
I just watched the C4 coverage of last year again with tears in eyes
I SO want to be there
I'm doing the full Outlaw, SS - doing the DIY half on Sunday!!
it must be great getting into 3 figures with the long bike - I have about 3 century rides planned for later on, so I reckon that'll do.
Really looking forward to the next phase - feeling full of beans at the mo with it all!!
Then you will be EP and you will crack it thetough battle is not the race its mantaining that desire and commitment through all this training the race is the icing on the cake
DIY Half today
SA and Mrs SA are awesome for setting it all up.
I think I'm more excited at helping out tomorrow than racing it today.
I'll be the one at theback
Good luck to all doing the DIY half this weekend
Good luck in the DIY half everyone, the SAs are simply awesome!
good luck with the DIY folks!1st OW swim today was freeeeeezing
1m in 50mins so pleased, no panics, took 10-15mins to settle into swimming, head in water meant frozen brain too
minor cramp in calves despite calf guards
took ages to warm up after
DIY half was epic but my god...we have to do TWICE that????
yep! twice the fun
DIY was an amazing day. We have to do twice the distance but I think we've done more elevation in 56 miles today than in 112 at Outlaw!
Can I claim long bike and long run and then have 2 rest days???
Had a great day at the DIY half at SA's place, Stanners, Matt, Soupy says her garmin says 3000 ft of elevation, no wonder my legs were knackered on the run
300ft? I think i'll stick to the relay next year and do the swim
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