Fink for outlaw 2013

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Britrisky    pirate
30/04/2013 at 12:54

EP - the puncture was a sign - your body must've known it needed to rest

80 mile bike Sunday and 13 mile run yesterday, rest today

The Evil Pixie    pirate
30/04/2013 at 14:28

need maybe but I can't afford it!!

Its not on my chest so I will get out tonight ... or do I take a day? Already decided that I shant be doing the hero thing and continuing to work if down as that just drags it out more.

Maybe I'll stay in and plot my 70m for Monday?

03/05/2013 at 13:10

Are we all to busy on our first peak week to post?
Feeling quite tired on every session now but I am getting them done which I hope is enough.
Got my 2nd ever Tri on Sunday, the spring version of the one I did last autumn. I want to be quicker this time but with a 4hr bike to complete tomorrow I have a niggling feeling I might be to tired to manage it. But it will be fun anyway and fingers crossed it looks like the weather will play nice as well.
Then open water swimming on Monday eeeek, I am building this up to be much worse than it will be, well I hope so anyway.

How many times a week is everyone planning on going OW? I'm thinking I need to go at least twice a week to try and get confident and good at it. (When is ay good I mean good for me, not good in general).

Oh just thought are you all busy heading off for the pirate DIY half instead? I'm regretting not having picked that one now. But a venue reccy at outlaw half should still be beneficial.


Hope everyone has a great bank holiday weekend.  

Edited: 03/05/2013 at 13:11
Britrisky    pirate
03/05/2013 at 14:33

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.

Edited: 03/05/2013 at 14:33
03/05/2013 at 14:48

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?

03/05/2013 at 15:30

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.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
03/05/2013 at 16:49

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

03/05/2013 at 17:07

Ouch EP hope he's all OK.

03/05/2013 at 18:25

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


03/05/2013 at 19:07

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

03/05/2013 at 19:59

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

The Evil Pixie    pirate
03/05/2013 at 21:42

I just watched the C4 coverage of last year again with tears in eyes

I SO want to be there

Britrisky    pirate
03/05/2013 at 22:33

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!!


04/05/2013 at 06:01

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

Mr StOat    pirate
04/05/2013 at 06:43

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

04/05/2013 at 08:47

Good luck to all doing the DIY half this weekend

04/05/2013 at 10:40

Good luck in the DIY half everyone, the SAs are simply awesome!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
04/05/2013 at 14:19

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

04/05/2013 at 19:10

DIY half was epic but my god...we have to do TWICE that????

04/05/2013 at 20:39

yep! twice the fun 

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