IMUK 2013 Bonkers!

Just made decision....!

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16/01/2013 at 20:58
5mile turbo, 2m mile run, now icing knee!

Also decided that I need to pump my tyres up properly!....I will get the hang of this bike stuff...hopefully!
16/01/2013 at 21:42

Oh dear, TT - I hope that doesn't mean your knee is flaring up again, or are you being cautious? And I agree that pumping tyres up properly is a good idea, though not sure it matters too much on the turbo except for tyre preservation

Last night's whisky worked really well until about 04.30 when the cough restarted, soI had to get up and leave Mr J to try to get a bit more sleep . I did my planned run today at lunchtime, and with the temp below zero decided to keep the pace easy. But I ended up working harder than intended so of course now the cough, and therefore the whisky, are back with a vengeance!

Tomorrow's a busy work day so just a strength session planned, which is probably just as well.

Just heard thath IMUK is already full, so we're obviously on to a winner

 

16/01/2013 at 21:53

Bit sore and bit cautious with the knee Jo. 

I pumped tyres to 100psi and increased my power by about 70watts (i think thats right anyway)...ok they may have been little bit flat!

Sounds bit colder in your neck of the woods so whisky best bet all round!

Get better soon!

16/01/2013 at 22:32

Thanks, TT, Whisky not so effective tonight despite a pretty good dose - I have sent Mr J to bed a while ago, so with luck he won't notice the barking from across the bed!

I can't help thinking you might benefit from some biking company from RidgebackMax who is near Liskeard, I think, and is a biking demon.

I'm currently wrestling with the dilemma of trying to get in some training before the snow comes on  Friday and letting this cough get better.....

 

M...eldy    pirate
16/01/2013 at 22:38

I would say let the cough get better !!!   

17/01/2013 at 12:49

Afternoon all

Amazing sunny day in London, but dam cold, still decorating im afriad. 

Joddy I would advise easing right back on the training until this cough sorts its self out, plenty of time and we all need you fighting fit. Our bodies tell us when to stop training, but its just if we listen to them or not.

TT good going on the turbo, careful with those tyres as if you inflat them too high they could burst. I have brought myself a training tyre to put on, also its good practise for when or if I ever get a flat.

6 miler round the woods this morning, managed to get most of the run just above 80% of max heart beat. 

I do have an amazing turbo guide, tells you what we really already know, but in plan english and some of them are brutal. Happy to pass it on to anyone who wants a read, in my point of view the more information you read the wiser you become. Happy to email.  Has anyone read "Going Long" by Joe Friel?.

Also looking into my diet requirements for the next few months to help with the mid morning, mid afternoon and mid evening munchies that I suffer from

17/01/2013 at 14:10
Bones1 wrote (see)

Good cycling Woody, what do you drink when on the bike?, you need to get yourself to the pool soon though mate.

Until I start doing longer rides just Vimto, when things get a bit longer any cheap supermarket Iso drink. On the day only ever used the Gatorade as supplied by the feed stations.

Talking of turbos can any one recommend one that's half decent and cheap? or is that an oxymoronic statement?

No swiming or running to report but I've read a few more pages of fink and fixed up an old Aldi HRM.

17/01/2013 at 20:04

Thanks for the advice re resting up - I've just got back from work, and really feel the need to rest up for the rest of the day, so that's what I'll do!

 

AndyB99    pirate
17/01/2013 at 20:17

hey woody...i have a Tacx satori....its brilliant...i think go for 100-120 smackers!!! not dirt cheap but low end of the tacx range and it will last ya forever...not too noisy either.

 

we'll catch up for a ride soon chap

18/01/2013 at 07:07

17 mile run planned for today, I'm off in a bit before the snow arrives. Can't say that I am looking forward to grinding a couple hours out on the gym bike in place of a run out the bike this weekend but needs must.

I've stuck to the basic structure of the Fink comp plan, but added extra time and intensity to most of the workouts, apart from the swimming were I am following the just finish plan; I am going to up it to the intermediate plan in a couple of weeks.

Happy training everyone.

  

 

AndyB99    pirate
18/01/2013 at 08:09

Take your time stephen......17 miles is way too far for this stage of the plan...i know you're champing at the bit and 'the fear' on your back doesnt help but now is the time for patience. build the base...do everything in the right HR...thats more important than miles. believe me when i say you'll be sick to death of it all come june.....enjoy the easy sessions mate.....you cant rush a work of art!!!

18/01/2013 at 14:52

Cheers Andy I'll have look.

I would agree with Andy Stephen, not that I've done much training in the past to go off but, considering I don't do to bad on the day, would suggest it is quite easy to over do it and peak or even worse Burn out before the big day. I'm referring to the intensity more the distance run, knowing you have a running background.

Joddly it was full by the end of October despite allowing 250 more than last year to enter. I couldn't even get a charity place in November and was on a waiting list until early December. Hope you are feeling better btw.

 

18/01/2013 at 18:01

Weather report from Paignton this morning ......my eldest daughters 9th birthday and we had snow!  it didn't settle ..but we had snow for the morning and she loved it!

I went to work at okehampton and nearly got stuck but made it home to house full of kids, but you cant beat a bit of 'pin the tail on the donkey' and pass the parcel', ...i haven't won anything yet!!

Turbo later..bike/gym/swim tomorrow am.

19/01/2013 at 09:52

morning all, 

Loads of snow here, no bike this weekend and not going to run either as there is far too much ice around, hopefully will be swimming tomorrow so just going to enjoy the white stuff. We are meant to have another lot tomorrow, which should be fun. 

19/01/2013 at 11:56

Morning Bones/everyone, ...no snow now, apparently i've 'jinxed' it since i built a sled 2 years ago, we haven't had any settle...my fault as always!!

Bike this morning, short run, absolutely bloomin freezing, i got puncture, mate buckled his wheel, couldn't feel fingers/toes/ears...not a good ride...still nice to get out..

Had a good swim after though!

10k race tomorrow, looking forward to that as long as knee allows!

Anyone wants to stick some snow in the post my girls would like to build a snowman!

19/01/2013 at 13:16

Afternoon, everyone is still managing to maintain a level of training despite the conditions which clearly varry across the country. There does appear to be a common thread however, it's bloody cold!  

Reason for high mileage at this stage in proceedings is preparation for Howarth Hobble( March) and spring road marathon ( April). I am following the Furman three runs a week programme, which is quite intense in terms effort. The programme fits in nicely with Fink, the only additional run being the Wednesday brick.

Tyler hope the knee holds up for the 10k which should be enjoyable if the snow stays away.

Anyone got any times in mind for the SBR. I was looking to do a 6hr bike but looking at past times I might have to revise that to 6.5 - 7hrs.

I will stick my kneck out and predict :

Swim  - 1.45

Bike -    7

Run -     4.5

Total -   13hrs 15mins. ( Inc transitions )

I will look to improve on those times but come the close of play on the day I will be very happy with that overall time.

Right time for a 2hr gym bike session.     

19/01/2013 at 14:11

TT, at least your daughter caught a bit of the white stuff as a birthday treat - I hope she had a great birthday. Sorry to hear about today's bike, which for me would probably have meant binning the swim and sulking instead! Good luck tomorrow.

SK4 - far too early to make predictions! I suspect you'll surprise yourself on the day if you pace the bike right, though.

Another proper day off today for me. I definitely didn't get things right this week and should have backed off the training sooner. Consequently the sessions I have done have been poor, and I'm still coughing and spluttering, though definitely feeling brighter today. 

20/01/2013 at 19:22

Thanks Jo, she had a great birthday (got ears pierced and everything!).  Hope you starting to feel better.

Done the 10k, knocked just over a minute off my pb for a 42.48 so well chuffed!  It was chilly to say the least but the knee held out.. so after bracing the cold its an ice pack on the knee again (throbbing slightly now). 

Had the sled in the back of the car just in case..but alas no snow for the girls...booooo!

 

21/01/2013 at 13:23

No snow!!!!. it just did not stop yesterday, went for a run up the woods, didnt time or measure it. Slipped over twice though trying to stop. Normally it takes about 55 mins to cycle to work, but there was no way that was going to happen today so had to use the bus train bus and it took over 2 1/2 hours!!!.

TT well done on the 10k mate, bring your sledge up here mate we live near a huge hill and there were hundreds out yesterday on sledges, skis and even trays!!!!, great fun

22/01/2013 at 21:25
No snow down here, hope everyone's out and about training, sledging or worst case...working!!

Quick question, how's everyone's swimming, is anyone knocking out 2500 m for fink yet??
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