Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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21/11/2012 at 08:24

Jedwards - don't know if this would help but my swim coach gives me a pyramid session of 200, 400, 600, 800, 600, 400, 200 either of 2 mins per 100 or 20, 30 40, 50, 40, 30 sec rest between each one. 

Still mind blowing, but its easier coming back down (according to coach!)

21/11/2012 at 08:48
Thanks Sue. Have been breaking it up a bit recently, not quite as bad as just getting in the pool and swimming for an hour non-stop.
Rafiki    pirate
21/11/2012 at 09:00

Hi Sue!!

Jedward - I'm following Fink - the structured swim sessions aren't too bad, but there's one every two weeks of 2500m continuous swim....I can now tell you how many tiles are on the swimming pool floor in total, in each lane, across the width......soooo boring!

How's the leg by the way?

21/11/2012 at 09:07
Good thanks mate, managed a 6 mile run Sunday as well as 45m on the bike so ticking over nicely. Im doing my own thing untill January when I will follow a 20wk plan I have. How you getting on?

Would be interested in Fink? Is that online?
Rafiki    pirate
21/11/2012 at 09:20

Swimming and running going OK, but still not running - Xtrainning and rowing etc to keep things ticking over. Booked a week in Portugal over Xmas so hoping to give this sea swimming malarkey a go if the weather's (and hangovers) not too bad!

I've got a verion of Fink in an excel spreadsheet - if you PM I can email it to you

Iron Pingu    pirate
21/11/2012 at 09:40

Hi, see you in Lanza, will you be doing it in yellow and black?

I'm with you Jedwards, just keeping it ticking over now but not counting it as training.  Trying to include a half marathon distance run and 50 miler on the bike every few weeks though so it's not such a shock when training does start!


21/11/2012 at 09:45

Hi - I'll be doing it in yellow and black, with red burn marks from the sun.

I've started my Ironman training for Lanza as I'm doing South Africa before it, hoping  to maintain fitness for Lanza from that.

21/11/2012 at 10:02
Raf would you mind dropping it on an email?

Rafiki    pirate
21/11/2012 at 10:09

Jedwards - you have mail!

25/11/2012 at 17:25

Im there monday-monday, no accommodation booked yet though. Haven't been running for 8 weeks, but getting in some good swimming and little bit of cycling lately... reverse periodization means you do the taper first right? think i read that in a book somewhere.

25/11/2012 at 17:32
Been a quiet week for me. Lost mojo a bit. But managed a 50mile ride today, so not all that bad.... Apart from a sore knee and a numb dick
Iron Pingu    pirate
25/11/2012 at 18:31

I did a 50 miler today too.  It's wet out there.  Apparently there was a window of opportunity this morning between about 9-1 when it wouldn't rain.  The weather men were wrong, it pissed down.  Still, was an enjoyable cycle, no numb dick for me though, but my toes did get a little cold.

M...eldy    pirate
25/11/2012 at 19:07

I did a 30 min run ... that'll do me 

25/11/2012 at 19:18
Weather all good here for the time of year. No rain.

Chow mein time....
25/11/2012 at 22:38
2 weeks spent letting my knee swelling go down.....
The drugs are good tho

Should be swimming with a vengence but oh well

Might try some easy biking again next week

Its not going well
Rafiki    pirate
26/11/2012 at 08:05

Pingu - thought you said no training till January? Are you cheating??

Quick lap of the Windsor Olly  bike course for me yesterday, 40 miles in total with the bit from my house - and a rather spectacular 'tactical distmount' in the town centre on the way home . Now have dodgy wrist to go with knackered ankle - and its my drinking arm!!

Iron Pingu    pirate
27/11/2012 at 08:58


Rafiki wrote (see)

Pingu - thought you said no training till January? Are you cheating??

That was't training, honest!

27/11/2012 at 22:58
Hi I'm SHARKY and have entered IM Lanza 2013, yes a slightly unhinged idea and looking around this sounds like the place to be. I'm using a Don Fink program and can run and bike and sort of swim sink type of thing so any advice and help would be most welcome for this IM virgin ...... Yes I'm gonna pop my cherry in Lanza.
M...eldy    pirate
27/11/2012 at 23:06

Ahaa you found us!

Welcome,  you will also find a Fink thread as well around here somewhere so most of your needs are catered for

Whereabouts in the country are you based?

What is your base fitness currently?  Strengths & weaknesses??

27/11/2012 at 23:15
From Somerset , small town called Bridgwater.

My base fitness comes from marathon and half running with some sportives thrown in, my weakness is my swimming.
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