oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

getting started with stupid questions and a goal

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03/09/2012 at 20:51

why not? Is there a reason, or did you just happen to follow something else that worked for you?

WildWill    pirate
03/09/2012 at 20:58
The 'just get round' plan isn't enough ... In my opinion it should be called the 'maybe get round plan'

I think there are a lot better approaches to going long
03/09/2012 at 20:59

what plan did you use? or what approach?


WildWill    pirate
03/09/2012 at 21:04
For my first one I based my training on The BEGINER IRONMAN plan at beginnertriathlete.com

03/09/2012 at 21:06

thanks, I'll have a read...

M...eldy    pirate
03/09/2012 at 21:10

I like the Beginner IM packages as well,

Going Long is another good book

I think for my first I use BT but since then we have just followed a formula and I do as I am told (sometimes) 

purpletrilady    pirate
03/09/2012 at 21:13

I think Fink's just get round plan works if you are fast. If you are as slow as me then I definitly agree with WW, its not enough.



03/09/2012 at 21:14

not sure why I am reading all this stuff when I am not considering it until 2014. But I do enjoy reading them, and I think it helps to see how they build up.

WildWill    pirate
03/09/2012 at 21:35
Also GOING LONG by joe frIel is worth a read
03/09/2012 at 22:29
Ive enough books for now

Terrible run - too hot/tired/full/fast - too many excuses!

Turbo tomorrow!
Blisters    pirate
04/09/2012 at 15:10

The bad runs are the best ones. You can learn something from them.

04/09/2012 at 16:03
I learned that running is not always fun
04/09/2012 at 16:20
Fun ? What the heck has fun got to do with anything. ?
04/09/2012 at 16:56

purple - yeah, I am slow as well, at everything! So I think that probably Fink isn't going to be for me. It is also the reason why I am not diving straight in and doing it next year - I think I need to develop a little bit of speed first or I won't even make the swim cutoff!

I have Going Long too but haven't read that much of it yet

04/09/2012 at 17:01

Aw Sarge, it's the runs that are tough or you feel like missing that make the difference. Gives you either new knowledge about yourself or simply pep you up because it's done.
Maths - it appears you may have written 2014 instead of 2013. 

Well, session with new pt guy. Explained I wanted strength work which would not interfere with my base training. I am currently on sofa at home and I cannot feel my legs. Wondering how it's gonna go on the bike tomorrow.
Fascinating run yesterday relaying the dogs. Can't run with both, the Mastiff too strong, she was also unimpressed with how slow I was going. Nice having the company though!

04/09/2012 at 17:03

Nobody is as slow as me I doubt ran for 47 mins yesterrday only such a weird time as we ran a trail can't tell you how far we ran as far too embarassing.Difficult to know where to start when you have no experience so running in zone 2 as per Fink at the mo and gradually building up the time and distance does that seem the right way to start and running and running probably twice a week sometimes three times.Train 6 days a week 2 days to each discipline

My swimming is dire and have just booked some one on one lessons any suggestions most welcome

04/09/2012 at 17:13
I run therefore i am not having fun. Not that i was expecting it to be otherwise
04/09/2012 at 17:25

You will enjoy it, as it gets easier Sarge. Karma, I'm just following the base training in Fink at the moment. I very much need structure to keep me on the straight and narrow. My swimming also shocking... Have to force myself to go. 

04/09/2012 at 17:59

karma - I am very very slow at running.

04/09/2012 at 18:31

Karma I followed Fink and zone 2 feels slow, but it works. OK I only did 2/3 of Outlaw but it was the swim and the run/walk.

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