Brit - dont bank on being able to train there. April is heading into winter in the Falklands, and it is incredibly exposed, ridiculously cold and windy like you wouldnt believe. What running you manage to do may be a flat out battle against the wind. There is a gym, but stationary bikes are the wrong geometry. The pool was undergoing refurbishment this year, but that might be open for you with any luck. Dont discount the length of flight and the jetlag either - ease yourself into it gently.
I think you should go if you can, as it may be a once in a lifetime experience, but personally, i would count on doing nothing in the way of specific training while you're there. Anything you get is then a bonus. Couple of big training weeks before you go, and plan for not being able to train while you're there, and its in no way a disaster - after all, people get ill, and lose a week or two, and still make it to the finish line.
I think Flyers has hit on something there. Make sure that you train in such a way that you need a recovery week anyway, that's week one and then you can either have double recovery week or a light week for the second week.
I've been to The Falklands and agree with Flyers, you are entering their winter period and the weather will be verging on the appalling .... there is (surprisingly) some stunning scenery so running will be good, Mousers is also correct in as much as you train so that the first week is a recovery weekI would also say that unless times have changed, which is very possible since I did National Service then for very good reasons you will get very little down time so dont bank on getting too much training doneAll things considered, its an opportunity not to miss and not one that will interrupt Outlaw training if you are smart
I can still deliver a killer blow you know !!
Bearing in mind National Service ended in 1960.
Only saying! Nothing to see here, move along now!
*comes out of lurking to snigger*
Meldy admits to National Service? Crikey. I think even Plum is too young for that...
Not sure about the falklands.but i'm feeling freezing here today.......and its mild.......not sure whats going on.must be because i'm reading about snow and ice.
Wasn't Meldys national service done in the "Troop entertainment division" ?
So when are all the Fink followers planning to start training?
10th of December or are you going for an earlier date to give you some leeway for lifes little emergencies?
I've been doing a similar amount of stuff as the 1st couple of weeks not worrying if I miss sessions (eg gave blood which had a greater impact than normal) but I'm officially starting on the 10th
Oh and I'm getting a bit of very infrequent swim help so following his swim sessions instead of Fink
10th of December for me, but doing some training now as carp on the bike and the OH keeps nagging me.
As I only work 10mins down the road by car and OH works away from home most weeks for a few days (not that it would make a difference as he make me train anyway), I shouldn't have any issues with being able to train per the schedule.
Now to find the energy levels to do the training. Did a swim this morning and I'm hungry and have eaten my snacks.
yep, 10th December for me. got the Fink plan all typed up into Excel and ready to post up in various places to remind me what i'm supposed to be doing on what day/week. Never been this organised before.....
If anyone wants a copy then just message me on here and I'll send it on. It's for the Competitive Plan (aim high that's what i say )
I'm doing the just finish plan and have been getting up at 5 most days just to get into the habit.
there have been a few occasions when I have been exhausted and thought how am I going to do this?
As ever I've spent hours over analysing this one,
I'd like to have started early so I can repeat any weeks as necessary, training off plan in advance doesn't give you that chance.
But I'm doing Outlaw 1/2 which is after when the fink plan says to do a half, I also notice he tapers a tad into the half so I'm going to have to switch that around a bit some how. Maybe skip the taper ala fink and then do that taper the week before outlaw half and pray skipping it the earlier bit doesn't make a more than 10% training jump?
Recovering still from marathon means earliest I could start is Dec 3rd so I may start then but then what happens if I don't have to miss any weeks? How will I move things around? I 'm aware of the if you miss 1 session just move on which is what I plan to do so in that case do I really need to start early?
Arghh is all I can say! Confuzzled bear as ever. Hence I may go with the masses which so far is start on the 10th At least I'll then know we're all suffering together.
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