Good job irondreamer. My first too. I wouldn't hang around too long for hotels - at the Premier Inn they don't take any money until you've checked out so you've little to lose. I also paid an extra £10 or so to allow me to modify the booking at any time, in case things change.
Right, when can I start asking questions about Fink...?
My first too chaps - I'm pleased that I'm by no means on my own here. We've got a motorhome so we'll (me - and the wife and offspring support team!) be staying at the Caravan Club site just down the road.
I'm booked into the Premier Inn Marlow too, with the £10 supplement. For Saturday and Sunday nights. My current thinking is that the family might not even bother coming. Alternatively they will just visit Sunday. One consideration is that I might end up in Henley/Marlow on my own and over the limit, trying to hitch to a station!
Just thought I'd add a halfers-list....
CH - entered Blisters ChallengeCheggers Fraggle Iron SwissBobby Rafiki M.eface Ultimate BadgerIrondreamer
CH Half- arsed
CH - entered Blisters ChallengeCheggers Fraggle Iron SwissBobbyRafiki M.eface Ultimate BadgerIrondreamer
Blistres/Cheggers/Bagder and anyone else - just to let you know, I'm fairly local to Henley and do a fair bit of cycling round parts of the course, so if you have any logistics questions feel free to ask.
Also happy to organise a recce of the course nearer the time if anyones fancies it?
Rafiki (and others!), I'm not exactly far away (Amersham) but don't know that part of the world all that well. Might know more after Sunday since I'm doing the half-marathon there. If I think of anything though I'll be asking - thanks.
Definately up for a recce nearer the time.
+1 on the recce. I will definitely be up for that. Once the new course details have been published I'd be interested to hear your opinion of it.
Anyone using one of the Fink plans for training?
recce sounds good to me too!
not sure on training plans yet.... still pouring over the books!
I will be there, probably half arsed.My head and heart are disconnected on which distance to enter!
Hope, I see you are down for the half. Have you stuck to the IM retirement plan?
I'm sussing out the Fink but think I'll probably end up on it. Not sure how my skiing holiday and summer holidays will fit in yet and also since I cycle as my main transport I'm not sure if that'll stuff it up. Looking at lots and learning lots at the moment!
Cheggers - the first loop of the half marathon is basically the run course - nice and flat (unlike the second part of the half mara - enjoy)
Cheggers, good that you are planning real life into your training. An idea I picked up last year was to give Fink a go for a couple of weeks as a 'trial' before then plan was due to start.
This allowed me to tweak sessions around and find how best to plan trainng around my other commitments.
Don't worry about holidays, especially if you can fit then around your 'easy' 4th week. I think the periodisation piece is important so if you can build to a big week before an easy week then it work, and you will ski like a god from the extra fitness.
Cheggers ... I live in Wendover
Cheggars you are in trouble now!!
Damn right ... and you aren't out of the woods either Rafi!!
I've seen Rafi climb hills like a rat up a drainpipe. He's in no danger
Sounds like I should be nervous.......but I can do hills if needs be - Peter's Hill (is that what it's called?) in Risborough is my favourite round here.
Finking about Fink - I bet that's originial - is good at the moment because whatever I want to do it's still 3 months before I need to do anthing properly. Allowing for a few week's of holidays mid-January is 30 weeks before Henley - but I'm not sure allowing for holidays is really the way it should be done, although that's the way it may have to be done!
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I will be there, probably half arsed.My head and heart are disconnected on which distance to enter! Hope, I see you are down for the half. Have you stuck to the IM retirement plan?
Not retirement, but I don't want to do a full one next year. I'm saving myself for the Pirate b'day one. I don't really have the inclination to do one every year and having done IMW and Outlaw fairly close together, I think a little break from the long LONG stuff is a good idea!
Oh... dunno what the Barley quote is doing there! I'm not stalking him... honest!
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