PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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20/01/2013 at 19:18

p.s. My impression is that the race is definitely happening - it's just some members of the town council being a nuisance. Ultimately the town council don't have much of a say. But hey, it makes news in the local rag. 

Whether it will be there next year is another matter I guess...

Rafiki    pirate
20/01/2013 at 19:20

In week 13 of Fink....but then I'm doing Lanza first, so planning just to wing it when it comes to Henley

Blisters    pirate
21/01/2013 at 21:38

I've got Joe Friel, but find it uninspiring. It's technical and sounds logical, but when I got bored and turned towards the training schedules I couldn't understand them. So, my plan is thus:
1) Get marathon fit again (tick)
2) Learn to swim 152 lengths of a pool, and to take it outside. (max is 102 so far)
3) Bike 112 miles. (Much more biking needed, max has been 70).

The swim has sort of hit a plateau.
The bike has got a new opportunity, with my Christmas turbo.
The run has become enjoyable again.

Cortina5    pirate
21/01/2013 at 22:07
Blisters wrote (see)

I've got Joe Friel, but find it uninspiring. It's technical and sounds logical, but when I got bored and turned towards the training schedules I couldn't understand them. So, my plan is thus:
1) Get marathon fit again (tick)
2) Learn to swim 152 lengths of a pool, and to take it outside. (max is 102 so far)
3) Bike 112 miles. (Much more biking needed, max has been 70).

The swim has sort of hit a plateau.
The bike has got a new opportunity, with my Christmas turbo.
The run has become enjoyable again.

Nah...!

Get almost mara fit.
Learn to do about 3km inside then the same out
Do the Chiltern hundreds as a warmup cycle.

 

ChallengeCheggers    pirate
22/01/2013 at 12:01

Or:

First ever marathon at Stratford in April

Norwich 100 on the day before Chiltern 100 (I toyed with the idea of doing both and then realised what a daft idea that was). Only live a mile or so from Chiltern 100 start so I'll do the route sometime. Done Norwich before - it's nice!

Lots of swimming. Currently doing 4k swims once a month. As much OW as I can.

(oh, and Marlow HIM in July!)

 

Cortina5    pirate
22/01/2013 at 13:13

You can't miss the C100, it's a pirate favourite, and a proper 180km too. Surely more fun than 100 flat windy miles around Norwich?

Rafiki    pirate
22/01/2013 at 13:19

mmmmmm....... flat roads ...mmmmmmmm

22/01/2013 at 13:21

C100 is evil. Spose I'd better at least do the medio this year though rather than wimping out on the nice pleasant short route. See you all on one of the hills of hell. 

Cortina5    pirate
22/01/2013 at 13:31

I'm up for the Corto! I might make it back in time to see everyone, rather than an empty field

Edited: 22/01/2013 at 13:31
Rafiki    pirate
22/01/2013 at 13:35

website says 177km Cat - cheating again eh??

Alas its the same day as Enduroman (and 2 weeks after Lanza) - think I'll go to Enduroman to cheer DK on and throw things at Seren

Cortina5    pirate
22/01/2013 at 13:43
Rafiki wrote (see)

website says 177km Cat - cheating again eh??

Not if you take the necessary zigzags up the hills!

ChallengeCheggers    pirate
22/01/2013 at 13:56

Maybe there's a change of plan on the way then - have to see what the family say, we're in Norfolk on holiday that week and it'll mean coming home earlier than currently planned.

Rafiki    pirate
22/01/2013 at 14:08
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
Rafiki wrote (see)

website says 177km Cat - cheating again eh??

Not if you take the necessary zigzags up the hills!

That's what happens when you ride with those fancy wheels of yours - slightest breeze and you're all over the place!!

Scuba Trooper    pirate
22/01/2013 at 18:56

Blisters - Have you had a look at Don Fink "Be Iron Fit" I have found its pretty straightforward and seems to be popular on here. I do wonder whether it may be a bit short of time on the bike compared to the amount of running.You seem to be doing well on the different disciplines I'm not reaching the same levels by a long way. My longest ride is 24miles so far and 65 lengths.

Is early June a good time for a 100mile ride for a Sep IM? Not sure I'll be ready for Chilterns but might try Norwich.

I have a long way to go and a lot of training to do if I'm going to make it through this in one piece.

22/01/2013 at 19:17

You'll be fine Scuba - what is your riding experience? Have you ever been further than 24miles? If not, I would strongly recommend adding more cycling to the Fink plan. I class myself as an OK cyclist but I will still add more than the Fink plan suggests (at the expense of one of the run sessions)

There's a long way to go yet so don't worry about the numbers too much at the mo. It's all about hitting the peak period strong and healthy.

Blisters    pirate
22/01/2013 at 20:12

I am being tempted with Stratford marathon after Gloucester got cancelled.

Swimming remains an area that needs work.

Big bike rides planned as solo efforts, unless I can persuade someone of similar level to tag along. (sorry, x post) I am very aware that bike endurance is the key to this event. My basic philosophy was thus:
2012: Have stupid idea, and believe in the possible.
-learn to swim front crawl. (3x per week since April)
-enjoy cycling (1x per week)
-start back into running.
-enter a baby tri or two.

After September 2012, it was:
-rebuild the marathon fitness, target race January, no target time.
-maintain the swimming (2x per week at the moment)
-bike a bit harder (1x per week, but sometimes back to back off the long run)

After Christmas 2012, it was:
-now I have a turbo, that means more bike sessions
-focus those long runs, January is mighty close
-swim (2x per week)

And now.
-I want a marathon, to see where the rebuild has got to.
-A focussed long bike ride that's NOT 12 hours after a 22 mile pacey run.
-Swimming appears to remain a challenge. I could plod 80 or 100 lengths, I could work harder for 64, but that is clearly in poor style because I tense up, and that's where injuries come from. I worry about the swim cut off.

Edited: 22/01/2013 at 20:27
Scuba Trooper    pirate
27/01/2013 at 18:03

UB - No riding experience until the last couple of months when I bought my first road bike. 24 miles or 1:30hr on a turbo is the furthest I've managed so far. I'm going to up the bike time compared to Fink. I'm reading "Going Long" at the moment and they put a lot of emphasise on the bike.

Blister - I'm working hard on the swim too with 3 sessions a week and one of them is with the tri club to get some coaching input.

Managed 9 sessions (3 of each) and about 8hrs this week. Next week is cut back week and I feel like I need it.

 

27/01/2013 at 18:51
Rafiki wrote (see)

website says 177km Cat - cheating again eh??

Alas its the same day as Enduroman (and 2 weeks after Lanza) - think I'll go to Enduroman to cheer DK on and throw things at Seren

thanks Raf I hadn't checked the date and I'm doing Endurman Half and yelling abuse at DK too. Don't throw things at me though.  

Phew, perfect excuse to avoid the C100. 

Rafiki    pirate
27/01/2013 at 19:03

 all depends Soupy..... are there going to be any cakes going at Enduroman???

27/01/2013 at 19:17

Not if you are going to throw them at me.   Unless its for fuel as I go past on the run.  

I'm looking forward to Enduroman. There might be double cakes for DK. 

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