PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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iron fraggle    pirate
30/01/2013 at 13:25

I think we can organise a few training rides over the summer


Rafiki    pirate
30/01/2013 at 13:28

I know the haven't released the route as yet, but going on what's in the paper, I think you'll just go up the main road to Nettlebed and turn right to Christmas Common and pick up the old route at the entrance to Stonor Park, then out to the M40 bridge - so you just change the nasty Pishill road for the main road.

Badger, overall i think it will be the same amount of clibs, just they will be more even.

Although this is all guess work till we actually see the route

30/01/2013 at 13:31

Agreed. Good news if the surface is better though! I await the official JR announcement with baited breath...

Iron Muffin    pirate
30/01/2013 at 16:28

Hooray, best get training

How many weeks to go?

30/01/2013 at 17:35

Whoop whoop. Except I hate the climb to Christmas Common. Better get some hill training in I think. I'll be up for a recce. I'll be practicing the climbs quite a few times I think too. 


30/01/2013 at 19:11
Henley or Wales? Henley or Wales? Henley or Wales? Decisions
Scuba Trooper    pirate
30/01/2013 at 19:52

Thank god that's been resolved.Read the article in the paper at least it appears to be the County Council that everyone is having a go at rather than Just Racing.

I'll be up for any recces I should be up to 50-60mile sessions in the next month or so. I need to do a recce as early as possible so I know what sort of hills I need to train on but first we need a route map.

31 weeks to go on Sunday, I'm starting Fink now which gives me 2 extra rest/recovery weeks if I get ill/injured at any point.

I've also started reading "Going Long" and that is making my head hurt, lots on interesting stuff but much more involved that "Be Iron Fit".

ChallengeCheggers    pirate
30/01/2013 at 20:03

Me too for any recce's (subject to holidays, weekends away with the family etc etc!)

Cortina5    pirate
30/01/2013 at 20:40

If you do a recce don't forget to bring sandwiches.

iron fraggle    pirate
30/01/2013 at 20:42

bad Cat! 

Blisters    pirate
30/01/2013 at 20:46

Scuba Trooper: Thank goodness it's not just me. I paid good money for "Going Long" and want to just skip through to some nice easy training plans that I can adapt. It's very technical isn't it? In the time it's taken me to read as far as the swim training chapter I've just about got my run sorted, my swim (which was zero) to 2/3, and my bike to halfway.

I tried out swimming in a wetsuit for the first time on Sunday. BLOODY HELL it make you fast! * (*Relatively fast, obviously) 

Cortina5    pirate
30/01/2013 at 20:48

30/01/2013 at 21:21

lol cat - love it.   And I'll take a flask too. 

Scuba Trooper    pirate
31/01/2013 at 17:48

I'll bring my own teddy 

Scuba Trooper    pirate
31/01/2013 at 18:15

Blisters - There is some good stuff in it but it does get a bit more technical and it seems to repeat itself quite a bit. There is a very strong emphasis on the bike which makes sense as well as endurance before anything else. Interesting to see quite a lot about strength training but mainly in the preseason as well as flexibility work. The other interesting difference is that Going Long suggests separating the long ride and run where as Be Iron Fit has them one after the other. I wonder waht the more experinced IM on here think about that?

Doner Kebab    pirate
31/01/2013 at 18:22

going long is better imo 

Cortina5    pirate
31/01/2013 at 19:03

Each to their own Scuba. There are plenty of discsussion on how running on tired legs leads to bad form, inefficient running and injuries. Hence why Gordo (I think) separates the two.

It won't come as any suprise to you that you actually have to run 42 km after a 180km bike ride. My personal view is with Fink. Do the run the day after the ride (and man-up cupcake!).

FWIW I had to flip some sessions - i.e. did a 2.5hr run on the Sat followed by the C100 on the Sunday. A proper weekend of hurt

Blisters    pirate
31/01/2013 at 22:37

In the past month or so I have done some harder build ups.

22 mile run on the Friday at good pace.
50 mile peleton bike on the Saturday, with barely 12 hours between them. The second half of the bike had me grunting and hurting with any uphill aspect at all.

I tried my wetsuit out in the water for the first time on Sunday. I was shocked at the speed increase: more like 20% than 10%! For the first time I am now in a state of belief that I can make the T1 cut off.

01/02/2013 at 08:42

22 mile run? That's crazy this early on! Are you doing a marathon or something?

Be careful about the wetsuit, currents/chopiness/sighting can put big dents in your race time.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/02/2013 at 09:51

I swim at least 20% quicker in open water wearing a wetsuit than I can without one in a pool. 

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