PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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01/02/2013 at 10:01

If we're talking about "manning-up", Cat, then surely it's long bricks, rather than doing it next day? Unless you're planning on a nice meal and 8-hours kip in T2?

That said.... if you're fit enough to run the entire 26 at Outlaw, you're going sub-12 by a mile, which is likely to be the minority on this forum.

Fink is MILES better for first-timers, newbies and people who are happy to learn by being told what to do. Friel/Byrne is for people who know an arse from an onion, or at least think they do. None of the plans make sense in Going Long, unless you can commit 15-20 hours a week to your training.

Edited: 01/02/2013 at 10:04
Cortina5    pirate
01/02/2013 at 13:24
slowerthanilook wrote (see)

If we're talking about "manning-up", Cat, then surely it's long bricks, rather than doing it next day? Unless you're planning on a nice meal and 8-hours kip in T2?

Absolutely. Which is what Fink promotes on his Competitive plan. Long bike Sat, Long brick Sun.

Blisters    pirate
02/02/2013 at 00:01

Badger, I need the confidence that I can do each discipline on their own before trying to link things together. Therefore I did have a marathon planned for January, but the snow pissed on that, and now the organiser is richer to the tune of £15000 minus expenses.

02/02/2013 at 07:57

Fair enough. I'm more of the 'wing it on the day' type!

ChallengeCheggers    pirate
02/02/2013 at 12:43

I'm totally with Blisters on this. I can swim 4k in the pool and I know it should be easier in a wetsuit etc but I'll still have done the swim distance in OW beforehand. I've cycled 150 miles in one go before now but that was a few years ago so I'll have definately have done a 112 mile ride by the time Henley comes round - and the reason I'm doing so much running at the moment is so the Stratford marathon feels like a walk in the park (some hope!!). 

02/02/2013 at 15:20

I'm winging it with Badger. 

Fink started today though. An easy 18 mile bike ride. First time on the road bike for months. Dropped it off at the lbs for a service and took the opportunity for a short run brick home. 

Blisters    pirate
02/02/2013 at 23:48

63 mile bike ride with group 1. More accurately, I was hanging off the back of group 1, especially towards the end of the ride. Road speed was around 20mph with the pack, on average.

Two hours later a 5 mile soggy and boggy cross country. Boy was that hard.

11/02/2013 at 13:05

Bumpity bump y0!

Calling all Finkettes - enjoy your rest day.

Update on CH website..."Look out for the new bike route....coming soon"

I see USN are the nutrition partner for this year. Does anyone have any idea what products they are likely to use? I know it's a bit early but my stash needs topping up soon.


Cortina5    pirate
16/02/2013 at 20:48

Some cracking banter in the Henley times today. Especially from a guy who suggests the can the bike altogether and have an "Elite duathlon"....

16/02/2013 at 21:13

*crosses bike training off Fink plan* 


17/02/2013 at 11:22

Ironman training week 1 complete! 7h45m logged this week including a 2h30m bike and 20min. run-off today. Rest day tomorrow. 

Anyone else training or are you all winging it?

iron fraggle    pirate
17/02/2013 at 12:09

a mixture of both i fear

17/02/2013 at 12:28

I'm with fraggle.  

Just about to go for a run though. About an hour's plod. Well done Badger. 

Blisters    pirate
17/02/2013 at 16:16

Winging it.


Scuba Trooper    pirate
17/02/2013 at 19:12

Evening all

First week on Fink or a closeish approximation, 8 hours, over 8 sessions including 1:40 on the bike with a QC to 20min run.

When will they finally publish the route?

Are the drinks/gels on the course going to be USN?

17/02/2013 at 19:19

Good work Scuba - sounds like you're similar to me - let's hope we can keep it up! I'm not sure about the USN stuff, they are stated as being a 'nutrition partner' for the race, but whether that actually means they are providing the on-course nutrition or not I am not sure?

Scuba Trooper    pirate
18/02/2013 at 16:34

Badger - Looking at the Challenge website it says that USN products will be available at the feeding stations on the run.

Lovely rest day today.

18/02/2013 at 17:18

I've eaten my bodyweight in karamelwaffen today. Nice.

Scuba, I wonder what's being handed out on the bike then?

Had FB update today from Challenge UK...

"Watch out for the new bike route (with a cheeky new incline) - coming soon...."

One hopes that new incline isn't too cheeky!

Edited: 18/02/2013 at 17:29
Rafiki    pirate
18/02/2013 at 18:30

The route goes past Henley Breweries - why aren't they the 'nutritional partner'??? That might keep the locals happy, supporting local business and all

Blisters    pirate
18/02/2013 at 21:57

I wonder if all this banter in the Henley Griper is something that Lord Coe referred to as the Olympic Legacy?

Anyway. "Winging it" included a 21 mile run today.

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