Some cracking banter in the Henley times today. Especially from a guy who suggests the can the bike altogether and have an "Elite duathlon"....
*crosses bike training off Fink plan*
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?
a mixture of both i fear
I'm with fraggle.
Just about to go for a run though. About an hour's plod. Well done Badger.
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?
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?
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.
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!
The route goes past Henley Breweries - why aren't they the 'nutritional partner'??? That might keep the locals happy, supporting local business and all
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.
Blimey, well done Blisters. Winging it for me was a 6 mile run yesterday and a 14 mile bike today.
Henley beer. yummy, but prefer Rebellion in Marlow to Breakspear in Henley, although I'm always happy for a taste test just to double check.
Brakspear, not Breakspear
I should know
Sorry schmunks. Happy to be corrected.
But I might have to buy a bottle just to make sure.
I'll tap my great great great great great great great Uncle for a freebie on your behalf
I think the rule is, if it's above the neck train on (but perhaps not so hard) if its below the neck then don't.
If you feel OK you can still train imo.
In the same boat UB bloody kids and their germs am training 'easy' and avoiding the pool today as I feel like I'm drowning already and don't think I'd survive
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