PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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24/02/2013 at 19:15
Blisters wrote (see)

Badger, how can a 37 mile ride be classed as "long"? Surely they need to be knocking on the door of 100 miles to be long? The furthest I've ever done is 70 miles, so it's not even in the frame. Truly, I do need to get out on the bike more.

Well it's the longest of the week, in accordance with the Fink intermediate plan (actually, I was only supposed to do 90mins.) Not sure I've ever read a definition of a long bike needing to be 100 miles long. Remember, there's a hell of a long way to go yet! Hurdle 1: Reaching the start line in one piece. 

p.s. Cheers Scuba for the birthday wishes! Have had a very large pub Sunday lunch in celebration.

Edited: 24/02/2013 at 19:16
thedrainman    pirate
24/02/2013 at 19:40
Will be signing up tomorrow as long as no more bills come in then better start training
24/02/2013 at 19:45

Nice. Welcome aboard. Seems there's a fair number of us now!

24/02/2013 at 21:21

Hi drainman. Welcome to the gang.

lol at long ride. My longest so far is 25 miles and that was today.  I'm up to 7 miles on a run and 1000m on swimming. I've got some training to do but there's plenty of time yet and I'm still on target with Fink, apart from the swim perhaps. Each to their own, and all depends on targets I suppose. 

Blisters    pirate
24/02/2013 at 22:47

Badger, sorry if I sounded a bit sour, I realised after pressing the send button that I could be mis-understood. Personally speaking, I'm crapping myself at the prospect of having to bike 180km as a "commute" between the longest swim I've never contemplated and a proper run.

Scuba Trooper    pirate
25/02/2013 at 07:54

thedrainman - Welcome aboard.

Soup - sounds like we are in similar places, my longest ride ever was Saturday at 30miles. I think I'm up to about 1750m in the pool but i can never keep count well enough to be more accurate than that. Running isn't an issue, I'm doing 10miles regularly and could do more but saving my energy for the more problematic swim and bike. As you say its nice to be ahead of the fink plans at this stage.

Blisters - Your doing a spring marathon right? Which one and what time you targeting?

Badger - There does seem to be quite a few signed up now, there have been a few comments on other threads that it wouldn't be that full of pirates, I wonder how many there are.

25/02/2013 at 08:58

No worries Blisters. I think it's fair to say we've all got work to do!

Scuba - there was a list I think nearer the beginning of this thread. I noticed the comments in a few of the other threads too. I will dig up the list and we can get it updated  I think we may be pleasantly surprised!

Rafiki    pirate
25/02/2013 at 09:10

Good point badger. Latest list I could find:

CH - entered
Barley
Blisters
ChallengeCheggers
Fraggle
Gladys
Iron SwissBobby
Iron Dreamer
M.eface
Rafiki
Scuba Trooper
Soupy
Ultimate Badger
Ultra Cougie

CH Half- arsed
Bedders
Hope

25/02/2013 at 12:35

This thread keeps reminding me that I must start swimming again...  

I think Hope is out of the half-arsed btw. Lazy mare!

seren nos    pirate
25/02/2013 at 13:36

yes i think she has to be somewhere else that day....

Blisters    pirate
25/02/2013 at 19:53

Scuba, I did have Gloucester marathon as a January target, but it got cancelled. Now I'm looking ahead to April and Shakespeare - Stratford. Always a good forum turn out for that, it's Mick n Phil's home town. The Glos people might even get around to offering a discount entry to something else on the basis that they haven't returned so much of a brass bean from the entry fee of £30.

Dubai Dave    pirate
26/02/2013 at 08:24

CH - entered 
Barley 
Blisters 
ChallengeCheggers 
Fraggle 
Gladys 
Iron SwissBobby 
Iron Dreamer 
M.eface 
Rafiki 
Scuba Trooper 
Soupy 
Ultimate Badger 
Ultra Cougie

CH Half- arsed 
Bedders 
Hope
Dubai Dave
AA 

 

26/02/2013 at 21:19

Good day today 45 min Z2 run (fasted) at 06:30am and a 1 hour swim this evening done as 6x400m (alternating straight/pull) with a generous rest interval. I'm gonna smash this week as it's recovery week next week. Happy training all. 

27/02/2013 at 22:20

Well done Badger. My recovery week is this week. It should really be next week too, but life got in the way the last couple of days. Got a 5 mile run planned tomorrow though. 

28/02/2013 at 08:44

Yeah, life does that doesn't it!

List updated (Hope removed)

CH - entered 
Barley 
Blisters 
ChallengeCheggers 
Fraggle 
Gladys 
Iron SwissBobby 
Iron Dreamer 
M.eface 
Rafiki 
Scuba Trooper 
Soupy 
UltimateBadger 
Ultra Cougie

CH Half- arsed 
Bedders 
Dubai Dave
AA

Edited: 28/02/2013 at 08:44
Scuba Trooper    pirate
28/02/2013 at 18:00

Badger - Nice swim session.

Should really be my rest week this week but saving that for next week after a half marathon on Sunday. After a swim and turbo on Tuesday and a swim and run Wednesday I did my long ride today (2:20 and 36miles) with 20min brick run and I feel totally spent now. Easy swim tomorrow morning and the Tri show in the afternoon (maybe try and fit in a little run too). Any one else at the Tri show tomorrow?

28/02/2013 at 18:47
Sadly dont think i can get out of work early enough, so will probably be there Saturday. Thinking about it, I could also pick up race number for the Spring Spitfire 20 (Sunday) and get a few extra mins lie in
28/02/2013 at 21:16

I ain't got time for shows - I'm training! 

Another 2km in the pool tonight (4.5km this week!) and a 45 min Z1 100+ RPM session at lunch. Going for my first cycle commute of the year tomorrow - must mean Spring's coming!

28/02/2013 at 22:12

Evening. I'm going to the tri show on Saturday and will be biking there. 

A lovely 5 mile run home from work today. I almost dread the run days but after the first mile I love it, especially this easy zone 2 stuff. 

Blisters    pirate
28/02/2013 at 23:47

Swim session. Proper one. Today was another progress day.
16L = 400m= 10:05 without trying
64L = Mile= 41:39 PB by about 2 minutes.
100L= 2.5km= 65:35 PB
I started off the session trying to be ultra smooth and breathing every 3rd stroke. Amazingly I actually managed to get decent air on my unfavoured left side. That alone would have been considered to be progress. But I'm counting lengths because they all count, so reverted to RHS breathing only.
I do need to keep doing this sort of session, because it's what will build up the feeble arm muscles, and I need to do this plus 50%, with it all feeling under control. I was a bit tired around the 80 mark to be honest.
Happy swimbler.

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