Almost at the end of week 13 of Fink, surprising myself with some of the stats I'm getting, average speeds & distances covered in the alloted times, feeling tired today, did a 3 and a bit hour ride with 1200m of climbing and a 30 minute run to end with, horribly windy today as well.
I get that, but I see comments on other threads re people not having high enough average speeds, I can keep on plodding but is it going to get me round in time, I'm a first timer at IM distance hence my concern.
I've been following the Fink Competitive plan for the last 9 and a bit weeks to prepare for Wales. So far I've enjoyed it, finding the time has been fine and I've more than coped with the plan so far. I chose the competitive Base plan as I felt I could cope with the demands and if it all went Pete Tong I could drop back to the Intermediate plan if I needed to. So before I start the Competitive build phase I seek some advice. Swimming I've completed every session to date in under an hour, tomorrow's session is a 2500m straight swim, I'll swim for an hour and probably cover around 3000 meters. Cycling I'm getting faster, average speeds are around 17mph on long Saturday rides where I'm getting at least 20 metres of climb per mile on rides, I am doing longer rides than Fink demands especially now the weather is improving. Running I'm averaging about 8.5 minute miles in Zone 2, sometimes slower sometimes a little quicker. Am I fast enough to continue with Competitive or should I drop to the Intermediate plan? I know its all about time in the zone but I have the chance now to switch plans at the end of week 10, any advice most welcome.
I was going faster for sure, my quads were burning after 50 metres so judging from SuperCaz comments I'm not kicking quite from the hips, knees no problem, didn't really feel anything in the ankles, I'll try them again tomorrow.