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I found starting getting back into the routine of training for a few weeks before I started week one really helped. Btw, remember it's inevitable you will miss some sessions for whatever reasons. Just make sure you prioritise the key ones. I think it's all good to record in some what what you've done so you can look back in x weeks time and look how far you've come.
On your comment chilibean on heart rate yes it really works you dont need anything flashy just something that tells you how fast your heart is beating.
Start with max 220 minus your age and work off that in Finks book it gives you a work out to get a slightly more accurate figure the whole idea is if you dont over work your heart each time you go out it will get fitter it is amazing how slow you have to run at the start but equally amazing how quick your pace picks up as your heart gets fitter. I have used one for years and have managed to fit 6 days in and feel reasonable at the end of the week.
Hi, mind if I join in
I'm planning on roughly doing the Fink intermediate plan.
I've already started sort of doing some stuff, i'm doing about 7-8 hrs per week, plus 2 weights/gym sessions. Its working out at 2 swims, three bikes & three runs.
I've also signed up for a spring marathon (Manchester), so I'm a bit confused on how that'll work for training, but I think i'll worry about it after Christmas.
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Good stuff TJ - I'm still dithering. I want to but my finger won't quite press the submit button. I'm using to cost of aero bars/swimming lessons etc as an excuse but with the entry price going up soon I'm going to have to follow your lead pretty sharpish I think.
Saffers - You didn't when you first got them though! Glad and reassured that you like them now. You've got the flappy spring up pads ones haven't you. Do they rattle? Reviews say they do. I'm in Brighton as well and don't know what to do. All the people who know what they are talking about say a marathon and IM is too much. But I like Brighton marathon.
Saffers - You didn't when you first got them though! Glad and reassured that you like them now. You've got the flappy spring up pads ones haven't you. Do they rattle? Reviews say they do.
Cake - thanks. I will enter next week when some money goes into my account. You are right, it will focus me and I don't want to pay extra in November either. I'm up for this. As for Brighton, well I think I'm going to be supporting cos my running won't have got up to regular 18 milers by then and don't want to get injured or miss bike training from recovering. And I'm doing as I'm told.
Thanks Cake, I don't think I will be pushing too hard at Brighton but it will be a PB as I have never done a marathon before. Saying that, I am still rather worried about the longer runs.
Orange.C....2hr bike tomorrow for this little learner. Then 10mile run Sunday.
8 mile run this Sunday. Last in the marathon taper. I'll be glad to get the thing out the way!
Went out on the bike at lunch to drop my expenses off. Rode the big ring all the way (apart from the Cat5 hill on the way home).The new saddle felt good, and generally enjoyed the sunshine.
Happy with that!
Hi Peeps this is my very first post on here.
I have a friend who has entered outlaw 2012 already and i really want to enter myself BUT my problem is that i have a family holiday booked from June 6th - 20th and im worried about my taper being too long.
I can run and swim while I'm there no problem but will not be able to bike (don't think the wife would be too happy if i took it lol).
Any advice would be grateful
Simon if nothing else the overriding emphasis on training for long distance Tri is to have the support and backing of all the family, if you are confident in your biking then taking 2 weeks out that close to the event could be ok with a few sharpeners on your returnThe ideal would be to be able to get at least one long one in and use week 2 as a set back weekThat said if you are a weak cyclist then you will need all the weeks you can get FF ... RTFP
Yes i could do running and swimming no problem just no biking.
Do you think nearly a month of taper is too much though?
Has your computer got a stutter or have forgotten you posted this already due to your advancing years??
Thanks for the advice M...eldy really appreciate it.
I completed a 50 mile bike ride the other week in just over 3 hours but we didn't go for time just the distance.
That's quite reasonable isn't it??
yeah you're probably right...
Decisions , decisions, decisions???
JEvans - if you don't enjoy biking I think you've made the right decision. The only thing I would add is to ask what sort of bike have you got? I didn't start to really enjoy biking (and I mean really really enjoy) till I got my road bike as opposed to a hybrid. I might be wrong but I think you mentioned you are riding a hybrid at the mo? Just something to bear in mind for the future thats all and good luck with the rest of your training. I think a relay option might be good for you, (or helping at the feed station of course).