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Just lurking at the mo, going on holiday this week so will order the book when i come back but can you explain something for me please ?
on the 'just finish' program the swims are listed as #18 and #19 , are the breakdown for these in the book or can anyone give me a hint as to what it means until the book arrives ...?
Here you go Adbru
#18. 200 warmup, 8x50 drills, 5x100 (with 20 sec rest at wall inbetween), 8x50 drills, 100 cool down.
#19. 200 wu, 8x50 dr, 4x125 @20 sec, 8x50 drills, 100 cd.
Hope that helps!
mmmm, really do need to get out on my road bike and try it out properly now my marathon is over. But like Jevans.... I really don't like going fast on my bike, nor riding on roads!
I seem to be confused. I didn't think there was an alotted time for swimming? There is an assumed hour on the totals per session, but the plan just says 'SWIM'.
I must admit, I'm bored of 2 sets of drills already. I'm going to get swim coaching and see what they recommend, and join a tri club for similar.
I could never follow such a training schedule to the letter, and I'm sure that isn't the point. I enjoyed the book and not for one minute do I t doubt the authenticity of its claims or the experience or sincerity of the author.
However, everyone has different lifesyles and pressures and to attempt to follow each and every step becomes a chore in itself. I intend following the essence of the intermediate schedule, keeping within the increments in overall 'volume' and stepping up in intensity and duration as advised. What i actually achieve within my sessions is down to whatever my clubs are doing on the day.
It shouldn't be too difficult for me to apply the principals Fink lays down as my running club already structure their week around 3 running sessions (intervals/tempo/LSR). My new tri club do drill sessions with a coach on the poolside as well as winter MTB/trail running and my cycle club's weekend ride outs will cater for my road sessions.
From that I'll have to pick what I need to ensure I fit into Fink's schedule.
That's my theory today anyway. As I disappear up my arse trying to apply it I'll shout for help.
Apologies FF - I'd forgotten it was all time based. And having looked at the book I'm sure there are mistakes in there.Even the just finish is expecting 30 minutes for a 1 mile workout with drills.
I'm aiming for the intermediate plan, but working through the just finish swim at the moment, and it is taking an hour. It's the drills that do it.Feck. Mrs Cat5 is a fast swimmer (compared to me) and she would struggle with30 minutes for a mile
I think I'll just keep plugging away at the swims. I'm sure the time will reduce per session after some time.
Entry costs are a good point JEvans. Vit entries will be opening before too long and it ain't cheap. Not even paid for Outlaw yet. (sigh).
Soup Dragon wrote (see)
Welcome to the gang M,oFo. I'm planning Outlaw then the Vit too.
Another steady training week for me, total 7 1/2 hours with only 2 rest days, legs felt very heavy yesterday towards the end of my 3hr bike ride, my quads were not happy with me. Im not sure if it was the cold weather or the hills,.
I managed a reasonable 16.8mph average speed which i was pleased with, it was certainly more upflat than Outlaw
I managed 7 hours training last week, plus 2hrs weight training. Which sounds OK, until I noticed I had only actually done 1hr on my bike.
Must try harder to get out on my bike. I think buying some lights might help!
Saffers - 5 hours sounds impressive to me to - I only did 2hrs! (but I am recovering from a marathon on the 9th)
Well done bburn you are an hour ahead of the 1week schedule.
Since it was Sunday yesterday i was going to post them again.... but my internet connection wasn't working. So will repost them later this evening.... must go cook dinner for my family.....
Thanks Chilibean.....the thought of double sessions is a bit daunting.
First swim session tonight in a few weeks. I suffer from a reaction to the water which makes me feel awful for about 48 hours so I have been putting off getting back to it. I have been squirting beconaise spray up my nostrils morning and night for a week to see if it makes a difference. I really hope so.
Steady as you go guys.....
just remember there are 3 key sessions a week - the long bike, long run and long swim. These will increase each week, (3/4)
Try to make sure you hit those....
Everything else is just filler... ......
O.rangeCannon... wrote (see)
Your in for the long haul. Just keep it up and keep smiling. Any problems and everybody else can help.
I feel tired reading all this.
8 mi taper run yesterday. Unsure whether to swim tonight or just veg.
Cor, some of you are doing more than me and my IM is 17wks closer than yours
But then, I am a lazy so and so
Cat if your tired your tired just veg. Trogs don't fall into the trap of thinking because others are doing this I must be doing something wrong.
*daft hipp alert talk*
"the only person your racing against is yourself!"
You've got to run your own race we are all keen and ready to rock you've been doing the hard work for weeks now and stuff.
But I have a pool 200m from my hotel room and I will feel guilty if I don't.
I don't taper well.....