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Good work Sarge, see the running can be okay. Hope the swim went well, I often live in fear of the greenpeace rescue at the pool!
Managed to get out on the bike tonight... Did a bit of bike diy in the week and all seems to still be working. Quite chuffed with myself really. Run and pt tomorrow.
Karma, I had a bit of a topple not long ago. Most embarrassing. Well done for staying focused through your nights. I simply can't manage training when on nights.
grab a turbo trainer MrsD and set the bike up ready to rock when you walk in the door!
it'll help you get to sleep being mentally and physically stressed while the sun is shining.
( hated shifts - glad I now get to work until the work is done instead ! )
Hmm didn't do any training today as last night was a killer never normally work nights so a week of mixing up nights and days has not been fun at least I have done 5 days this week looking on the positive side
Oh dear.... jsut got my early bird email for Ironman UK .... Bolton, 4th August. no doubt its £400+ or so and with 5000 onthe earlybird list I might have to jump or fall.
Its further out than Outlaw, but their is a chance of fitting in a half Iron before hand as per Fink. More time to get ready and track progress into finishing.
Decisions are needed far too early in my training - making it a punt in any case as I cannot buy a wetsuit to fit today and im getting the distinct feeling the bike is too big to get comfortable on tri bars.
missed my swim slot. traffic/household duties/feeding kids . Still, I did run today and I shall bike tomorrow. Swimming will have to wait another week...
anybody watch the 70.3 championships on livestream via ironman.com ?
Outlaw is a relatively easy course and is a good one for a first timer, esp if you are slow. Its flatish and has a 17hr cut off.
Its also cheaper and has great pirate support
Come play at Outlaw Sarge! You know you want to. Top work on the training, hope you're resting well too! Pt session attended, unfortunately wrong day and wrong time. All round balls up. Run instead. Bike over to boxfit tomorrow. Hoping for turbo next month... Keep plugging on Karma, the mix of days and nights is a killer. Seems to take me ages to get back on an even keel.
Sgt the coverage of outlaw on Ch4 was shocking and I think the person who edited the highlights hadn't actually been there on the day. It was a lot better than that. In a straight course between IMUk and Outlaw I would deffinantly pick outlaw the course is more forgiving and it's better run and cheaper race. Would have to say for balance through that I've done outlaw and have only watched the race at bolton on the telly and heard about it from other people. You could go crazy and do both.
SgtLard wrote (see)
Oulaw early bird entry opened. Fcuk it. Im off the fence and looking forward to 8 months of missery ad 14hrs-/+ of hell for a snazzy tshirt and bragging rights. Priceless Just remember, you talked me into it.
Lard there are a few folks who start blogs so not that sad but have almost started one now with the thread?
Think Marshman best for Outlaw timing Sarge. Have been scrutinising. No training for me, sickly child.
Marshman is good preactise for the big day. There is nothing to look at scenery wise, and you'll get plenty of practise cycling in to the wind on the flat. Good mental training
The most important thng about OW swimming is the sighting - it's surprisingly difficult to swim straight until you get used to it, and don't just rely on following someone else, they may be swimming off course. Best is to lift your head to sight every few metres until you're experienced. Before you enter the water, check to see if the bouys are easy to see, if they aren't very big you may have trouble spotting them once swimming. I look for something big you can sight on such as a building or large tree that's in a direct line with the bouys.
And don't forget to enjoy it! I used to panic about OW, now I much prefer it to pool swimming.
I was just revisiting the thread and spotted Cake's kind advice :
Cake wrote (see)
.......... You could go crazy and do both.
.......... You could go crazy and do both.
Three things came to mind :-
a) I was thinking the same thing
b) why would it be crazier than going from nothing to outlaw in the first place
c) why not add ironman 70.3 and do a hat trick ?
Im a little worried Ive pushed too hard as my knee is still a little sensitive....must do a turbo session today .
Been looking at FInk, and I dont think I can do the build phase timings - I thought I saw some guidance on how to tackle the timings and zones IF your not fit enough, but I cant find it now....
Ive got 9wks before the 30wk cycle starts for Outlaw...so 9 wks to be fit enough for the 30wks....
and A good morning to everyone!
What about the Fink build phase do you think you will have trouble with?
You need to stay within Z2 to build the base as far as I recallIf you cant stay in Z2 without walking then that proves that you have a base to build, staying within the Z2 is the key and staying within the timescales, as you progress through the plan you will find that you walk less and go furtherHave yo ustarted the plan early in order to repeat the base or is this seperate to the 30 week plan?EIther way staying in the zones is the key and making sure that you have the correct zones in the first place, if you have worked them out from a formular then they are likely (IMO) to be wrong
Then stick at it .. keep in the zones and HR will drop and times will increase