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First 3k swim done. 1:20 so reasonably happy with that. 50 or so miles planned for the bike tomorrow. I wonder if it will actually be shorts weather soon?
Rapidly bouncing between "Argghhh I'll never get round, I've left it all too late" and "You know, I think this is achievable"
so nthose staying till monday are you heading straight back or going to the pub first.just trying to work out if there will be meeting up on the monday
I will probably be taking a week off work after Outlaw so I won't have any requirements to rush home, so I will be around on Monday.
I may be able to drive back to Nottingham on the Monday if there is enough people going to pub, the Bridge was OK last year
I think the family will be keen to pack up and head home so doubt we'll make it to the pub, sorry.
I'm not sure if I should be worried but I still don't ache after Sundays bike ride. Does this mean I might finally be getting fitter? Has a riding lesson last night and then swum this morning, comedy tan lines were rather embarrassing pool side so a quick dash and jump in was required! Now to see if I cease up during the day at my desk.
no one can tell you that you can make it EP.......we can all have a bad day......but to increase the chances then the long rides need to be put in......
you have plenty of weeks to get them in still......some people like a few over 100....some will say 10 or so over 50 will do..but we are all different.......I think my OH who doesn't cycle but runs could probably go out and do the bike run tomorrow in the time.......but he comes from a faster, fitter base than me.....
I think we have said with Fink before that the bike times are light as he assumes that beginners can ride 20 mph.......I haven't known any of the slower pirates sticking to just finks bike times........but that doesn't mean that it won't work
Ironman is a long hard day.no doubts about it and the cutoffs make it harder........but with the training we are all capable of it if we want it.........
so think about why you started the journey..why you want to become an ironman........write the reasons down if you already haven't and keep them in a pocket somewhere and let that inspire you to keep training and keep moving forward
Whilst I don't agree that Fink necessarily assumes an average speed of 20 mph I do think that his 'Just Get Round' is aimed at time poor athletes rather than slower ones. My coach likes to give me several rides of five hours - but these come out at around 80 miles, and I like to do at least a couple of century ones too. Likewise Fink will have assumed that the longest sessions are done on top of all of the others rather than in isolation. Consistent consistency is key.
I totally agree with Seren in that anyone can do it who wants it enough - but we said at the start, it's a very selfish pursuit and it takes over your life.
Only you can honestly say whether you have any chance of making it in the time allowed and how much time and energy you're prepared to devote to it in the remaining few weeks. Assuming a 2 week taper that leaves 8 weeks of long rides and runs - and you'll need to be doing both every week, on top of consistent training during the week. Can you do that?
Seren do you fancy OW swimming tomorrow morning in Chepstow quarry? 8/9 degrees atm 5 pound entry