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    MickyC

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    8 weeks HIM prep

    Post by MickyC on Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:11 am

    I’m trying to decide if it would be viable for me to complete the 70.3 in Geelong (in 8 weeks).

    My longest ever race was Noosa at the start of Nov (story here) followed by a local sprint race a week later. Since then my training has basically evaporated (except for the Microman Challenge attempts).

    All I would be trying to achieve would be to complete the distance in a relatively* comfortable condition and come out the other end having enjoyed the experience rather than never wanting to do it again. I have no time goals.

    Given the short time frame and lack of recent training, is there any advise for what I should be doing over the next couple of weeks? Is there anything in particular I should focus on, or any tests that I should do early on so that I can try and work some sort of program out for that? I have a HR monitor but no experience with HR zones etc.

    Cheers,

    MC

    * perhaps this is impossible and that it's going to hurt regardless

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    Cameron G

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    Re: 8 weeks HIM prep

    Post by Cameron G on Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:12 am

    Witout a doubt you will be fine with 8 weeks training. I think that if you can run a marathon sub 5 hours then a sub 7 hour HIM is very possible with next to no training. With your experience in OD, the HIM will be a breeze.
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    Dan B
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    Re: 8 weeks HIM prep

    Post by Dan B on Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:24 am

    Very doable. But consider getting some training.
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    MickyC

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    Re: 8 weeks HIM prep

    Post by MickyC on Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:48 am

    Thanks guys - it's reassuring to hear that it can be done and that I'm not embarking on something that is going to end in tears Very Happy

    Dan B wrote:Very doable. But consider getting some training.
    Good idea! Started yesterday with a run home from work – 12kms and I started to get a bit weary towards the end but I’m pleased with how I pulled up today.

    One thing I think I need to work on is my discipline when it comes to not pushing myself too hard during my ‘longer training’.

    Half way through the run I was feeling good, HR under control etc. This made me think ‘gee this is easy I should pick up the pace and push myself’ – which I did. This probably isn’t the smartest way to prepare for my first HIM, particularly with only 8 weeks to go Shocked

    I think this comes from my previous sporting background where the fitness training was done at close to 100%. This mindset is proving difficult to change and my ad-hoc approach to training (ie no planning) probably isn’t helping.
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    Dan B
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    Re: 8 weeks HIM prep

    Post by Dan B on Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:04 am

    Lol at my post. I meant coaching....
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    a.sawatske

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    Re: 8 weeks HIM prep

    Post by a.sawatske on Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:51 am

    please let us know how your training has been going. I want to do Husky LC in Feb on about 8 weeks training. Did 5:32 last time and I want to better that but am running short on time.
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    Alex R
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    Re: 8 weeks HIM prep

    Post by Alex R on Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:12 am

    What you got in mind for a program Andy? Where are you right now?
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    a.sawatske

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    Re: 8 weeks HIM prep

    Post by a.sawatske on Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:29 am

    Alex R wrote:What you got in mind for a program Andy? Where are you right now?
    Well I am on holidays until the 28th Jan so I would like to make the most of that. However the family demand more attention during that time as well... am finding that the most challenging!
    Right now, I am sitting on my couch about to plan something out Smile haha
    I might start a new thread about it. BTW, awesome forum.

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