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O.rangeCannon's pirate journey!!!!!!!
O.rangeCannon's pirate journey!!!!!!!

So I'm now a pirate, (ie normal people who are inspired by the runners world forumites doing IMs)..... This involves drinking beer, buying lots of yellow kit, oh, and a race or 2 a year to give it an objective.

I bumped into the pirates via the runners world magazine / forum, and they gave me the confidence to dare enter an IM.


2010 IMDE - flat, Outlaw - flat
2011 IM Regensburg 2011 - flat, IMWales - hilly, oh so windy
2012 Lanza - hilly and windy
2013 - IM Lanza - the return :-)

Recovering from knee issues, (too many rugby injuries) so now the plan is to swim OK, be an Uber Biker, and just let the run take care of itself. Oh Well

IM Lanza 2013 - Here we go again!

orangecannonby orangecannonSep 10th 2012
so I resumed basic week training.

My basic week looks like:-
Mon Bike commute
30 min functional leg session at lunch
part run home
Tue part run in
30 min core
Bike commute
Wed Extended bike commute inc intervals
Optional spin bike intervals, (If i miss morning session)
part run home
Thu part run in
Optional general weights session
Bike commute
Fri Rest
yoga at lunch
Sat Swim
optional run
Sun Long bike

Weekly Summary

wk total comments
1 1.5 10 3.5 0.5 15.5 Aim - re-establish my basic week. Get swimming, start bike/run commuting again.

get ready for 30 runs of 30 minutes in 30 days of September.

30 minute runs were an absolute killer after no running for 3 months.

runs #1. #2 done
2 1.5 12.5 3.5 1 15.5 Southern Sportive. Great 3 hours, then I was rubbish. I have lost lots over the last 3 months. Oh well. 190k in 6.55.

Critical Power up to 265w from 240w measured 4 weeks ago :-)

runs #3-8 done of 30 of 30 mins in 30 days.
sarahleonardby member: sarahleonard, Sep 11th 2012 08:20
Great to hear that you've resumed training again, here's to a successful build towards Lanza 2013!
Post knee surgery - rehab / resuming stuff
orangecannonby orangecannon Sep 10th 2012
So I had 6 weeks total rest. Then started rehab with a Physio. He said his main aim was to stop me doing too much too soon. It worked, and did a slow reintroduction to cycling over the next 4 weeks. I then started regular bike commuting, slowly...
knee surgery
orangecannonby orangecannon Jun 22nd 2012
So post Lanza, the scans got reviewed, and yes i did have a issue..... Had an arthroscopy this week, and had the meniscal cartilage tear trimmed and tidied. Also had the plica removed/ scraped Also have a torn cruciate ligament, ( old) Fi...
IM Lanza - Race Report
orangecannonby orangecannon May 25th 2012
Pre race The race briefing was a bit different to the IM briefings I have been to before. It was done by the race director - he's about 60+, with his white hair in a pony tail - bit of an aged hippy. Credit where its due though, he has been runni...
IM Lanza 2012 - training week by week
orangecannonby orangecannon Jan 1st 2012
*sigh* Left knee is buggered giving me pain on running at my normal speed..... Slower running means I get calf cramp as I end up running subcounsiously on tiptoes - running around the injury. Wheels fell of but I have now got my head around ...
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