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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.

Bastards!

History
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


base training

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IM Lanza 2013 - Here we go again!
orangecannonby orangecannon Sep 10th 2012
so I resumed basic week training. My basic week looks like:- Mon Bike commute 30 min functional leg session at lunchpart run home Swim Tue part run in 30 min coreBike commute Wed Extended bike commute inc intervalsOptional spin bike inter...
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 ...
Base 3 - Lets up it!!!
orangecannonby orangecannon May 23rd 2011
After a rocky April, it was all systems go for May. Good weather also helped. I linked up with my local tri club as well so long weekend rides became an early start for 90 mins, meet the tri club ride, then on my own for another 2 hrs to finish....
Base 2 - Here comes the coach, bang goes my life!!!!
orangecannonby orangecannon May 3rd 2011
First month of training with a coach!!! Started by sorting out my basic, repeatable week, followed by a big increase in my weekend bike volumes!!! All was trucking along merrily then April turned into the the worst month of my life..... I spe...
Base 1 - lets start cranking it up
orangecannonby orangecannon Mar 27th 2011
Base training starts here..... sort of..... March was a month of mixed emotions / training. Finally left my old job, which meant time for some sneaky training, but also lost training around leaving drinks etc The new job means a longer b...
January - lets get going
orangecannonby orangecannon Jan 30th 2011
ok - IM training kicks off for real Xmas was full of cold...... so January started and I cracked on with my basic week. all went well for 2 whole weeks, although no real long biking.... We had a holiday booked to go to La Santa in mid january. T...
Monthly Pirate Mentor Update - Base 3
orangecannonby orangecannon May 9th 2010
Overview my overall plan Hey Gom.... Steady as she goes.... Base 3... I had an 8 hr adventure race, (4.5h MTB followed by 3hr 15 run). This felt good as I concentrated on pacing - i did a 5 hr slow version with the missus on the following day...
Monthly Pirate Mentor Update - Base 2
orangecannonby orangecannon Apr 5th 2010
Overview my overall plan Hi there Gom.... Time is flying by!!! Aggh!!! Panic!! So Base 2... The plan was to be increasing volumes etc etc etc. However, training over the last month has been mixed, again, with some good long stuff / good wee...
Monthly Pirate Mentor Update - Phase Base 1 repeated
orangecannonby orangecannon Mar 7th 2010
Overview my overall plan Hiya Gom.. Did another 4 weeks of base 1 as there is still lots of time....... Training over the last month has been mixed, with some good long stuff, but also some yucky weather.... Life also got in the way with a ...
email to my pirate mentor - Base 1 (4 weeks)
orangecannonby orangecannon Feb 10th 2010
Monthly Pirate Mentor Update - Phase Base 1 Overview overall plan The first 4 weeks base has been a little all over the place, due to work commitments, family stuff and lots and lots of ice..... . +ves felt like i have run consistently I...
 
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