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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

Base 2 - Here comes the coach, bang goes my life!!!!

orangecannonby orangecannonMay 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 spent way too much time visiting hospitals to do much training....
Anyway, I am still here, still smiling and back training.

Thoughts re coaching

much higher bike volume - bang straight into 5/6hr rides!!!
running is all to a heart rate cap
regular (montly) run tests.....

Weekly Totals

week total
Base 2.1 1h:50m 6h:00m 6h:20m 1h:50m 16h
Base 2.2 0h:30m 12h:30m 3h 0h 16h
Base 2.3 _ 1h;15m 3h:45m _ 5h
Base 2.4 recovery 0h 9h:45m 4h:30m _ 14h:15
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