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 Wales - Leadup

orangecannonby orangecannonAug 27th 2011

a sea swim
a 'relentless' bike course - constant hills, up or down - nothing big just conststant
a run thats a bit lumpy

a lack of training in the last 3 weeks, (IMR recovery etc).

Its gonna be interesting!

Part of me just wants to cruise around, enjoying it
However, on the start line, (ok when/if I get to the bike) I will race it no matter what.

survive the swim - hopefully midpack
well paced, solid bike - 6:30..??
Solid run - 3:45 - 4:00

11:30 as an A time..... - an hour longer than IMR due to a harder course
sub 12 will be good day

I will be really happy with a top 20% finish.....

or just to finish if it all goes wrong!
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