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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

Swashbuckler 2011

orangecannonby orangecannonMay 23rd 2011
Hmmm - a 3:30 alarm call preceeded by 3 hours of our tent bending horrizantal in the wind - I got 2 hrs sleep - not fun.

So got up, lenses in, brush teeth, start eating breakfast croissants. Then it tarted spitting rain, a little. This was not in the plan.

Left the campsite at 4am!!!, got to the race to be greeted by line of people bent double against the wind and rain, wheeling their tri bikes and disk/deep section wheels over to t1. I have never seen so much bling, or such crap weather in T1. oh well.

Got sorted in the rain, long chat to Hennie, then wee, wettie on and away we go.

Swim was busy. No one had a clue where they were going, felt a constant fight, I normally behind all this crap, but nonone told me about the side effect of swimming lessons

Spent an eternty in t1 - arm warmers, bike shirt etc. I am now a wuss! Eventually got out on the bike. It was a bit windie, but all I remember is feeling massively bloated the whole way around, 2 big wees and another in t2, and thefact my feet were numb the whole way. oh well. Love the fast bits hated being furthr up the field as I cant just pick people off the whole way.

T2 - remove all my kit, then off on the run. Just sort of cruised it, but also not sure I could have gone too much faster. Again just felt bloated and fat the whole way!

swim 43.11, (43%), bike 02:26 (27%) run 01:51 (25%) - 05:01:34 (25%)

swim 49:23 (57%) bike 2:28 (37%) run 1:47 (17%) -05:05 (28%)

Overall felt happy,but slightly disappointed in the run split when I looked at it - oh well - onwards and upwards.
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