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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

Taper Madness

orangecannonby orangecannonJun 22nd 2010
So tapering.......

In otherwords stop doing what I enjoy, so no more lunch runs, still try to swim, and do 4 bricks of decreasing intensity over the 2 week period.

Week 1 - a couple of swims, 2 bricks both of which were good. The second involved a 3hr run followed by a 45 min run. The run hurt. That did not do too much for my confidence....... My legs felt heavy and sluggish. Could have been the ride out, (uphill and into a headwind - 1hr 45 mins out, 1hr15 mins back!!) making my legs heavy.

Have not run long for 3-4 weeks, (slight hip niggle) so thats causing me to start to worry

Still not swam the distance yet, (gulp!!) but I did do a 3.2 k last week - about the longest swim ever..... and an hrs open water swimming.

so I should be feeling fresher......! but everything aches a little, feels heavy etc....

Tapering is hell
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