Category: marathon

All things marathon related

3:40 speed check – original photo © Jonathan Brazil 0

speed check: go run 3:40

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may have stumbled on my speed check runs from last year. The most adventurous of which was possibly the speed check marathon just...

chilly start – original photo © https://pixabay.com/photos/soap-bubble-frost-snow-bubble-1958650/ 0

it starts (again): back on the road

This week is when my plan to get ready for Tralee Marathon in April officially starts. I didn’t have anything too hectic lined up, having been through somewhat of a 4-week off-season. An off-season...

On the road for a new goal – original photo © https://pixabay.com/photos/street-road-straight-horizon-381227/ 0

tralee: time for another challenge

Two weeks since the Dublin Marathon and my unsuccessful bid to claim the sub-3:20 I dearly desire. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve analysed not just my race data but also my training...

0

race day: dublin marathon

They say you should never meet your heroes: expectation always falls short of reality. The same is true of running – more often than not. You train hard, to build capability and confidence. Without...

waterford viking marathon 2019 – job done 0

race day: waterford viking marathon 2019

Race day arrived yesterday for my planned midway speed check marathon. The Waterford Viking Marathon was supposed to be my midpoint test to see how training was progressing for me. You may have heard...

it is what it is – original image © https://pixabay.com/users/avi_acl-5075433/ 0

acceptance: it is what it is

That’s it. Less than 34 hours to go until the Waterford Viking Marathon gets underway. Up until the last 4 weeks, this had looked like it was going to be more than a speed...

strained tendons (photo © https://unsplash.com/photos/EayqAlQiFeQ) 0

rice: food for thought

How I wish this was a post about an intriguing discovery about rice and how it fuels the potential to be a better runner. Sadly not. The only RICE of any note in the...

0

speed check: unexpected 3:45

A few weeks back myself and a running buddy ran that stunning 50km piece of endurance madness. This week he got revenge by casually dropping it into conversation last Sunday that we might run...

you'll not find a better stretch of land to run your first ultra 0

the ultra has fallen: #BIGTURD

I remember it well… It was September 2000, my brother and I had been running a bit in the years previous. Only short distance, nothing more than a few miles. We set our sights...

1

the experiments: experiment one

I’m now out on my own following the completion of my guinea pig trial. That means it’s time for some experiments of my own construction. I started this experimentation last weekend and repeated the...