Category: running

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On the road for a new goal – original photo © 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...

Morning of the Last 16 0

one week: cotton wool time

So sees the end of the final week of serious training and one week until Dublin. I have no experiments, no curiosities, no quirky runs to report on this week. The only thing that...

Windy Start 0

3 hours: no pace, no pressure

Getting up before the sun has become a norm in recent times. Such is the advent of autumn – especially in the context of the weekend long run. After numerous experiments and races in...

#BVSC at the first ever Waterford City Parkrun event 0

parkrun: the 17-mile warm-up

Parkrun has become a phenomenon around the world. The zero-barrier to entry concept is possibly the most positively disruptive thing to happen in the running world since Bowerman’s ‘Jogging‘ hit the shelves in the...

food and drink reward for a PB in Clonmel 0

race day: clonmel half marathon

Out of bed at 0630h to do nothing but relax. A little bag-packing, breakfast preparation, and standing on the deck to breathe in the cool morning air. It was race day – race day for...

back pain – original image © 0

do it again: despite all

This weekend, the long run was no more than a repeat of last week’s challenging 18-miler. We just had to go out and do it again and if possible, do it more steadily. It...