Category: running

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virtual race day: #BVSC mile time trial

Race day arrived again – yippee! Following the great success of the first #BVSC ‘Lockdown’ 5k Challenge, it was time for the classic distance. The mile had an opportunity to shine. If I’m totally honest,...

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virtual challenge 2: the mile

Following on from the success of the first virtual challenge (5km with an ‘advantageous’ route), the #BVSC has launched their second target for virtual racing this Lockdown. This time there are options. Competitors can...

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a race: going the social distance

I said the other day that I badly needed some sort of focus and/or distraction. Something that would curb the current situation we face. There are no real races out there right now. While...

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Pandemic, pity, perspective

Looking back to the start of the year, my perspective on my training schedule. I started full of hope, eager to capitalise on a solid foundation from last year. My goal marathon for spring...

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the long runs: third eighteen

The long runs continued this week. Getting back on track with a prescribed week of training from the first draft of the schedule. I mentioned recently that I felt the need to tweak something...

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the long runs: second twenty

Last week’s foray back into the 20-mile zone of the long runs went well. It went very well; I could not have been happier about it. Since my school days, I have regularly used...

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the long runs: first twenty

It had not been a good week leading up to the next entry in the long runs series on Saturday morning. The chesty cough (I thought) that I started out on the 18-miler last...

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the long runs: second 18

Following last week’s successful outing, it was time to repeat before moving on. The second of the long runs for my Tralee Marathon training programme had something to live up to. Last week went...