Category: running

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rest: off-season’s greetings

Following the Waterford AC Half-marathon last week I said that it was time for off-season. It has been a long year and my mind tells me that the body needs some rest. Naturally, habits,...

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trial run: WAC half

Last weekend we ran a trial of some of the hills along the Waterford AC Half-marathon route. Some additional off-route miles thrown in also to keep the workrate going. This week was all about...

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fast hills: race recce

Not a huge amount to report from this weekend’s long run. Just a 16-miler but with race pace effort on the hills. We selected a route that incorporates some of the worst climbs along...

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race day: beat the train

That time of year again, following the Dublin Marathon. Time for the fantastic Beat the Train race on the Waterford Greenway, in support of Down Syndrome Ireland. A superbly run event, organised by a...

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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...

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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...

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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...