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Things that stand out a little and are worth mentioning

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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 (tired) twenty

Time to queue up and execute the third twenty-miler of the long runs. You would think that having learned so much from last year’s experiments that I would have approached this weekend’s run with...

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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...

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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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race day: Waterford AC half-marathon

At this event last year, I equalled my lifetime PB for the half-marathon distance. I ran a 1:36:17 off the back of Dublin Marathon training and not a huge amount else. That was the...

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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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recovery: how far is too far

For many casual runners the idea of a recovery run, following a long run at the weekend can sound like an alien concept. Trying to explain it to a non-runner takes a leap even...