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Things that stand out a little and are worth mentioning


the experiments: experiment seven

The Dublin Marathon is getting close now which means that the experiments have to become more focussed. A lot of time and effort went into the early months of this year. Time taken to...

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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...

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guinea pig: the results

Back in November last year I posted about how I had entered a research study as a guinea pig, to investigate the effects of strength training on running economy for endurance athletes. I’ve posted...

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the experiments: experiment five

Last week’s entry in the experiments line-up yielded my first failure. Some might say I’m being a little harsh as I only missed two splits by a tiny margin. However, it wasn’t the missed...

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the experiments: experiment four

With the trial marathon having gone so well last week, it was time for another test of my legs. Rather than drop back too far from full distance, I felt fresh enough that 20...


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...