Category: special

meeting Mick Clohisey 0

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...

Recovery – original photo © https://pixabay.com/photos/young-woman-girl-sporty-nature-2699780/ 0

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...

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race day: dublin marathon

They say you should never meet your heroes: expectation always falls short of reality. The same is true of running – more often than not. You train hard, to build capability and confidence. Without...

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the experiments: experiment eight

This week we hit the big miles. The stage of marathon training when confidence is won or lost – the wonderful 22-mile effort. While the early part of the year saw several 20-mile runs, a...

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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...

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...

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the experiments: experiment six

Hard to believe the last of my long run experiments was back in May of this year. A fun few months of very different distance training for me, recently derailed by injury and illness....