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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...

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...