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the experiments: experiment nine

It feels like it has been forever since I ran with any purpose over distance let alone experiment. Yes, there have been a couple of interesting, fun time trials during ‘Lockdown’ but only short-distance...

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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 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....

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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...

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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...

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race day: Waterford-Tramore 2019

I love the Waterford-Tramore annual run. Luckily, I have been fortunate enough over the last 3 years to put in a strong effort on race day. The race is run over a point-to-point 7.5...

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the experiments: experiment three

With a couple of high mileage weeks behind me, the long run was curbed a little this week. I decided to drop it back to 18 miles given that I had more miles than...

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the experiments: experiment one

I’m now out on my own following the completion of my guinea pig trial. That means it’s time for some experiments of my own construction. I started this experimentation last weekend and repeated the...

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run like… a Kenyan?

I’m always picking up books about running or reading articles on the internet about the same. The majority are just the same loosely-inspiring things rehashed again and again. Lots of positivity, lots of snippets...