Monthly Archives: April 2011

Does anyone really know what training to do in the days leading up to a marathon??

They say it takes a month to recover from a marathon, but as I am doing three in that period I don’t have that luxury. Whilst I am injury free and feel in the best shape of my adult life to … Continue reading

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11miles and a sore thigh…bring on Belfast?

Did a very strong 11 mile run today, but my left thigh is paying a heavy price for the lack of rest in between marathons. Put some of my father-in-laws analgesic cream on and hope it pulls through the 26.2miles of … Continue reading

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Body screams ‘stop’, head whimpers ‘go’: head wins!

Today was my third run since London and the first since a deep tissue ‘massage’/torture session. I Ventured a little further than the previous two runs and did 5.6miles…It was a fairly strong start with a massive dip in the … Continue reading

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2.5mile run – sore; deep tissue massage – very very sore!

Did a short run tonight to keep the legs moving. Definitely not as sore as last night. Then I had a deep tissue massage…It was really great until she hit the outer part of the left quad – VERY sore!! … Continue reading

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Blackpearl support cancer charities – read on to see offer

Whether you have an existing Life or Critical illness policy which you may be paying over the odds for or currently have no cover in place to protect your family or home, Black Pearl Finance can help.   We are … Continue reading

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Donations reach £1000

Donations have reached the £1000 mark after a massive push from my friends in Aquinas. We also have 35 runners doing the Marathon relay in Belfast on May 2nd – a friends team; 2 Aquinas teacher teams (ok, a Glengormley High School … Continue reading

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bitter sweet

Its good to get back running at home again, but the sore legs made tonight’s 2.5 mile feel like I was finishing the marathon over again…bitter sweet pic above – that is me second from the right!!

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one down, two to go…London report!

London was tough. It is a crowded race and it was also very hot. We went to the fa cup semi final on Saturday and the least said about that the better! We survived our trip to Wembley and I … Continue reading

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It’s time…

Leave for marathon in the morning, with the small matter of a visit to Wembley for the FA Cup Semi Final  inbetween – excited and nervous!!! The next time I am on hopefully it will be one down, two to … Continue reading

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the moment of reckoning draws closer…

I’m exhausted, totally exhausted. Work…running… more work. a I am attending the Upper sixth Leavers’ Dinner tonight and as Head of Year have to make a speech. You would think I would have it prepared before now! Ah well, I … Continue reading

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