Monthly Archives: June 2011

Junky? More like, “I have started so I’ll finish”

A friend from the gym recently referred to me as a “junky”…and certainly from msgs I have read or received from other run bloggers you can tell that many runners are totally addicted. I don’t think I am. I don’t … Continue reading

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Running with The Tudors

In my job I read a fair amount of stuff about human suffering, war, revolution, punishment etc in the past (and indeed present) – these are the type of things that catch our attention in the history books and daily newspapers. However nothing … Continue reading

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fast food = slow running…

…ok so it is hardly a revelation but when I decided to go for a slow recovery run this evening I wanted the pace to be my choice!!!Instead, after going to watch my daughter perform in her dance show all … Continue reading

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And the winner of the “Hilliest Half Marathon” competition is…

?????…it is a close call between Ards & Lisburn, but Ards wins!! Not content to send you up Scrabo Hill once they do it again on the way back. Thankfully I was on much better form for this Half than … Continue reading

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Pre-half warm up & 100 press-ups challenge…

I know I should really be resting before the half marathon tomorrow night but that isn’t easy to do. I restricted myself to 2 miles though. 1/2 mile easy, 1mile at 10k race target pace & 1/2mi at Half marathon … Continue reading

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speed sessions…

Two decent speed sessions this week – one interval session (4.3mi) and a ten minute challenge (1.41mi) have hopefully helped the legs get in shape for Ards half marathon Friday night…A deep tissue massage tonight also revealed many aching leg muscles … Continue reading

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bloody garmin!!

All set for a good interval session at Ballyclare park and my Garmin blows up again!! It is beyond the joke now…they only sent me a replacement for my first failed watch a month ago! Consequently, I did a light jog round … Continue reading

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Lisburn Half

I felt really flat, but the course wasn’t!! It is 3 and a 1/2 weeks after the triple marathon & Ifelt every bit of it. Perhaps the ‘experts’ are right when they say it takes a month to recover from … Continue reading

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Lisburn Half

I felt really flat, but the course wasn’t!! It is 3 and a 1/2 weeks after the triple marathon & Ifelt every bit of it. Perhaps the ‘experts’ are right when they say it takes a month to recover from … Continue reading

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5 mile training run…

http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/92257172 Still undecided whether to do the Lisburn 10k on Weds, I embarked upon this training run and in spite of a sore ankle it was ‘ok’. I am not sure what strategy to pursue in the 10k race if I … Continue reading

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