Monthly Archives: September 2011

The good, the bad & the ugly…

The Good: The Bangor 10k at the weekend was good for me as I shaved 8 seconds off my previous personal best. It was generally a well organised (save for the points below) and well-marshalled race. I always take my … Continue reading

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Avoiding Pat in the dark…

Summer is officially over for me when I have to put on the head torch to go for a run. It is at times like this that I wish I was back in the ‘big smoke’ where there are street … Continue reading

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Why don’t you do one mate?

Runners and general ‘keep fit’ types will often talk to me about marathon running. They fall into four general categories: People who have gone through the full marathon experience themselves and can relate. These are the people who rarely ask … Continue reading

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machine vs road…

As the dark nights set in I have that sense of dread that I am going to have either run the country roads with a head torch or take to the bloody treadmill ZZZZzzzzzzz… By the time my daughter had … Continue reading

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Keepin on keepin on…

Since the triple marathon challenge finished at the end of May I thought it would be simply about keeping goin at this stage. This has been true to an extent but I have done a number of shorter races since (three half … Continue reading

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Running to work…

Back at work after the holidays inevitably means we have far less time on our hands to run among everything else. This is where a bit of creativity has to come in. On Thursday I decided to bring a spare … Continue reading

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How much can alcohol affect performance?

Ok, so I’ll be honest…I really did not drink much on holiday so as I would not destroy my training schedule, but a neighbour & friend had a BBQ the evening before my Laganside 10k race and I have to admit that abstinence … Continue reading

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