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My training for three marathons in five weeks for cancer charities…

Running, life and motivation

Life and running are uncannily similar . I suppose you could say the same for any sport . How you approach it says a lot about your character and how you live your life. One of our greatest obstacles to … Continue reading

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Pre-race: Rest or Run??

Having just rounded off a 51.25mile running week with a half marathon Personal Best at Cookstown, County Tyrone, I have come to the conclusion that I still do not know what works best for me on the lead up to … Continue reading

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No direction…

Since my marathon PB five weeks ago I have struggled to find any sort of routine or rhythm to my training. I am 90% considering a half marathon on Wednesday night and I have been sort of training with this … Continue reading

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Better in the long run…

The single most important run of the week when training for the marathon is the ‘long run’. Those of you who have read the past few posts know that my long runs hadn’t been going too well in recent weeks … Continue reading

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Mental…

After an aborted attempt on Saturday morning to get the weekend long run out of the way early, today’s (Sunday ) run become imperative to get right. The plan was to do a good 20mile run. The first of my … Continue reading

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Reality check…

With a reduced frequency in my running over the past few weeks I’ve had to ensure that the ones I get in are quality. Fortunately the first two this week were. On Wednesday (a very late first run of the … Continue reading

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Peaks & troughs

It has been a fairly mediocre week. I haven’t got any recovery runs in at all and have only managed my three sessions. The interval session was tough and it went well. It was on the running machine which is … Continue reading

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Short, sweet and effective…

The dark days and lack of my ‘bloody garmin’ make it near impossible to get an interval session in without approaching the ‘dreadmill’. As regular readers know by now I generally hate the dreadmill with a passion and would rather … Continue reading

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Déjà vu…all over again!

New Year, new challenges, new regime…well not really actually. As I embarked upon the first weeks’ training sessions for my FINAL EVER marathon (honest!) I couldn’t help thinking how I’ve become so used to the endless running, often six, sometimes seven … Continue reading

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One hundred and eeeeiiighty

Yesterday’s 11 mile “dart” (more of a shuffle 🙂 ) hit the 180th run of 2011 covering nearly 1140 miles. This includes 3 marathons, 4 half marathons, 1 x 10mile race & 5 x 10k races. The best marathon time … Continue reading

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