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Recovery runs the day after…

I blogged about the importance of these in the past and called them “piggy back” runs…So what about these ‘piggy-back’ runs? This is something I would recommend every marathon trainer do (possibly not if it is your first marathon though, … Continue reading

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Pre-marathon day advice

Congratulations, after months of sacrifice, long runs and plenty of self doubt you have made it to the big day. In many ways the hard part is done. Getting through marathon training without injury is not easy. I’ve trained for … Continue reading

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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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10 points about the 10k

There is definitely an art and strategy in mastering a 10k in as fast a pace as you possibly can. Despite my recent training not being great I entered a 10k race last Sunday. I was a nearly a whole … Continue reading

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Why we really love Jessica Ennis…

So let’s face it, she is the face of London 2012 for a reason and it is much more than her stunning looks and figure. Many athletes have these qualities. What makes Jessica Ennis our golden girl? 1. she is … Continue reading

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Lessons for sport & life from the Olympians…

Watching the emotion of every medal win or “failure” in London 2012 teaches us so much about sport and life. The Olympics have really helped bring people together – in parks with screens, community halls and bars across the world … 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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Running 10k races as half marathon prep…

It is essential to get some race practice in the build up to your ‘A’ race. 10k races are perfect preparation for a half marathon. I am doing my final half m of the summer on Sunday and I entered … Continue reading

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Portaferry 10 mile: What did I say about race strategy?

What did I say in an earlier post about race strategy? Ignore it . I did tonight! I should start by saying that I love this race. There is a terrific atmosphere but I broke all my own golden rules. … Continue reading

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Necessity and benefits of interval sessions

I have a love/hate relationship with interval sessions. I love it when my weekly session is just finished and I hate the those moments each week as I approach the session. I perform intervals weekly- usually a Monday or Tuesday. … Continue reading

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