Tag Archives: marathon

Hip arthroscopy and running

So it’s been ages since my last blog. I was just into my 2,013 mile challenge in 2013 when I suffered a labral tear in my hip in February. Although I kept the challenge going up until August the prognosis … 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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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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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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Recovery between races?

Usually recovery after a half marathon or marathon isn’t a problem – rest a day or two and begin a little light running or cycling for a few days and then start your next programme…But what if you have races … Continue reading

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Half Marathon strategy – 10 points…well almost!

It is common knowledge that for any long distance race you should have a strategy and stick to it. The question is, what should that strategy be? This is a more difficult question and the answer will probably vary significantly … Continue reading

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