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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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Lisburn greed just one aspect that lets Ards Half kick its ass…

In the space of ten days I ran in two of the country’s most renowned half marathons. These are two very hilly half marathons, with Ards being the bigger test. In spite of the extra exertion the Ards Half Marathon … 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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Suffering seventeen…

It is days like this that make we wonder why I am embarking upon another marathon. The last two long  weekend runs have been tough to say the least. I know they’re supposed to be, but last week’s fifteen mile … 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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Frustration…what to do?

I haven’t blogged in a while because there hasn’t been any running to blog about. I’ve been plagued with an old ankle injury and a really tight hamstring to add to the frustration. Since running just under 9 miles last Sunday … Continue reading

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glorious…

After whinging about the dark mornings and dark evenings it is only fair that I counterbalance this with a comment on the absolutely glorious conditions of this November afternoon. I took full advantage of the day off by going for a … Continue reading

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