Tag Archives: Sports

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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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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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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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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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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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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