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Dublin City Marathon Training 2017 8th Aug 2017

I intended to start this DUBLIN CITY MARATHON 2017 Training Blog on Sunday but I was just too tired😴😴 After a Spring of ok results (not quite what I was aiming for but hey...) I decided to enter DCM. Target very simple - to break 2.40; that is; around 6.05 per mile. Simple to type not so simple to do. I've done it b4, but in Barcelona and Rotterdam. My fastest Dublin is 2.41. And they were 3, 4 and 7 years ago. I'll be 45 when DCM 2017 comes along so that's perhaps a factor for me to consider😨😤.

Marathon Tapering for Dublin City Marathon

Why taper? Tapering is vital for the body to recover from the high amount of stress that has been placed on it in the preceeding weeks.

100K Aftermath – Recovery

Just over a week since the 100k….   I finished the race just after 7pm local time. I had a bit of a wobble when I stopped across the finish line. I was desperately looking around for a place to lie down. That had been an enduring thought for much of the second half of the race – to lie down and sleep! I was hoping to find a little patch of grass where I could simply lie down – not sit – lie. I looked wildly around and saw...

Pre 100K World Championships

It is with great pride and respect that I wear this official Irish Running Kit.   I’ve never held with craw thumping or furious flag waving and I have no truck with conventional religion. But I am a patriot. I am proud to be Irish.   Being Irish to me is identifying with the colourful and often harrowing history of this beautiful country with its 40 shades of green, rolling hills, lakes, rivers, coastlines and islands. I am proud to come from a country with such an enviable literary tradition,...

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Dublin City Marathon Training 2017 8th Aug 2017

I intended to start this DUBLIN CITY MARATHON 2017 Training Blog on Sunday but I was just too tired😴😴 After a Spring of ok results (not quite what I was aiming for but hey...) I decided to enter DCM. Target very simple - to break 2.40; that is; around 6.05 per mile. Simple to type not so simple to do. I've done it b4, but in Barcelona and Rotterdam. My fastest Dublin is 2.41. And they were 3, 4 and 7 years ago. I'll be 45 when DCM 2017 comes along so that's perhaps a factor for me to consider😨😤.

Marathon Tapering for Dublin City Marathon

Why taper? Tapering is vital for the body to recover from the high amount of stress that has been placed on it in the preceeding weeks.

100K Aftermath – Recovery

Just over a week since the 100k….   I finished the race just after 7pm local time. I had a bit of a wobble when I stopped across the finish line. I was desperately looking around for a place to lie down. That had been an enduring thought for much of the second half of the race – to lie down and sleep! I was hoping to find a little patch of grass where I could simply lie down – not sit – lie. I looked wildly around and saw...

Pre 100K World Championships

It is with great pride and respect that I wear this official Irish Running Kit.   I’ve never held with craw thumping or furious flag waving and I have no truck with conventional religion. But I am a patriot. I am proud to be Irish.   Being Irish to me is identifying with the colourful and often harrowing history of this beautiful country with its 40 shades of green, rolling hills, lakes, rivers, coastlines and islands. I am proud to come from a country with such an enviable literary tradition,...

World Championships, 2 Weeks To Go!

Less than 2 weeks to go before D Day; that is the 100k World Championships…   I felt quite tired this week. It was to be expected, and I’m quite sure it is because of the 60k run I did on Sunday (23rd). When you do particularly long runs they do take time to recover from. So I was tired pretty much all week – tho gradually less so, as the week went on! I always advise my athletes on the dangers of doing the weekly long run too fast....

World Championships – 3 Weeks To Go!

Inside the last 3 weeks to go before the 100k World Championships in Holland. This week centred on one key run; surely the most important training session of the whole plan. With that in mind, I told myself I would have no hard runs during the week – no “mini” speed sessions, because I wanted to be as fresh as was reasonably possible for the very long Sunday run…   Monday morning: massage. As last week; not too tight! That’s a good sign the day after a 25 mile run....

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