Taper time…

IN WHICH MONTHS OF TRAINING ARE NEARING AN END, AND WE CAST A COLD EYE ON THE DUBLIN MARATHON COURSE, PLUS AUTUMN THROWS UP A FEW GOLDEN MOMENTS… Well, that seems to have come around fairly quickly. My mate and I have been training for the Dublin Marathon (how do you know someone is training … More Taper time…

Pizza by the kilo…

IN WHICH WE CELEBRATE OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (AND A BIRTHDAY) – ATTEMPT TO EAT OUR OWN BODY WEIGHT IN PIZZA, AND PLOT A COURSE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR… Last week was the peak in the programme. The speed work and tempo runs are pretty much at their max, and yesterday was the longest … More Pizza by the kilo…

Old School

My Dad has been doing some tidying up lately. In particular he has been sifting through layers of ‘stored’ material in his workshop, dating back decades. It’s an archaeological dig of sorts. As quite a lot of my stuff (and my brother’s) is in there, he pops in routinely with odds and sods. This morning, … More Old School

A Very Special Visit

IN WHICH WE CONTINUE TO TRAIN, BUT NOT SO MUCH FOR A TRIATHLON, WATCH SOME WONDERFUL SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS ON THE TELLY, AND PAY A VISIT TO A VERY SPECIAL PLACE… It’s been a busy old week. Plenty of running, and plenty of running to watch on the telly, if that’s your thing. Generally-speaking, I prefer … More A Very Special Visit

And so it begins…

Okay, so we technically missed Week One. And by technically, I mean we just didn’t do it. In my defence, your Honour, my running buddy was getting his nose fixed. And by fixed, I mean having an operation on an old injury. And it didn’t work. The hospital want to bring him back in and … More And so it begins…

A drought of sorts

We have been suffering a heatwave here in Ireland. As you know, here at unironedman, we like to do the research for you, so you don’t have to. Ya lazy frickin’ bums. An official Irish heatwave kicks in when you have five consecutive days where the temperature is five degrees (or more) above the average. … More A drought of sorts

Like an Eagle

“Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future I wanna fly like an eagle To the sea Fly like an eagle Let my spirit carry me” Fly Like and Eagle Steve Miller Band Time. Indeed. Wibbly, wobbly, timey-wimey stuff, as we mentioned a while back … More Like an Eagle