Week Four

IN WHICH A TEMPO RUN TURNS INTO A RUN-LIKE-HELL RUN, WE DISCUSS THE FASCINATING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MILES AND KILOMETRES*, AND HOLLY SAYS… WELL, WHAT SHE ALWAYS SAYS… When you’re in a six-days a week programme, life becomes a bit of a blur. If you’re not checking the weather to see when’s good to run, you’re … More Week Four

A quick update

Week Three comes and goes. Monday was a warm 10k recovery run. Bad idea. Left it ’til the hottest part of the day. Took just over the hour and I lost three gallons of sweat. Okay, maybe not three. Later that evening we had to do a BA exercise in Newbridge, which is a core … More A quick update

Training to a T

“Ripper Street: Tournament of Shadows (#1.6)” (2013) [last lines] Isaac Bloom: Joshua was right. Justice has become a commodity. Is this the shadow of what is to be, Inspector? My brother used to say the future belongs to men of reason, not of faith. Detective Inspector Edmund Reid: On that I would agree with him. … More Training to a T

“Suits you, sir”

IN WHICH WE FINALLY, SORT OF, WELL, KICKSTART OUR MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAMME WITH SOME SERIOUS, EH, WALKING, RUNNING AND SWIMMING… AND SOME REALLY TASTY FISH AND CHIPS… I decided the Olympic triathlon would be a good starting point for getting serious with the marathon training programme. The marathon is not until the end of October, … More “Suits you, sir”

The game’s afoot

“The game’s afoot; Follow your spirit: and upon this charge, Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!” William Shakespeare ‘Henry V’ This quote conjures up Arthur Conan Doyle’s character, Sherlock Holmes. Probably more than the original quote from the young King Henry V, through the quill of the great bard, Will Shakespeare. But … More The game’s afoot

Laughing with the Weather Gods… The Hardman race report.

IN WHICH THERE WILL BE PAIN. THERE WILL BE CURSING. THERE WILL BE SNOT ROCKETS*. ALL OF THIS AND MORE AS A YEAR’S TRAINING AND A LONG-HELD AMBITION MEET HEAD-ON WITH THE WORST WEATHER THE WEST OF IRELAND HAS TO OFFER. AND THE WINNER IS… Ever since I did my first triathlon, I think there … More Laughing with the Weather Gods… The Hardman race report.