Hello, Dublin!

Well, it has indeed been a little while since we last met. That goes for both the Dublin Marathon, and you and I, dear reader. The effects of Connemara are still being felt. After-shocks, you might call them, of the running kind. Not the seismic variety; more just heavy legs, niggly groins, grumbly knees and … More Hello, Dublin!

Resetting the clock

Well, in contrast to the last blog post, which was about three and a half million words long, give or take a million, this will be blissfully short. We’re just back from a long weekend break in London. Good times. We did some touristy stuff, but mostly visited markets and ate and drank like it … More Resetting the clock

Into the Great Wide Open… and the long, dark night of the soul: the Connemara 100 Race Report

“Into the great wide open Under them skies of blue Out in the great wide open A rebel without a clue” Into The Great Wide Open Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers (Warning: for this blog is long and full of terrors!) Where to start? Probably little point in going down the whole ‘why would you … More Into the Great Wide Open… and the long, dark night of the soul: the Connemara 100 Race Report

Through the Gap

IN WHICH WE FINALLY GET OFF THE FLAT TRAILS OF COUNTY KILDARE AND INTO THE MOUNTAINS IN PREPARATION FOR THE CONNEMARA 100 I’m about 6 miles out of Laragh on the road heading for Sally Gap, and the weather forecast is letting me down. It is certainly a different world up here, in the Wicklow … More Through the Gap

The Quest

“The Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while the Company is true.” Lady Galadriel The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring So the training continues, though the Connemara100 is not just a one-man band. … More The Quest

A modest week

Another modest week’s training. And another short post. During the week, I managed two runs, 10 and 4 miles respectively. Yesterday’s long run clocked in at just over 27 miles, and I got a free bonus farmer’s tan thrown in for good measure. Just as well I made the most of the sun though, because … More A modest week

Bonus

So, a quick update. Training is ongoing, though not exactly according to the programme. Mainly this week due to a heavy head cold and niggly cough. Still, got out for a few runs. One of the nicer ones was up the Green Road in the Caher Valley near Fanore in Co. Clare. That was part … More Bonus

Maxed out

How time flies when you’re having fun. And likewise, it drags when you’re not. And in between is where most of the rest of life happens. It’s been a busy few weeks between work and home life. Odi the wonder greyhound continues to win our hearts with his suave nonchalance, incredible turn of pace in … More Maxed out

Odi has landed…

IN WHICH WE HOLD OF FOR ABOUT A FORTNIGHT BEFORE CAVING IN AND GETTING A NEW DOG – LIFE GOES ON, AS IT GENERALLY DOES – WE DO A LITTLE MUSICAL CHAIRS WITH THE HOSPITAL, AND I CONTINUE TRAINING… OF SORTS This will be scatter-gun sort of post. Some days, everything just seems to be … More Odi has landed…