It was a week of marathons and park runs. Last Monday, the Dublin Marathon took place. It was a tough day for the runners. One of my mates from the fire service was taking part, and the day before – Sunday – was absolutely perfect for a run: calm, bright, no rain, no wind… Sadly, the following day … More Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh!
My favourite place to run is in St. Catherine’s Park in Leixlip. It’s right on my doorstep, so it suits me, whether I’m on call or not. But it also has a lot of variety for a park, with plenty of hills of differing difficulty and length, open flat spaces, good footpaths, and wooded areas. … More Pace and tempo training