A Sting in the Tail

Another week has passed, and another week closer to the Dublin Marathon at the end of October. Training has been going well. A few breaks here and there for holidays, but then stoppages can occur at any time… We have just had one of the sunniest Summers on record, so rain has not been an … More A Sting in the Tail

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

Colours!

IN WHICH WE HAVE A TOUGH FEW DAYS AT THE OFFICE, TAKE AN ENFORCED RUNNING HIATUS, AND SURVIVE THE NATIONAL FESTIVAL RELATIVELY UNSCATHED Every two years, fire personnel have to undertake Breathing Apparatus refresher courses. For us, it’s a three day course, and it’s fairly full on. Essentially, if you can’t pass this course, you can’t … More Colours!

The Grand Tour

IN WHICH WE HAVE THE FIRST SNOWS OF 2017, GET BACK TO SOMETHING APPROACHING NORMAL AS REGARDS TRAINING, AND CONTINUE THE DIY FITNESS REGIME WITH SOME, EH, HOME DIY… It doesn’t really snow much here in Ireland. We were at a little bump the other day (what is technically called an RTC, or road traffic collision) … More The Grand Tour

Cadence, pace and strides and other oddities…

“To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” Lady Bracknell ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Oscar Wilde So yesterday’s swim went well. In space, no-one can hear you scream. In the pool, you can’t hear your fire service alerter either. But that’s okay; I had … More Cadence, pace and strides and other oddities…

Miles to go…

‘The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.’ ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ Robert Frost Week 3 of the programme draws to a close, and despite the lean times in the station for time off, … More Miles to go…