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Posted: 23/06/2015 at 12:36

Good runs from Gul and Lorenzo

SteWood78 - I've never tried that approach but from reports it's seems to work for some. Although I prefer going the other way including runs close to marathon distance in training. I believe that as long as you are running PB's and staying injury free then you are doing something right. 

I ran a pre breakfast 20 miles this morning in 2:32 including 4 with effort near the end. I ran the faster miles on grass in 6:48, 6:41, 6:46 and 6:22 and now I fly off to Spain for some serious liver abuse! 

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Posted: 22/06/2015 at 15:19

SJ - That's amazing! and they call me mad...

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Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:39

Speedy – Congrats on your Summer League victory. Great 18 miler and weekly mileage

G-Dawg – You might run faster on a different Parkrun course but your hilly, tight cornered one is a better training session. Think of the accelerations after the corners as sprint reps.

Lorenzo – Nice 40 minute 10k

Joolska – You should always type your replies in Word then copy and paste so it won’t get lost. Good 18 miler.

MsE – I hope your injury improves

Solid runs also by Gul, GM, OO, PMJ and Fishy.

The marathon I was supposed to run on Saturday was cancelled but this meant I was able to run hard at the half marathon on Wednesday. I finished in 1:22:15 which is 90 seconds slower than my PB. However I’m still pleased as it was only 10 days after a 4 hour+ mountain marathon so I wasn’t fully recovered.

I head off on holidays tomorrow and have booked a 10k race that is running in the town I’m staying in. It will be my first race outside UK or Ireland and should be fun. There were over 3000 people in the race last year with 6 going under 30 minutes so it’s very competitive. It will be interesting to see how I perform after the 4 days of heavy drinking and eating I have planned. The race doesn’t start to 9 pm so I’m going to have to stay off the drink for a day! Or maybe I’ll try racing drunk.

The race -

Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 12:30

PMJ - Good 5k+ racing. If the pace was faster then you should be happy.

Lorenzo - Enjoy the good weather running

KR, Bike It - Good hill repping and sprinting

Gul - Nice weekly mileage including the 15 miler

MsE - Any pace for a 12 hilly trail miles is good, especially after a good 9 miler.

Tony - I hope your 13 miler and MP running goes well tomorrow. Never an easy run at this stage of a schedule

Good luck Blisters, GDawg and any other racers.

I'm happy to report my hip flexor niggle has eased off a bit and on the mend. Once again I managed to run through the injury without having to take any unplanned days off.

I ran my local Parkrun today and was surprised to break 19 minutes and finish 1st. I wasn't pushing it 100% after the mountain marathon last weekend and I've had the worst DOMS I can remember in my calves all week. The quads weren't too bad but the calves only started feeling normal yesterday.

I only just realises yesterday that I have a half marathon race on Wednesday night that I'd totally forgotten I'd signed up for months ago. I then have a marathon on Saturday so it should be interesting on how I'm able to performed.

I've finally joined my first ever running club. I'm now a member of the 100 Marathon Club Ireland which (believe it or not  )is a club for runners specifically targeting running 100 marathons. They organise their own official marathon events to help you reach your 100 marathon goal. Next Saturdays is one of these events in Drogheda so I'm looking forward to meeting lots more mad marathoners like myself.

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Posted: 06/06/2015 at 23:06

Sorry I've only had a quick drunk'n read back of the last page. Excellent report Poacher and I'm one of the 0.1% who got it right away! Well done Sir.

I finished the Mourne Way Marathon today in 4:06:53 for 15th place out of 142. About half of the race wasn't running at all but a hike in the muddy mountains. It was a great experience but I've learnt today that mountain running really isn't my thing.

 I've just uploaded this to YouTube -

The sound quality isn't great in a lot of them due to the head wind and 6 and 7 are the wrong way round but YouTube doesn't make it easy to change them. I'll fix it tomorrow when I sober up. 

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Posted: 04/06/2015 at 20:09

The Mad, the Bad and the Ugly.

The Mad - I'm currently carbo loading for my 5th marathon or ultra in a 6 week window. It's the Mourne Way Marathon and my first 'mountain' marathon with a peak of 1400ft and 7000ft elevation gain and loss. The current forecast has a 20 mph head wind most of the way which will make it all the more interesting!

The Bad - I'm suffering from a bit of a upper thigh/hip flexor strain which is not ideal when I have a lot of climbing ahead. I've been applying ice and stretching and rolling like a mad thing. Let's hope it holds up.

The Ugly - I've been working from home this week because I've had to apply a hot compress to an eye infection every two hours. My eye has swollen up and developed a rather unattractive cyst. At least it's made it easy to also apply ice to my thigh and do plenty of stretching and rolling too.   

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Posted: 31/05/2015 at 21:28

Leslie - Well done on a sub 3:30. That's a great performance considering your leg problem!

Bike it - Fantastic performance showing such grit. I was tracking you all and you had me on edge when I realised it was touch and go for a bronze. I fist pumped when you finished!

Poacher -  Brilliant sub 10 for you. I knew you were in trouble late on as your pace dropped but you showed great guts in finishing well.

Lorenzo - You have the right to be very pleased with yourself. Thanks for making the tracking system extra exciting! I look forward to the report.

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Posted: 30/05/2015 at 15:22

Good Park-running from PMJ and OO and sensible from Lorenzo. Congrats to jOO on her first of many victories!

Leslie - Good luck for tomorrow at WCM.

Tony - Welcome aboard! A good 50+ miles weekly of P&D should bag you a sub 3:15.

Gul - Nice 14 miler

My legs are finally starting to come round after last weekends exploits. I managed 10 miles today including a 19:35 Parkrun when targeting MP. I was running late and reach the Park at 9:27 and ran head on into 330 Park runners coming the other direction. Sods law the first time I'm not in the Park before 9:20 and they go and start a few minutes early for a change!

I ran to the start and turned around about 2 minutes behind everyone. I didn't look at my watch throughout expecting about 6:35 pace after my ultra and marathon double last weekend. It was tricky getting past everyone but actually quite enjoyable weaving in and out. I'm happy to have averaged 6:19 which is close to HMP and finished 20th from 331 despite my late start. Fun.

Next for me is the Mourne Way Marathon next Saturday which should be another quad buster looking at the course profile -

I'm so excited (and jealous) for our Comrades team!   

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Posted: 28/05/2015 at 18:46

Thanks for all the kind words everyone. My quads are still trashed.

All the best to Lorenzo, Bike it and Poacher in Comrades. Smash it!


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Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:42

This is just a quick post before I go drinking again. Rather than a race report for the Causeway Crossing 50k and Newry Marathon over the weekend I leave this - 

I hope you can understand my accent

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