It’s never too late for a new challenge!

Looking at various posts on social media it seems that a lot of people found the month of January to be a lot longer than 31 days.
I’m sure a few of them gave dry January a go. Some of them might have gone vegetarian for a week. As most of you know I don’t believe […]

Its That Time of Year

If you haven’t already started making plans and setting goals for 2017 now is the time to start doing so.

I’ve been toying with some ideas for the last 6 months. I seem to have a pretty good plan in place in both business and sporting activities.

When it comes to goal setting it is important to […]

Dream Big

Last night was day 300 of my runstreak.  Having mistimed dinner time for a 7.00 p.m. jog I made it out for 5 miles at 8.30 p.m.

My legs are still feeling fresh after all these miles. It might have something to do with the extra magnesium I have been taking.

I have signed up to marshal […]

Records are Made to be Broken.

Last week I travelled to Dublin to take part in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. 

1escape health club were hoping to get around 400 people to break the record for the largest fitball class.

I arrived up fairly early and after a short wait we were allowed in to the middle of  Smithfield square […]

1100 miles on One Tank of Gas

 After weeks of hard work things are starting to come together.

On Saturday morning I ran my 12th marathon in Clarinbridge. It was a tough enough morning partly due to the fact that I hadn’t run the 26.2 mile distance for two and a half years.

The course was 8 laps of a 5km loop. There were […]

Expectation vs Reality


I thought I could combine the busiest working week of the year with the most amount of miles I’ve run in one week and hit the 900 mile mark for the year.

It was nice to be so enthusiastic but in reality it was probably never going to happen.

Thankfully I have now run 915 miles and […]

How Much Rest is Too Much Rest?

I read a post recently from someone who had a soft tissue injury. They were ruling themselves out of all running activity for the rest of the year.

Soft tissue injuries are annoying, but they are short time injuries if treated properly.

The last couple of weeks have been pretty frustrating for me. After running the half […]

Smart Training

I mentioned in a previous blog the risks of over-training.

If you are starting out running, cycling, swimming or any other sport,  Training 2,3 or 4 days in a row can be doing you more harm than good.

In the case of running it is important to get your stride and technique right before you start any […]

Its Not Supposed to be Easy!!

A couple of weeks ago I received a text message from Paul who I’ve cycled with as part of Galway Visually Impaired Activity Club. The Galway Blue Challenge is on at the end of May and the chosen charity is “Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind”.

The challenge involves cycling from Salthill to Croagh Patrick via […]

Welcome to the O’Maille Fitness Blog

I will be making regular blog post here. This will include latest news updates from O’Maille Fitness and links to good practice resources on the web.
Additionally I will be posting a series of blogs looking at some of the events I have completed. Particularly looking at how I approached the training, dealt with ‘on the […]