With less than 3 weeks left in the year many people will be sitting back and taking stock of the year. Did they complete the challenges they set themselves, can they hit their target in the next couple of weeks? They might have a list of short, medium or long term goals drawn up for […]
Anyone who has been following my blogs will know that last year my goal was to run 2,016 miles. The plan was to run 5.5 miles everyday. I didn’t always hit my target but I thought that by running some long distance races I would make up the miles.
I ran two half marathons and one […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On April 2nd I ran my first parkrun 5km. I ran with Kitty from ‘On The Road Again’. She hadn’t been running for a while. I was just happy to get out for a run and see what the parkrun course was like. 105 people running 5km at 9:30 on a Saturday morning is a […]
On Saturday I ran a 10km race in Castlerock just outside Coleraine.
This was my 144th race, 24th county I’ve run in and I hit the 400 mile mark for the year. I’ve never spent as much time looking at entering a race as I have with this 10km race, which I heard about on social media and I thought […]
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 […]
I suppose I was on a bit of a high after passing the 100 mile mark.
All the hours on the road were starting to pay off and it wasn’t long before I passed the 200km mark. I was conscious of the fact that I have only had one week where I have achieved my target […]