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 […]
Just when I was getting used to my training programme it was time to start some speed work.
Last nights session involved a 15 minute jog to the track, 5 x 5 minute plus 1 minute active recovery followed by 15 minute jog home.
It was good to see so many people using the track considering the […]
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 […]
Last May I was part of a group of 50 people that took part in a fire walk for charity.
The training prior to us walking across hot coals lasted for an hour and the walk was over after about 1 minute.
In the middle of the training session I was asked about my Comfort Zone. I […]
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 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 […]