Juggling Babysitting with Training

It's hard to exercise when you've also a child to mind. It's a never-ending juggling act, trying to coordinate the following events to all coincide: The child being in a good mood / preferably asleep. Someone else to be around to look after said child. The weather not being too cold or wet or windy. … Continue reading Juggling Babysitting with Training

Training Ticking along Nicely

It has been 3 weeks since I started my formal training plan. And things are going well. Slowly but surely, I'm feeling stronger and looking thinner than before. There's something about formal structured training that really works for me. Maybe it's the fact that there is a clear purpose to each session, whether it is … Continue reading Training Ticking along Nicely

So many races – But how many to run?

It's summer, it's June, and we’re slap bang in the middle of the mountain racing season. As usual IMRA has put on an array of mid-week and weekend races to test speed and skills over a range of distances and terrains. There are titles too to contest for, such as the popular Leinster League, the … Continue reading So many races – But how many to run?

The Most Important Step to Becoming a Great Runner

If you are any sort of a serious runner, you will eventually end up referring to the Book, The Lore of Running. This thousand page almanac from the training guru Tim Noakes contains a wealth of wisdom, everything from the running physiology and biochemistry, to the basics of training; from how to transfer training into … Continue reading The Most Important Step to Becoming a Great Runner