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10K Session 19: Not quite race pace yet

August 31st, 2011

Well yes things are getting better, and I feel stronger.

This was a run down the bog road, and while the track out on this first 5km is good, it gets a little ropey on the way home.

10K Session 19: Not quite race pace yet

10K Session 19: Not quite race pace yet

Mia and Kate waiting for their first school bus of the year

August 30th, 2011
Mia and Kate waiting for their first school bus of the year by miguelpdl
Mia and Kate waiting for their first school bus of the year, a photo by miguelpdl on Flickr.

Mia and Kate waiting for their first school bus of the year

10K Session 18: Running in the dark

August 29th, 2011

A long trip back from Mayo yesterday, so didn’t get to complete the long run scheduled, and really it was quite late (8.50pm) starting tonight to I went straight for Session 18 a shorter 50 minute stint.

10K Session 18: Running in the dark

10K Session 18: Running in the dark

It’s not that the sessions are getting easier, I just feel so much better doing them.

10K Session 16: Wow breathing better at last

August 27th, 2011

I’m going to count yesterdays walk up Croagh Patrick as Session 15. Anyway this time I finally found a quiet road, a couple of sharp inclines but nothing too bad and finally I think I managed to match my breathing with my running pace.

10K Session 16: Wow breathing better at last

10K Session 16: Wow breathing better at last

I’m finally starting to feel good about this!

A view from Croagh Patrick, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

August 26th, 2011

No training session as such today, but a real mountainous walk up Croagh Patrick, Westport, County Mayo.
It took just over 3 hours to complete, but it was worth it.

A work out onCroagh Patrick, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

A work out on Croagh Patrick, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

Although the girls got there before us

Overall it was a blast !

10K Session 14: Great scenery tough road

August 24th, 2011

Truly some great scenery on this run, and while I took a less used road and not so hilly I still found the run a bit tough.

 

10K Session 14: Great scenery tough road
10K Session 14: Great scenery tough road

10K Session 13: Mayo its mountainous

August 22nd, 2011

Well I’ve missed a session but for good reason, I’ve spend the best part of 5 hours travelling from Kilkenny to Mayo as I had a short summer break with the family to Westport. But given I had started this training programme I have to continue in some way so here’s my first session in Mayo, and boy is this place mountainous.

 

10K Session 13: Mayo its mountainous
10K Session 13: Mayo its mountainous

It started off with a great run on the beach, but eventually the hills towards and back from Louisburgh were just too much.

10K Session 11:I still hate sprinting

August 18th, 2011

No really I hate any type of sprinting exercise

Session 11: I hate sprints

Session 11: I hate sprinting

10K Session 10: First half good, second half bad.

August 16th, 2011

Took a trip down the bog road today and felt great for the first 6.5km and then a gasket blew and I found the last bit of the run tough.

Session 10: 1st Half good, 2nd half bad

Session 10: 1st Half good, 2nd half bad

Although straight after the run I must say I did feel good, as the foot is starting to hold up now for the full length of the session

 

 

10K Session 9: Sunny day and go day for a run

August 14th, 2011

Was told to rest again by physio so no Session 8, but I bought new footwear

Adidas RESPONSE Stability 3

Adidas RESPONSE Stability 3

and went for this 1 hour session, training session number 9.

10K Session 9: Getting back on track

10K Session 9: Getting back on track

Here’s my thoughts after the session

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