Week 3 of Marathon Training and What a Week It Was!

What. A. Week! All I can say about this week of training is that it sucked. So bad. My week looked like this: Monday: Cycling intervalsTuesday: 5 mile runWednesday: RestdayThursday: IntervalsFriday: Rest daySaturday: Parkrun (3.1 miles)Sunday: 10 mile run Monday should have told me how the rest of the week was going to go. IContinue reading “Week 3 of Marathon Training and What a Week It Was!”

Marathon Training Week 2 And 100 Days To Go!

Week 2, days 1-7 of New York Marathon training and we’ve already hit the 100 days until race day marker. I’m not panicking, you’re panicking … My week looked like this: Monday – Cycling IntervalsTuesday – 4 Mile RunWednesday – Rest DayThursday – IntervalsFriday – Rest DaySaturday – Parkrun (3.1 Mile Run)Sunday – 9 MileContinue reading “Marathon Training Week 2 And 100 Days To Go!”

And So It Begins … Marathon Training, Week One

Monday, 15th of July. The start of a new 16 week marathon training block. The start of my road to the New York Marathon. I’m not going to lie, the thought of starting another marathon training plan absolutely terrifies me. Motivation has been lacking and it scared me that this next big commitment has comeContinue reading “And So It Begins … Marathon Training, Week One”

Team Project Run: What My Coaching Means To Me

The first time I trained properly for a marathon was for my second attempt at the distance in Berlin (If you’ve read my deep, dark running secret blog you’ll know I didn’t exactly train for my first marathon). I used a 16 week marathon training plan that I printed out from the London Marathon website.Continue reading “Team Project Run: What My Coaching Means To Me”

The East Cork Harbour Marathon … Hills, Motivational Signs and a Personal Best!

Six weeks out from the Berlin Marathon I’m told by my trusty training plan that I should be running for 90 minutes or entering a half marathon event so I choose the half marathon. I’m already running for 90 minutes so I know a half marathon will give me more time on the road (plusContinue reading “The East Cork Harbour Marathon … Hills, Motivational Signs and a Personal Best!”