Thoughtful running..being present in your run.

I was out for my ‘easy’ run this morning.

Supposed to be 1 hour and easy Zone 1-2. At least that is what is on the plan that I am revisiting at the moment.

So when selecting a @wearenation podcast, looking for ~1 hour, my decision was made easy by the most recent one featuring Brian MacKenzie

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2 Locations for 2017 #Zero25k – Interested?

I’m trying to gauge the level of interest in my yearly #Zero25k program which would kick off again in a matter of weeks (14th January precisely) – now in its 5th or 6th year of operation.

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All set for a month of #SanityClause?

Same system as we have done for the past few years, who fancies pledging to a ‪#‎runstreak‬ for the month of December?

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Half Marathon Program – Week 4


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Keira Henninger Recovering from Adrenal Fatigue | Trail Runner Nation

I’m a big fan of @WeAreNation – Trail Runner Nation podcasts.

I discovered them a couple of years ago and listen regularly. As the podcasts have gotten longer so too have my runs. Sometimes you just go looking for that extra loop so you get the end of the show.

One of the recent ones I found very interesting was on over training and how our bodies react to sustained adrenal stress.

Source: Keira Henninger Recovering from Adrenal Fatigue | Trail Runner Nation

Well worth listening to and if you are someone who habitually over trains or lives a stressful life, this is something you should learn to manage before you go damaging yourself further.


Half Marathon Program – Week 3

Now to notch things up slightly.

People wonder about the intervals and tempo runs – what is the purpose?

Simply put if you get used to running at a faster pace & effort, then you can sustain an easier, aerobic pace for longer. Faster pace runs also help boost fitness.


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Half Marathon Program – Week 2


Week 1 over and done with? Hope that everything went well for everyone. I didn’t hear too many complaints so either you are more able that you think you are or the sessions aren’t tough enough?

If you are only catching up Week 1 sessions are here, but please don’t try to catch up, just work away at the week behind for now.

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Half Marathon program Week 1

So you’ve been running away, no real structure, just getting out and running. Doing the odd 5k and venturing to 10km when the mood takes you, but in general you enjoy running and are out and about a few days per week (weather dependent) for 40 mins to an hour.

Well that’s all about to change!! Starting now…

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Protect yourself against Lyme disease – A Warning from Ireland’s Health Service

As we enter the summer months with people more likely to engage in outdoor pursuits, the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is urging people to protect themselves against Lyme disease, an uncommon infection spread by infected biting tick.

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Speculate to innovate? Polar #V900, what will it be? My wish list.

I love the way the internet is great for people to throw out ideas and watch a seed germinate. So I’m going to try it with one of the most rumoured about products not on the market (and no whispered titbits about development either!) the Polar V900…
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