Half Marathon Program – Week 4


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Sports bras – What’s the point?

To answer the question “what’s the point of a sports bra?” we need to understand more about the subject.

Are you ready for a bit of breast science?

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Recommended and Mandatory kit for #trailrunning? We got your gearbag covered…

Trail Running is a fantastic way to spend your time running. There is so much to discover and every step leads you to a different view of the world around you.

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First time for everything, we’re cancelling #Zero25k…

…for tomorrow Saturday 16th January only.

Like you would get away that easily!! 😉

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Week 6 #Zero25k – We’re into the heart of it now!

Well, Week 6!! Who’d a thunk it? 🙂

The conditions weren’t as bad as I feared and we still have the core group of die-hards meeting up on Saturday morning. A couple of new accomplishments happened today one of which caught me by surprise.

A similar feeling to what it must be like as children grow up and leave occurred as I was locking onto GPS. I looked down, and when I looked up a few seconds later the group was gone. On it’s own, off trotting up the road on the warm up leg!

A poignant moment as I considered was I truly needed? Would ye miss me if I stayed in the warmth? 🙂

Catching up with the group we were notching it back a little today:

  1. Warmup – 05:00
  2. Run – 05:00
  3. Recover – 02:30
  4. Run – 08:00
  5. Recover 02:30
  6. Run – 05:00
  7. Run Fartlek – 02:30
  8. Cool down & Stretch 05:00

Again it changes for the week:


  1. Warmup – 05:00
  2. Run – 10:00
  3. Recover 02:30
  4. Run 10:00
  5. Recover 02:30
  6. Run Fartlek 02:30
  7. Cool down & Stretch 05:00

And on Thursday:

  1. Warmup – 05:00
  2. Run – 20:00
  3. Recover 02:30
  4. Run Fartlek 02:30
  5. Cool down & Stretch 05:00

You lot are making this look easy!!

Keep going exactly as you are and just an FYI on Saturday you SMASHED through 5k in the time we were out.

As I said in the stretch session, this Saturday we will be shortening the time to focus a little on going faster for a block. It will be different from any of the apps, but yo lot are well ready for this!!

Are you getting ready for the #SanityClause?

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

Simply make a promise to yourself to run (or walk) a minimum of 30 mins (or more) per day from 1st December until the 31st December.

You will feel great, look great and enjoy your Christmas dinner all the more!

So many of us are so, so busy and always find the time to make excuses for not putting ourselves first. All this challenge is about is finding time for you. Just 30 mins a day (ideally running or walking) but even just fulfilling a month of 30mins contemplation or meditation per day will make a powerful difference to yourself.

It is not as easy as it seems. In the 3 years that I’ve organised this very, very few people have actually made it all the way to the end.

All are welcome to take part.

Simply register though Eventbrite and you will get an email with the next step giving you access to the records form.

Join us in the Amphibian King Runners group for support and discussion and keep an eye on oursocial media streams on Twitter & Instagram for more fun and motivation

Look forward to hearing your stories and don’t forget the Christmas Day #SanityClause!! 🙂

Week 4 – #Zero25k Halloween Fartlek on the Coast Road

Nothing to be afraid of it’s just your Halloween #Zero25k workout 😉

Stop! It’s not what you think it is!! 😀

Fartlek, which means “speed play” in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training.[1] Fartlek runs are a very simple form of a long distance run. Fartlek training “is simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running.”

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Week 3 #Zero25k – I know, I should have had this done ages ago!

Catching up with myself

Filling in the blanks a little bit.

I missed getting this post out last week. What with between trav……STOP with the excuses!! No excuse for not finding 10mins to post this…my bad, I’m sorry 😦

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Were you inspired on Monday to run a marathon?

How about joining our 2016 Dublin Marathon team?

Sometimes you see someone or something and a switch in your brain just clicks over and you think “Can I do that?”

Light bulb

The answer inevitably is always a resounding “YES!!” but most of us doubt our ability to achieve the Yes. So we need a little push, a little helping hand and guidance along the way until our self confidence kicks in and takes over – this belief is what allows us to achieve that YES!

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Making a bags of commuting when #running…

What bag do you recommend for runners that intend commuting to and from work / college / school / training?

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