Dublin Marathon 2013 – Session 38 Review & tonights 14 Miler

So last night was my recovery 6 miles. I picked a fairly safe yet slightly challenging course , but decided to take it easy. My plan was to run it in two sets of 30 minutes, however i got to the turn around point in 28 mins. So i decided to maintain that pace and see if i could get back in around the same time. Without knowing the mile markers off the top of my head and without having a GPS watch this can be quite tricky, but as i was climbing up the final hill, i saw my watch approaching 54 minutes, I knew i had a great chance of doing it, so i push on and sure enough got home with the clock on 55:38.

So i was quite pleased with that, i know its not a great time for me, but it was a recovery run and after Sunday and with today’s 14 miler in my mind a nice easy run out was what i needed.


So for tonight’s 14 miler, Ive designed a new course as the only 14 mile routes i had were quite hilly and I’m still on damage limitations after Sunday. So this is what Ive come up with :


It features two steep climbs but its got a good 5 mile section were its relatively flat. And i am going to aim for 08:30 mins per mile pace as i try and build up my aerobic fitness.

In other news, the guardian website has this great article on building up strength and this something a lot of runners, myself included negelct. A good core strength is key to long distance success and improvement :


In case you missed it in my last post RunBreeze.Com are having a £5 off all week sale if you use the following code WORLDS – You’ve got until August 19th to make use of that folks and you have to spend at least £10 and as per you cannot use it on sale items

And dont forget this :

The Event

September 1st i will be joining Paralympic gold medalist Richard Whitehead as he runs the full length Britain. He will be running through Preston on that day and I am planning on joining him for 20 miles or so as a local runner. So if you have a spare Dollar / Pound or Euro please chuck it this way


Its for the Scope charity :


Tweet it, stick it on your facebook, pass it on through forums do everything you can and together we can help make his challenge an amazing success.





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  1. Pingback: Dublin marathon 2013 – Week 9 Review | sjpc14

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