Dublin Marathon – Session 39 Review

BRn3k-fCcAAl4vISo last night was my 14 miler, it was possibly the furthest Ive ever run in an evening having been at work for the day.


I took a map with me and i made a note of the 4 mile, 6 mile , 9 mile , 10 mile and 13 mile points and what time i needed to reach each of these by. This turned out to be quite a good system, as i made it the 4 & 6 mile points exactly as planned. However, when i reached the 9 mile point, i was a minute out and i knew that mile 10 features quite a tough climb so pushed on and i made it to mile ten, also one minute out, so despite the climb i hadn’t lost anytime.

However, the long climb, from just after the 11 mile point till to 13 mile point must of took it out of me a bit, as i arrived at the 13 mile point a good four minutes down on my target time…….i wasn’t sure how this happened as i hadn’t slowed down, i guess as i was running on a long incline what i should of done is sped up to account for the climb…..

This resulted in quite a fast paced final mile, well as fast as i could get up to given my current state and I got home in 2hr00mins38secs which using the Runners World pace calculator :


works out as 8:37 mins per mile, so 7 seconds out from my target pace. But I’m actually not too bothered by this.

So this morning, Ive woke up pretty stiff and i am considering moving my rest day to, today but i think as im down for a 6 mile recovery run i should be ok and im going to use the same route i used on Tuesday :


In other news, the guys from ParkRun (@parkrun) met the UK Government to present what they have achieved and they are hopeful of getting a ParkRun in every town and city in the UK. Which, putting my Public Health hat on, would be fantastic……a free , accessible all abilities fitness program in every town and city would be fantastic for the country.

Richard Whitehead (@Marathonchamp) has set off on his run , which means its almost time for me to step up and join him!!! And yes im nervous but excited!!

I found Dean Karnazes on twitter (@DeanKarnazes) 

And Kevin Carr has reached Belgium as he attempts to run around the world @hardwayround

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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