Dublin Marathon 2013 – Session 48

quadsanatomySo last night was my seven miles with 6*100 metre strides and i mentioned in my previous post how i am becoming accustom to these speed sessions and this was very evident last night as i was able to rattle through all 6 sessions without too much of a break in between each one. This is a great sign of my improved fitness levels, which is a great shame as soon i will be on holiday and missing two weeks of training…..

To re-cap these were the routes i used :

The seven mile run  :


The strides :


As well as the strides went, the seven miles didn’t. I set off with my left knee feeling stiff, this moved onto my left shin feeling like it was on the verge of getting a shin splint injury and finally part of my left quad, which thanks to Google i know is called the “Vastus Lateralis”, felt sore. This resulted in the seven mile run taking over an hour to complete but i feel ok today. I am partly wondering are my trainers due a change ? . I will have to total up my miles and have a think.

So tonight, was supposed to be my 11 mile run with 7@HM pace, however my partner has her first day off in 4 , so Ive moved my 5 mile recovery run to tonight to keep the peace. The plus point of this, is i can take Saturday, which is the day before my charity run with Richard Whitehead, as a rest day.

In other news you can now win a pair of trainers if you take part in the ‘Magic Mile’ :


Mo Farah will be starting the Great North 5k , before taking part in the main event on the Sunday :


Soooo wish i was running that this year!!

And Kinetic Revolution have a great article on improving your running style :


Ive added a literature review section to my blog, which currently only features two items, but will grow in time, feel free to take a peek :


And ive made my charity target after donations came in from my friend John and his wife, a couple of my co-workers and Chris Hitchman, so thank you very much to all of you folks. Its very much appreciated, but please people send more spare change my way, as now we must help Richard meet his target :

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.




3 thoughts on “Dublin Marathon 2013 – Session 48

  1. Pingback: Dublin Marathon 2013 – Week 11 Review & The Weekahead | sjpc14

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