Dublin Marathon 2013 – Session 49 Review & Session 50 Preview

ImageSo last night was my 5 mile recovery run, which i slightly over did and rather than getting around at 8.20 pace, i found myself returning home in around 39mins , which worked out at just under 8 mins per mile. So i felt a tad stiff this morning, but i guess its better than if it had gone wrong!!

Run wise there were no issues and twinges i felt on my previous run did not come back to haunt me.

So im back out running tonight, this time 11 miles with 7 miles at half marathon pace, so its going to be a hard work out. Route wise this is what ive gone for :


And as you can see its a fairly straight forward, but demanding, so it should be a good workout. I am thinking of aiming to complete the first 4 in 8.20 pace so around 33 mins and the next 7 at 07:15 pace, which equals around 50 minutes. It will be hard going, im sure of it, but it’s always enjoyable to get to pick the pace up.

In other news, the Freckleton Half Marathon 2014 entries are open and this is a race everyone should experience, its a hidden gem, chip timed, a decent size crowd and plenty of things going on at the start and finish. On top of this, the goodies are the end are always interesting and next year is the 50th anniversary, so if you’ve not done it before get signed up whilst you can!!! you wont regret it and for you speedsters there is a 49 year record to beat!!


Brooks are running a competition to win a signed Desi Davila shirt :


SIS have launched some new products, including cola flavor gels!! – Interesting, i wonder if its Panda Cola flavor :


Cool Running (@Cool_Running) have posted an interesting article on half marathons :


And i found these interesting running Info Graphics, which are well worth checking out :



The charity event edges even closer!!! Im getting nervous!! And we are now just a month away from Dublin!!!!!!

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 11 Review & The Weekahead | sjpc14

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