Marathon Tips – Do’s & Don’ts

Dublin City Marathon
October 23, 2018 0 Comments

Marathon tips – Do’s & Don’ts The Dublin City Marathon is happening this week. Thousands are expected to take the the streets of Dublin, some hoping to make a certain time, while others will just want to finish. No matter which camp you belong to these Marathon Top Tips will help you keep on track and make …

Marathon Week

Overstride - marathon week
October 22, 2018 0 Comments

Marathon Week – How to manage your thoughts & feelings Marathon week is probably the hardest week of all the weeks leading up to the race. This is the time when you starting doubting yourself, feel niggles, thinking  your legs are heavy and have a general lack of energy. The upshot of this is, its …

Build Your Aerobic Base!

Aerobic base
November 14, 2016 0 Comments

Aerobic base An aerobic base is the cornerstone of any running related sport. You cannot build a sound physical condition without a sound aerobic base. The natural progression of movement from birth is to roll, crawl, walk, run. Endurance sports are no different. Weather you play football, soccer, hurling, running, triathlon, tennis, it is irrelevant. The basis for …

My Toil With Achilles Tendinopathy

Shin splints
April 18, 2016 0 Comments

Achilles Tendinopathy Anyone who runs knows a little bit about or has heard of Achilles tendinopathy. It is a frustrating over-load induced injury. Different factors contribute to tendinopathy. The site of irritation may be a clue, as insertional tendinopathy is commonly viewed as a compressive overload injury where midportion is viewed as a tensile overload injury. …

How To Fix Your Overstride

Overstride - marathon week
April 4, 2016 0 Comments

Overstride As I outlined in my previous post, overstriding is a major contributor to knee pain and poor economy. I want to highlight some exercises and running form drills that you can incorporate into your training, to help prevent your overstride.  Hernan Pinera