Tag Archives: Marathon

Marathon Mistakes: 8 Common Pitfalls to Avoid & Achieve Success

marathon mistakes

Running a marathon is not just about covering 26.2 miles; it’s a test of physical and mental endurance, requiring meticulous preparation and strategic planning. Yet, even seasoned runners can stumble if they overlook crucial aspects of training and race-day execution ( I have many times, actually training for my 101st marathon and have an injury). […]

Hitting The Wall: 10 Strategies for Marathon Success!

Hitting The Wall

Greetings, fellow marathon runner! Avoid Hitting the dreaded Marathon Wall! Are you prepared to conquer the gruelling 26.2 miles and triumphantly cross that finish line? Well, you’re in luck, because I’ve compiled some time-tested strategies to help you smash through that dreaded wall and finish strong. Let’s examine them below! Fuel Up and Stay Hydrated: […]

Hill Running: Tips for Success and Transformative Benefits.

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Have you ever felt your running routine slipping into the doldrums, the thrill of the pavement becoming somewhat mundane? It might be time to elevate your running game – quite literally. Hill running, often treated with trepidation, holds the key to not only building strength but unlocking a reservoir of untapped potential in your running […]

Athens Marathon – The Authentic – My 100th marathon review

Athens Marathon

 How did I get here? The Athens Marathon was always on my list of marathons to run. However when I ran my first marathon in 2010 in Dublin and recorded a 4 hr 27 minutes finish time, I swore to never run another marathon. Huge blisters on each foot, aches and pains everywhere, couldn’t walk […]

4 Marathons in 4 Days – Ireland’s Iconic Multi Day Event

4 marathons in 4 days

4 Marathons in 4 Days  – Quadrathon Chronicles 4 marathons in 4 days – sounds like a challenge!  As a passionate marathon runner, I have embarked on numerous running adventures, but there’s one event that stands out among the rest. The Quadrathon in Donegal, Ireland. This incredible race tests not only your physical endurance but […]

Long Slow Distance – The secret to running faster!

Long Slow Distance LSD

The Science Behind Long Slow Distance (LSD) Running     Long Slow Distance running – Ah, the age-old question of whether slow and steady really wins the race. Well, when it comes to long slow distance (LSD) running, the answer might surprise you—it can actually make you a faster and better runner. Confusing – right! […]