Runcast TV – Training Run with Sonia O’Sullivan

16 04 2010

Been having a few computer problems recently – to the point where I was tempted to just go out and but a new imac (but i didnt). Anyway had to use another computer to get this edited and it looks like the podcast may have to wait a while longer as the files are stuck on the broken computer.





Change of Scenery

21 02 2010

I was at a wedding in Enniskillen over the weekend and had one of my most enjoyable runs ever – early morning round castle coole, frosty trees, found 20 quid on the path ! Then went round the rest of the town by the lakes and past the castle and up to pretora (oscar wildes school , and neil hannons) lots of fog – beautiful – and made a profit !!





Last Weeks Runs

18 02 2010

A good week of running last week, i’ve been looking ahead on the plan and noticed that i’m due to do a half marathon race on the same weekend as the Larne half marathon so that was good timimg – it says I should be aiming for a sub 1:50 which would be a personal best so i’ll see how it goes.

14/02/2010 Moira Road / Knockmore / Tip Wallace Loop – 11.07m – 01:52 – 10:09 pace

13/02/2010 Docks / Dublin Rd / Great Victoria St Loop – 4.04m – 00:38 – 09:19 pace

11/02/2010 Docks / Ormeau Embankment Loop – 5.08m – 00:41 – 08:09 pace

10/02/2010  Docks / Ormeau Embankment Loop – 5.08m – 00:48 – 09:25 pace

09/02/2010  Civic centre / Moira Road / Knockmore / Town Loop – 7.32m – 01:07 – 09:13 pace





Last Weeks Runs

7 02 2010

Back on schedule with the runs now, only missed one 4 miler – not bad considering my brothers family were visiting this week. haven’t got round to editing the podcast yet – hopefully some time this week. PC is running a bit faster now that my brother re-installed windows so hopefully that’ll make editing a bit easier.

31/01/2010 – Run 4 Haiti 5k – 3.11m – 00:26 – 08:20 pace

02/02/2010 – Wallace / Cuts Loop – 5.18m – 00:48 – 09:14 pace

03/02/2010 –Wallace / Town / Cuts / Tip Loop – 7.3m – 01:08 – 09:18 pace

04/02/2010 –Wallace / Cuts Loop – 4.33m – 00:38 – 08:50 pace

07/02/2010 –Dunmurry / Lady Dixons – Long Loop – 8.35m – 01:20 – 09:35 pace





Last Weeks Runs

25 01 2010

First week of training on the new runners world sub 4 hour plan.

Tried a bit of fore foot running yesterday which was interesting, and I can see the potential benefits but my calf muscles are really aching today so i’m not going to be able to go on my planned 8 miler today – think its something i’ll have to build up to gradually.

24/01/10 – Usual Lagan Loop – 4.18 – 00:42 – 10:02 pace

22/01/10 – Leisureplex / knockmore / prince william rd – 4.61m – 00:40 – 08:40 pace

21/01/10 – Wallace / Cuts / Tip Loop – 5m – 00:48 – 09:37 pace

20/01/10 – Wallace / Cuts / Lambeg Loop – 6.12 m – 00:55 – 08:59 pace





Training – 18/01/10

18 01 2010

Pond Park / Brokerstown Road / Maze / Lagan Tow Path – 10.45 m – 01:51 – 10:36 pace
Finally found a sub 4 hour marathon plan to follow from the runners world web site. Should of done 7 miles yesterday but work got in the way. hadn’t intended running this far today but thought i’d make the most of my day off. I’m going to have to tinker with the plan a good bit to make it fit in with my work schedule, looks like a few more early morning runs may be the way to go. Took a few photos whilst i was out which is always a good excuse for a quick walk break – i should really think about putting my application in for the Belfast Marathon – don’t want to leave it too late.





Training – 15/01/10

15 01 2010

Hospital / Prince William Road / Moss Road –  4.63m – 00:51 – 10:58 pace

route is mainly up hill so pace was a little slower than i’d expected but good run any way. Also had first go on my new weights.  just made up my own routine based on exercises on i-fitness app on i-pod. wasn’t sure on number of repetitions etc. to do but i think i’ll be able to work that out as i go on.