Well I think it’s safe to say that was a well-earned break since Dublin marathon 2015. Back at it now although the January event calendar isn’t jam packed. One look out the window is enough to layer up and fuel the demand for home heating oil. I really wish I had the time to give regular updates and maybe extend this blog to a larger audience but balancing a career change and training is proving very difficult. Although the few training runs I have been on over Christmas and this year have enabled me to keep my sanity. I do miss training regularly. Never before have I noticed how good a small run is for clearing the mind.
However, currently at the plan making stage for the year, ideas have been flying around my head for something different. Just to spice things up. Maybe a shorter distance due to time constraints. Maybe something that doesn’t require 3 and 4 hour training runs. Having run a lot of the races in Dublin and Leinster it’s hard to find the time to travel further afield for a change of scenery. So that something different is going to be my first triathlon (and if it goes ahead, I’m trying to get the better half to do it also, so this blog could have 2 writers soon). It should be a very achievable goal. 1k swim, 20k bike and a 10k run? Has anyone tried one yet? Any swimming tips?
There is a potential race coming under the Lust for Life blog so fingers crossed this happens. This is obviously a cause which I hold close to my heart. Check out the blog at www.alustforlife.com
So what are we looking at?
Lust for Life 10k – Phoenix Park – March 5th
Hopefully the triathlon.
Dublin race series 2016.
New York marathon 2016 (obviously pending the lottery which opens tomorrow)
Berlin Marathon 2016 (again, lottery)
Dublin marathon 2016 (the never ending quest for a sub 4)
Other potential races to keep an eye on (if you’re thinking of doing any of these let me know if you need any advice):
Wicklow Half Marathon
Wexford Half Marathon
Clontarf Half Marathon.
Happy running and I’ll speak to you soon.