Training

Advice from Ireland’s best

With just a few weeks left until run night, you are bound to have some last minute preparation and performance questions. So, thanks to our friends at PepTalk, we sat down with Irish rugby player Jenny Murphy and former Irish International sprinter Ailis McSweeney for...

5 ways to overcome procrastination

  Making a start Before we start anything there is always that moment of trepidation, if you are anything like me there is the seduction of procrastination and there is always that stall or pause when you have to urge yourself on before the magic of momentum comes to...

Run in the Dark 5-week Training Plan

We've all been there... you print out the training plan, vow to follow it religiously... and then life happens. You struggle to get up early in the morning to fit in your training, or to go for a run after work. You've a niggling injury that's keeping you from...

Run in the Dark’s Motivation Music

Whether you're a running newbie or trying to beat your personal best, training for any race is difficult so why not make it a little easier? When your run is feeling a little lacklustre, blasting your favourite tunes is one of the best ways to get back in gear! And,...

6 yoga poses for runners

In the first of a series of blogs for Run in the Dark, yoga, meditation and mindfulness teacher Lee Tracey talks through 6 yoga poses to complement and enhance your running training... and they can all be done on your living room floor! Imagine as you read this you...

How I lost 10kg in 10 weeks – Mark Pollock

I’ve been doing all sorts of diets for years. And, they’ve  pretty much been a failure every time. But this summer I lost 10 kgs. Here are the 3 things I did to get there: Goals & Public Accountability Back on 18th June I weighed in at 85.2 kgs. And, I set myself...

Run in the Dark 8-week Training Plan

Looking to get your training started, but not sure how where to begin? We've got you covered! Our Run in the Dark coach, John O'Regan, has designed training plans to get you ready to run 5km or 10km in 10 weeks. We've also included some tips to keep you motivated...

Staying Motivated

There are times when the training can start to feel monotonous and getting out the door can become more of an effort than it was when you first started.  There’s nothing unusual about feeling bored from doing the same thing over and over again and sometimes all you...

Monitoring Progress

Every so often you need to stop and think about how far you’ve come as the progress won’t always be obvious or your training might not be productive. A simple test can be repeating a session from early on in your schedule that you found tough and comparing that with...

Improving Performance: The Fartlek Session

Once the routine has been established and you’ve spent sufficient time working on your base level fitness you can start thinking about how to improve your performance by getting the most from your available time. It’s still advisable to keep most of your training at...

 

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