Auto Pause: Friend or Foe?

I’ve been asking myself that question for a while now, and I’m still not sure of the answer.

Like many runners, I use a tracker app when I go running. This app tracks my route and time, which then give me my overall pace. It also has this great invention called Auto Pause, where it pauses tracking me when I stop running and resumes when I do.   It’s great when I am forced to stop, like at a traffic light for example.

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Dublin Simon Fun Run: Happiness is an unexpected PB!

Today I ran my 3rd 5 mile race, the Dublin Simon Fun Run, and I surprised myself by running a PB!

Given that I was so unprepared and seriously down in training time, I had hoped I’d beat my previous 5 mile time but wasn’t aiming for it. I just wanted to enjoy the atmosphere and the race!

And you know what? I did all of the above!

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Y’all ready for this? Um..no.

By the way…I have a race this Saturday which I’m so unprepared for! It’s the Dublin Simon 5 mile Fun Run and unfortunately I’m not really feeling capable of running 5 miles right now.  But, I’m feeling pretty positive about the race too, I’m not worried or nervous or anything. It did kinda creep up on me though! Time flies, right?

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Who am I and what have I done with myself?!

You may not remember my post from a long while back about why I run in the evenings. Nothing has really changed since then. I still don’t sleep well, I still have more energy in the evenings and I still enjoy letting go of my workday stress with an evening run.

But this week I did an experiment of sorts.  I went running at 6.30 in the morning. Twice!

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In which I talk about holidays, injuries and foam rolling

You might have noticed it’s been awhile since I wrote a blog post.  It’s not that I haven’t thought about it, in fact it turns out that I have so much to write about that I haven’t been able to write about anything! So many ideas; so little time!

But between holidays and injury I haven’t done much running lately, though it’s high time I wrote an update, so here goes!

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One year a runner

A year. I’ve been a runner for a year. I can’t even express how wonderful it feels to be able to say that!

One year ago today I stepped outside my front door and went running for the first time. I had no idea what running would do for me, and how things in my life would change.

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Challenging + Fun + PB = A Great Race! Irish Runner 5 Mile Race Report

Yesterday I ran the Irish Runner 5 mile race.  It’s part of the Dublin Marathon Race Series, and my second 5 mile race.

It was pretty awesome. I gotta say! Despite the torrential downpour at mile 4, it was one of the better races I’ve run.  I mean that both in terms of how it was organized, and how I did. By that I mean I’m excited to say I  finished the race with a PB!

But before I get ahead of myself, let me start at the beginning!
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worriednotworried

So I have a 5 mile race on Saturday.  This Saturday. Like, less than 2 days away Saturday.

I am so unprepared for this. I haven’t trained the way I want to and this has been a really bad week.  I’m not ready, but, paradoxically, I’m not really worried about it.

So what’s going on?

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Workouts and crunches and weights, oh my!

Last week, I did something positively drastic.  I mean that in the literal AND metaphoric sense.

Last week, I put myself and my fitness in the capable hands of a personal trainer.

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The first time…ever I ran 10k! Flora Women’s Mini Marathon Race Report!

Today was, for me, a pretty special day.  Today I ran 10 kilometers for the first time ever. Yes, you read me right! I finally ran 10k!

In fact, not only did I run my first ever 10k, but in doing so I also ran the 10k Flora Woman’s Mini-Marathon for the first time!

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