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Training for Brecca (swim 8k run42k) and Ironman Barcelona

Breaking 20 minutes for 5k

Posted by Damian McKeever on

    So we're 4 weeks into the plan. I'll be honest I haven't made all the sessions but we haven't missed the speed sessions. There's usually about 6 of us turn up on the Wednesday night sessions 6.30pm from shoreline in Bray. The last one we did was 3k warm up and 6*800 meters. So we did this on the southern cross road in bray as there's less traffic and it's lit up quiet well in that part. The only problem is knowing distances. We thought the road was bang on 1k but turns out it's bang on 1...

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It's back breaking 20 minutes for 5k

Posted by Damian McKeever on

  So it's back trying to break 20 minutes for 5k. This time I'm getting support to do it, so we've opened it up to anyone to help or help themselves to break 20 minutes for 5 kilometres. I know it's not incredibly fast but for me it's a real target. If you are keen to get involved pm me your details and I can add you to the what's app group and you'll get the full training plan and we do one of the four sessions (the hardest one) together. We are going to do the Shanganagh park run...

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Ironman Barcelona Race Report

Posted by Damian McKeever on

This was my 6th Ironman so I had some idea what to expect. Signed up early Ocotober 2016 and downloaded a training plan from training peaks that started in March. With work situation training time was really at a premuim. I work for myself so work can change very quickly in this environment and when you thought you might have had a good week training something happens that calls you in and training is the first thing to get cancelled. Long story short training wise it consisted of about 1.5 turbo sessions a week. The swimming training was very good,...

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10 Day's out to Ironman Barcelona.

Posted by Damian McKeever on

So since I've come back from Breca i've really been cramming big style especially on the bike. I'm not great on the bike at the best of times it's easily my weakest of the three and i've really neglected it this time. Having done Lanzarote and Nice bike course I think because they really scared me I trained very hard for them but Barcelona is supposed to be flat and I really have only gone past 100k 2 times whereby I cycled 110k on my own and then last Saturday went out with three "buddys" to do a long bike....

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Breca Race Report

Posted by Damian McKeever on

  What an event!! This was different to anything I've tried before. The whole team concept adds another element to it no transitions also makes it a very unusual event. Knowing what to bring is pretty important. So just a bit of background I had signed up to do this with Jan but he was buying a house and things became very difficult for him to train so he pulled out. I put an SOS out there on Facebook and Oonagh replied. Oonagh lives in Galway now so training together wasn't an option but I knew the conversation would be...

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