Turbo charged.

My first race of 2015 approaches on the 7th March.

http://gaelforceevents.com/en/gaelforce-mountain-run

I feel I haven’t really got enough training on the hills under my belt but these turbo sessions will benefit as the adventure race season arrives.

Here are a couple of links to some short intervals sessions. I did these two tonight. I had been out all day today in miserable weather conditions and decided more turbo training work before the Arsenal match tonight was the way to go!

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Gaelforce North, 1 week away

A week tomorrow to my next big adventure. A trip up to Donegal for a race that went well last year and I hope I can improve on my time this year.

http://www.gaelforceevents.com/north/en/event_details/course_info.html

Training has been good all week, apart from a little niggle in my hip while running. Hoping the foam roller will help. Today was a good brick session, with a 6km run thrown into my usual hilly 45km cycle. Possibly the hardest session this week was the interval running on wednesday. Intervals never get any easier. I just keep telling myself it is short term pain for long term results, or something like that anyhow!

This weeks training can be seen in this link.

http://connect.garmin.com/dashboard?cid=10152689

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Twelve Ben mountains last Tuesday.

Portugal! Relaxation, sun, sea and a little training thrown in!

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This is a little snap of my training route while on holidays. Not bad! I reckon beach running has serious benefits and I tested out barefoot running, soft sand running, cliff running and a little road running too. It was interesting to mix it up on so many different terrains. I trained morning and evening to avoid the heat, although most sessions were still at 24 degrees or so. I did some heavy sessions and some intervals mainly working on my speed. It was great to see so many others using the beach for runs too.
I will update my garmin stats for the trip tomorrow. And hope to add a few more photos.  A few busy days ahead with work, the race in Leenane Saturday and a cup semi final in football Sunday to top it all off!