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CIARA MAGEEAN’S 5K TRAINING PLAN WEEK 5

Consistency is king when you are starting out, it is vitally important to ensure that your body becomes used to the thrashing, and becomes almost immune to it.  One of the best periods in my running career to date was when I was just getting back running after almost...

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CIARA MAGEEAN’S 5K TRAINING PLAN WEEK 4

  The plan begins with very short periods of jogging interpolated with periods of cross training such as swimming, stretching, aerobics, walking and gym/core work. The benefits of this is to ensure that you are extending the time you spend exercising without putting...

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CIARA MAGEEAN’S 5K TRAINING PLAN WEEK 3

• When stretching, focus on active stretches where you are moving all the time over static stretches where you say stretch for 30 seconds at a time. Active or dynamic stretching best prepares you for the exercise ahead. Static stretching plays a role in recovery...

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Weather Warnings – Statement

As a result of the weather warnings put in place by Met Eireann for the coming week, we have contacted all of the race directors for the events we are timing and asked them to put contingency plans in place should the weather deteriorate as predicted. We will...

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CIARA MAGEEAN’S 5KM TRAINING PLAN WEEK 2

Week 1 and 2 of my 5K training plan. The plan begins with very short periods of jogging interpolated with periods of cross training such as swimming, stretching, aerobics, walking and gym/core work. The benefits of this is to ensure that you are extending the time you...

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Ciara Mageeans 5km training plan WEEK 1

5km Training Plan - Week 1 One of the best periods in my running career to date was when I was just getting back running after almost 2 years side-lined with injury. A calcaneal spur on my left heel resulted in surgery and no running at all for nearly 6 months. While...

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CIARA MAGEEAN’S 5K TRAINING PLAN WEEK 8

This is the final week of the eight week training plan.  Hopefully the plan has given everyone an idea on how to go from zero or coming back from time out to maintaining consistent running patterns.  Remember every runner is different and we all progress at different...

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CIARA MAGEEAN’S 5K TRAINING PLAN WEEK 6

Just 3 weeks out from our 5k target! This week will give us a good indication how training is coming along. When stretching, focus on active stretches where you are moving all the time over static stretches where you say stretch for 30 seconds at a time. Active or...

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Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort- Giveaway

Prize: 1BB for 2 people include two spa treatments Win a luxurious stay for two at Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort Spend time away from it all at Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort in Cavan. Located in the heart of a magnificent estate less than 90 minutes from...

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CIARA MAGEEAN’S 5K TRAINING PLAN WEEK 5

Consistency is king when you are starting out, it is vitally important to ensure that your body becomes used to the thrashing, and becomes almost immune to it.  One of the best periods in my running career to date was when I was just getting back running after almost...

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