Image credit: Photo by Kristian Egelund on Unsplash

Back at it again!

Finally have the runners back on 👟

Image credit: Photo by Kristian Egelund on Unsplash

Back at it again!

Finally have the runners back on 👟

After, months of work and tweaking I have finally managed to find a balance that has allowed to get back running regularly. Finally getting back to the point that resembles fitness, it has been a year of on and off running, I can’t wait to get some free time over the summer months, actually to do some decent running.

Even if it is just a gradually upping the mileage with some long runs, I am hoping to venture to a few trails soon, to take a break from road running on the same old loops. I might even start back doing some real training again.

The last month has been quite positive in terms run times and overall fitness, despite having to take a three-week break due to Achilles’ woes. I have managed to bounce back surprisingly faster than I had anticipated. One thing that I am struggling with is pacing, something I used to be quite good but lately, I find myself running too fast, too soon and burning out - definitely needs improving.

Other than that I am on an upward trend, today’s run on my ~5km loop was the quickest I have run on that route since 2012, back when I could call myself an athlete - 😏- although it probably took a lot less effort back then. Either way, it’s an improvement, so onwards and upwards - hopefully!

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Dylan Grimes Larkin
Environmental Science & Technology Student

Dylan is currently studying for his undergraduate BSc. in Environmental Science & Technology at Dublin City University. He is passionate about Science Communication and research, and he is a Co-Organiser of PubhD Dublin, a non-profit organization aimed towards bringing research to the public.