Not long to go now! The time has flown and before we know it we will all be standing at that starting line on June 1st. I’m starting to get excited now; excited because I’ve managed to run 6km non-stop for the first time in my life! This might not be a big deal to many, but it is to me. I never thought that I would be able to if I’m being honest.
David discusses the ‘Most Important Meal of the Day’
This week, Louise Heraghty, Vhi’s Training Support, caught up with Team Vhi-Herald’s volunteer Karla Bohan to find out how her training preparation is going and what progress she has made since their last catch up in Week 9.
You’ve heard it before…and here it is again “Breakfast is very important”. Skipping breakfast is one of the biggest mistakes that runners make when they go on a long run, jog or walk. When you have nothing in the ‘tank’, you will feel tired, fatigued, and cranky from the very first steps of your run. Therefore having breakfast every day is a must.
Online Entry closes today Sunday 26th April....There is still time to get your entry in for this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Enter online today at www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie or enter using an entry form which was available in the Herald on Saturday 25th April 2015.
Women all over Ireland join together to get Fit, Train, have Fun and Raise Money for their Chosen Charity in preparation for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.
Mary O’Colmain is one of an exclusive group of seventeen women to have participated in all 32 Women’s Mini Marathons. The Kilkenny native, who recently welcomed her third grandchild, has no intention of interrupting this unbroken streak any time soon and plans to line up this June 1st to add a 33rd medal to her collection (yes, she has kept all the medals!).
The health benefits of being active far outweigh any risk. For everyone or anyone just starting out on a fitness plan, physical activity does increase the risk of injury whether it is physically or environmentally related. One of my previous articles talked about ‘Common Injuries While Training’ so now let’s look at how to stay safe while you exercise.
Before September 2012, basketball was my sport. I had never considered running before. I thought running outdoors in a continuous straight line for longer than a minute baffling - why would you do something so tedious? However a change of location due to a new job gave me a new perspective and I decided to put my perceptions to the test.
This week, Louise Heraghty, Vhi’s Training Support, caught up with Team Vhi-Herald’s volunteer Karla Bohan to find out how her training preparation is going and what progress she has made since their last catch up in Week 6.
Win a training session with the Vhi Support Team!
Don’t delay, Enter Today and set up your Fundraising Page with MyCharity.ie To be in with a chance to win €1,000 for your charity
Somewhere in the back of my mind I thought, this is the run I would really love to do, says 2fm's Ciara King
Elverys Sports 'Apparel for All Weather' guide is all you need to stay motivated no matter what the forecast is.
So you’re up and running (or walking as the case may be) – well done, there are so many benefits associated with exercising and having a goal such as participating in the 2015 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a great way of keeping yourself motivated.