What kind of training do you do?
Tuesday and Thursday evenings: There are various training sessions you may encounter at the club from sprinting to fartlek/interval training, determined each week by our qualified coaches. All runners start the same session and naturally taper into different groups. Training within a group will push you harder than training alone and give you extra motivation. As you progress you will find yourself running with stronger groups and see your race times drop (hopefully!).
Weekend Training Email: We send out a weekend training email every Friday afternoon with details for that weekends training including links to maps of where to meet. The email also includes the latest club news so you don’t miss anything! Subscribe down the bottom right corner of the website homepage: Click Here.
Saturdays: The club does track training at Tallaght track on Saturday mornings during the Spring/Summer (See map 4: Click here). During the Autumn/Winter the club does cross country training mainly in the Phoenix Park on Saturdays (See map 2: Click here). Saturday training sessions are for all members and all levels of ability. Note:
Saturday training sessions are no more difficult than Tuesday or Thursday evenings, if you are able for them you are well able for the Saturday sessions.
Saturday training sessions are coached by Emily and Myles so all levels of experience are looked after, like weekday training sessions.
Saturday training is excellent for improving fitness levels, especially if you missed a session during the week.
We always go for coffee and cake afterwards at the track or in one of the Phoenix Parks finest establishments!
Sundays: Sunday is historically the ‘long run’ in the world of running and if you are preparing for a Marathon, these are just for you. Depending on your fitness and level, there is always a group for you. Long runs are normally in the Phoenix Park as the route is primarily on grass and better for your joints wear and tear. Occasionally we train in the hills at the Waterworks around the Bohernabreena Reservoirs near Tallaght. These runs start at 9:30am and range from around 8 miles to 20 depending on your goals.
Weekly Informal Runs – There are training runs almost every day of the week. Once you know your level and fitness you can join in with the group right for you. Check with any Club Member for more details but remember, you will be more than welcome.”