13 November 2010

Indoor Season is Closing in on us.....Ahhhh Cant Wait!

Our indoor season starts a month earlier than normal this year with the Kerry Indoors on December 5th in Nenagh.While not a championships it will act as a great indicator as to how everyone's training has gone or not gone and show who is on course for a great 2011 track season.

A legend retires => Haile Gebreselaisse=>

Todays training session in castleisland saw the end of one of our hardest session for the foreseable future with practically everybody putting in an excellent effort with Mikey G showing that effort in more ways than one :P.We were missing a few people through illness again so everyone is reminded to wrap up well this time of year,eat and sleep well,keep your immune system bolstered and keep well away from sick friends and family members :P

Luke O Keeffe has been especially impressive as of late with Ailbhe Courtney,Una Marley,PJ Galvin and Elaine Courtney visibly improving every week.Dylan Roche still looks on course to run some new PBs this season even though he is carrying a little bit of a niggle at the moment.Ben Dennessen's undoubted talent stands out a mile when it appears but at the moment he is still only learning the ropes and only show's it in flashes of brilliance which are just too inconsistant!
   Eoghan Courtney has been getting better of late with his training attendance and it is definetly having a huge impact.While hes still getting used to the increase in training loads some of his runs are absolutely mind boggling :O With runs of 16.8 over 150m in the middle of a pyramid session to put him second fastest over that distance in training this year he is justifing his two international selections in 2010 even if only in club training.Watch this space as i have a feeling if he keeps going the way he is he could cause a few suprises this season!

On the injury front both Edward and Danny are making progress on their return with Edward making huge strides under the guidance of physical therapist and international distance runner Niamh O Sullivan.I would like to thank Edward and Danny for giving me a hand with the coaching of new athletes today and also to Amy for last week.

There were also Kerry Distance squads today under the guidance of Freda Davoren and Frank Conway with Stephen,Katie and David all taking part in a hard interval session with all three to the fore showing the huge improvements they have already made.As you know i have no problem singling people out for praise or criticisim but i must say that Rogers was running phenomenally today and is really showing everybody else in the club how to do it balancing her leaving cert and training to near perfection;keep it up and the rest of ye who are not being organised and sensible take heath!

So training for the next few weeks while still being tough will be a little bit more quality orientated which will entail a little bit more speed than we have been doing up until now.So everybody keep those training streaks going[training sessions done without missing any] and keep up the hard work.There will also be some fitness testing with Ciaran McCabe in Tralee IT over the next week or two so eveybody will be informed by text when their test is on.
   Everyone is reminded to check the kerryathletics blogs regularly for updates on your individual events and if you havent yet added yourself as a follower to both blogs please do so asap!Also if anybody has any athletics pictures please email them to me.

Shane :)


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