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'There's something uniquely special about race day in the Park'
Saturday’s Dublin half marathon raised excitement ahead of next month’s main event, writes Ryan Bailey.
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Fuelling for a marathon: 'Nailing your preparation is powerful for confidence'
Leinster Rugby and Dublin GAA nutritionist Daniel Davey on what to eat before, during and after 26.2 gruelling miles.
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'No matter how much you've trained, you're plagued with self-doubt'
With six weeks to go until the 2018 Dublin Marathon, The42′s Ryan Bailey is preparing to compete in the capital for the second time.
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'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy'
Saoirse Noonan writes about equality in sport and the road to Croker in her final column for The42.
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'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about'
In her column this week, Saoirse Noonan looks at the many benefits of sport.
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From nutrition and meal plans to training and unwinding - A day in the life of a rising dual star
In her latest weekly column, Cork footballer and Irish international Saoirse Noonan’s talks about striking the right balance between training, rest and nutrition.
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The beauty of running races: nerves, adrenaline and the thrill of crossing the line
As Ryan Bailey’s training programme intensifies, last week’s Irish Runner 10 Mile provided an important checkpoint.
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Short and sweet, but effective! Try this intense 20-minute hill sprint and core workout
Stuck for time? Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan talks you through an alternative training session.
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'We all want to to be like Ronaldo and Messi, but I always looked up to people closer to home'
Saoirse Noonan looks at some sporting inspirations in her weekly column.
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'I was really nervous, it was a scary moment but delighted with how it went'
The42 columnist Saoirse Noonan reflects on her Cork senior debut in the Munster final in which she scored 2-2.
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'Learn to run when feeling the pain - then push harder': Marathon training in the Irish heatwave
Painful lessons from last year are fuelling Ryan Bailey’s desire to train harder this year – even in the good weather.
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Ready to go! Goodbye Leaving Cert, hello crazy summer of Gaelic football and soccer
Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan has an update on her hectic life in her weekly column.
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If you consume a pre-workout energy drink, what should you look out for?
In his latest column, Jonny Holland takes a closer look at the phenomenon of energy drinks and pre-workout supplements.
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Getting fitted! The kit you need when training for your first triathlon, and what you don't need
We got some expert advice from Rob Cummins out at Wheelworx.
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'I remember thinking, 'Oh my God, that's it - I'm never going to play for Ireland''
In her weekly column, Saoirse Noonan takes us through some sporting highs and lows.
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'Even when nerves are getting the better of you before a big match, there’s always room for ice cream'
In his latest column for The42, Jonny Holland discusses pre-match meals.
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'The Leaving Cert is my priority at the moment but I want to keep my fitness levels up'
Saoirse Noonan answers your questions.
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'There's really no need to think about this too much. Just go out there and enjoy it'
In the third of his triathlon-training diaries, Ryan Bailey admits listening to the professionals shows him how much work there is to do before race day.
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Busting 5 myths about nutrition for amateur and professional athletes
In his latest column, Jonny Holland explains what a lot of amateur athletes get wrong about their nutrition.
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'It's just like go out and have a huge fight, and run until you can't anymore'
In her weekly column, Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan delves into the differences in GAA and soccer training.
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'The gym is not an obsession, but it's not far off'
In his second fitness column for The42, former Munster out-half Jonny Holland discusses life after professionalism.
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A million questions without any reassuring answers - the first step into the unknown
As Ryan Bailey begins his fitness journey, former triathlete Bryan Keane is on hand to offer some expert advice.
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Get out, get active! 5 outdoor exercises to really push yourself this summer
In her weekly column, Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan tells us how you can replicate her pitch training.
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'Rugby wasn't always my first love, but when I knew... I knew'
In the first of his new weekly columns for The42, Jonny Holland talks about his love of sport and fitness.
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'You tell yourself never again, but it's a drug. You crave more even when you should say no'
The42′s Ryan Bailey pens his first Follow Fitness column, as he prepares to take on his first triathlon.
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'I hated playing with the girls at first, but I got used to it'
In the first of her new weekly columns for The42, Saoirse Noonan maps her rise to where she is today, combining top-level sports.
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Follow Fitness: Check out The42's new series tracking three very different fitness journeys
Today The42 launches a new kind of fitness content.