The McMillan running calculator is amazing, and Greg McMillan that runs that website is also the coach of probably Ireland’s best distance running prospect – Millungar’s Martin Fagan. This is an interesting video of Martin training at altitude this week ahead of a big cross country this weekend. He looks to be in good nick! They did 5 repeats of 1.1 miles at very hard pace.
By the way – I just confirmed that the European XC will be on telly on Sunday at about 1:00PM. Ireland have a pretty good team going over this time with Fagan, Ledwith and Carroll leading the way. Ledwith was 3rd in NCAA XC this year so is in great form for Iona college. There’s an interview with Martin Fagan here.