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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 25 May, 2019

#Ryan Bailey Diary

# ryan-bailey-diary - Sunday 23 September, 2018

'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.

# ryan-bailey-diary - Friday 21 September, 2018

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.

# ryan-bailey-diary - Monday 17 September, 2018

'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.

# ryan-bailey-diary - Monday 23 July, 2018

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.

# ryan-bailey-diary - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'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.

# ryan-bailey-diary - Saturday 9 June, 2018

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.

# ryan-bailey-diary - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'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.

# ryan-bailey-diary - Saturday 19 May, 2018

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.

# ryan-bailey-diary - Saturday 12 May, 2018

'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.