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Heffernan focussed ahead of Euros
24 Jul 2014 13:01
World 50k walking champion Rob Heffernan has given an insight into the intense and intelligent training regime he hopes will lead to success at next month’s European Championships.
Heffernan will lead a highly promising Irish team in the Europeans in Zurich from 12-17 August.
Speaking from a training camp in the Sierra Nevada mountains, he gave RTÉ Sport some idea of the work involved ahead of such a major championships.
“I’ve been up here now nearly two months,” Heffernan said. “I’m literally staying in the mountains, a couple of ‘ks’ away from anywhere.
"You’re secluded, your whole day revolves around training and sleeping, and training and physio. And you’re just doing massive mileage, and the last week your intensity is up.
“It’s just the work that has to be done before a championship, so you can’t have any other distractions.”

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