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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.
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Heffernan will lead a highly promising Irish team in the Europeans in Zurich from 12-17 August.
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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.
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“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.
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"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.
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“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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