Thousands set to take on Kerry's Hell Mountain Challenge, deemed Ireland's toughest MOB event. The Hell Mountain Challenge is an adventure run unlike any other. A true test of endurance – the run takes you to the summit of a mountain with some of the most spectacular views on the Kerry coast. But all is not as it seems – both the 5km and 10km track is littered with surprise obstacles and challenges, sure to get your heart beating and adrenaline pumping. Known to locals as Coomaneaspaig, the mountain looms ominously over the village of Portmagee, Co. Kerry.
I think my training would be much easier if the week had 8 days; it would be so much easier to do all those decent workouts and still have plenty of time for recovery. But of course, that's kind of the point of my training: you keep a certain amount of pressure on the system, enough to get adaptations but mellow enough to allow recovery.