Moraghan Training - Stevie G

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Today at 16:03

Shame about not breaking 37 minutes Bus. It's still sub six minute mile average which is good.





Today at 17:42

That's a good run Bus. Haven't you had a niggle recently as well?

Cardiff Half Marathon for me today. Plan was to have a dig at the PB from Reading (1:18:46) despite not a lot of running volume over the summer. Weather was spot on, cool and a nice breeze.

Started with the regulation jump of the barriers and endured the PA's usual diatribe about atmosphere and how we're all heroes.

Decided to go out a bit quick, bank some decent miles and see how much I faded. Mile 1 was a 5:50 which felt easy followed with a few more 5:5x. Spotted a Wargrave runner around 4 miles in I think and kind of lost my rhythm a bit following a quick chat and a water station.

It started to go a bit pear shaped after that with a few 6:0x miles flashing from the Garmin. I had the watch on average pace which I won't do again as it's annoying as it starts to creep up.

Through 10k in 36:59. Started to follow a couple a very nice female runner in what were little more than a pair of hot pants. She was in a race with another perfectly formed derriere about 100 yards ahead so I passed a few miles pacing her back.

Through 10 miles in 60:01, at which point I realised a PB was unlikely. I missed the 12 mile marker so it wasn't until I hit 20km that I realised I should be putting my foot down for the final stretch. Tried a late burst but saw the PB was gone, pride made me put a bit of a kick in for sub 1:19 to finish with 1:18:59. That one second makes a big difference in my head!

Bit disappointed with it, 1:15 seems like a pipe dream.

Edited: 04/10/2015 at 17:44
Today at 17:49

Thanks Ric - I need to remember it wasn't that long ago that just breaking 37 seemed impossible, so all relative I guess.

Bit of a niggle Andrew, but only enough to force a taper for the last two weeks and I didn't feel it today.

Well done on keeping it together to get under 1:19 today! Don't be disappointed, it's still a very good time and very polite of you not to beat my PB (also 1:18:46) just yet . Is Cardiff a fast course? Sounds like it has its benefits!!

Today at 17:57

I'd say it's fast, there's a hill at 3 miles and one at 12 which was quite steep. Probably similar to Wokingham and Reading, maybe between the two.

It will have to be in the spring when I have a crack at moving up the thread rankings 

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