Moraghan Training - Stevie G

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12/02/2016 at 12:05

I wear a pretty common 7.5 so plenty of choice.

Wearing a pair today to the track which were only a couple of ounces lighter than the ones I wore two days back.

Same warm up, same session, same warm down.

Ran to perceived effort, setting off on each rep when I felt ok to go again. Compared results to Wednesday.

Wed: Av pace 6:09, Av recovery 2:23.

Fri: Av pace 6:00, Av recovery 1:12.

Better keep doing the weights then. They're working.


12/02/2016 at 13:35
literatin wrote (see)

I'm a 5. 

Female runners have to have small feet, because their hearts would explode with the exertion of pumping blood to the end of big feet whilst running.

12/02/2016 at 14:06

11.5 (Oh yeah )

...............along with lots of other runners it seems. Always the 11.5 goes first when all the other half sizes are still there. Shoe buying nemeses everywhere. Everywhere

Cortina5    pirate
12/02/2016 at 17:45
I am a 44. Very Euro.
12/02/2016 at 18:18
Stevie G wrote (see)

I do wonder how individual running stores stay open. After the initial fitting etc which is best to at least try a shoe out in store, you'll never get the price in a shop anywhere near as low as online.

I am honest with them. I go in, try out shoes so I know what brand and size I want and then buy them online. I'll either leave a fiver for their efforts or buy a few small bits and bobs I need.

13/02/2016 at 20:17

small shoed bastads!

Tedious slow recovery week, haven't done more than 4 miles in a go. 8 sessions of that at least puts 32 on the board, and I'll try double worth tomorrow.

Today's run was unusual. Slept in pretty late, so sacked off the plan to do the usual 6, in favour of 4.

Got 2miles in, heard a bang, and saw some poor old dear had been knocked over and was lying in the road. Zoomed up there, and helped her up, whilst thinking, should I be so hasty in picking her up here, in case she's quite injured! Luckily I think it was more shock, and a bit of impact to the face, and she walked away surprisingly easily. Wasn't too high a speed I guess and a glancing blow, from the look of the wingmirror on the floor.

Driver hung around, a bit sheepish, few others came along, and it all panned out fine. Bit of a deep cut on her face, but in the scheme of things alright. Ambulance(s!) came fairly-ish quick, and all seemed ok.

20mins or so actually passed I think, and my word that was cold stood around in shorts, but ran off thinking it was a shame I hadn't actually seen the impact, so couldn't be any real help for any after the event stuff.

Ran off for possibly my most careful ever 2miles or so of running, thinking about it!

13/02/2016 at 20:33
Nice one Ric, that's a quick improvement

Did you pause the garmin SG?

Hope she remains ok and there's no post accident concerns though

I'm a 10 / 10.5 and have the problem that that size shoe are generally popular therefore on the pricey side. Sweatshop did a good offer just after Xmas but I do find sports good..

Think the Nike Vomeros I use now are pretty spot on for me, given I've gone up the whole brooks range from neutral through to the most supportive shoe and back down

Not much for me this week, taking it off since Sunday. A cold on top of the injury.

Physio Wednesday confirmed bruising of the two tendons, coming up the shin and down under the foot. He said Wednesday 7-10 days off. However I did run 4 mile today, obviously rested I felt amazing and I had some slight pain and tenderness so not fixed yet.

Two weeks till the Op so I'm just considering easy miles, the workouts won't be worth anything with recovery period

Dachs did you run at Dibden today?

Is was mentioned before about 3mile at 10km pace.. I feel other regular workouts to be harder perhaps? Although maybe I'm not pushing / tapping into workouts and getting 100% out in races

I'm hoping to run another parkrun next Saturday and improve on the 16:22 from last week- Given I did 5 X 600 afterwards last time I don't have an excuse to push harder!
Cortina5    pirate
14/02/2016 at 05:54

Busy run SG!

Heal well Scott. Not good news I guess.

So, first run in Hsinchu (Taiwan). Made it through the 2km of polluted traffic to find a national park called 18 peaks mountain. I went around and around and up and down and finished with 14km. It's a bit wet here.

The park has wifi throughout and signs showing the temperature which unsurprisingly decreased the higher I got (134m tops).

14/02/2016 at 06:44

Good morning IC.

The working jet setters see the world alright. I once had a chat with an old uncle who joined the merchant navy on account of it's reputation for world travel. I asked what he saw and he replied, " I went to sea to see the world, and what did I see? I saw the sea".

He wasn't too unhappy to give up that job.

I'd have spent all my time watching 'pelagic birds'.


14/02/2016 at 07:43
Bit of competition for the V50s in former Notts Forest footballer Stuart Pearce who ran the Parbold Hill race yesterday. Finished around 230th I think.
Cortina5    pirate
14/02/2016 at 09:35
RicF wrote (see)

Good morning IC.

The working jet setters see the world alright. I once had a chat with an old uncle who joined the merchant navy on account of it's reputation for world travel. I asked what he saw and he replied, " I went to sea to see the world, and what did I see? I saw the sea".

He wasn't too unhappy to give up that job.

I'd have spent all my time watching 'pelagic birds'.



It's unusual for me to come out somewhere this early. Normally I would arrive on the Sunday and then start on the Monday. However I wanted to see what the place was like before settling in for the fortnight.

So far I have spent £64 which includes a taxi from the airport to the hotel yesterday. Lunch & coffee, some food shopping and a taxi to+from a bike shop some way off (including waiting time). That's the good news. The bad news is the bike is only available in a 52 (but £350 less than the UK).

Also it is a tad windy here. So much so that as the wind curves around the hotel through a narrow street it gets very strong. Coupled with the slippery tiles on the pavement this led to me being blown over whilst walking. I hit the ground so hard my glasses bounced a few metres. One moment standing, another on my 'arris. It's all OK now but I dread to think how tomorrow morning will be.

14/02/2016 at 18:38

Matt, odd he'd turn up there. Doubt many ex footballers bother with running, probably find they've done plenty over the years, or their knees are shot from all the twisting and impact.

What a jet setter you are Iron. I can barely handle half a week up north without having to recover.

8miler today. Dead on 7.00 pace, but felt plenty, after nothing more than 4milers for 2 1/2 weeks!
Still racks up a 40mile week though, so I do look back when I thought 25miles a week was a tidy sum how wrong I was.

Hard to describe the current position. I'd sort of say chesty, but not in a coughing/unwell way, more in a slightly tight, breathing not ideal sort of way. But then different to both bad sets of breathing of the last year.

Ho hum...steady she goes again. Hope to turn out at some sort of race before I'm 40! (ps and do alright, not just get round!)

14/02/2016 at 19:23

Good stuff, SG, 40 miles would be in my top 20 most miles in a week ever I expect. Not for long though as I have clocked up 4 solid weeks now.

20 miles today and that's a personal record 66 mile week for me beating last weeks 59. Felt like I was going through the motions a little with today's long run.

Bit of a recovery week leading up to Wokingham butI feel a bit tired so I'm not expecting too much.

14/02/2016 at 20:07

Nice good Samaritan act there SG. Literally picking up ladies during a run.

Scott, hope you give it a chance to heal, shame though as you're in good shape. No Hants XC for me, it was my wife's birthday the day before, so we went out for the day on Saturday. Don't think I'd have been forgiven for sloping off for some cross country.

Iron, you international superstar you.

Good mileage AG.

Far be it from me to engage in one-upmanship, but my first week over 100 miles this week, with 101.7, to add to last week's 92.6. Hopefully even if I cock the marathon up, it will all be in the bank for later in the year. Much lighter week next week in advance of Wokingham.

Whilst Iron was running in the far east, I was equally adventurous, running round Bracknell. My eldest was at a party at the ski slope so I went for a run to explore. Bracknell is, of course, a shithole, but it's great for running, endless footpaths stretching into the distance, going under roads etc. We don't build housing estates like that these days for good reasons, but it makes for decent running, even if only because the rain discouraged the inevitable loitering youths.

14/02/2016 at 20:24

Did I say 66? I meant 102.

14/02/2016 at 20:35

cripes Dachs, getting a little carried away there! Huge mileage. From the guy who said he couldn't find time to  do any stretching

Nice 20 as well AG, very big week for your usual too. For one min mis-read your post as meaning that was a recovery week!

All look in good shape for Wokingham. Have good ones chaps, and even on the off chance they aren't what you hope for, just embrace that being able to race hard again! I'd settle for a race or 2 like that..again!

14/02/2016 at 21:07

SG, you're still getting out there. My own breathing isn't great. Takes upwards of 20 minutes before the discomfort eases off. Feel like they are made of concrete.

Welcome to the 100 mile club Dachs. I've managed the total on a handful of occasions; the second was in the middle of the last HM where I broke 80 minutes (14 years ago, cripes!).

15 miles for me today. The cold air seemed to take a grip despite being dressed up. Averaged 8 minute miles all the same.


16/02/2016 at 08:26
100 miles a week, just don't think I could actually do it, got up to 78 I think pre Berlin. Saying that I need to get some miles in quick to make up for the last 2 weeks and get some strength in before Cardiff at the end of March.

Interesting runs for IC and SG, not so much for Dachs, but done many miles plodding around MK, so I know how he feels. Love running around new places, done Brussels, Prague, Amsterdam, Phoenix to name a few. No prizes for guessing what the hardest one was, and that was only 4 miles! (Although it was August)

So been getting back on the horse this week, jogged around bits of the Chiltern league at MK on Saturday, did 25 mins before going up to watch my mate run the Valentines 30k at Stamford, I was supposed to be doing that, more entry fees down the drain! Then 45 mins yesterday, feel ok apart from hip flexors tight, no surprise there..
16/02/2016 at 15:23

I should also mention that running 100 miles per week for me has proved to be a total waste of time. Doesn't achieve anything.

For me it's far better to run 50 miles/wk and mix it with cycling and weights.

However for some, it's a simple case of the 'more miles - the faster they go'.

Even Steve Jones (world record holder for marathon) when he ran 80 minutes for a HM claimed he was only on 50 miles/wk!

What! , 50 miles/wk!!!

I'd have annihilated him. On 50, I did a 73! 

16/02/2016 at 16:58

you've got to be on a crest of a wave to be motivated to do 100miles a week I guess, let alone have the body to achieve it!

I clocked an 80ish once, but that involved including a pointless 4-5mile social run with Marlow at pootle per hour.

2 days of 6&4 done this week, will aim for somewhere in the 50-60mile week, all "easy", after last week's 40.

Sort of feeling better, but not close enough to bother doing anything faster

So quick for something to take you out of the flow, so slow to get back in aint it!

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