Moraghan Training - Stevie G

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25/09/2012 at 22:45

Get some Echinacae down you Dean - it works a treat. You don't want to let it turn into a chest infection! I remember a few years ago racing the Cliveden XC on a  freezing cold day after being on anti biotics with a chest infection for a few days before. The race went OKish, but I didn't stop coughing up phlegm for about an hour afterwards!  I used to get lots of colds and viruses in those days, but regular Echinacae and a lot of fruit and veg seems to make a real difference - just the occasional cold now, and anything I do get seems to go quicker (touch wood!).

25/09/2012 at 23:11

Haha been a while but thought i'd drop by!

Good to see both stevies, bus and philip running well still, not that i'd expect any less.  Hope everything else is well and good.  Take care guys


26/09/2012 at 08:41

Hello Blue Legs - where've you been???

26/09/2012 at 09:32

Predictably, I can also feel a cold arriving.  This is what happens when, because of the taper you get a bus full of coughing, spluttering plague carriers to work instead of running.  Oh well, I usually run through colds without too much trouble, so it should be OK.

I fly out tomorrow, so I shall be offline until after the marathon.  Any last minute tips?

26/09/2012 at 10:44

Remember you're racing a marathon and not a 10k?

So no 1st mile in 5.20 or so.

Good luck old chap.

26/09/2012 at 12:18
Dachs wrote (see)

Any last minute tips?

Nothing you do now can make it better, plenty can make it worse.
Trust in the training, try to relax and enjoy.
You won't sleep well on Saturday night so don't worry about that but do try and get a good night's sleep Friday night.
Don't try anything new at all (shoes, top, gels, food). Everything you do should be familiar, tried and tested.

26/09/2012 at 14:21

trust your training....remain positive even in the 22nd mile

Good luck, im sure you will smash it



ps. cheers bus, will try the echinacae

26/09/2012 at 15:16

All the best Dachs. Nothing I can add that hasn't been mentioned, other than make sure you get a good nights sleep on Friday, as you may struggle Saturday.

Nice 10Miler with SG at lunchtime. Good bit of chin wagging to help the miles slip by! After a somewhat slow first 3 miles (courtesy of a fair bit of off-road and a big hill!) the last 7 were all around the 7mM pace, so on the fast side of steady (for me at least!) rather than easy, but all good stuff.

26/09/2012 at 15:17

Just realised - I just repeated what Philp said about sleep! Doh! Goes to show - must be good advice!

26/09/2012 at 15:21

Nice run indeed Bus, certainly makes the week's trudge of a run go much quicker.

The beauty of doing Tuesday's quality at lunch, and today's run earlier means a nice 1 1/2days rest now. An evening of leisurely strenghening sounds just the ticket.

A toughie to get through friday, then can enjoy the weekend race reports of at least 3 on the thread, yourself and Phil at South Bucks 10k, and Dachs in the big one.

Anyone else racing? Stevie? You normally are

26/09/2012 at 16:00

im head to head racing stevie S at XC on his own patch on saturday.


26/09/2012 at 16:10
Stevie G . wrote (see)

enjoy the weekend race reports of at least 3 on the thread, yourself and Phil at South Bucks 10k

I can draft the report now: fast start, feel it is hard by the 1km mark, bus out of sight by the end of the fisrt lap, hard pull up the hill, finish in low 39.xx.

26/09/2012 at 16:21

That's what we like - the old "relentless positivity" vibe . Anyway, what hill??


26/09/2012 at 16:40

It's more an incline, but it's definitely enough to take momentum away just when you need it at half way.

At least you won't get the unseasonably hot day from last year.

A mixture of that, and having Stevie F (from Datchet) barking mantras and things like "what are we gonna write on the forum later" at me for about 6k made it a tricky race

Edited: 26/09/2012 at 16:41
26/09/2012 at 17:39

Yep, Me and Dean are heading to the hallowed turf of Knights Grange to run 4 boring laps of waterlogged football pitches!

Then the day after I have the matter of a 17.1 mile trail race with 1200ft total accent. Big weekend.

Dachs, good luck son. Any advice I could give would be unhelpful! Listen to the other guys!

26/09/2012 at 18:04

that has to be your most bizarre weekend yet Stevie!

26/09/2012 at 18:10

Yeah, the XC race will be chore for the reason I'm doing in heavy training mileage wise, but I'll give it my all. The trail race is just a long run, I'll put a few fast spurts in places but no deatled race report will follow as I'm just getting round. It's tough though, last years' winner 'only' averaged 7:05 min miles and these are your mountain goat type fellas who love a fell or two.

26/09/2012 at 20:13

stevie - 4 boring laps?...i was told it was 3 laps.  has the course changed?

Edited: 26/09/2012 at 20:33
26/09/2012 at 20:47

It's not that boring really, ah yeah I think it is 3 actually it's about 2 miles per lap so that makes sense. I think they made it 4 for the Cheshire's (12K) so I'm getting confused.

12.5 miles at 7:29pace. Not what I need on a Wednesday night I'll tell you. Totally goosed now. Easy 7 tomorrow with a sports massage after to look forward to, before a well earnt F-OFF!

26/09/2012 at 22:32

Cheers all appreciate all the advice now, and over the last few months.  Enjoy your weekend's racing, those that are doing it.

SG - if I do a 5:20 first mile, I will fully deserve all the misery that will inevitably follow.

Edited: 26/09/2012 at 22:33
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