Moraghan Training - Stevie G

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19/01/2013 at 12:51

Good run Ric, you got out there and got a tidy run in. Nice Besty story too!Thankfully I don't even contemplate a drive to see United until March now!

Just done my progression run. I had conned myself into believing that I'd run it on time not mileage, which I honestly believed.

Until I got to 30mins, and I had about 3.85miles on the clock for the "easy pace" 4mile segment. I thought it would be ridiculous to not do the full 4.

So, once I'd done the full 4 for easy, I had to do the same for steady and MP.

The park was pretty snow, but not too bad, but even I can't manage 12miles round a park that you can just about call 1.5mile long, so I had a little galavant around the town.

Seeing an ex I hadn't seen for 3years just when I was smashing the pace on dry road was a boost that pretty much lasted til the finish.

Mile  12 was 6.59 which should have been 6.10+ zone, but it did have a hill, and boggy snow, so can'treally moan!

1.28 for 12.5miles including cool down, 7.02 average pace. that'll do.

wouldn't want to do this kind of session in the snow too often for sure!

50mins stretch, bath, eat then bus to wycombe game..could do without that but it is my duty!!

19/01/2013 at 13:31

Good sessions guys - bet you feel much better for it!

This mornings training was an hour of hard snow clearing before breakfast then an hour and a half of hill reps - well, dragging the sledge back to the top of the slope that is!

I was in my shorts yesterday Ric - bracing! I must have looked odd though on the way home, shorts, but pertex top, hatt, gloves and snow goggles!!

19/01/2013 at 14:12
My race has been canceled tomorrow. So my plans are all up in the air. Probably just push a 10m out later. Nice and slow in the snow.
Good session stevie, looks fast in these conditions
19/01/2013 at 16:48

Nice session SG, I'm looking at doing something similar in the week. When most people aren't running, any session in the snow is a good one.

17.1 mile long one for me in 2:16. Although my GPS stopped tracking at 13miles. Grrrr  Hate it when that happens, just as well it was step for step the same route as last week. Pace was circa 7:40, first few miles were slow to get going.

Few more weeks training before Helsby eh Dean, people moan that "it's a week wasted" if they taper and then a race is postponed. I find these weeks are just what you need to recover for some more extra training. Silver lining an' all that!

19/01/2013 at 18:03
Good long session stevie s, Yeah know what you mean about a race canx. I only have a Xc race in feb so no road races until march now. So I'm treating this week as a recovery but in truth with the weather I wouldn't have been able to do a proper track or tempo session so nothing lost. All my focus is on wilmslow now.
19/01/2013 at 18:08

It was Helsby that's been cancelled right Deano? See man's last paragraph confused me. The last XC of our series at Bracknell was called off as well. I wasn't doing it anyway.

 Bizarrely they're saying they'll look at rescheduling. But bearing in mind they stopped having XCs in Feb to give a proper gap before road race season that does seem pointless. Having it next sunday is surely too short notice, then there's events that clash into Feb. Just bin it I think...different if it had been a November cancellation.

19/01/2013 at 18:24

Good runs guys. As long as we survive.

 SG, The fact is, you not doing the Bracknell XC, had rendered the race a non event. The organisers were clearly just using the bad weather conditions as an excuse to call it off.

19/01/2013 at 19:03

if only it all revolved around me

What is a shame though, is the couple who manage our club's XC team so professionally, after 7 years are retiring from the job.

Therefore, Bracknell was going to be a big send off for them......shame if it doesn't get re-organised, as they'll miss out on that!

19/01/2013 at 19:32
SG- yes it was helsby. Looking on their website you can see some photos of the course and it would have been lethal. Must have been bad to cancel Xc
19/01/2013 at 19:37

Depends what kind of XC course really. Those saturday league races would have been fine. Each year I watch that Great Edinburgh XC elite race, and that usually has plenty of snow and it's safe as there's no surprises under the snow, just pretty much flattish grassy park.

But for some of these sunday xc races, you can't be 100% sure on the footing under the snow, so would be pretty unsafe.

Add in transport being a nightmare, and it's a no brainer decision.Word has it for the first time ever we have snow worse than the north

19/01/2013 at 19:41

Are they rescheduling it Dean, or is that it for 2013?

My legs are a bit tender today, think I have too many massage gizmos for my own good! Ha ha! I would recommend the stick though, much more civil then the dreaded foam roller and that spiky log I've got (which again has bruised me!)

Club mates are out at 8am for a 90min run tomorrow, if only I could get up at 7 that would be perfect!

Has anyone else had many problems GPS wise? I feel like I've not actually run the 17.25 as my Nike+ log only says 13! Needless to say an email has been sent to the tech team to sort it (my OCD that is! )

19/01/2013 at 19:53

Stevie, I did clock my garmin suggesting I was at 2:41 miling at one point today!  Luckily most of the run was a bit more realistic!

Get up at 6 like I normally do  

We can have a role reversal, as tomorrow I only have 2x3, so a "Lazy" 7 - 7.30 wake up tomorrow

19/01/2013 at 20:00

I don't know how you function getting up at 6 every day. I slept from 11:50 till 12 today, I get insanely tired by Friday. Will give it a go tomorrow though, I can always go back to bed! Will be good to get another easy 90mins under the belt early on.

19/01/2013 at 20:10

Only Sundays Stevie....weekdays are a whole 30mins more in bed

Have always been an early riser and early to bed type. All those years staying so super clean for football was a waste of time, finally found the sport where it pays off

The hard time, was getting up at 6am, running a 16miler, then later in the day driving 45mins to the ex, spending all day there, then late on having that 45min drive home. Those were some knackering days

19/01/2013 at 20:18

Hats off to you sir, 16 before 8am. I would literally die! I'm glad to stay I'm still on the Peroni/Alcohol wagon for 2013. Only one more weekend to get through for January. Having said that I've just eaten a whole pack of Smarties cookies in 15mins  

Football is useless for clean living cos' you turn up super fresh then you realise 5 of your team mates are still half cut from the bender the night before. At least with running you are in control of your own fate.

SG... 2 posts from 10k!

Edited: 19/01/2013 at 20:19
19/01/2013 at 20:20

Annoying when the GPS runs out of juice or just stops.

I amused myself today by tracing a huge word in the snow of the golf course and then viewing my handiwork later courtesy of Garmin Connect. 

I'll stick to two sessions on the indoor bike tomorrow. A good device on which to do power intervals. Thigh muscles have strengthened enormously in the last couple of months. I was bouncing along even in the snow today.

19/01/2013 at 20:23

well..start at 7am, so done before 9am

For you guys who like your booze it must be a real challenge to just cut it out. Clearly for me, I never really started on it, so it's no challenge at all. 

I wouldn't swap some of those footy memories, but 100% happy with the eventual decision to go 100% running. Getting a pb doesn't quite match that feeling of scoring a goal, but the overall satisfaction is much much higher.

19/01/2013 at 20:54
Ss- Not sure if they are going to reschedule helsby for another date. On the website it just says they will have a think what to do next.
19/01/2013 at 21:33

More time to train for Wilmslow, a faster course. You won't have next week having to recovery you can get straight on it. You have any other races before Wilmslow? I'm only doing Trafford before I go to Portugal to transform into a 5K monster

My proposed sessions this week will be a bit more focused and specific. 8 x 1KM will be out again but starting from 2 mins recovery (it will drop to 1.5 mins then 1 min before Trafford). Hope to do Deano bread and butter 5 x 1mile too (off 2mins). All at 'current' 10k pace. None of this target pace... my target is my PB!

19/01/2013 at 22:44

The easy answer with alcohol is to not cut it out! Nust be bad for your system anyway to suddenly stop drinking . Good 17 miler though Stevie. Are the roads OK round your way?

Right SG - no pressure, but you'd better make your next post a really good one, as it is quite a milestone 

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