Moraghan Training - Stevie G

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03/02/2013 at 16:19

Eastleigh is quick by all accounts. Just a bloody long way! Great run and nice even looking splits, I hate that last 4 KM feeling where your brain can't work out splits or times and you get totally confused. On a better day there is more time to come off that, but for now it must be nice being a sub 35 man. And now you're over a minute ahead of me again! Normally I would say 7 weeks is a bit too soon to repeat a distance but I think you'll go quicker again.  

Just had a peak at the Alsager 5 results - 1st and 2nd both ran 23:5X, crazy stuff. I think it was the right decision not to race today.

03/02/2013 at 16:21

It's a funny one. You'd label it "fast"

It has to be fast, to attract the likes of Phil Wicks, and see the likes of me to a 37sec pb, I can't say it was a tough course.

But then when you say it had  4 inclines and wind surely there has to be quicker!

It just works I guess, with the super quality field.

Dorney lake is certainly a faster course, now that is super flat.But you don't get the super field.

come to Eastleigh with me in 7 weeks if it's still open pal....Mee Meep reckons that IS super fast.

Yep the Pigeon was ahead. I also noticed a woman who must have been another 30sec or so ahead. She wasn't anyone you'd have heard of, but Steph Twell did 33:40s for 1st lady!

03/02/2013 at 16:28

Hi SG... Having enjoyed reading the banter on this forum for a while now, and having also done Chichester this morning, I think your summoning up of the course and conditions to be fairly spot on.... What I did find strange was the position of the start, a bit to narrow for 1666 runners to get a decent get away, which resulted in a lot of elbowing and clipped heels for the first 400/500mtrs, but who said it was mean't to be a friendly sport...

Anyway mate, great result... 

03/02/2013 at 16:28

Had a look at some course inclines and Chichester came out as having 26m while the Staines 10k had just 12m.

The Hillingdon 5 was supposed to be a fast course but really it was just a fast race.

Phil knows the course well. He went around it four times back to back last year.

03/02/2013 at 16:40

Matt, great little race story! Annoying when routes are screwed like that aint it!

Welcome Bluenose, feel free to contribute whenever you fancy. You're correct about the narrow start! I'd left that out in my waffle. Perhaps because I nipped in at the last minute and was lucky enough to have a clear run on the right hand pavement side.

If you were right in the "throng" it must have been a right old bundle. Hope you had a good race yourself. Birmingham fan clearly? Was hoping you'd get promoted so I could see my boys United at your ground again

Ric, I'll always remember that Hillingdon 5 ended on a hill! Cruel!

ps not overly a fan of WAVA, no bloke under 40 is  

But today's 10k is 77.71. The exact same as the CP 10miler.

How wonderfully in line!!

Edited: 03/02/2013 at 16:57
03/02/2013 at 17:06

If Trafford doesn't go too well I might so Eastleight... but it's a right treck!

03/02/2013 at 17:16

looks like 6th March is the deadline for entry, but keep an eye on it folks, as i left it too late one year

03/02/2013 at 17:28

Well done SG - I'm relieved you got the sub-35 off your back!

03/02/2013 at 17:32

SG... Not Birmingham... I'll give you a clue... Just seen your namesake on the telly a hour-ish ago, holding hands with two kids clearly not his own... The B*stard should be arrested...

03/02/2013 at 17:43

 His name will also go in the book!

03/02/2013 at 17:49

Hmmm, I won't be able to commit to an entry by then. I'll have to see. I'm beginning to worry that I'm building up my expectations (another sub 36) for my first race since Leeds.

03/02/2013 at 18:04
Moraghan wrote (see)

Well done SG - I'm relieved you got the sub-35 off your back!

Have to do something about the 17.10 5k pb from June 2010 this year!

Blue nose...ahh the Everton is woeful irony as a United fan that the Liverpool player became massively famous for my username after I'd picked it in the early 2000s!

Stevie, a better bet for you might be Silverstone 10k in May. That's very loosely speaking the south a fair bit closer, and a perfect flat surface.

03/02/2013 at 18:18

Good result for Utd today, hopefully with a nine point gap Fergie will put a weakened team out next Sunday with a view to playing Real Madrid the following Wednesday... probaly not tho...

Time today was 40.02, which on one hand I was surprised with, but on the other disappointed after a shit first km, and dieing a death at the eight km point, but thats scoursers for ya... Never happy....

03/02/2013 at 18:24

I was at that 4-4 Everton game last year. Hit the post at 4-2 up! And the rest was history. Seeing Fergie still bringing on Jones in central mid when it went 4-4 was amazing! It'll be the top line up im certain.

No, 2 secs over the big 40!

Eastleigh on the agenda for you? Or have you done it? I'm expecting fast, with hopefully none of the wind or inclines of today. I am a greedy bastad tho. 

03/02/2013 at 18:36

found this guy's power of 10 page by accident.

How many race wins?!?

03/02/2013 at 18:42

Eastleigh was on the agenda, untill I had the we never do anything winge, so may be on holiday... Southbourne 10k (about 10 mile from Chichester), on the 3rd March should be next... A lot of races that day, so normally not high quality field... Then the Yeovil 10k on 1st April and Bristol 10k on 5 May, where I hopefully will acheive my target of 38.30....

I would class that today as being hilly, I just struggle so badly on anything thats not flat... Which is strange, cause I live in frome, and Dachs can verify, Frome is not flat after his HM win last year...

03/02/2013 at 18:50

That's some pot hunting 

Nice to see you posting M - just don't make it need a major milestone form SG to bring you back each time 

Intervals at the track tonight while my boy was at athletics club in the sports hall. It was quite a good session the day after a long run and considering there was the usual Handy Cross strong wind down the home straight!  5 x 800m with 400m recs came out as 2:44, 2:39 (!), 2:43, 2:42, 2:42, which is my fastest set of 800m reps to date, though it was only 5. 

51.6M for the week. Now a nice easy week in the run up to Wokingham, where I now expect SG to leave me for dead! 

Stevie - I might consider Silverstone as well if you are thinking of making the trip down...

03/02/2013 at 18:59

Bluenose, Dachs is one of our favourite forum sons and well on the up, but i don't think he won that half

You wouldn't want to try some of our 10ks this way then! My early 10ks were all MT and hilly! Wycombe 10k starts with a 1mile steep hill! Any prospect of a time is off the agenda!

Nice sunday reps Bus!? Thought you'd learnt about reps the day after a long run   Nice session indeed tho. Last quality before Wokingham?

Haven't got the schedule yet, but are you up for a Tue-Thur run with me, depending on what day you can work at home?

I'll be up for driving to Wokingham next week if you're up for that. Do you normally have a special parking place? Somewhere better to leave the kit, that's close?

Pencil Silverstone in. The thing that's normally an issue with Silverstone is it splits the quality choice on bank holiday Monday, and the Marlow 5 the Sunday following.

It's probably reasonable to do a Monday and Sunday race, but not sure the Wed Silverstoneis compatible with either.

Also, if Eastleigh goes well, it might be optimistic to think another 10k after that will too.

pencil it in though


Edited: 03/02/2013 at 19:00
Cortina5    pirate
03/02/2013 at 19:05

You could park in Waitrose SG, or one of the other town centre car parks. Down-side there is your navigation abilities!

03/02/2013 at 19:09

It would have been rude not to, as I was there anyway

A lift to Wokingham would be most useful, and I do have a sneaky parking spot as it happens.

Will need to check my work diary for later in the week, but will probably try to get one easy reps session in early doors.

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