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Monday 6th July 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:09

Enjoy the pole vault and your other nine events this evening Dustin. You can have some of our rain...and it is cold also. Heating will be on this evening I imagine! 

Meant to say well done to OH's OH on her win.

Monday 6th July 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 11:18

Morning again!

Pouring now, so glad I got the run out of the way just in time! Meant to mention that I have managed to creep under 10 stone for the first time for ages...although sitting here with a scone and a cup of tea will have just tipped me over again! I think the slightly bigger volume of running, in hotter weather, has helped.

WP: I understand that the key thing about Alfredson's Protocol is to do it consistently. And I also understand that it is supposed to hurt! This article may be of interest:


Monday 6th July 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 10:24


Keep positive, Alex!

MG2: consistent consistency is the key!

Lyrics: no

What: 11k off road, 1 hr and 40 seconds. Felt fairly comfortable, but back off after 7k.

Why: consistent consistency...and what constitutes a long run for me. 

Got to 9.5k and ran across a golf course: as soon as I got on the grass my calf/Achilles were causing discomfort: may be relevant to you,  WP! Just iced the calf. Stretch later!

Whilst running was reflecting on yesterday's weather: lightning in the Brecon Beacons and experienced sailors having to be rescued near Lytham during a yacht race. It must have been quite bad here as long stretches of the river bank have had the gravel surface washed or blown away.

WP: will be interested on your sports therapist's views, not least on what I wrote to you!

Off to see mum in Chester shortly.


Sunday 5th July 2015

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 16:25


Thanks for the OH info, LMH!

What: a run of two halves! 10.30k, mixed terrain. Setting off it was 23 degrees, cloudy, but with no wind to speak of it felt warmer. Just over half way saw a couple of fields that are usually easy running: overgrown in the past week or so, with tall grass, brambles and nettles. Ouch! And shortly afterwards the wind got up. And up! The temperature noticeably dropped...followed by torrential rain: 20 minutes of paddling! Back to the car looking like the proverbial drowned ratI find that the temperature is down to 15.5. Quite a drop! 

Why: reasonably long run at a reasonable pace with strength building and weight loss in mind.

Nice work in the heat, Emz!

Sunday 5th July 2015

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 10:57


A good week's running, Chick! Worth more of course because of the heat! Don't envy you and Emz at present!

What: something later

Why: as it is a little cooler have spent the last three hours working in the garden.

Lyrics: possible

Where is OH? Hope he is alright!

Scott's training log, advice, support

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 21:09

Hi Scott: sent you a message on SG's thread about the 'chase. I think it is a seriously good idea! Lots of 3/5/10k runners out there, but clubs are always looking for chasers! 

Btw I also think your 5k/3k aims are a little conservative! 

The sound of your footsteps

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 21:04

I'm with Ric here in that there are lots of variables, with shoes being pretty significant, as is ankle flexibility. As someone who suffers regular Achilles and calf problems when I know there is going to be an issue it is when I can hear my feet "slapping": regular running mates are even able to tell me when there might be a problem..."Do you know you are slapping today?". When going well they can't hear my feet. Obviously there will be a weight issue also: I know Ric is light, and the lighter I am the less of an issue the "noise" issue seems to be. Less noise always seems to indicate good shape.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 20:53

C'mon SG:  we all know where Gotland is!  (Thanks to wiki I even know how to pronounce it!). And it will be light. In fact it will be light nearly 24 hours a day!

Saw JonnieD at the Trafford 10k in March, where he appeared to be cruising to a 29 minute 10k victory. He also put in an appearance at the Manchester Uni Relays which I am involved with: a couple of very quick laps.

Scott: I actually think steeplechase is a very good idea! If you are thinking along those lines let me know!

5 and 6 for me today. Kilometres, that is. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 16:11

And where's JonnieD with a few classy times: 13:43ish recently in Germany I noticed.

A great experience for you this week Scott: hope it will inspire you to greater things...and that you will be back on the team next time!

Saturday 4th July 2015

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 15:43

Good to see you with a bit more mojo, Blisters! Sounds a tough but fun ride! Enjoy the ice cream.

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