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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 22:54

Evening all!

Just back from a baking hot and sunny fortnight in the Algarve.  Got a few runs in, but not much in the way of quality as it was virtually all done as early doors as hangovers would allow to avoid the heat (36C+ in the first week - tried one double with a run at about 5.30pm, but it was pretty unpleasant!). Highlights were some very nice, rugged coastal path runs through spectacular scenery and a 15M that left me feeling like death as it just got hotter and hotter despite being as early as I could, with no shade from the baking sun. 

I tried to catch up on the latest forum activity on the plane on the way back, but not the quickest wi-fi, so just picked about Matt's latest super-quick 5k, a damn fine first half from Scott and a load of stuff about nurses uniforms that caught my eye!

Anyone care to summarise the any important stuff I've missed?

Right - off for a hot bath and a warm duvet. It's bleedin cold in blighty!!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 22:04

 you need to update your holiday related celebrity SG - you're  showing your age now as she has long retired so just has one really long holiday! Mind you, she does promote the HPB timeshare thing, which, thanks to my in-laws, is why we manage to get away for more than our fair share of breaks - even if they are spent surrounded by pensioners 

You might be right about the weight Matt, but resting  probably won't be on the cards Stevie/Dachs - I have ants in my pants and can't really do the beach stuff! Main thing is it won't be work though!!!

Cracking 7.3M XC tonight - fastest one for quite some time after a very nediocre double yesterday. We'll see what the next fortnight in the sun brings!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 12:11

If I don't get on here again today, then good luck tonight Dachs!

I'm off to Portugal tomorrow for two weeks, so not sure how often I will get to log on to the forum, so hope everyone has a good couple of weeks training and and racing that's going on!


Annoyances when out running

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 22:22

Miserable buggers!

I give a cheery "hello there" to fellow walkers, nod or smile to fellow runners (depending on degree of knackeredness!), lift a right index finger in greeting to fellow cyclists, give a cheery "hello boy" to snarling canines then rip the f*#king wing mirror off anyone who pavement parks 

Annoyances when out running

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 09:23

Samir who?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:09

Welcome back Dachs! Hopefully you'll find the lighter week will actually help the 10k, provided you get a few fast reps in tomorrow to get the legs going again!

Sub 3

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 11:23

Sobering indeed. Sounds like a really nasty fall. Hope the guy is OK, but it does reiterate what can go wrong and its lucky he was spotted.

PP - well done on the Rydal Round. I've done Fairfield Horshoe a few times (including my slowest this year!) and always wanted to do RR to see what its like the other way round! Similar story to the first time I did Fairfield too - I was 11th to Fairfield, but ended up 32nd!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 22:03

Great stuff Matt! Love the way you make those early 5 sound so easy . Very quick for the second half and especially the last 4. A 56 minute tough ten finished with reserve in the tank is a great place to be!

Stevie - you could do worse than a pair of Inov 8 Mudclaw 300s as a a good all round fell-racing, cross country shoe, though there are lighter options if that is your priority.



Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:54

Hey Matt, I thought you didn't do doubles 

I have been tempted to make the parkrun into a bigger session, with maybe a mile or two before at tempo pace or run from home and back to make it a long one but never seem to get round to it! 

Stevie - sometimes the truth hurts . I bet you would beat me downhill though!

SG - only way to convince yourself one way or the other is to roll out of bed onto the Rye one Saturday and see what happens - I reckon you'd surprise yourself!

LSR today. Longest for a while (in time) with 15.1M hilly off-road in 2:09. Felt quite tough, especially on the climbing, as my quads are a bit stiff from cycling on Friday and parkrunning yesterday. Biggest overall week for a while to at 55M.


Sub 3

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:44

I only really dabble on the fells Charlie and suffer the same fate on the descents! A combination of having no technical downhills to train on nearby and being naturally apprehensive about hurling myself down something that might kill me I guess! Training for uphills is no problem. No answer to those greasy rocks that I know of (except perhaps taking up ice skating )

The tea and sarny at the Rosthwaite Institute is like nectar!


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