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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 12:11

Not surprising Philip! Forgot to stop my GPS when I got in the car after our warm down, so briefly had a best 0.5M of 1:31 going uphill on Strava! Now deleted!

Wish I'd managed to keep with the 2nd placed runner - she just dipped inside 18 mins (17:57), which is something I've been aiming for for a long time!

Hey ho, official time of 18:11 is still the best time on that course for me so mustn't grumble!

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 10:46

Ah, I was thinking metres 

(M = mile, m = metre, min = minutes - this is the sort of thing that buggered the Mars lander )

Parkrun this morning - first one for ages. We started off at what felt like a steady pace, and I kept with a group of 3, feeling like I wasn't pushing too hard. After the first mile I tried to push on and leave the group, but a lady runner kept with me and then overtook me. I managed to stay with her for the next mile or so, even briefly overtaking her on the steps, but in the closing 3/4M she pulled ahead by a fair way and I couldn't go any quicker without retching. She looked comfortable and nearly caught a young lad who just pipped her to the finish. So, 3rd place and 18:11 helped by being paced for me - pretty pleased, as I wasn't expecting much under 19 today. I didn't think I was in good form, the course is pretty slippery in places with lots of grass and I had fish and chips and a fair amount of beer last night! 18:12 is currently my best time on that course, so it may be a course pb - will see what the official time comes out as!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 22:01

Nice reps Andrew (or can we all call you Andree now). Dachs - blistering tempo! You deserve the chips!

I can't even imagine how painful a 60s 400 must be 

Philip - if I do any, it will be the Rye as I need to get back and away fairly promptly. I'm not feeling hugely competitive though that's for sure!

I've got some time off between Christmas and New year, though I'll be away 26th, 29th and 30th. It'd be good to meet up and a something around 13-14 would be ideal. Do you fancy on- or off-road? I'm happy with either really. 

 

So, any fell runners hanging out on here?

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 19:07

Mick - I post a bit on the FRA forum, though these days it tend to be more about equipment as everything else turns into a long debate about safety rules . Like PP, as a soft southerner I'm a crap descender (though I bet he is better than me!). I race and run on the fells a few times a year whenever I can shoe-horn family holidays to the Lakes into the right dates . Nowhere near as often as I'd like though!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 18:59

You missed the bit about the new Superstars not being as good as the old Superstars . But then that was back in the day when any decent club runner could run a 2:30 marathon (as long as they had a 'tache)

8M on road today in the wind. Felt very tired and jaded, so going to  "F Off" tomorrow. Might do a squelchy parkrun on Saturday before being dragged to the panto (in Aldershot!!).

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 10:18

Probably not as long as you'd think! Anyway, I didn't say it would be in one go

Fair play Ric - I'd forgotten about Superstars!

Found out last night that the Bucks XC Champs is the day before Cliveden XC, and this year is at Hughenden park - where I do a lot of my training! Wouldnt mind, but I only entered Cliveden the day before - £16 for Cliveden too!!! May be forced to race two days in a row, but will have to decide PDQ as the Bucks XC entry close in two days.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 22:35

Err, glad it's caused some serious debate, but when I made the comment about cycling it was in the context of MY own personal experience rather than being some universal rule from beginners to elites! I also went on to qualify that this was in the context of weight control and general aerobic fitness and endurance rather than run specific.

I agree whether the Brownlees would be able to go much faster by changing their cycling and swimming to running - they might, but they also might just end up injured and training less. 

Ric - what you say about climbing on a bike is absolutely true. What you say about you and Mo in a bike race is pure supposition though - has anyone ever seen him on a bike? He's not on Strava! If you ever get the chance to prove it in reality, in a race, I will eat a pound of my own ear wax 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 06:58

Ah, Lit - sounds cosy! With cycling, I was thinking more of maintaining weight and general endurance rather than speed for running. To be any use, it needs to be mixedwith quality run sessions too. That said, lots of fell runners reckkn hard hilly miles kn the bike are excellent for running climbing too.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 21:36

Oh, go on Dachs! 

Andrew - when you add in the biking and swimming it's not as surprising as it first seemed that your running times are so good, and especially XC. I always work on the basis that cycling miles are worth about half running miles, which is roughly the same time wise. Not sure about swimming - in the past I've used it more for recovery and maintaining weight, but was never very serious.  It must be good for all over strength though, which is one of the things needed for XC. There are plenty of decent runners who seem to thrive on this sort of variety - Rob Jebb and the Brownlee brothers for a start. It must help with minimising injury too.

 

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 20:11

 So, more runs or more runs then 

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