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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 21:29

Blimey - last time I looked, no one was posting! Sorry if I miss anything, but, rather outrageously (!) work has been so busy I've not had time to come on here

Iron - was TUPE'd, now new contract (rock and hard place job). Would have to do 26000 private for fuel card to work - I do about 8, included holidays 

Scott - ouch! Hope it heals double quick.

Dachs - I know what you mean about the wind. It's deceptive - just feels like we are running through extra dense air sometimes! Reasonable session nonetheless.

Matt - Lakes at Easter mate, as usual . Did say "relatively" when I moaned about the hols - my Mrs is self-employed and I'm conscious there are plenty who would love to have even my reduced paid holiday allowance!

Pete - go on, do a really hard PR the day before Wokey - it'll make the rest of us look better

7.5M xc this morning - felt bloody awful. Knackered and as muddy as you can get! Run home was OK, but definitely time for a rest....

DS racers for me at Wokingham - must take them with me to Devon next week as haven't worn them for ages! Last Wokey was kinda spoilt by severe blisters over the last 3 miles....bigger issue is to NOT eat too many cream teas, chips and beer next week though!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 21:35

Lots of coughs and sneezes about currently. Surrounded by lergy ridden people at work and home so don't rate my chances of getting through Wokingham scot free.

30 down to 25 SG, plus flexi taken away, so effectively two weeks less holiday a year . Can't really grumble given what others get, and not much choice in the matter anyway, but a bit of extra cash and a company car by way of compensation (sorta). Iron - I don't give them any time for holidays - how would I get time to go away if I did???

Fingers crossed the ITB holds up Philip. Should do if you've caught it in time and re-evaluating your London target is definitely the sensible thing to do.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 21:03

Nice racing AG, but cause me some serious anx that you cans top on 59.4M

Philip - good 20. Whera re you in the schedule now? I've kinda lost track!

I don't do much travelling for work, but when I do go to new places it adds a bit of freshness to running. Yes, you have to plan where to go and sometimes struggle to squeeze it in, but it breaks up the same old routines, which can only be a good thing.

Devon next week SG for the first of my multiple holidays this year . There will be less than normal now though, as I am on a new work contract with 5 days fewer leave

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 16:31

Big wuss - knocked out by a bit of man cough? I ask you . Mrs has the same thing (well, woman cough anyway, so not as bad)

BTW - last 6 weeks have been 60, 55, 57, 51, 51, 46 so hardly a big jump (plus about 30M bike and 200 flights of steps pw )

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:22

Would have been more of the former Ric - trust me, not wanting to mess up for Wokey!

As it happened, the hamstring held up fine today for a 16M rod. Can't say the same about me generally or the adductor thing specifically, which flared up at around 13 miles again. Weird, as its been fine recently. Felt like a long old slog and pace was way down on last week - combination of tired legs, gale force winds and generally being a bit tired.  First 60M week for ages though, and 5 weeks averaging 55M per week. Taper time now....


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 09:56

Any reason for a gilet design rather than smock? I like (windproof) gilets for running but always welcome having arms covered when hanging around a campsite - just makes you feel much cosier! There's a good review of the jacket version of the Ultralight here:

Big issue with any down item is when it gets damp though - a distinct possibility if you are on a mm in this country!

Have you considered a synthetic alternative? The Montane Fireball Verso is a great piece of kit that fits this role.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 22:12

Good thinking, but where I am would mean a combination of extreme tedium and/or too many hills! Will see how it goes and have the Mrs on standby for a recue

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 16:06

Cheers chaps - I'm keeping them crossed. It's be a real shame if it stops me running as I'm feeling fitter than I have for ages!

12mM pace must be hard Philip - can manage it on some big hills sometimes .

Can't imagine 12 hours on treadmill. I find 20 mins is about all I can take before being overwhelmed with boredom.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:10

Hmm, that hamstring pull yesterday is causing issues today - stiff and a bit painful. Luckily a rest day today, but will have to see how it copes with tomorrows 16....

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 19:41

AG - just re-read. 22.7M - blimey!!! You don't do things by half do you??


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