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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 16:43

Yes AG, just fancied a change 

Talking of which, off on proper hols early tomorrow! Should be interesting as we're going to La Gomera in the Canaries for two weeks. Very hot with very steep volcanic hills at every turn and hardly anything flat as far as I can tell on the map! Not sure how many miles I'll get in, but plenty of climbing I should think....

If I don't manage to post, happy training everyone and good luck to anyone racing!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 13:45

Nice one Simon - that's very quick!

Bonjour Phillipe  

LSR today. 14M hilly XC and after multiple slow versions of late, I felt like pushing the pace a bit today. Whilst by no means speedy, it was back to a reasonable average and nearly 18 mins faster than when I ran the same route 3 weeks ago!!!

Good to feel like the legs are coming back a bit.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 23:40

Easy to be cynical about the women's 10,000. If it had been an American or European who had come out of nowhere and broken the world record, would we be suspicious or just genuinely amazed and pleased? Who knows, and that is the real shame of what doping can do - we can no longer believe in what may (or, sadly, most probably isn't) a genuinely outstanding performance.

Matt - you have so much potential, but I get the feeling you are somewhat  in limbo. Without doubt you can aim for a distance and do bloody well on the road - at a whole range of distances, but, from what I've seen you could genuinely excel on the fells with a real bit of focus. The impression I get is that the whole ethos of fell-running is closest to your running heart and while you can do both to a large extent, you'll never really explore your limits by spreading yourself too thin. It really all comes down to what you want out of running at the end of the day and how far you are prepared to commit...

That said, it may be you just want to do as best you can across the whole spectrum of running disciplines - in which case, more power to your elbow and crack on - either way your times will be far, far better than most of us will ever achieve!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:00
It's because tbey base the "difficulty" on peoples relative personal performances for the same distance, which they assume is down to factors such as wind, course profile etc. As most people use bp as a target race specifically to get a fast one though, the mass number of better than average results skews the difficulty down even more than it just being a fast course in good conditions.

Missed Dachs age grading - that is impressive for such a youngster

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:39

Enough already 

Double hily xc today - 7.5M early doors and then a very pleasant 5.6M evening run over Coombe Hill and Beacon Hill, behind Chequers - steep little bugger that one!

Consolation prize for missing my 5k pb by 1 sec on Monday is that it's my highest ever age grade at 81.41%. Pete's for the same race is an absolutely superb 86% - hat's off Pete!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 13:08

Simon - warned you what would happen if you mentioned the 80's! Multiple pictures of short shorts to follow . Surely Mr K knows who I am, I took a CR off him last year - doesn't he know who he is messing with  (one he had no doubt jogged while I took it eyeballs out!)

CC - sounds unfortunate. You've gotta round up though, even if Strava rounds everything down - even 5.99 becomes 5.9, not 6!

My Edge 200 gets a signal really quickly most of the time, but the 310xt can take an age.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 17:42

Thanks Pete - though I would put money on all your WAVAs being better than mine!

You alright Simon?  Don't start that 80's runners being better again or you'll have Philip and Ric telling us all off

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 17:02

And they are only £4!

And they are also frequented by a seemingly endless number of attractive young ladies, many of whom are faster than me


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 16:32

I have to wait bloody hours for my 310xt to get a fix sometimes. Well, minutes anyway - always when its cold and raining!

Right, official results are out and for once its gone in my favour. My 17:53 has come out as 17:51, In a way though, that's worse as it's just 1 sec off my PB!!!

Pete - your official PB is now the same as mine

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 12:25

Cheers SG.

Pete - apparently there is a Vets AC 5 mile race at Battersea next Tuesday. presumably you have to join Vets AC though

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