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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 19:25

Happy birthday Simon  Don't have TOO many! Good work in the double as well 

Cheers chaps, bloomin' nice 600's there too Dachs, both in pace and number.

Scott - sounds very positive that. Onwards and upwards! 

Canned my second run today, as this morning's was on heavy legs and my back was sore. I figured it was more beneficial not to run than to run. An unusually sensible decision from me, helped along by the fact it was pissing down with rain when I was going to go out . Wife's birthday tomorrow, so no time to run, but may squeeze in a parkrun, so fresher legs will help anyway....

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 14:47

Kinda

Turns out rain wasn't the issue so much - bloody wind was!

4 x 1200 off 90 sec at 5k was aim, so hoping for sub 4:15s. came out as 4:13, 4:14, 4:18, 4:18. So a bit disappointing on the last two, but I blame the wind! As punishment I added 2 x 200m. Quite sobering that at 38 (into wind) and 36 pretty much flat out, these were done at a pace considerably slower than Dean's 1500m pace 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 11:57

Good work Dean, especially with all of the hanging around in the rain.

Talking of rain, a lovely wet lunchtime track session awaits! I have low hopes.....

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 09:48

Just as well, otherwise most races would be MT if they start in a field!

CC - many congratulations! Oh, and on the sprog too . I like Asics Gel DS Racers. Light enough, though not superlight, little bit of support for when you're tired in a half and last a whole lot better than the superlight stuff like Agios....

Well done SG - not surprised your legs went a bit on the run!!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 21:55

Good report Dachs, and heartening to hear you enjoyed the race for all the right reasons. In terms of your aims for a 70, your last paragraph is spot on. The 1:11 may be an outlier, but sometimes that's just how improvements happen - in fits and spurts rather than gradually. Do everything the same and it may come again, but it may not.  Shake things up and try new things and the chance to progress just may become greater. Sleep is an interesting one, as it's the time the body recovers of course and obviously being better recovered allows for better quality sessions (pot, kettle I know!!). To paraphrase Shane Sutton, I think (UK cycling coach) there is no such thing as over-training, but there is such a thing as under-recovery. And as for food being fuel, well, can'r argue with that really....

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 13:56

What a great weekend of racing/first finishing for the the thread! Nice one Scott, and ditto Pete!

LSR for me today, with a capital and underlined S! Unbelievably slow - my slowest time on the route I've been doing for ten years, and on the back of my easiest week of the year!!! Still, beats being injured I guess......

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 18:05
Well done SG! It was really good to see you back in the game today. Pretty decent time too, as you were totally out on your own from the off, and it was warm and humid too. Humidity will make your breathing feel heavy as will a touch of hay fever. Lots of grass pollen about and even non sufferers seem to be suffering!

Token support today, my first time volunteering. Quite enjoyed it. I also set out most of the first half k cones. Seeing SG, I made sure the corners were smoothed for a proper racing line

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 16:08

1.37? Jeepers!

That's good Philip, 'cos I am a novice . Was kinda hoping to be away in time to do the Misbourne Trail race, but not going to have time unfortunately.

9, very hilly and very soggy miles last night. Not very fast, but felt strong on the hills.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 16:56

Nice one Scott - well deserved for the level of hard-work you've put into get over the op...

I haven't run since Sunday (so of course the legs feel stiffer than ever - how does that work?). Not exactly conducive to go out for one this evening I have to say!

I volunteered to marshal at parkrun on Saturday after years of being nagged. Somehow I am now down as "finish token support". Not sure what that entails, but sounds a lot more involved than just standing and pointing .

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 15:00

Difficult to quantify from a statistical basis though Philip. By it's very nature, the Ramsay Round will only attract people for whom the concept of spending up to 24 hours running/navigating/surviving over the roughest and highest mountains we have in the UK is a realistic proposition. There aren't that many of those! Nevertheless, those who have attempted it at are, by definition elite mountain runners, and those that have run it fast are the cream of this (UK) crop and at the top of their game. The fact that Jasmin has beaten all-comers, male or female, has to be recognised as a pretty astounding feat regardless of the total number of attempts. Even if she had been the only one vear to do it, I would still be astounded by her ability to cover that ground in that time! It would take most fit walkers around 3 days.....

High jumpers or pole vaulters for me. As far as mountain runners go though, Emma Clayton is very nice

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