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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 15:39

Another good set of reps

Aiming for 17:30.  It's the gold standard for the club, so having got the 3,000m gold standard the other week, I'm hoping I can replicate it for 5,000m, particularly given I hadn't really trained for the 3,000m but have actually been training for 10k a week on Sunday.

PB is 17:58 (from an undulating Parkrun) and haven't had a proper go at the distance for some time.  I think 17:30 should be do-able.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 09:53

Some good running going on here.  Good reps from SC / SG again.

Nice 10k Pete and Parkrun Cortina.

And word of an actual SG race...  I'd love to get involved, but all the way to London for a mile race is a bit OTT.

First weekend of no running for quite some time for me!  Weekend away with the family in a caravan and just didn't get the chance.  Did a swift loop on Friday of about 3.8m in average 6:30s or so and then the same loop last night in 7:30s.

15 mins / 10 mins / 5 mins @ threshold pace off 3 mins / 2 mins this morning.  Normally go for about 6:10-6:15/mile but held back with 6:19/6:18/6:12.  5,000m race on Thursday evening the main focus this week

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 14:17

The SG / Scotch Smackdown 2016 must be on the horizon soon

Still the f***ing snow falls in Aberdeenshire.  It cleared up this morning but I wasn't able to get to the track due to an early work meeting.  So out at lunchtime on the pavement, pedestrian and car dodging, just in time for the weather to turn to sh** again.  Hailstones in my face whilst trying to run speed reps.  Lovely stuff.

4x 200m (200m jog recoveries); 3x 1000m (2min jog recoveries); 2x 400m (400m jog recovery) came out as:

38.7 / 38.9 / 39.7 / 41.2 (aiming for 39)

3:32.1 / 3:34.9 / 3:29.9 (aiming for 3:33)

1:23.0 / 1:21.0 (aiming for 1:19).

I'm taking that given the rubbish conditions.  The hail cranked up a notch just at the start of the 400s so I'm letting myself off with missing the target a bit

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 10:14

Another sub 3 Lit - well done!  I'm getting that niggling feeling back that I should go and put the sub 3 to bed next  year, but I'm just not going to entertain a marathon again for a while.  I'd decided that months ago.  Then my wife just dropped into conversation casually that I was doing London marathon next year.  Oh, am I?  News to me.  As far as I was aware, she couldn't be f***ed with my running most of the time, let along embarking on a marathon campaign with a toddler and baby in the household...  She'd got it into her head that I would be using the GFA time from last year (not at Manchester) to run London next year. BUT - I'm not going to give into the temptation.  I don't think...

AG - awesome run - that sounds like the best type of marathon!

Just over 8 miles for me - 2 miles on the path to the woods/trails, bit of climbing, snowfest, then 2 miles back.  Managed a spectacular face plant in a field.  I'd taken about 3 wrong turns and realised I was going to be way over my intended 8 miles unless I shortcut through field.  Jumped a small wall, and then tripped on an invisible stone, hidden by the snow.  Fell in slow motion.  Great stuff.  I probably got seen by the 100s of cars passing by the field too.   Nice average pace of 7:35s, which is way quicker than the last time I ran round those woods a few weeks ago.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 14:58

I just noticed the attention to detail on Johnas' avatar.  The forearm sleeve thingies (what are they called?).  Brilliant.

Awesome run Dachs

8x 400m this morning for me in the gale force winds.  Aiming for 75s per rep but came out 77-79 (with 1 80s!).  I'm blaming the wind.  Binned the idea of a double as the weather has deteriorated badly up here!  Snow and gales in late April.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 09:16
Stevie G wrote (see)

I think you'll well on your way to get a clean sweep of the golds. Presume that gold is the top level? What would Dean n Dachs be on there

Certainly hope so - but no, gold is "third" standard really.  It goes bronze, silver, gold, platinum, world.

Without checking PBs etc. I'd guess that Dachs would be platinum and Dean would be World (being a World bronze medallist and all...).

I haven't seen anyone get platinum for anything yet at our club.  A V60 was at the 3,000m with me last week and missed platinum by 5 seconds for his age but that's about as close as anyone's got I think.  Hardly anyone under 40 ever gets gold standard either, so would be great to do that.  And who knows, as I'm only 34, I might manage to get to platinum before I'm 40...

As for the marathoners - great stuff!  Superb times all round - well done Dachs, Reg and Philip.  It was a bloody good watch on the telly too.  Big performances from my fellow Scotsmen especially.  Callum Hawkins completely smashed it.  He's only going to get better.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 16:41

Tasty looking reps SG and SC.  Those 600s in particular are f***ing fast!

SG - threshold for me is the traditional "pace you can sustain in race conditions for 1 hour".

My HM PB is 6:16/6:17 pace, so it's got to be a bit quicker than that that I'm aiming for.  Around 6:10-6:15 seems about right but I do try to aim for the sharper end of that if I can.  Normally wind and hills etc. slow it down a bit but on the track today it was easy to get down that 6:10 pace.

My 10k definitely needs a shake-up.  Current PB is still 37:41, but really hoping to get down well below 37 next month.  Gold standard is 36:24, so would love to get down amongst that sort of time but we'll see.

Got another 6 in at lunchtime for the double - average 7:21 pace.  Just been sat down for 2.5 hours on a conference call at work and took a few steps to get my legs going after I stood up...!

That low sugar thing never seems to affect me in the morning.  I never eat anything before running early and like this morning I often don't even have a sip of water.  For some reason I'm more inclined to feel a bit "low" later on in the day.  Barely ever an issue though.

What do you do with you race medals?

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 10:26

Dean - ALL of your medals?  There's surely one that's got pride of place somewhere in the house...?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 09:35

Back to the scene of the crime this morning.  40 mins @ threshold pace on the plan so for uninterrupted 40 mins, went to the track.

6:10-6:15/mile is roughly what I aim for on threshold runs, so worked that back to 6:08-6:12 per 1600m and hit the lap button every 4 laps to keep track.  Came out at:

6:08.6 / 6:09.6 / 6:06.9 / 6:07.5 / 6:08.3 / 6:08.5

Then just over 2 laps (maybe 820m) in 3:11.3.

Went through 25 laps in 38:21 (16 secs quicker than my last 10k road race...!) and total of 26 and a bit laps in 40 mins.

Pretty comfortable in the end as well.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 17:07
Dean - yeah, I was in 2 minds as to whether to press button or not but I did it on my 10,000 race a couple of years ago and it was me safely through my first sub 40. I didn't realise there would be someone shouting out the splits every 400m. Next time I'll just use the clock and the guy shouting the splits to track where I'm at!
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