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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 07:49

Superb 3000m Dachs and SC! I'd take a 9:55 and be happy, let alone an 8:55!

Easy last couple of days for me.  Doddled around at 8:30s for 30 minutes yesterday then this morning 3.6 miles with a steady 6:26 sandwiched between 2 easy miles and some strides at the end.  5ish mile hill race tomorrow

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 08:47

Oh - and good solid 1500m SC

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 08:46

Ric - I think running shorts come in all shapes and sizes now.  I have a variety and only wear the really tiny ones for races...

SG - I only just invested in a pair of spikes.  Probably not massively necessary, but thought I'd give them a try.  Wore them for that 4x 500m last week after only wearing them once on a cool down before.  My calves were screaming for a couple of days after.  I've now decided that this will be good for development.  The last time my calves screamed at me like that was when I first started wearing a pair of "minimalist" shoes.  I used to wear those shoes on no more than 30 min easy runs and my calves were always stiff afterwards.  I now wear them for all of my easy runs (right up to 2 hour runs) with no issues.  I reckon that means my calves have toughened up significantly, which must be good for running.

Bad luck Dean.  Hopefully get properly over it quickly.

3x 10 minutes @ threshold pace for me this morning off 90s recoveries.  Threshold pace has been a weird one for me to nail down of late.  Last year in the build up to the marathon I was consistently hitting big threshold sessions at about 6:10-6:12 per mile but towards the end of last year and early this year, it's been closer to 6:20.  I kind of think I've been being a bit of a pussy on these sessions so decided I need to man up a little.  Gave myself the target of trying to hit 6:15 / 6:10 / 6:05 and did exactly that (except 6:14 on the first one).  And it was pretty comfortable.  Threshold pace should now be more like 6:05-6:10 I reckon.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:47

F***ing hell.  Pants, headphones and spikes.  All you need for a good track session.

I just couldn't do a session with headphones on.  I could easily run in my pants though.

32/33 second 200s sounds quick.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:38

Reg - the session I planned was 8x 1000m but I entertained the idea of making it 10x 1000m if feeling good.  On the early reps I thought 10x might happen but by the time I got to rep 7, I was thinking 8 would be enough!

SG - ah, that makes sense otherwise the Olympics could be full of very average athletes!

EDIT: Forgot to say - running.  I ran 11 miles at about 8 min/miles this morning.  Cheeky long one as I won't get a long one over the next couple of weeks due to races

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 16:57

Actually:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athletics_at_the_2016_Summer_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Qualification

"Different from the previous Olympics, a National Olympic Committee (NOC) may enter up to 3 qualified athletes in each individual event if all athletes meet the entry standard during the qualifying period. An NOC may also enter a maximum of 1 qualified relay team per event. NOCs may enter athletes regardless of time (1 athlete per sex) if they have no athletes meeting the entry standard. This makes it possible for every nation to have a minimum of two representatives in the sport."

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 16:55

I missed that point SG - you reckon that everyone running in that marathon yesterday is actually a sub 2:20 marathoner??  I thought that perhaps some countries standard is just slower than GB's (because they don't have anyone running the sub 2:14 times that our fastest guys are!).  But there is actually a qualifying time to get into the event and not just a qualifying time to get picked by your country?

I'm relating this to my experience of watching the Commonwealth Games a couple of years ago and seeing a guy get lapped a load of times.  He looked totally pedestrian, like he'd never ran before.  He was running a 15:xx 5k!!  Just looked remarkably slow against the 13:xx guys!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 16:15

I just looked at the Olympic Marathon results.  The slowest finishers in the men's race way down at 2:45 / 2:46 and in the women's race way over 3 hours.

So, basically, some of the guys on here are faster than Olympic athletes.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 09:32

So, Olympics done - I can get my life back for a while...

The standouts for me were, Mo (obviously) securing his place in running history.  The last 4 years have been tremendous for him.  Doing the double at consecutive Olympics and Worlds is impressive.  Hopefully he does it again next year and then has a good crack at the marathon in Tokyo 2020.

Other standouts were the 4x 400m ladies team - especially Emily Diamond.  What a third leg!  Callum Hawkins getting top 10 in the marathon.  Andy Butchart running strong in the 5000m final.  And the women's hockey team!

Back in the real world of mere mortals, a hilly 13.4 mile run for me at the weekend (with tender calf muscles after that track session on Friday - first time doing a session in spikes!), rest on Sunday and then 8x 1000m on the track this morning.  Was going for 3:38 pace - pretty pleased with it, given I haven't done anything like it for ages:

1. 3:35.0

2. 3:37.6

3. 3:38.3

4. 3:38.2

5. 3:38.6

6. 3:40.1

7. 3:38.2

8. 3:39.4

Rep 6 - I think I lost my concentration in the final 200m and it drifted a bit.  The final one was definitely due to being a bit f***ed though.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 11:29
I was looking every 200. That's what I do when doing reps on the track. Stirling 10k prob won't happen this year.
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