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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 13:19

As impressive as it is, I'm with Dachs.  Same goes with joggling.  It's impressive being able to juggle for 2:55 without dropping a ball, even more so covering a marathon in that time.  But I'd far rather run a 2:30 marathon than a 2:55 whilst juggling.  I was trying to find this guy's PBs to see what his normal marathon time would be and found his blog.  Turns out he's done a 2:50 whilst juggling (that time not without dropping a ball).  But - in the joggling rules, turns out that he's allowed to stop juggling at any time so long as he comes to a complete stop.  So he stopped about 6 times at water stations.  That's not 2:55 of non-stop juggling.

Anyway - another 5 miles @ lunchtime for me.

Weather update:

Still pissing down.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 09:59

Some pretty awesome rep sessions going on here.  Those mile reps from Matt and Dachs hurt just reading about them.  And good shorter ones by SG and cracking pyramid Pete.  That 1600 in the middle looks particularly good!  And of course Reg with the cinder track reps - that must be much tougher than a normal track.

Gym session for me yesterday was the first one for 3 weeks and my legs fairly notice!  4 miler straight afterwards and then 10 hilly miles this morning followed by 4x 20 second strides.  Think my Garmin said something like 700+ foot of climbing and average pace in the 7:20s somewhere.  The weather has taken a fairly sinister turn - pissing rain and windy.  I'll see if I can be arsed going out at lunchtime.  Just shy of 50 miles for the week so far but I'll probably be struggling to do much running over the weekend, so would quite like to put in 5 or 6 miles at lunchtime.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 14:33

I could be looking at divorce if I ran 30+ races per year.

Think I've done 11 or 12 this year with another 2 or 3 to come before the end of the year which is probably my most ever.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 11:31

Nothing to do with Johnas anymore SG.  Seems he's not the only one that does it...

A time machine would be handy now and again wouldn't it!?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:48

I've done the 8x 1k a few times.  First time I did it I remember it being an absolute beast of a session but not so much now.  I've done 2x 5x1k before as well and 8x 1k + 5x 200m.  Don't think I've ever done the rocking 3x 2 miles or 6x 1 miles (yet...).

Big one this morning for me.  We're away on holiday on Saturday so not sure what the weekend will be like in terms of opportunity to run, so long one done this morning and combined it with a session.

3 miles warm up, 60 mins build-up, 2 miles cool down.  60 mins consisted of 20 @ 6:36-6:39 pace (came out at 6:36), 20 mins @ 6:25-6:29 pace (came out at 6:30), 20 mins @ 6:16-6:21 pace (came out at 6:18).

Pretty bloody delighted with that.  14.3 miles in total @ ave. 6:50 pace, through HM in 1:28 bang on.  A couple of years back, sub 90 was a big target for me and I've just relatively casually knocked that out at 6:30am on a Wednesday morning before work.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 10:27

Lit - I don't think our club has mentioned the National XC relays, so don't think we are entered.  Which seems odd because they were having a bigger XC push this year and trying to get us signed up to as much as possible.  First time in a while as far as I can tell that we've actually entered the North District XC League.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 10:20

Tasty looking reps there SG and like you say, way quicker than your recent times.  I flat 5k race should see you get at least down about 17 I'd have thought.  How tough or otherwise was that?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 08:50
literatin wrote (see)

On the subject of relays and hanging out with the top stars, CC, are you doing the national xc relays?

I don't even know when the national XC relays are...  I know the North District relays were at the weekend just past but I wasn't there and I'm not sure if we even got a team in.  I'm guessing we'd have to qualify to enter the Nationals?

Shorter answer is probably not!

I'll probably head up to Inverness for the North District XC Champs but I won't be anywhere near selection for the Inter-District champs.  I might go to the Nationals in Falkirk in February but will probably be lining up Kinloss to Lossiemouth HM the weekend before so not sure...  It's difficult to too many races that involve travelling with 2 young kids at home!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 11:25

Bloody good effort Dean - especially when you're under the weather.  It must be cool at a "low key" race like that with some of the top stars.  Think it was Matt's facebook post that said he was sitting next to Andy Butchart's tent.  That guy absolutely rocked the Olympics FFS!!  Awesome stuff.

I remember thinking it was unbelievably cool warming up on the same stretch of road as Steve Way at the Edinburgh Marathon and seeing him coming back the other way in the race itself, but that's a relatively big event!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 10:04

Good parkrunning and relays chaps.

14 miler for me on Saturday @ 7:26 pace ave.  Longest run for a while and was feeling it in the legs towards the end.  Cumulative fatigue I think rather than a 14 miler being hard.  But it was fairly undulating as well.

Was hoping to bang out another 8 miles or so on Sunday but family life just took over so I was down to 42 miles for the week - lowest for quite some time, but I wasn't overly bothered.  My legs probably appreciated it.

10 this morning with the middle 6 @ "MP".  Seems my 9:57 3k has translated my MP to 6:16-6:21 pace according to the coach!  That seems quick...  That's a 2:44 - 2:46 marathon, which I'd take your bloody arm off for!  Plugged my time into a few predictors and it seems to range from 2:42-2:52 depending on which one you use.  This morning was fairly comfortable after I got the first couple of miles done - thought it was going to be a hard one when the second mile clocked at 6:25 (down to dodging a few dog walkers and running a short section through the woods in total darkness...), but the splits were 6:21 / 6:25 / 6:19 / 6:18 / 6:18 / 6:19, so the average was fine.  Running another 20 at that pace seems like a big ask, but then it is 6 months away.

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