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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 23:07

Been a long time since i dropped in on here! Good to see some people are still getting out to run in the world even if there seems to be a few niggles...

Just to update on whats happened to me as irritating when people disappear off the face of the running earth... i tried another comeback in september and the injury broke down again...havent run since the last day of september and even the gym aggravates it. Just walking around i have pain from tight abductors and the original groin strain can still be felt, physio simply suggested stretching routine as my legs are very tight but beyond that no answer really. If any lessons can be learnt for other people from my experience its dont rush back into training after a marathon even if you feel great...what initially felt like an innocuous mild pull has kept me out for 7 months and could possibly be years as no sign of it improving let alone healing. Was pretty hard to take initially but been kept busy/happy from other areas of life, if it does heal i'll get back to running and posting but if it doesnt will have to look at other sports long term as miss the competitive buzz of racing and the release of intense exercise...time out does give abit of perspective and must admit if i ever get the chance to run again i'll appreciate every mile no matter how painful!

Lake Vyrnwy Half Place Available

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 19:21

A clubmate of mine(who isnt on RW) wont be using his place as it doesnt fit with his training cycle, its a great pb course which sells out well in advance and it would be a shame to see it go to waste so if anybody is interested just drop a note to:

The race organisers are normally pretty efficient with number swaps and as there is still a week and a half to the race it shouldnt be too much hassle to sort it out.



Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 15:06

 Well actually as my last race was 4 months ago my MP should probably be 9 m/m but as you know i've always been one for self glorification and saying what i'm gonna do, so i'll proceed with what I arrogantly think im capable of!

On group running, as i said agreed u need to run speed sessions according to your own needs - but its worth adapting or compromising the rest of your schedule a little to be able to train with the likes of pmj and bus - get this thread working in practical terms for you! Im quite lucky in the respect i have a 1.26 hm mate who is always up for training any day of the week, he probably runs most of his stuff a little too fast but suits my purpose and i dont feel guilty because i know he'd run at our paces anyways. Likewise addylad runs track sessions at the same speed,so always been a bit fortunate in having people around to share the training load do have my sympathy with the stomach issues tho, i rarely get it but its pretty much the only thing that can stop a run dead in its tracks

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 22:12

SG - I've often thought you'd really benefit from club training, I must admit it totally revolutionised my approach to running...psychologically i never feel burnt out training with others, and on days you feel flat you get easily distracted with conversation. Conversely you also appreciate the odd run done alone as a nice bit of peace and quiet. Obviously you need to make speed work precise to your needs, but elsewhere running with people of all kinds of abilities definately enhances my training.

10 miles for me tonight, with 4 @ 6.10 MP feeling surprisingly easy considering i've barely dropped below 7 min miles since injury. Maybe I havent lost as much as I thought, certainly given me confidence to keep building the tempo's up to LT pace over the next couple of weeks and then time to start smashing the track to get some times on the board that will start to put right whats been a frustrating year with the running....feel i've got a lot to prove going forward

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 12:18

Very impressive splits from dach's and pc2, its been discussed many times before SG but i think most of us find it easy to rattle out track sessions with averages much quicker than race it counter productive or should we just run as fast as can maintain through the session - alot of people seem to do the latter without any ill effects....seems counter intuitive that running them slower would make us faster, but im open minded if anyone has evidence!

Enjoyed watching SS, RobT and addy at the 5km last night. First race i've properly been to watch without competing in, must admit its even exciting watching but hopefully wont have to hold back for too much longer! 5 miles easy yest, 9 miles tonight with 4/5 @ mp.

SS - forgot to ask yesterday, whats the first staffs xc like as a course?

The Middle Ground

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 13:51

 @ Mr Viper  - clearly there are those of a delicate disposition oop north if you found that initial comment antagonistic! I felt it was a very gently expressed disagreement, im afraid i cant clarify any further what was a very simple point...

The Middle Ground

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 12:24

BR - As SG referred he ran a hilly 10km in the same time as he achieved last year 2 weeks before his 35.20 pb. As far as im aware, thats 1 minute faster than PRF's 2nd time running you know i follow sg's thread so i know his training miles etc and i seriously doubt his current form is 1 minute slower than his pb. 1 minute at 10km is a massive difference, i accept PRF and YD are on improvement curves and perhaps in pb shape...but it would take a significant drop off from SG and a significant improvement from them to bridge that gap, it happens sure but it would be like me thinking i could beat robT because he ran a slower time than his pb on a hilly course.....thats not to say i dont think they'll reach that level in the future, as id be surprised if they both didnt

As for banter, i'm all for it....several people who post on RW are clubmates of mine in reality, i train most of my miles in groups and there is always plenty of it, I just looked in and saw alot of people having a dig at SG which i felt was a little below the belt. Each to their own i guess but im always happy to express my opinion and hear others, on here and in reality...i've yet to see guys competing in sport where there is a total absence of egotism, girls perhaps its different but for my mind there was definately ego involved in that debate!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 17:21

Cheers hilly, surely you're a token northerner by now? It was a good debate, but i just sensed BR was abit irritated by SG and was perhaps having a sly pop in response!My senses have been wrong b4 mind, but i do think we all have slight favourites/biases when it comes to other posters/clubmates....i've even caught myself cheering 1 clubmate on at the expense of another in the past, and there are some posters on here i genuinely get pleasure from seeing push on and others im well more apathetic about...meeting people in reality obviously factors into this as you get a better grasp for what they're about.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 16:45

Perusing back i can see the pace of this thread hasnt at all diminished Have to say there does seem to be abit of thread tribalism() in the response to SG(clearly provoked talking about dash's intervals), all races have caveats at the end of them and any race report should inevitably include them....on the days when we smash massive pb's we like to emphasise our own agency, but they tend to come on days where the weather, the course, how we feel, the race around us etc have worked out nicely. PO10 certainly doesnt take these contexts into account, and neither does RB which in the opinions of most top runners i know has a ridiculous handicap system. I remember back in January a absurdly out of sync course rating for helsby half, a race i'll point out i pb'd in. 2 months later RB emailed me apologising and saying they'd adjusted the rating, but at the time everybody was pointing out the pb's run in the race etc.....clearly SG doesnt race often, and i think its pedantic to nail him on those recent times on course's which are obviously not pb material. If somebody races regularly over a season their level will be apparent from po10, but that doesnt apply to everyone. If someone offered me £100 to bet on a smackdown between PRF, YD and SG over 10km it would have to go on SG simply for the times on the bias there whatsoever as i have no preference on the individuals, it just seems silly to argue people are at the same level when they patently are not. I think obviously with this thread populated by alot of northerners who are friends in reality, its not going to be entirely objective when it comes to such things.

Just wanted to say also Philpubs posts are always 10/ should write a book on running because i've rarely seen a post of yours which isnt constructive or insightful on training.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 16:43

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