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Election 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 10:59

I bet he eats a lot of Caerphilly cheese.  That's all you need to know really.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 10:39

I reckon it's the other way round.  The faster you race, the tougher any session at race pace is.  Look at all those people running 10 minute miles who do every run at the same pace as they run a marathon.  I'd kill myself doing that.  Likewise, when I started doing interval sessions, anything involving 10K pace was pretty straightforward.  Definitely not the case anymore.

Of course, to the vast majority of people, you're not really a mortal either ...

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 09:57
Stevie G wrote (see)

Fun or a colossal miserable experience. One of the two. !


In my experience, both of those are usually present in different parts of the same race.

Session last night was set by a coach.  I usually do my own sessions these days, but I wanted a VO2 max pace session last night and that coincided well with the planned group session.  To be fair to the coach, it was not prescribed as 800s at 5K and 400s at 3K - maybe the intention might have been 800s at 10K and 400s at 5K, but I needed the work at 5K pace more than 10K pace, so that's how I ran it.

Nice progression Andrew, looks smoother than many of mine.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:21

Wrynose is great, and Hardknott as well, but my favourite is the ride through Fangorn Forest down towards Isengaard. Watch out for Orcs.

Good reps SG, cranking out some decent pace there.

SS, fantastic to see you among the PBs, may it be the first of many this year. Great last mile there, I like the determination. More PBs please...

Bus, I bet those dogs are waiting outside your house right now. Playing the long game 

Prescribed session tonight was 5 x 800 off 90s followed by 8 x400 (faster) off 60s. 800s felt very tough but pace was ok, 2:27, 2:28, 2:29, 2:29, 2:31. However, the 400s were a mess, and couldn't run any faster than the 800s - 73, 73, 74, 73, 73, then gave up. There's an illustration of how little leg speed I have at the moment.

Why does the magazine always have pretty ladies on the front?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 13:51

I find it annoying that all of my copies of the magazine have identikit young ladies on the cover - that means that I can't tell immediately which issue it is - is it the one with the healthy eating recipes and weight loss tips, or is it the one with the weight loss tips and healthy eating recipes?

Election 2015

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 10:43
Dave The Iron Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Being married to a doctor and having a daughter as a nurse, they both ask where all these doctors and nurses are coming from ? 

It's clearly incumbent on you to breed more of them, Dave.

Election 2015

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 10:16

I live in Teresa May's constituency.  No-one's bothering much to campaign round here.  Haven't even had any UKIP leaflets that I can throw in the bin.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 15:51
literatin wrote (see)

Hang on, didn't the men get a 20 minute head start on Emilia Gorecka?

A race where the set-up is that you get chased by Emilia Gorecka is one that I would pencil into my calendar.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 15:14

Bus, tough day for you.  Clearly you had a bad run for whatever reason, but I can imagine a compounding factor was that you don't sound like you were remotely up for it from very early on.  Once your brain is disengaged, there's only so much you can squeeze out of your legs.  Hillingdon sounds a bit similar to the Finchley 20 in terms of drives, undulations and cars all over the shop - I didn't mind it at Finchley because it was just a glorified training run for me, but can't imagine I'd have been too delighted with those factors cropping up in a target race.

I can confirm that once you get into the 33 minute/1:12 kind of zone, you don't generally have to worry about people in football shorts anymore.

SC, sounds like a decent placing on Leg 1 of national road relays.  How did you manage to get beaten by Emilia Gorecka in a men's relay race?

Great session Johnas.  5:45 = MP then.  I will hold you to that...

Good longish runs SS and SG.

I seem to have forgotten how to run.  Everything is laboured and slow.  Glad I haven't got any races in the next three weeks, because I would be appalling.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 16:57

Please tell me that was in front of an audience Jonny...

I did plenty of 800s and 1500s as a teenager. I was shit at them then, and I'm shit at them now. In answer to what I could run a mile in SG, I'm guessing high 4:3x at absolute best. Not built for that kind of distance.

SG, no, last night were ultra-generous 2 lap recoveries, so far from a peaking session- the point of the session being to get accustomed to the pace, then increase the length of reps up to 3 x 2m (following that McMillan approach that was circulated a while back). I will be doing other more VO2 max-type sessions that have the short recoveries.


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