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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 09:09
Samir Haddad once got bitten by a horsefly. Samir didn't notice of course, but his blood was so potent that the horsefly, whacked off its face, spiralled far upwards, straight into the engine of a passenger jet, bringing it crashing to the ground.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 20:32

Running (and winning) a proper race abroad is great fun. No one knows who you are, you just turn up out of the blue and smash it. 

Going abroad for a parkrun is nuts though.

SG, re parkruns, you are demonstrating the zealousness of a convert. It's the same principle that drives ginger Teesiders to join Somalian jihadi groups.

Dean, fine parkrun by the way, although there was something beautifully ridiculous about your 18 minute parkrun PB that it's kind of a shame to lose.

Bus, well done on the mile race. I'm sure you've got something a lot faster in the tank though. Wish I'd been there, I really wanted a crack at that 10,000. I had a really speedy session, so I reckon I'd have gone ok.

Bad luck Pete. Wasps are twats.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 10:40

As someone who worked in Maidenhead, I can confirm Lit's theory that it is full of old people.

CC82 wrote (see)

Dachs - you turn 40 next year.  Go and humour me...  When did you start running?  And how fast (or slow) were you when you were my age? (34)

EDIT:  I just looked at your Po10 which was the obvious thing to do...

Potted history:

  • mediocre club runner from 13-18, mainly XC but some track.  Gave up at 18 when I went to uni and discovered a more rewarding lifestyle
  • 14 years of nowt
  • Took up recreational jogging to lose a bit of weight (I was never fat per se, but a bit round around the edges) once a week aged 32/33
  • Entered a few races in 2011 aged 33/34, still only jogging once a week, dipped under 40 minutes for 10K
  • Started properly training at end of 2011 aged 34.
  • PBs by the time I turned 35 were 34:19 for 10K, 1:17:23 for half (I think)

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 17:00

Reg - you need to get the V40 record at Woodley while you can.  I turn 40 next year...

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 13:56

Yep. I shall be at the Southerns too.  Being hosted at Bedford is a giant pain in the arse.  I really liked the Aldershot course.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 12:04

Bus, I've been fully intending to do that track 10,000 for months, and have an entry, but I kind of feel like I've run out of steam with racing for a while, and I've not been feeling right on and off for a week or so.

Plus, my wife is now going out anyway, so I'd have to bring the kids.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 14:43

Ah, I did very briefly wonder.

People are always tooting their horn at me.  I don't run in my glasses, so have no idea who any of you are.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 13:56
Reg Wand wrote (see)

I have no idea of my blood type, am I alone in this regard?

Nope, I have no idea of your blood type either.

Well parkrun SG.  For a bit of context, I went to Maidenhead parkrun at a time when I was comfortably spitting out 16:40s at Woodley, and did 17:15.  I only went because it was new and I wanted to say that I once held a parkrun course record, although I lost it about six weeks later.  I certainly didn't think it was fast.

Good stuff on the almost top 10 Bus.

And well done everyone else on everything else (sorry, I did read back this morning, but can't be arsed to go back to the previous page now, so am working from memory).

Bit of illness last week knocked my training out, and I'm still finding the after effects knocking about, although a 11 miler at supposedly easy but actually at 6:27 pace on Saturday indicates the legs have still got something.

I've now decided that I'm gradually killing myself with lack of sleep, and that that answer is to actually log my hours of sleep alongside my miles.  This appeals to my anal nature, and might actually encourage me to go to bed earlier purely to see the weekly total totting up.  Ambitious weekly target = 50 hours.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 13:24

Depends SG.  If the winter swamping is a regular thing there might be an alternative course.  Reading parkrun can be underwater for weeks at a time, so it moves elsewhere.  If it's more an occasional thing, I suspect they just make the best of it.  Nothing wrong with mud.

Good training all.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 09:46

Don't see myself parkrunning this weekend as I'm off work sick at the moment.   But enjoy.

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