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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 11:13

If anyone manages 1,000 parkruns, they deserve more than a t-shirt.  A handjob at the very least I'd say.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 09:21

Traditionally, the thing to do with addicts is stage an intervention.

Pete is a parkrun addict.  Therefore, I think we all ought to wait outside his house in a van, and when he emerges at 8:00 AM on a Saturday morning, we jump out, put a hood over his head, bundle him into the back, and then drive him off to some harsh rehabilitation centre run by terrifying nuns.  There, he will learn to spell Park Run in two separate words with capitals, and will also learn that, when 200 people set off together and try to run as fast as possible, that's a race, not a run.  It's the kind thing to do.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 17:14

Cheers Dean & Bus.  I'd have loved to do a fast 10K this weekend, but December is manic with family stuff.  Telford was my initial thought, but once I realised the date I knew I wouldn't be able to make it.  Can't race until January now.  Hope you can get back in the groove soon Dean.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 15:48
Stevie G wrote (see)

For Dachs, 5mins would be pretty darn close to his mile rep pace anyway. That's a scary thought 

I was doing mile reps in sub 5 in 5K training...

Difficult to find time for posting stuff at the moment, but have checked back on recent runs.

Quality XC there CC.  People in strange garb are an annoyance, but had you been beaten by orange shorts man, you’d be in good company, as plenty have been beaten by Philpub in his lurid shorts.  Nice reps too.

PMJ, solid XC, but rules are to get out hard so everyone else has to overtake you.  Then you can be the blocker.

Ace casual 10 there Matt, and a 20 as well?  Almost sounds like marathon training.

More 200s from SG.  Might I suggest some 400s though?  I have been doing some recently, and it felt like that speed endurance was what pushed me over the line to go under 9 for 3000.  Oh, yeah, nice session by the way …

Shame that you’re going through a mini-slump there Simon.  Maybe step away from racing for a few weeks?

Quality tempo Bus man!  Ignore the naysayers, I reckon race pace for half the race distance is a good tempo rule of thumb.  So 10K pace for a 5K tempo, half mara pace for a 10K tempo, and marathon pace for a long tempo.

Cranked out a 10 mile tempo at lunchtime today.  Aiming for broadly marathon pace, so somewhere around 58-59, in line with previous such runs.  Well, surprised myself somewhat by sneaking in a fraction under 56 minutes.  Average 5:36 pace.  Bonza!  Manageable throughout, and second half quicker than the first. Shame I don’t have a half marathon until February.  2 miles warm up and 1 mile warm down meant 13 in just under 1:18.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 11:31

If it's like a track open meet where you're all there to go for a time, I think it's reasonable to share duties.  I remember being peeved at PP's club 5000 event when we all had target times, and were asked to share the duties - one of PP's clubmates and I took on a lap each and alternated throughout the race, and then some other bloke who'd been behind the whole time tried to come past me in the last 100.  I was so irked that I actually outsprinted him, which is something of a novelty for me.

In a proper race, all bets are off.  Using the conditions to your advantage is part of racing.  You learn your lesson and do it to someone else next time.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 22:39

Excellent review there Ric, very evocative. Was that the same time you were bunched up on the ground sobbing into your ankles?

Ace PB CC, your year of PBs just keeps on rolling.

Nice reps as usual Simon.

Basingstoke for the Hampshire League XC today. Wasn't intending to do it, but managed to sort out a clash at the last minute. This is probably my favourite XC course, so fancied my chances of bettering last month's 18th.

Felt like I needed a faster start this time, cos I got swamped at the start last time out and had to work my way up from about 40th. Well, somewhat to my surprise, this fast start put me at about 3rd at the first corner, in what can only be described as something of a misjudgment. It doesn't even feel that fast, but I let a few go past over the next few hundred metres anyway on the basis that I might regret it otherwise.

I settle into a bit of a battle with a trio of youthful rosy cheeked Reading AC chaps, and we are running somewhere between 11th and 15th. As this battle unfolds over the next couple of laps, one gets away ahead whilst the other two fall behind. I'm struggling, but just trying to hold my position. However, on the last lap a couple get past me. Nevertheless, I'm pleased to cross the line in 13th, easily my best finish in the league.  33:23 for what the Garmin tells me is dead on 10k, so that can't be bad on a rolling XC course. 

Doughnuts afterwards. Nice.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 16:50

Never mind this horseshit.  Did anyone tell us who PMJ was having an argument with and why?

Was it something to do with the use of standard deviation in analysing race performances?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 13:17
Stevie G wrote (see)

ps Dachs, 3 days after a race is probably too keen a return to track stuff old son...just my fiddy centz.

Yeah, but seriously, what do you reckon the chances of that advice being heeded are?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 12:52

Simon, yes that's a bit short of your standards, but even when you don't have a great day you're still never that far below par, and mid 26's is still a very handy time in the grand scheme of things.

Nice ejaculation of pedantry there Phil.

Thanks for the comments all.  I'm certain I'll get that 31:xx one day.  Eastleigh in March looks likely to be the next attempt.

Not sure what to make of the fact I've had no soreness whatsoever since the race.  In fact, I felt pretty full of running on my warm down on Sunday.  Strange, cos I certainly don't think I could've squeezed more out in the race itself.

As for wandering eyes during races, there really isn't that much scope for me to do that unless there are laps.  However, I have no moral objection to it.  Anyway, Donald Trump has been elected now, which surely legitimises all of our unsavoury behaviours.  Personally, I'm thinking of becoming a racist.  It seems a lot of fun, there are some natty costumes, and it saves valuable time if you can instantly judge people based on their ethnicity rather than going to the trouble of getting to know them.

If only Bus could find some way to bulk up his wrists.  Potentially related to his ogling during races.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 21:41

Lit, if it's any consolation, I'm sure arse ogling is going on at the back of the race too. And it's worse there cos it lasts longer.

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