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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 09:27
RicF wrote (see)

Always wondered Dean, if you had started out with a HM of 1:55 and after a year of training had managed to get it down to 1:40, would you have bothered? If your eyeballs out 1500m had been a 5:15 or your 800m a 2:35, then what?




i wouldnt have bothered...but the reason i would have that attitude is because i wouldnt have tapped out at that level.  so it would never have been enough.

I dont like training, its dull.  there is nothing fun about a 15m long slow run around stoke on trent on a rainy sunday morning.  but i do love track sessions.  and i love competition and races to test myself.  I used to like taking exams but was bored by the revision....same thing as running for me.  i like the challenge but the graft is just a necessary evil i need to do to do my best at the challenge.

Ric - 5 years ago you could have been saying that about me.  a very fast youngster who quit and was never seen again.  Certainly not on Po10.  but the fact is i was off playing another sport to a national level for 15 yrs.  we are all different but i would rather have 3 yrs at the top than 30 years in the middle.  i know many others will be opposite to that.

At england schools level there was one chap i always raced and he was lightning.  one of the few i rarely beat over 800m as a kid.  he disappeared at 18 beause he had a kid and worked in a factory on shifts.  it made being a top class runner near impossible for him.  his was a waste of talent but he found life get in the way.  he breifly flickered back to life for one season and made the AAA's racing and getting beat by Cram.  but then life got in the way again.  If he had a bit more luck with life he would have been a household name over middle distance.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 15:33

wasnt it daley thompson who says he trained on xmas day because his rivals didnt. 

Whilst i wont be doing that (i have 3 kids under 11)  i treated this summer as any missed sessions would mean another day that my competion moved ahead of me & another step back for me being able to compete for a medal in lyon,  so not going out because i didnt fancy it was not an option. 

i had to improve, so i had to follow the plan.  I even bought a top end treadmill so i could still do sessions if i got in from work too late or had to look after the kids and couldnt leave the house.

however i get the fact that say ric, bus and Phils motivation will be different to mine. they have been around a lot longer than me, have different goals so a missed session is not the end of the world.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 11:13

agree with scott the purpose of a well made plan is that easy days follow hard days and you are fresh for the quality.  if you start moving things around then that is compromised.  i followed a 12 week plan religiously in the summer to peak for the 1500m.  every session on every day had a purpose.    of course if there was a reason a session would be compromised then you looked at it and tried to rearrange  for example one of my track speed sessions the weather was biblical.  and it would have been a poor session.  so i swapped the days around but only worked becausei dropped a steady session to a easy session to fit in recovery.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:57

Bus, how has your training changed and how focused is it to 10k sessions?   Maybe you have hit a wall because you are repeating your training and it's not specific to the goal?  if you you do the same things over and over again can you really expect a different outcome?  I think you can still hit your goal but it will require a change. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 20:23

Probably wise you aren't stevie g on there 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 19:51

SG are you sandikan? 

Are short easy runs worth it?

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 13:31

yes they are good

getting some miles in yet not exhausting you for the quality work.  then after a few months you will up the milleage of these easy runs and find your base endurance has increased.

i started out doing low volume easy miles at 3m a day.  didnt do me any harm

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 11:58
Dachs wrote (see)

Name that Roadkill would be a pretty decent gameshow actually, .  Hosted by Richard Hammond and Paddy McGuinness.


Let the dead...see the tread

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 10:07

driving to work this morning i saw a dead badger and a dead squirrel....sorry everyone but it didnt occur to me to take any photos and post on the forum for a game of " name my roadkill"

Matt - i think you are in danger of being caught in no-mans land.  you have a manageable injury but are still pushing out some mileage as you fear not being in tip top shape for dublin.  i think some rest and recovery would help (includes not going on a bike)  freshen everything up and go for it.

Scott - not sure if i missed you saying on here but do i remember correctly 2 very good 5ks recently..1 pavement pb and a very fast parkrun? 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 16:37

dachs, does that smell better than Lynx Africa?

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