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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 10:50

good xc racing dachs and simon.  much more productive than mine.

i had birmingham league and for the 3rd yr in a row i had a stinker in coventry.  the course is perfect for me (when its dry) but i suffered badly.  was down in the 100's behind people i beat by over a minute last week.  Ralied on the last lap and pulled some places back to get 62nd.  about 40 secs behind people who havent got within 30 secs of me this season.  so a real stinker.  i suffer badly in the gloopy ankle deep mud.  only positive was in the last 800m there was a 3.48 1500m on my shoulder and his team mates gave a shout out that we were lined up perfectly to destroy with a sprint finish.  i remember thinking good luck with that.  i might be crap for 5 miles but the last 200m i will find a pulse.  i beat him by 3 secs with my sprint finish   trying my best to retire this xc season now and focus on track stuff.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 20:17
The Bus wrote (see)

Surely that was a vin incident Philip?



Well played, sir!  Well played

Shoe warranty

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 10:17

depends on the mileage you have done.  if its only 100m i would have the hump but if its closer to 500m then you are on the recommended limit to replace.

if the rest of the shoe is in excellent condition and its just the sole coming away and you have done very few miles its worth sending them photos in.  as its not wear and tear. 

for example i replaced a pair of xc spikes after a similar complaint and low mileage and i got a refund...not from start fitness though

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 23:48

Nice training Dachs, Simon, SG and bus.  Some fast stuff going on.

Dachs wrote (see)


Runbritain - I'm on -1.1.  It always drops over winter as XC doesn't count towards it, so it peaked at -1.6 in September.  ...).

Slacker!  Just checked mine for the first time in about a yr.  I'm on -1.6 and had a high of -2.7 in the summer.  Still think it's a crap stat though!


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 15:28
Scott Edgington wrote (see)


5m road tempo tonight 5:37 pace (28:08). Although opened on 5:23, 3 middle miles 5:41.. Looks ok for Chichester 10km...I have the rest of this week + 2  full weeks of training, then a taper week. 

we/ve been here before Scott!  great training... now get it done in a race

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 19:53

No.  It's pointless, completely subjective Garbage.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 16:11

congrats Simon

bad luck Matt

nice work Bus

Ric - it certainly wasnt a plan to go off easy on saturday its just that my body woke up half way through...i was about to step off the course.  i was struggling early on.

Dachs, i have to make a decision between 3 races that weekend.  if im being honest Inter counties is ranked third. but will make a call closer to the time as its a great event plus chance to meet up and race.  (but i dont count head to head defeats on XC as its a stupid surface designed to annoy the heavier, ageing track runner)

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 11:42

good result Dachs - will you go to the inters?

nice to get out for a parkrun for a change Pete 

staffs county champs for yesterday.  Since Xmas I have been falling apart, a hip pain and hamstring worries.  Topped off this week with sickness and long late hours at work meant a bog fest mud bath of a Xc was a race I was not looking forward too.  But I had a vet title to defend so I had to get out.  1st lap drained my legs, I felt like a boxer who had taken one punch too many.  I had no strength and felt bad. A big gap opened up between me and people I normally am around.  I was probably down in about 20th.  I have a couple of vets on my shoulder all smelling blood.  I dig in and get round the 2nd lap.  I feel like pulling out  but I'm leading the vet race and I'm still a counter that I keep in it.  I decide it's a kill or cure on the 3rd lap so I try to work hard on the firmer bits and open up a lead in the vets race and start to overtake others.  I concentrate on picking people off and work my way upto 11th.  To give an idea of conditions that was a 6.40 mile!, I don't often do a 6.40 mile in a race!  Young lad in front so I concentrate on catching which I do but I sit on his shoulder for a bit to wait for a chance to blast past.  I get a shout that I have a 70m lead on second vet (who represented England Xc in nov) so I focus on this youngster.   As we go through a boggy patch I see some firm ground so i burst out of the bog and put a hard 100 in before powering up a hill.  This burst catches him off guard and gives me a decent lead.  I concentrate on keeping the lead on him, the guy in front was too far in front to chase. Once I can see the finish I increase the pace but hold something back for a sprint.  Which wasnot required.  I coast in 10th and take county vet gold and am a counter for the men's team that wins gold.  Not a great performance but considering how I felt after the first lap I was happy with the outcome.  and a county vest for inter counties.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 09:09
Scott Edgington wrote (see)

Big up Dean

 it's unfortunate I have whiteman and lagat in my age category.  They keep swapping world records between them.  it would be easier to chase mere mortals.  but the mile ranking looks good.

good segment hunting, ric

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 17:12

90 secs for a 200 rep??...unless you are flat out and only doing 4 reps @ 25's.... 90 secs is too much.  90 secs is rec for mile reps

Scott - not sure what shape, obviously i ran a 32.13 a few weeks ago but i dont think this session is any indicator of that.  it was more for form and to blow some cobwebs away.  after a few weeks they need to be much quicker than 72s or at least feel easier 




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