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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 14:04

cheers chaps-  i really enjoyed yesterday 3000, as it was nothing to do with PBs or splits it was pure old fashioned racing, and to win from that far back not knowing if i had any sprint left in me was hugely satisfying.  in fact im taking the rest of 2014 to do the same on the road/xc.  so i might run leeds but i wont be targeting a big PB, im just going to spend the next few months getting fit and ready for some PBs in half and 10k in the new yr. so i expect to run a few races as a temperature check this yr.

Bob - yep it was Mark in the 3000 and Gary in the 400m.  Had a warm down and good chat with both after....a good bunch of blokes.

SS - congrats on your 10k, and good luck on the BMC on the 6th.  i will be watching via the stream. 

hope the niggles for Bus and Iron sort themselves out quickly.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 19:07

Midlands vets cup final for today.  As I hadn't raced in any of the 4 league fixtures to qualify I let the chaps that did have first choice of races.  As such I was left with the 3000. I'm in poor shape and struggling a bit recently, so planned to sit at the back of the lead group and blast the last lap.

We went through the first k in 3.06, I was struggling a bit and the leaders went away from me. I clung on but was losing ground. 2nd k was 3.10.  I decided I needed to move at 800 if I'm to close this gap but they raised also so I didn't make much gain. Approaching the bell I move into 2nd but the leader (a 68 min half mara man and 2.22 mara) is 20m or so ahead and not showing signs of falling apart. I raise the pace and by 200 to go I'm about 15m back.

Right I'm all in, its my home track and plenty of support so I want to try to win this. My kick is good, I'm gaining all the time, slaloming round lapped runners and I'm on his shoulder with 40m to go and he responds but in truth I'm in 800 mode now and confident, so i go again to put some air between us. Taking the win by about 2 secs In 9.15 unofficial.   A 2.59 last km. No where near a pb but felt really good winning in that manner against a very good runner. 

As I was warming down I was asked if I could do the 400 as well as the original chap couldn't do it.  Bit nervous as I know my speedwork is non existent since holidays.  Went out ok then kicked it to the last 200. I was in lane 1 and by 200 I was already leading so when the stagger unwound I was well clear.  Finished strong easing off in the last 10 or so. Was surprised to hear unofficial time was 55 secs.  So maybe some speed still left in there. 

Track season official over for me, roll on a few road races. 

Overdone it?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 16:05

Philpub, i was sent a link to the world v40 rankings, and I spotted your name on there for 5000m.  

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 13:35

matt - you could bounce a sub 2.45 mara out before xmas if you wanted.  with proper training plan you would break 2.30  

The question is why run a marathon?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 21:42

Dachs did you consider running behind the leader in the inside lane Instead of lane 2? 

SS - good to see you back. Your club has a load of really good youngsters coming through, if big stu is a weak link then you will go well in the relays. I'm away for the midlands but will run in the nationals. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:05

Great pb, Sounds a good race Dachs. I would have thought 9.15 is in line with your recent 5k PB.  3000 is a funny race, the lap pace is never really fast but you always feel like you could have given more.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:34

like lit, i have an elite entry to Robin Hood half. i plan to run it free, with out aiming for splits or PB, just go out and run whatever pace I feel like.  Main problem is 13 miles feels a long way at the moment 

regards stretching I have never been able to touch my toes, not sure i have ever got as far as my ankles! even in my teens

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 14:28

Bus, i have only just removed the 11lbs i put on from my week in washington back in early July.  its was a lot easier putting it on than it was getting it shifted.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:43

bus, there isn't a flat race within an hour of me.  I travel to get the good flat races in.  You chaps are aware that the north isn't just 40 mins across by car aren't you   I mean abbey dash is in Yorkshire, christleton is in cheshire, Telford is in the midlands etc etc 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 00:12

Matt - already congratulated on facebook but head and shoulders the best performance on this thread this yr.  great race and impressive the way you increased the pace through the race.

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