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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 21:44

Stevie see - christleton 5k is next, but I might get a 3k in as a sharpener .  You in?  You know you love that course!  That's a good session in these conditions.  We had hail and gale force winds in the last hour.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 21:14

Good session SG, 1600m  reps are not to be sniffed at.  if I remember correctly that's twice in recent weeks you have hit that session.  Looks like you have it down, time to up the pace or add another rep?

treadmill Tuesday for me tonight, 6*1k at 3min pace off 2 min rec.  

was hard going at first but found my rhythm and found the last few a little less strained.  Of course it was on a treadmill, despite the incline being 2, it's not the same as outside but as the weather here has been like the first 5 mins of the Flash Gordon movie, zero chance of any quality any other way.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 12:21

good stuff all.

max ...i thought you might be dead mate.   welcome back

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 10:02

Stevie See - for a mile race there is one that sale ac run in july, there is the bebington one where you have your current PB and one notts ac in june where i have my PB.  the notts ac event was very good and there was a number of ranked heats so im sure you will find the right race for your goal.

Bus - my question was about how have the 5yrs been for people.  so looking back have we progressed as far as we thought, less so,  more so and reasons why.  what would they do different etc...

I didnt join the thread until dec 2011 (though i had run 2 halfs in 93 and 87 mins off badly cobbled together speedwork and 5miles or so on the treadmill)  My genuine goal was to break 80mins for the half and had no other ambitions.  i remember being told to slow my interval training down by just about everyone on the thread as they reps where much quicker than PBs at that time.  but i felt comfortable at that pace and just needed my PBs to catch up. 

i decided to race my next few 10ks at a set speed rather than flat our race i could learn from the pace and learn some "race craft".   i got my 10k in a good position and then had the head to head v chingo at trafford.  lots of banter before hand as each said the other was the form pony but come race day we didnt give each other an inch and at 8k i took off, built a lead and won that duel.    then onto to my target race, wilmslow half which Stevie See stated i would "dry hump a sub 80" which i assumed meant he was confident for me   i got a 76.xx all with starting proper training from only 6 months before.

From then on in i found a love of track and a hatred of xc.   

I have a superb coach who knows exactly how to get the best out of me but i also use the info and guidance on here to add to that.  i need to do more longer sessions and regular tempos.

i think the best parts of this thread are the differences....look at dachs training, matts and mine towards a 10k last nov/dec.   all completely different yet yeilded PBs within 10secs of each other.  so there is no one way of getting good times.

I think some people on here train too hard & others too easy.  Some look for too many excuses & others are not hard enough on themselves.  but ultimately its their PBs , their training, their sacrifices. 

the reason this thread has evolved from a training journal to something much better is the contributors and experiences.  lets hope that continues...if you get criticism, deal with it maturely, nobody are enemies or wants to see failure in fact i think all critique and praise comes from the same place...a willingness to see improvements. 

Lets continue with the improvements.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:09

always a bloody whistle in a party bag and a helium filled balloon when you have to drive to a party.  Can't see out the back window and toot bloody toot the whole way back.

No flying saucers lit but a massive long flump

rob, nowadays pass the parcel has a prize with every unwrap of a layer of paper....and it's likely to be an ipad at the have it too easy now.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 20:54

Is there party bags to take away?  

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:07

Hey stevie see, does this mean we will get a 1500m head to head at trafford?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:06
Stevie G wrote (see)
DeanR7 wrote (see)

5yrs eh!

sg (or any of the original crowd) - how have your PBs improved from 5yrs ago ?

original pbs are on page 1. Naturally the pbs have become harder to keep moving, but am hopeful to have at least one set left . Can't afford too many 6month spells like the end of 2014 though!

Like to think 3k has something in as it stands, I'm sure Stevie See can vouch that my pacing was less than spot on!!

Gents....didnt mean to start some drama....I meant it to demonstrate how much time you originals had chunked off since the thread started.   Also i don't know your current PBs.

of those who haven't carved as much time off, has it been a case of staving off injury/age or something else?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:37

5yrs eh!

sg (or any of the original crowd) - how have your PBs improved from 5yrs ago ?

Running after concussion

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:35

sp13 - good point i hadnt stetched my mind to consider you were outside the UK.

personally i would still go to the alternate emergency surgery and say you recently were concussed and still have some spells of dizziness.  get them to give you the once over before throwing the towel in on your race.

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