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first half marathon lots of people passing out, is that normal??

Posted: Today at 07:12

I ran notts on Sunday and thought the temperature was perfect racing conditions. It warmed up towards the end but wasn't baking hot. 

at notts they use the bag o water Instead of bottles.  I struggled getting a decent swig from them so maybe others did too.

i had finished and was waiting watching my family complete when some chap crumbled at the final turn. He was face down. someone tried to help him up but he was a big unit so I jumped the fence and helped carry him to the finish.  His legs were like string and was heavy. He got a massive cheer but was sick on the line and couldn't move for ages. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 10:24

Philip...i think you guaranteed i wouldnt break 69 but put a gave me the full 59 secs aswell so sub 70.  not that i remember these things but i think there is a bottle of fizz on it too    i think you will be safe but perhaps i will get close enough over the next fews years

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 09:36

great PB in berlin PP

just seen my offical results for the HM. 12th place in 73.39 1st v40 for a £100 prize. 

Ric i think my track helped in some instances because when i changed my pace up and down and found it wasnt a struggle of course there is no substitute for tempos/thresholds and long runs.  all of which im sure would have helped bring that time down.

Matt - yes, im very likely to run at wilmslow

Dachs - not sure i will focus on the half as it doesnt light my fire as much but will be training for 10k so im sure that will help.  if anyone has a beef with my antics they always have the option of running faster.  bottom line is it means the crowd get louder and who doesnt want that.  The crowd are bored and want something to cheer.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 16:58

Congrats on a PB Samir

my hm was great fun today. Zero pressure, no tactics just run to feel. It was to be a long threshold session to turbo my winter training. Got to race village late, managed to pick up my number, sorry scratch that, my name  had 2 mins before start of race so no chance of a drink, toilet or warm up. Gun goes and I'm leading, wtf! Pass my parents and kids so they see me in the lead group with my surname on my chest. Major dad points!   Pace feels easy and a load of chaps pass me.  I'm happy bouncing along.  Next few miles pass uneventful and get to 5m and smile as I look at the time remembering Rics comments yesterday. A nudge under 28. So no big shakes. I feel fine. My mind started to wander so I spend the next 5 miles interacting with the crowd.  High fives, thumbs up, arms out asking for cheers. Get a big response particularly from the shortskirted cheerleaders.  I'm finding myself slaloming from side to side, high fiving kids. 

Mile 9 I start to real in groups in front, including a kenyan lead lady. I figure I must be on about a 75/76 but I have no idea what pace delivers what finish time so i continue to act the clown.

get to mile 11 and everything is ok so I chase after the chap in front. He is moving well and is a good 50m up but I'm motivated to catch him so I can use my sprint finish in front of my family. Takes me until 12.5 mile to overtake and I fly past and give myself a good 20m, turn into the final 400 and he won't come back as I have my game face on. Spot my kids and slow to call for them to run the last 100 with me, but they can't get over the fence and its taken too I carry on and sprint, and its fast the crowd either side are loud. Hadn't paid attention to the time but looked up and saw 73.43.  

fantastic!  No hm training, spent the summer racing no further than 3000, ran to feel, no plan, dicked about with the crowd, slowed in the finish to get my kids to run and I'm only 30 odd secs off my PB.  I'm buzzing! I wouldn't normally be happy not hitting a PB but today shows me I should smash that PB in the spring when I focus on it. I can't wait. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:47

iron - i defn didnt put weight on in india probably for similar reasons as you, but got a taste for tsingtao beer whilst in shanghai which has done most of the damage

ric - Ha! if i get to 5m in 27 i fear the state i will be in come mile 10.   i havent raced more than 3k since xc season finished back in mar/april. And my training is mostly base setting me up for spring.  i will run it to feel but hope i dont go off too fast as it will probably feel pedestrian for a few miles compared to the summer of track paces.

Scott - the fancy dress half is in october.  but i wont be in fancy dress, im the official pacer/evidence to prove he did the time for the WR attempt dressed as a nurse

i think thats enough excuses/down playing expectations for one race .

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 17:10

been overseas for 10 days or so and not had chance to fully read back but looks like some good relays by all with Dachs taking thread honours.

perfect build up for my half marathon tomorrow.  3 days in india, 7 days in china, 6 different flights, not much sleep, far too much alcohol including a full bottle of vintage Dom Perignon on the flight back yesterday. Did some treadmill running but no long runs.  So expect a massive PB!   hmmm maybe not.  should be fun though.

Tell em how it is

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 16:58

Seren, what city in china?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:50

Max - fully agree.  "that looks a tough session i wont do it and do some 800s or a steady run instead" wouldnt wash with any of the coach's i have ever had.

Rob - the damage a man of your pace could do in that age category is frightening. surely one of the top v50s around.  is that aston an early birthday present?   Oh and yes that 3 day training session is mental! 




Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:11

dachs - superb session. you train at a higher level than i seem to and i hope it translates into the PBs it deserves. that sessions looks perfect.  a classic straight out of daniels and most 10k elite training plans.  i guess any session thats not a mass repetition of 10m at 6.45 pace will look odd to some

Aldershot relay boys - save some for the national finals will be good to have a race against some of you, particularly Super Samir.  Im not doing the midlands as im currently in India. Not eating an awful lot  but the beer is good.  Onto singapore then Shanghai over the next week so reckon i will eat better there.  The day after i return is the Notts Half marathon which im hoping to go round as some sort of long threshold type session.   Should be interesting. 

Overdone it?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:12

bob - occasionally a good race is one that consolidates your recent PBs by getting close.  this is one of those days.  im sure you would have broken the mile pb today if it was your only race but the 800 was in your legs which is why lap 3 had the fade.  considering the conditions you should still be chuffed with getting so close.  it wont feel like it at the moment but today was a good day.

Lit - another top PB and ranking. congrats

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