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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:08

Happy healing thoughts to all those with dodgy knees, hearts or whatever.

I'm a sleep monster. I can't wait for everyone to go back to school so the normal routine is back in order with everyone in bed earlier. I'm feeling pretty wiped out after 3 early training sessions and the usual M4 slog.

Nice PB Dachs, even if you weren't paying attention.

With the dip in temperature I did a 5x5min @10k with 5min easy RI session on Tuesday morning around Bracknell. Glad to say that each rep was below 10km pace and worked out at ~1200m for each rep and each rep was slightly faster than its predecessor. Pretty happy with that. Yesterday's recovery run in the Usk hills was a little leggy and I can feel the LH achilles pulling a bit again. Need to go and get the calves beaten soon.

X-post with SG. Nice reps!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:51

Another cracking run Dean. Well done. SG - promising news and fingers crossed for the full results chap.

Unlike SG finding things on a run, I left everything out there on Saturday's club relay tri. For a team that entered for fun we managed 48th out of 162 teams. More surprisingly for someone who doesn't swim anymore my swim time was comparable to the others though it took me about 20 minutes to recover. Bike leg was fast and had nothing left for the run.

Short recovery run yesterday and today is DOMS central.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:31

Good going Dachs, and an impressive result in the end.

DeanR7 wrote (see)

Excellent race Dachs, a 5k in spikes.... my calfs are aching at the thought!  Showed some grit to stay with it later on and get a very sharp time.  Congrats.   I was once told that you can tell if you have the right pace in a track race if you feel like you want to quit at  2/3rds to the end.  Sounds like you did.  

I don't know about the calves, but after an XC season in spikes it was the balls of my feet that were really hurting.

Dean - I've heard similar about a 5k. If you want to throw up by mile 2 it's paced correctly.

In terms of Taggart vs Sugarbabes wasn't it Morse that then famously became Lewis? In terms of bands that kept the same name but had a complete line-up change we cannot miss out Atomic Kitten.

A nice easy 60misn low HR along the Taff yesterday, barely scraping 9km. Calves are still sore from the progression run which was the first speed session since before the hols. TTing tonight then the British Triathlon club relay champs at the weekend. I am in a 'fun' team

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 17:31

Some good training going on here post-Dean's success. Cracking Mara and Half-mara training runs!

The Bus wrote (see)

Garmin has gone a bit weird - it's telling me I did 35 activities at 9.34 last night!

Oh that old chestnut! Caused by Garmin's lack of understanding of time zones. I always delete the history before going somewhere abroad otherwise that happens.

Working near Cardiff this week so a nice 70mins progression run along the Taff in the cool morning sun. Last km was NAD race pace too, nice to see it is there, albeit well hidden most of the time. Just shy of 8 miles inc WU and CD.

Numpty IM Bike Thread

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 11:47

Another bike to consider is the Cube Aerium HPA Pro. It's a tri geomtry bike that is sold with drop bars and tri bars.

Clicky

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 11:43

Epic!

A sociable joggette to/from/around Bracknell parkrun so 15.X km in total.

As expected one of my achilles is niggling. My 2 week experiment on the effect of a distilled juniper berry & quinine mix on calf length has produced unsurprising results.I'm unsure if it was the minimum of running on holiday or the angle of the mountains that were run up that did it.

Luckily no more running until Tuesday. Already rollered the affected calf and will continue to do so.

14m in the javelin? That just brings back bad memories of being forced to do athletics at school

Numpty IM Bike Thread

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:01

Whatever fits best! But that Kuota is very nice; no competition!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 15:57

Numpty IM Bike Thread

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:06

Hi TBN

Some questions...

Have you taken part in a tri yet and do you own a road bike?

The general recommendation is to sort yourself out with a road bike first and get used to that. Tri/TT bikes are great for racing on and whilst should be trained on, are not ideal for all training, especially group rides or pub visits. If you do not own a bike currently jumping straight in with a TT bike will be 'interesting'.

Whatever you do decide to buy get needs to fit well and I see you have already considered that.

My personal advice as a PX owner would be to buy a bike with the best frame you can get with the money and consider upgrading the rest of the parts as you expand in to the sport. The PX carbon cockpit is not particularly adjustable and quite weighty when compared to better aluminium options.

If I were to replace my TT bike it would not be with a PX one. Despite that my PX Stealth is a solid bike and does the job well. This year it is the rider letting it down.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 22:46

Swimming 2.4miles and cycling 112 before hampers marathon performance.

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