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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:13

Good going Pete! Sandhurst is my favourite XC course, and my best XC performance ever.

Nice long'n Bus.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 09:36
alehouse wrote (see)

IC: LFoM is 27th November, then 18th December as the last Friday of December is the 25th and something else is happening that day.

Ah yes, so I see. When I was squinting at my phone I saw it was the 27th but that would be this month. That puts a different spin on the day as I don't have enough holiday for that. :/

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 08:46

So that's Dachs sorted then.

Looks like we're back to 'standard' Sandhurst XC weather today. Brilliant sunshine but low temps. Better than the soggy pish of '14 and '12. Enjoy it; I'll be in the warm.

Anyone fancy the LFOTM on the 27th Dec?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 09:13
Scott Edgington wrote (see)

A few things I've noted along the way that seems to be "common theme" - recoveries tend to be half the amount of time worked unless you get into 2+ mile reps / threshold work

Obviously you can take the same session and just varying the recovery changes alot

And the warm down is supposedly meant to be half the session volume!

Something I've learnt from my recent coaching course; There is only so much you can change with intervals, summed up nicely with DIRT: Duration, Intensity, Repetitions, Time for recovery.

The rep duration and recovery time depend on what energy system you are using and what component of fitness you are trying to improve. Pure anaerobic work (think

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 20:33

I get a given time and effort. Part of that time is taken up with WU & CD.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 11:24
PhilipMJones wrote (see)

Travelling is getting a little easier as the kids grow up and leave home. I now have to be supportive round exam time (which is basically the whole of May and June) and home for the major festivals (Easter, Christmas and summer holidays) but other than that I am a bit more free to plan and travel as I want to.

This will be my first trip to India so any tips gladly taken. It is a simple exercise to get in, get round and get out. I have 3 offices in India and so it is in, day in an office, travel next day, day office, travel, office and home. I will try and squeeze some running in between but time is normally tight. The trouble is I spend 8 hours in an office and then get back to a hotel with internet and try and do my normal day job as well.

Don't have ice in a drink, don't eat salad. Drink mostly beer. If you can be self sufficient for the whole trip you may survive. Take your own meds for diarrhoea.

Are you on anti-malarials already?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 11:21


Dachs wrote (see)

Iron, I've also heard good things about the White Horse Half, not too far away and flat apparently.

*Flat. First half is downflat, second half is upflat. 75m loss/gain respectively.

Bus, stop acting the ass and shut your trap! Looks like a nice outing in the Shire.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 08:50

Impressive Dean!

If I was had less home responsibilities then travelling around the world might be more fun. Unfortunately for me it is a case of get there and back as quick as possible. That said there are some locations that are better than others.

Often it is non-stop from the moment the alarm clock goes off until I get back to the UK. Travelling alone can be a little more relaxing.

Fleet half it is then!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 19:10
PhilipMJones wrote (see)
The Bus wrote (see)

Philip - is it this week you are off to India, or are you doing Sandhurst xc?

Off to India on Saturday 21st and back Saturday 28th so will miss Sandhurst and Handy Cross. I am back for HX but just don't fancy an XC inthe cold and mud after what will be a hard week travelling and training in about 30ºC.


And about 4stone weight loss. I went to India with work for 2 weeks and spent one of them bedbound.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 20:02

Still in my end of season hiatus.

Away last week with work. A tabloid headline could be: Helsinki Sicky follows Finland food poisoning! Once I managed to find some medication at the airport I was happy to sit on a plane for 3hrs. I thought I'd put on weight over the off season.

Good XCing guys, and other races. I may make it to Sandhurst XC to take some pictures or just heckle.

Can anyone think of a local half-mara in March or April that is not Woky or Reading?

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