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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 20:26

I think it's all about the beer mile though.

I'd be nice to have a crack at some short distance track stuff (aka middle distance!). Though that seems like a waste of good riding time.

20min tempo run tomorrow, with enough easy either side to see me to an hour.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 20:27

Aye. It's easier to replicate this kind of testing during training/racing if you have the appropriate equipment with cycling. Running would definitely be lab based and painful. Here is my power profile for 2013. I was lighter and stronger last year. Note that the 5s power is a rogue datapoint! I can't measure power over such a short duration

 If we assume that the 5s is actually the worst of all, then this is a good illustration of a time trialler. Which of course is the type of racing I was training for.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 20:09
PhilipMJones wrote (see)

So why are there guys who specialise in climbing: surely it is all just about watts per kg, so if I am a 70kg guy and can do 350 watts or 50 kg abnd can do 250 watts, then it is even.

What Ric said.

Also, it can depend on the power profile - the max specific power (W/kg) that one puts out over 1 min, 5mins, 20mins and 60mins. Even though you may match the specific power of another ride at 1 hr (the normal measure of power - Functional Threshold Power or FTP), you might be stronger at other durations - say 3hours.

Saw the results at the weekend - Well done Jonny and team.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 07:12

Farah, the Brownlees, etc have 35 hours per week to train, and spend the rest of the time resting. They also have a support crew to hand!

Farah might make it in some kind of bike racing (TTing?) but I doub't he'd cut in in tri. He'd have the same problem as Adam Webb in that he isn't a swimmer. The Federation takes fast runners with minimum county swimming background then works with them on the cycling. For draft-legal tri racing so long as they can swim well, get and stay in the cycle pack then beast the run they're on to a good thing.

Swimming/cycling are all good for low-impact strength building and CV improvement.

6km recovery run this morning. Can't wait for the mornings to get lighter, It's dark in Europe till 0730-0800 depending on how much the mountains block out the sunlight.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 20:21
I'd have just said run faster!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 18:34

Cracking result Dean. Well done.

Good XCing Andrew, well done for representing! I didn't make the last XC and whilst I could make the next one, I'll be out on my bike instead as Saturday is chockablock for me.

Pretty tasty 16miler Dachs! And a podium Simon, nice one.

It's easy for Dachs to say run more, but it depends on what the goal is. If you want to be a fast runner train like a runner. If you want to be a fast triafleet then train like on of those. As Scott says, this came up some time back - I don't do much running, but like Andrew we're already doing 7-8 hr weeks minimum. Banging on extra running isn't easy to schedule and a firm route to injury.

I'm in Switzerland/Liechtenstein this week. Visited the national track today - it's always empty. I have yet to see another runner in this country! 10x400m/400 RI. Aimed for 5km pace which gave 91s reps.

90, 92, 90, 90, 90, 91, 93, 91, 92, 92.

All in all, 6km of WU/CD/Commute to track, 4km of quality reps and 4km of RI. Longest run for some time, and most of it easy

Not The Ridgeway Christmas Special

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:50

Busy this w/e with many things, so for that reason I'm oot.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 17:11

Beachy Head mara was fun. Lots of up and down on that. And sausage rolls.

You'll need to stay in a hermetically sealed tent to avoid sickness this time of year Dean.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 20:36
And oxygen. Essential for altitudes above the Thames basin. The shocking sights of the mummified remains of those who have fallen whilst in the death zone on Quarry Wood hill near Marlow. RIP.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 15:46

Ah that hill. I was going to mention that being in a valley, Grenoble is surrounded by them. Turns out they're mountains. They call that thing the Telepherique.

Bus, I'm an Engineer - the sole techy one in our sales team so I get to travel Europe correcting my colleagues. Training is often scheduled around travel, and I have managed to become a morning person, even running at 5am to get training in before travelling somewhere.

This morning's Paris run was not as nice as I had pictured. Forgot how dirty the city is, and the riverside in places has become cement factories. I completely missed out the nice city park located behind the hotel .

Starbucks forgot to give the the coffee I had forgotten I had ordered. Hence they upgraded me to a venti of filter coffee. I won't sleep for weeks.

Great reps Simon and Bus. Never was a fan of 800m.

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