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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 09:22
When is the abbey dash, Nov time? Does it fill up quickly?
I have nothing pencilled in that month..

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:55

Dorney is horrendously expensive, even down at the cheap end of the lake. Hence you'll see a day or morning of many activities. Some form of multisport plus a 5k & 10k (NAD).

Off to France tomorrow for 2.5 weeks holiday. No bike but plenty of cheese and wine.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 14:16
Dorney will be windy.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:41
Dachs wrote (see)

Cheers for the kind words chaps.  I am very chuffed indeed.  I think it's testament to what can be done with focussing on one distance for a while and gearing everything towards that distance.

No doubt built on the back of a good marathon campaign and some consistently high-mileage months?

Sounds like a cracking outing.

~11km easy this morning. Tired legs, and then struggled with HR cap towards the end. Rest day tomorrow as we drive to France for a well earned break.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 21:07
In the words of an American colleague: "Holy smokes". That is pretty epic Dachs.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:09

It's always good to hook up with a local club while travelling. Get some local knowledge and banter.

That's a big one Ric!

RicF wrote (see)

Interesting about the TDF. Ross Naylor (fell runner) ate on the run, but only on the descents for reasons of digestion.

A good sign you are hydrated enough on a LSR, is that your kidneys continue to process fluid. Which means now and again you'll have to stop for a piss. That's the proof its easy enough.

If you're pushing the pace, your kidneys don't bother processing the excess fluid. Must be a mechanism that says, 'This fluid will be needed elsewhere soon'. Races are just pushing the pace even harder. 

Lately I haven't had to stop on the longer runs. I'm not jogging those, or racing them.

I've done my fair share of eating/drinking on the move. Solids early on the bike, then move to gels (one every 20mins) later. Once on the run my body decided it didn't want gels so had jaffa cakes, crisps and bananas.

I'm typically hydrated enough to pee lots during the day. I have noticed that when pushing the pace I don't need that pee I should have done before lining up at the start. Of course, if the first part is a swim it's not a problem

Sounds like my easy pace Ric. I have easy and super easy.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:20

Fuelling/nutrition is a bit of a black art. Yesterday was fuelled on squash and a flapjack about an hour in. The ride per se wasn't tough, but the heat & humidity added a certain je ne sais quoi. I guess in hindsight it was a day where I should have added some electrolytes in to the mix.

Dachs wrote (see)

Thanks Bus.  Sub 16.  So it is written.  So it shall be done.

Good luck. Don't be shit.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:57

I didn't run with Finch much last year, only XC really. Since moving house the opportunities to run with them are even fewer. It doesn't make financial sense to pay for 2 clubs and not use one of them.

When the XC discussion comes up again I'll pass on your comments.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:38

Cracking effort Bus! I ventured towards Marlow again and it was definitely warm in that part of the world today. 'Interesting' profile.
Dean, I'm about 5-6kg heavier than in December and it is a fair whack extra to carry about.
That's a hell of an LSR Matt.
SG, that Phil does seem to get about a lot. He'll get a reputation as some form of thread tart.

Yesterday was parkrun as a hard effort, which I managed for about 2km before the calf got tight so eased up. Today was 70km on the bike out through Sonning, Henley, Marlow, Maidenhead and home. Completely familiar with navigation in the greater Bersk/Bucks area then got lost 3km from home resulting in an extra 10min diversion. Ho hum. 2 bottles of water (1.5L) was no enough and I had headaches and felt unwell for a bit upon return.

I have resigned from Finch and now have a TVT vest for the winter season.

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:41

That's a whole lot of Philly cheese steak! 

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