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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 14:22

Cool, see you Saturday.  Looking at our provisional team sheet, I'm down for the 5,000 (B string to James Connor) but could probably do with an extra long warm-up and cool-down away from the track, to avoid getting drafted in for the shot put, discus, high jump, pole vault or javelin!  

Vegan Vegetarian Running for weight loss

Posted: Yesterday at 13:48
RicF wrote (see)


What are you going to do?



I'm going to ignore your even more contrived scenario and post an amusing picture of Brian Blessed punching a polar bear.

 Do you have any relevant dietary advice for the OP?


Vegan Vegetarian Running for weight loss

Posted: Yesterday at 11:13

I had a very philosophical musing over this during a come-down in a field in Glastonbury a few years ago.  (Over an overpriced plate of bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms and beans.)  Evolution has given us teeth that are good for eating meat, but it has also turned us into the only species on the planet that is advanced enough to reflect on the morality of how we live. One could argue that we've evolved beyond the need to eat animals, because we know how to live healthily without doing so.

Equally, one could argue that evolution isn't all it's cracked up to be anyway, because we've also evolved to harness the destructive power of nuclear energy, exploit depletion of non-renewable resources, and a scary, possibly uncontrollable power to destroy most living things on the planet.  (I'm not an expert on this; the cockroaches are gonna be OK, aren't they?)

So arguing that we should eat meat cos we're meant to doesn't stack up with me.  I still eat meat (but not nearly as much as I used to) because I like it so much. Philosophical musings still continue though, as I can't say I've fully resolved my conscience about it.

Vegan Vegetarian Running for weight loss

Posted: Yesterday at 10:49
T Rex wrote (see)

Such a shame when someone posts a genuine query who then gets pounced on by people who don't really know what they're talking about or think it amusing to be insulting.


Exactly what I was thinking.  Why the hostility??

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 10:30
Simon Coombes 2 wrote (see)

the big St. Albans guy

...aka Padams, whose mirror race report I just read on the sub-3 thread!    Brilliant run, Simon.  If I see you surging ahead at the start of Berlin, I'll let you go!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 16:10

alehouse - Come along for the September one in Beckenham, I'll buy you a pint.    The final one's always my favourite, takes a good while to get through the prize presentation after the race, a great excuse for squeezing in one more pint of Harvey's.  

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 14:41

Simon - What's all this sprint racing you're playing at, when there's a marathon to train for?  Fair enough, I guess even the great Charlie Spedding said something about keeping in touch with your speed.   Good luck this evening.

To be fair, I'm technically racing over ~5k distance three times in one week.  It's the next Assembly League (local club thingy) tomorrow, which I'll be treating as a tempo run before Saturday's Southern League play-off final and another attempt at sub-16/possible PB.

alehouse - Last I heard, SG was about to head out for a run with music blaring from his mobile. Have a word, Simon!

The Ashes

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 14:34


Oh no, hang on...

The Ashes

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 14:32

Marvellous.  This is about the time of year I start being extra specially nice to my brother, just in case there is a day of the Oval test where he won't be available to use his international season ticket. Again. 


Another one!!!  

Why so many lurkers?

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 12:08

If everyone who read each thread offered their thoughts on what was being discussed, we'd be getting down to youtube commentary level of inanity.  



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