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cannot get away with running !

Posted: Yesterday at 15:33

Stick to fast walking, or just walking.

It's true, not everyone can run. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 19:38

Not at all rob. I'd just be wary about glycogen depletion due to the intensity. I read that once at a low level, it takes 3 days of 500grms just to get back to optimum. You might not hit the wall, but low levels do slow you down. (I'll double check those figures)

Just noticed J Hay is doing a 3000m on Eurosport right now!

Over training symptoms?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 19:27

No its a symptom of something called illness.

What times does mo farah get in his 5k training runs?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 19:25

I've no idea, but I do know that at 5 minute mile pace on the track, he looks like he's jogging.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:12

Dachs, that must have been some visit.

CC82, same here. My treat tonight will be the full fish and chips..

SG, I was wondering that too.

As for my actual training, 12 miles xc yesterday, 14 miles on the road today. Current weight 120 lb's.

In March last year I was 136 lb's, sore ankle, averaging 10 miles p/wk, and raced a XC with my spikes all loose. Not good in the mud. I ran 31:55, the winner ran 29:06. That's my motivation. Will it work? who knows. Lets say I'm doing this so you won't have to, until its proven.

I reckon if Matt and Scott take on this diet challenge. I'm not kidding, I see international potential. 


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 15:45

Fair enough Lit. Seems a lot of importance has been placed on the word 'information'. And technically the weight/speed relationship can't be linear, because if it was, by the time I hit my target weight, I should be able to run sub 30 minutes for 10k.

I won't. But I will run faster than I did when I weighed 10kg heavier. Its up to others to find out their own best weight, if they can.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 13:17

Encouraged to see this weight/fat/diet issue being given some consideration.

Whether some people see it as an inconvenient truth is neither here nor there, it remains a major factor as regards race performance. 



Talkback: BMI Calculator

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 08:01

I had a look at that page. I very much doubt if Mo Farah's BMI is as high as 21. 

When Seb Coe was breaking world records he was said to weigh 8st 5lb's while being 5' 9" tall. Well Mo makes Coe look fat.

Watching a replay of the last Olympics 10,000m, there wasn't one runner carrying visibly less fat than Mo.

I've been on this subject on another thread. The responses have been quite revealing. 


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 07:45

Matt, now that bit of information makes your running really impressive. Get your body fat down towards elite averages and you'll be nailing HM's at sub 5 pace. Lets face it, you're not far off already.

Hardest part of this diet I found is eating to calculation rather than when my guts say 'feed me'. Fighting against our evolutionary instincts. Goes against the grain. 


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 22:20

rob, I've a couple of sets of fat monitor scales. The advanced model is of no use to me as it claims I'm under 5% fat and flashes a warning. The older set says I'm around 11%, sometimes 10.5%. My resting HR is also around 40bpm. One cold morning it averaged 34bpm over 3 minutes.

Phil, if non runners say because we are thin, we look ill, then we must be ill and they are happy. Its a feeling of security, like looking outside on a wet day and deducing that it must be due to rain.

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