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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 12:54

The most astonishing aspect of that incident was that one of our number had a needle in the fishing kit.

Of course, these days I repair rips with super glue.


Shoes and Injury Association

Posted: Today at 07:15

Hard to tell with shoes. The fact that they are different will mean the places where the running forces are dissipated, may well exacerbate any inherent weaknesses.

As for the continuing knee ache. That feeling is the injured area becoming stronger. You'll notice the ache comes on later and later in the run, and less intensely.

One day you'll finish the run before it appears.



Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 18:16

Haven't been stung by a Hornet yet. As a five year old I was curious to how much a big bumble bee's sting would be.

(Bumble bees don't use a sting to protect nests or to piss off people, they use a sting to kill old queen bumble bees - bet you didn't know that).

Anyway, I conducted the experiment by grabbing hold of what was probably a queen bumble and held it until it stung me (a couple of seconds). Yes, that hurt!

No big deal.

It was the adults which shat themselves.

And yes, I have had a mate sew up a ripped backside (with fishing line - 1lb Maxima-) after I made a poor job of jumping off a barbed wire fence. I was 15 at the time and a hospital visit was deemed a waste of valuable fishing time.

That also hurt - a bit.


1st Marathon - scared!

Posted: Yesterday at 17:36

Clearly I meant subway not sub4.

Never mind, be prepared for you never know 'when hunger may strike'.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 20:40

We need wasps. Surprisingly.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 20:38
Stevie G wrote (see)

not to mention your inability to use the proper quote facility

Lie in looking good tomorrow so far...


I can, but sometimes can't be arsed.

1st Marathon - scared!

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:35

This carb loading comes from the rules where previously the runners weren't allowed to eat at all, or even drink in the first ten miles of the race.

Waste of time these days.

Do what most participants do in marathons and take a picnic. After all, most will be out for four or five hours and hunger will definitely strike.

It's not worth the risk. Get hungry for more than ten minutes and you'll most likely die of a Sub4 or Starbucks deficiency.

Good luck.

Persistent Foot Pain Since April...

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:27

The pain will be concentrated in one place. Manipulation will reveal or hurt it. The general pain will radiate around the injury.

I had this condition once and suspect the injury wasn't so much a damaged ligament but rather a ligament which had got stuck or trapped.

It was resolved one day when one freezing (-7 deg C) day I went out walking without warm enough footware. My feet were frozen, and then made matters worse (or so I thought) when I trod on a frozen lump of mud.

I felt a real crack from the foot and really thought I'd finished it off. However, later that day I realised the pain had gone.


What is an "easy run"?

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:17

I'd call easy running, 'not walking'.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:15

My paragraphs have become fused. eh!

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