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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 17:56

I have to admit, I truly admire Pete's ability to quash or squash our misgivings about parkruns. 

The longer this sort of thing goes on, the more I'll be asking myself if somewhere I've missed something.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:57

Didn't Harold Wilson on winning an election, take the manifesto which was the basis of his campaign and just throw it in a bin saying to an aide, "Well, we're not going to do any of that rubbish".

Forget it! no question.

He did take the manifesto which was the basis of his campaign and just throw it in a bin saying to an aide, "Well, we're not going to do any of that rubbish".

I like the way there's types who are still Screaming about stupid people believing lies and what have you, when they don't really know anything much themselves.

Doesn't matter about lies and the truth. What matters is your exposure to the mechanisms of the fall out of the so called lies and truths, and how good you are at making sure you don't get shafted.



Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 15:16

Ok guys, I think Pete may have got the idea that we think his passing interest in parkruns is more like an obsession.

That may be the case, but note that obsessional traits are very often the mark of genius. Quite where the area of genius is revealed may be another matter.

But I don't feel that doing back to back parkruns on an injury is; in this case, the area.

As for Dachs suggestion on the 'handjob' prize on the completion of 1000 parkruns, for Christ sake don't tell that Paul Marsh guy. We'll be getting updates on how he's 'coming' along in his quest.

Anyway, this morning I took my disciplined (more like lazy) self down to a newly laid, perfectly flat, 300m plus stretch of service road, for a speed session.

 Ticks all the boxes since, where I start means a 1.75 mile warm up first.

Results: 10 x 1 minute, which according to the Garmin indicated I was operating at an average pace of few seconds over the 5. Especially liked the 30 seconds during one effort where I was doing 4:40/4:50 pace. A marathon then !!!?

Recovery was on the HR where the peak rate was 174bpm and the set off rate, 120 bpm. That meant my recovery was around 1:15.

No running tomorrow. 

This every other day training is fun. There's no accumulated damage and the recovery seems instant. Brilliant!

I deserve an injury at this rate to bring me back to reality.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 07:53

Pete. By my calculations you've tried a couple of parkruns since your post of 23/11 saying you needed to do a parkrun to keep up your record.

Does that mean you went and did another parkrun on 3/12, despite setting off the injury on 26/11, which on it's own was not a good idea?

As I said.

It's the re-occurring chronic injury which ends most runners careers. That's why the condition must be avoided. The wish to race, which hastens the process, is another factor.

The medicine must be taken, or it finishes.

However, for some it's almost inevitable.

Cold induced exertional asthma???

Posted: Yesterday at 07:28

It isn't uncommon for many people to be ill disposed towards running well in cold conditions, after all, there's as many runners who cannot cope with the heat of summer.

Naturally there's some who will claim they are affected both ways, so for them I suggest another form of recreation may be in order.

T Rex - Those weren't pneumonia-like symptoms. Those were pneumonia symptoms.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 16:19

In my case, my tempo speed currently sits at around 7 minute mile pace. It isn't the speed which is the prime factor, it's the effect it has on my system regarding the threshold between operating totally aerobically and being just over the edge.

Go much faster than that and the issues regarding recovery negate any gains I'm hoping to be made.




Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 15:35
Stevie G wrote (see)
Missed it last night, but bus that is a super hard effort you've made there! Would you even be doing a 5k race any faster?!

I think it was RIc that mentioned it once, but its not just the adrenaline, and it matters feel of a race that can lift pace, but also the security of knowing you won't get smashed by traffic!

I confess that I was scratching my head as to how to broach this particular observation, without being sarcastic or judgmental.

But thankfully SG, has stepped up to the mark.

I suspect it's one of the efforts we all have a go at now and again. We think we can go faster, but really know the pace is no more than 1 second per mile within blowing up.

Just easier to keep going, and to hell with the consequences.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 19:55

That's a pretty brisk pace for a tempo run Bus. 

Found this about tempo runs since I wasn't sure if they were a set pace or just a solo gut buster.


To ensure you're doing tempo workouts at the right pace, use one of these four methods to gauge your intensity.

  • Recent Race: Add 30 to 40 seconds to your current 5K pace or 15 to 20 seconds to your 10K pace.
  • Heart Rate: 85 to 90 percent of your maximum heart rate.
  • Perceived Exertion: An 8 on a 1-to-10 scale (a comfortable effort would be a 5; racing would be close to a 10).
  • Talk Test: A question like "Pace okay?" should be possible, but conversation won't be.

Running and Sex

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 19:38

... he'd tell you to stop 'f...ing about!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 14:02

SC, you must hate being beaten by Jim Cooper then. His style had a race walk coach suggesting a change of event.

To be fair, with your basic speed (way faster than J.C) and a monastic existence, you could be in the top handful in these races .

Personally, I'd settle for top 50 and a crate of beer. Standards!

Hill session for me today. Average speed of the chosen drag has improved from four weeks back. Then I managed just three reps, average pace just over 6 min mls.  Today it was ten reps averaging in the 5:40's.

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