Scott Edgington

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Posted: Yesterday at 16:52

The program is based on an allready conditioned athlete running high mileage - However I will not post anything other than the sessions .. These can be used in slightly smaller mileage training as it is all relevant..Note the sessions are at around 5 mile in volume so may take some building upto / modifying though

I would do sessions on Tue / Thur and Sat... Some weeks vary having 2 sessions and some 3...Generally its 2 bigger sessions followed by a more conditioning session (hills) as the 3rd.. Will need to find a large long incline for these


Tuesday - 3 x 15" off 2:00 - Ran tad quicker then tempo pace (relative to 10KM pace).. Not race pace - 45" volume 

Thursday - No session

Saturday - Hills 3 x (1",1",1",3" efforts) with 30s between each rep and 90s between sets

Scott's training log, advice, support

Posted: Yesterday at 16:42

Out of work a tad late again today and cycled home against very strong wind. Hard effort for the 2 odd miles! 

Not going to cycle tonight I am going to focus on some strength and flexi stuff to try focus on recovery for a period. So will go through my exercises properly etc 

Tomorrow is an 8m steady and did plan to pace Parkrun (Southampton) but not sure yet..Will be going to pick up new shoes before work (1:30-10) 

Sunday I may still get my LSR in (keep it long and slow) and then cut down for the week.. Possible chance of a harder day.. volume down / intensity the same

For anyone who follows / reads takes advice and tips from here obviously the last 2 months I haven't done any sessions etc and not posted much other than how I feel plus steady running, so I was thinking of posting what I would have done this week coming session wise if I was on full training

My basic plan now is

- Get fit and 100% (ongoing)

- Build mileage (starting) Ideally c60-70 per week if not more eventually and I will detail how I do that and fit it in with my job etc...Montiering and managing how my body adapts to higher mileage. So far good results off moderate mileage 

- Follow 15 weeks 10KM program then eventually switch to HM training in build up through XC season

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 16:34

Dachs the program looks good. Was it a planned 8-9 week build up or was that what was in between the starting point and "that" race! 

I have a few questions for thought though if you don't mind?

The mileage inbetween the sessions (day to day) doubles? singles? Obviously you built up length of reps and were running them fast, as you said you wouldn't have been able to do that at the start.. 

But now would you consider going back down (length) for 4-6 weeks and shortening the reps going for some speed then coming back up again 4-6 weeks with increasing the length again? Would that theory even work??



Scott's training log, advice, support

Posted: Yesterday at 06:49
Mucked up my sleep a bit.. Fell asleep around 8pm last night, woke up at 10.. Didn't go back until around 2 then up at 5:45...

Bit of a bad belly (not the shits) just growling and stitch style pain.. Probably poor nutrition with the heat ..

Cycled to work fine - was fairly stiff last night to the point I struggled with a single leg squat but this morning better once I had worked through some exercises.. I need to keep doing them daily and it's not happening still!

Possible chance I cycle this evening 10 or so mile but otherwise it is a rest day..

I think I'll have a break from running next week / reduce mileage to let these miles sink in and try recover a bit more on my leg..

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:33

Solid evening run. 

Finished work late. Was meant for 3:30 but around 4:45PM Decided with traffic towards the forest building up to head to Southampton common and run some loops.. 

Made for a good run as it was 50/50 gravel grass + tarmac.. Wore trails and felt ok from yesterday, first few miles were stiff though.. Dull ache in the achilles now but otherwise was fine running. Not painful. 

I felt ok in the heat today, was sweating a ton but made sure I had a good half litre of water right before the run. 

8.07m @ 6:49m/m - 55:02 Minutes 

Av HR 142 / 161

Brings in 37.84m for this week. With Saturday 8m steady to come

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 15:15
I think in reference to flexibility it sometimes can be meaningless

My dad who is 66 and probably 16 stone at least, fat not muscly I add, he can put the back of his hands on the floor straight legged.. Now he has never been sporty or done any other than fit carpets his life!

However everyone I speak too regarding running does advise good flexibility....

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:52
Legs feel ok this morning. Slight ache in Achilles area out the outside. Nothing in the shin. Tiny bit of stiffness but not worse than it has been so pretty happy with that..

Drove to work today but taking my running stuff and going out to the forest for a change of scenery. No point cycling 2 mile to work and back then taking car past the same way again..

I may cycle late this evening like 8/9pm for half hour see how I feel..

Start of summer holidays so we expect to be very busy daily for the next 6 weeks

8m steady planned today and Saturday.. Tomorrow rest day (from running) may again cycle / gym

Scott's training log, advice, support

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 23:32

 5:59 / 5:42 / 6:02 / 6:09 / 6:11 for the change

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 23:22

Oh just saw the 1500 PB Dachs! Nice one! That can't be bad as I bet that 5KM is still in your legs as you say. Those 4-5 seconds to break 4:20 would have been doable if fresh I bet

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 23:20

Bus - Yes it'll be my first half (road) If I race the IOW fell series it technically is a HM on the Sunday but I wouldn't count it LOL

I've done one 10miler though so it's not a huge leap as such (well, I'll change my mind once I hit that 10 mile mark no doubt).. To be fair that was off shit mileage and being unwell etc so I was very happy with my time BUT I'd expect to be on that pace for sure (at least) in the HM which was around 5:45s .. I will have to see how I cope with bigger mileage etc though as it obviously plays a part in bigger length races. 

Dachs - For sure.. I was all up for going back to my track days trying to see how good I'd be over 1500m etc - With injury and the way this year is panning out I just don't think it'll happen till next year now..I have no doubt that building a base and training for a HM Feb/Apr will see me do well on track over shorter stuff next year anyway providing I stay clear... As said above I have a rough guide of what I could do but really will see how training develops.. 

Having worked in physically demanding jobs since leaving school I have no doubt its has an impact on running, if not physically but mentally too- the last thing I want to do at times is run after working 9 hours on my feet.. Having said that, as you said Ric, maybe that is a benefit in ways. 

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