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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 23:11

Have to start somewhere with the core work though Matt and sounds like you'll make huge progress with the little things adding in anyway!

Guessing the low 5m/m was average pace for the 3minutes? AV under 3:10 per KM with the tempo sounds promising though.. Sub 32 ......................

That 5KM does sound delicious though! There are clearly some good quick lads down here in the few local series around but generally the fields are not hugely deep.. The standard I want to achieve next year now I'm going to have to do some travelling.. All this injury has me thinking about focusing on shorter stuff and taking an easy / rebuilding winter... Who knows, I change my mind every day depending how I feel and you all know I like detail and going off on one!  

Started a mini plan on next years races though - I know its a long way but the way this year is panning out I can't see much going on, and we are in October now 

Picking my personal target races adding in probable team races such as nationals XCs then working my training backwards from those races.. 

Nutrition I really think is vital though.. Matt I remember you ate like me, snacked on cereal etc.. 

Today, 2 bowls of cornflakes + 2 bananas, some chocolate fingers and a Mr.Whippy ice cream. Worldclass nutrition. Oh and Mcdonalds pancakes and syrup for breakfast while I waited for the physio - YUM

It's pure lazyness though - Would be even worse to say I manage a kitchen that takes upto 25 grand a day wouldn't it! 


Just tried the single leg balance. Pretty poor myself and also inconsistent 

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Posted: Yesterday at 19:13

Got home very late after dropping Mia off.. Traffic in Southampton so bad. Took nearly 90mins for a 10 min journey.. 

An easy run, run with the watch and HRM but didn't glance at it.. At first I was in heaven. No niggles or soreness just a bit rusty.

Mile 2 - Shin pain. Gutted. Slowed and cruised home for just over 3 mile at just over 7:10pace

Did a few stretches and leg swings once in and generally feel ok. No pain from the area that was giving me grief last few days which is positive.. 

Rest. Exercises and more stretching later 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 18:02
Haha!! I rarely go to bed before midnight. I think it really only catches up with me if I finish at 10 start at 7 next day or have a few early shifts and end up going off 4-5 hours sleep with no dinner..

Diet always been an issue for me. Would be interesting to see how much change a proper "professional athlete style" diet would benefit - I seem ok running off custard creams

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 17:46
I'm a bit like that now Dachs, no diet whatsoever, sleep is poor mainly due to shifts and only really run.. No core and the only stretching I've done is on physio advise

After today though I will plan in some strength work as I really found it helped - plus even more focus on stretching. May seem like I doing it a lot + doing all the other stuff but really far from it.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 10:23
Agreed that once you built up mileage rest days will be replaced with recovery days which is running slower or perhaps cross training but leaning more specifically to running

I had planned a rest day 1 day a week, then switched to once every two weeks. I'm injured...

Physio today was hit and miss but thought I'd reiterate about stretching, she said biomechanics are hugely affected by flexibility and it's under valued - SG you probably know / are aware but I think with niggles it will help. To the point today she practically said from what I feel + 15 years of experience it's because of your flexibility

I still managed 216 miles for the month 4 rest days including two weeks on and off with that cold - 2nd biggest month ever

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:18
We tried about 4 positions with hamstrings and calves being stretched and quite clearly very very poor flexibility -

She said this WILL affect biomechanics so sorting that out may in general help..I am first to admit if I'm not at work or running - or once ran, I plonk myself in my chair on my computer / playstation which is doing no good for recovery / legs etc

1st change starts now!

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:05
1st appointment was cancelled at Physio today but I pointed out how much pain I "was in" and got a 2nd at 9:30..

Basically she has no idea what it is, good news is everything is in tact - no tendon or muscle damage from what she can tell. Unsure why pain shifted. Being referred on with a focus on flexibility and existing stretching. Continue running as normal but to feel - any pain stop etc..

To be honest yesterday was miles better and today feels normal so I wasn't too fussed - Not even hip or inside shin niggle.. Only main suggestion was my body just may not be able to cope or have adapted to increase in mileage - I was averaging mid 30s-40s then after my main injury re built to mid 50s

So I think with my runs upto 5ish mile or so being ok so far and sessions generally ok due to intervals - plan will be run little and often building miles with doubles - and do sessions as normal

Any pains stop.. Should be around 3 weeks until seem again..

Walking back to the car rather frustrated though!

Guessing it'll be a test run tonight see how my leg feels then!

Sub 3

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:26
That's the sort of thing that makes me want to go home get my shoes on and run!

Inspirational as well as hugely motivating! Goals can be reached with hard work!

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Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:22
Ah it's ok LSH thanks, SG rightly said on his thread I could be ok by then and running well so still need to be positive - if I do run I probably won't have a regular taper as I'll use it for Gosport as training but as I said loads, have to see what they say tomorrow

I'd say that's huge progress to not be running with heel cups and feeling better afterwards so I'm really please. The form and speed you used to run at will come back over time. That's the next, hard frustrating patient bit..

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:49
Ah ok Max I see, thanks! Will take that on board! She's normally a cheeky scamp when I'm around anyway and always wants to play

Yes Stevie it really does feel like I've been whacked in the ankle but trouble is, if not suffered any "trauma" to that area!! Ice isn't working either..Will just wait and see what tomorrow brings and how it feels today at work.

Yeah thanks IC. Hopefully will get through this relatively quickly though. Sounds like you've got catching upto to do regarding the tris!
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