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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 23:40
It's 'when' the races are held that's the give away. Invariably fast times on average courses are prior to marathons. The Flitwick 10k near us is like that, even flagged as a fast course when it blatantly isn't. But it's the week before London and there are some fast times.

So training tonight, 1k-2k-3k-2k-1k with one lap being a k and the bloody 50-100m slight hill on every k lap. So it was bloody hard. Times were 3.14-6.33-10.05-6.38-3.04. Quite happy with that after a couple of weeks off.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 13:48

Hi All - Great racing there from Dachs, SG, Pete, Reg - hope I haven't missed anyone out. Dachs - that's shifting, I ran really well in 2013 and did 14.38, bizarrely 15.25 the year later (must have been long!)

Few reps Saturday morning at Bedford whilst the kid was at their 'Beagles' session. Basically 7 x 80 secs around the rugby pitch. Then 1 hour Sunday morning - all seems in working order. Good job as I've got a full house in November.

Mansfield England xc relays - Surrey league xc - London champs xc - Wolverton 5.

That lot should get me fitter. Off work the rest of the week after today so down to see the folks in Poole, then off to Middlesbrough away on Saturday. I just need to check the pub for any hidden steps

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 13:52

Jam and Cream ring? Whats that?...a scone in a biscuit?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 13:44

Dachs - Yes most realise it's short, not sure why anyone bothers measuring xc courses tbh, it will be pretty dry too.

Manchester for the Trafford 10k? whenever that is? What are all the fast ones?

Leeds - Abbey Dash

Manc - Trafford 10k

Brum - Telford 10k

London - BUPA 10K - (I think its a fast course)

I do know some smaller ones. The Christchurch 10k sells out well early and that's dead fast, mid December

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:24
Matt. Yes no choice really, ??3-400 outlay plus being a reserve too, couldn't justify it tbh.

Bus..maltesers with Cranberry and raspberry yogurt. Lovely ????

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 09:14

Hope you feel better soon Dean! Good training everyone.

Dachs - enjoy relays, I had to pull out due to the injury, but we have quite a decent team, better than the road relays. Its a great course, but if it's the same course it's short to what they say it is.

Anyway, finally running ok, back has got over the 'assault' by the floor in the Watford Wetherpoons  - so will get back on it at the weekend. Celebrated by a classic breakfast - Muller yogurt with maltesers

So the next races should be national xc relays in Mansfield 5/11,Surrey League xc on 12/11 and the Wolverton 5 on 26/11. Obviously pulled out of the home nations xc.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 14:40

Bit annoyed that the old record had gone, as I ran with Batman for a bit at the Cardiff half. One runner came up behind us and shouted 'Bloody Hell - Batman and Dennis the Menace..together!' Or could have been Superman..can't remember!

SG - Oddballs? Surely the home end at Wycombe has more than most . Although I don't think it will ever top the Ice Hockey mob at MK Lightning.....

Great repping Matt and Dachs. Jesus. You know full well Dachs that I'd have to do a 6x1 mile session if I wasn't crocked to see how my time stood up!

Injury update - yesterday was depressing, hobbling to the station. Today was better, feels pretty good today apart from the piriformis area slight discomfort. Anyway quite looking forward to watching Chiltern league tomorrow. Don't think I've got quite the same enthusiasm for my Brother in law trying his newly qualified acupuncture skills on me though...

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 17:29

Good going PMJ..

Yes as I've said the missus was a runner before me - makes things a little easier I suppose races wise. When her dad is the masters team manager - its fine (and expected)

Bus - need to know what you look like so I can spot you Aylesbury Boxing day..hint hint!!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 13:56

Good run CC82, impressive. I think 30-35 races per year is probably about right. In September that was 7 individual races in 3 weeks with the Masters finals

Bus - saw some ridgeway photos on facebook, dark blue vest - no 2xx something? Looked like near the top of the first hill?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 14:41

Tough session - mind you if you want to perform well, you need to put it in! SG - probably do about 30-35 races a year? I was supposed to be doing relays-Surrey league this Saturday, southern xc relays on the 22nd. BUT...I think Saturday may have set me back getting over this stoooopid self inflicted bum/coccyx/back injury. It was pretty sore this morning leaving the house - so much so I had to walk from Euston to work when I got to London.

I don't think my pathetic hamstrings are helping much though - these are that bad I get virtually laughed at by physios! It certainly eases when I stretch them out. So I think I will have to get the missus to put her Level 5 Sports massage Diploma to good use.

Going to miss xc on Saturday sadly. Especially as its a great location at Richmond Pk. I'll watch Chiltern league at Oxford instead with the missus and cheer on LBAC. So annoyed with myself  

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