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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 13:33

Good Reps SC - 45 secs recoveries? Good stuff. Thought Andy Reading was a pan handle course - long road out, over M40, one loop taking in the airfield and then back again? Mind you, must have been 6/7 years ago when I did it.

CC82 - The xc course tomorrow for the Southern masters is Shotover Hill in Oxford - it's a Supergrass track off their eponymous album released in 1999.

Very unlikely i'll be shooting over it tomorrow

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 00:20
Ha ha Pete yeah that's a bit weak isn't it!! Where is the Hanley park run? Is it in Hanley Park? Played a few games of footie over there in the early 90's when I was at uni. And used a few benches to get rid of hangovers.

Rich Clarke...that was the 80's. And too vague. This track has the venue in the title. Britpop band.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 19:39
Cop out? You need that amount of time to run there. I think I'll aim for low 17's at Aylesbury, and sub 20 at Tring and try and win it..was 2nd last time. Of course my training group buddie may decide to do it

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 14:12

Yeah...but who else had done Bushy when it ws the only PR in the country? (and like a berk got up at 5.30am to get down there to do it!). Talking of which, I still fancy the Aylesbury/Tring double New Years day - as both have confirmed they are on.

Tuesday night was 5 x 2k, with the double hill again. Well as Kimpton was so far ahead I had to swap to 2k, 1800 x 4 and an 800 at the end. 6.42 for the 2k and then just measured the miles for the 1800's around 5.16's before the last 200m with 2.30 for the 800 at the end. Basically cross country reps and bloody tough.

Ric - Had a chat with Jim after the race, sure he'll go well at Oxford on Saturday.

Dachs - Shouldn't race as much that's true. somewhere between my situation and yours races wise would be ideal, must be annoying being fit and not getting a race in.

So being sensible and just doing the easy short commute run before tackling that bloody hill on Saturday at Oxford. the only course with a song named after it that I can think of . Point each for Song, artist and the album it was off. (90's)

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 13:30

Hi all

Trouble with drafters is that unless there is an agreement before the race, its everyone for himself in my book, don't have a problem. I always like to beat shufflers, surgers and funny breathers (you know the 'ush..ush..ush type ones) any Belgrave, obvs

Great racing from Dachs, CC82 and PMJ - Dachs especially, going from strength to strength at the minute. Good running/beer antics from ML84 - sounded right up my street.

So Chiltern league at Luton (Stopsley). Meh..although I discovered that 20 x 400 on Thursday and 13 miles on the Friday isn't great xc prep. The course is two biggish laps of the top field - on the 2nd lap you drop down to the bottom field and there's a 80m or so steep hill to the top field again..and into the finish. Started off steady, felt ok and only got overtaken once right at the end. Probably moved up to 36th from starting 50th or so.

Just finding xc quite tough at the moment - tellingly the folks I was just behind in the Wolverton 5 finished between 13th and 20th. Work to do! Feel lighter from the lack of sweets and cake, but just not there at the moment.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 17:57
Good stuff CC! Chipping away at it and always good not to get chucked I suppose!
Also a worthwhile outing Ric.

PMJ. Like the analogy but 26 was bad enough on the quads. Little jealous of the Berlin lot who have entered for next year, but not putting my legs through that again!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 13:15

40 miles? Makes your legs hurt too much surely?

Anyway..**clobber alert** Wiggle doing some good deals, finally snaffled some Adidas Adios for £60, after they were all £80-£90 across the board

Just a heads up loike

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 09:23

Getting there SG. Prices wise - on my 8 race stretch I'll only pay for the Wolverton 5 and then Aylesbury 5k. Bargain.

Anyway - training. 20 x 400 planned last night at an increasingly slippy Luton track. 4 sets of 5, 70 secs between reps and 2 mins between sets.

We started at the 200m start - so had to do a bit of funny running in the first and last 100m where it was slippiest. First set mainly 71's, 2nd set 70's and 71's depending on track traffic. Got through to the 4th rep of the third set around the same times then had to go for a poo stop. So then had to do the last 6 straight through..75,72,72,71,70,69.

So happy with that considering the conditions. Then to the pub for a cold drink. Just what I needed.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 17:56
Or be a member of eastern Vets and run masters stuff for your first claim club in the Southern Vets area.

Run a track race every few days in the summer!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 13:25

Cheers for the kind words Dachs. There's a few things about Saturday I won't do again - shoes, diet, pre race antics which should help! The Racist thind reminds me of father Ted and the Chinese residents 'I hear you're a racist Father!' . Swear I nearly wet myself laughing at that episode.

Bit chilly this morning, -5 said the local amateur man on twitter. Still not a bad as Dec 2010, -11 one Monday morning, couldn't run properly as my teeth hurt. No training last night, going to the track tomorrow instead. The onto Chiltern league at Luton on Saturday. Non scoring tho.


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