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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 14:13

I love my Asics Gel Hyperspeed CC82 - Congrats on the new arrival!

Great report SG, lovely to hear your relief and getting out there again - with technical help from Bus too. Great run from PeteM there and Dachs - would love to cruise around to my PB! (I remember feeling like death at Reading after busting a gut to do 73.45, not that I'm planning any more half marathons!!)

Dean - still a solid mile, no worries there. The guy in the vets was Mark Griffin and wasn't on PO10 the other day. Apparently he is a sub 1.50 800m guy. Pretty good quality - can't see me beating him.

Quiet weekend - up on Dunstable downs sat pm - did 20 x 32-35 second efforts with 30 secs recovery whilst the faaamily admired the view over Aylesbury Vale.

Ran over to Luton (13) on Sunday to watch the John O'Callaghan 5 mile. Darren Deed got a shock as Paul Pollock turned up - won it in 24.09! DD ran well though, 24.35 odd. My mate was 3rd in low 28's - so they were out there on their own!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 14:05

Decent session last night - got there late for the 10 x 600 with 200m jog/walk - managed to avoid getting struck by lightning too which was a bonus, was pretty dark.

Did 3 reps with the group, but when they had a lap jog I carried on my own, averaged 1.48 and did the last one with the group again - proper burn up against my mate and we both did 1.37.

Couple of pints and then home to vote - waste of fecking paper that was

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 13:21

Well done last night Scott. Great work!

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

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 13:18
PhilPub wrote (see)
JT141 wrote (see)
I'm fascinated to know which areas vote which way. It's going to give an interesting heat map of the U.K. in terms of outlook.

Probably something akin to the striking blue vs red / enlightened urbanites vs hillbilly yokels you get in US presidential elections.

I think they were coined 'The United States of Canada' and 'Jesus land' in the last US election.

Basically the USA of C being Canada plus the whole West coast and half the east coast of the USA.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 14:02

..High jumpers I'm afraid..Blanka

Cortina - yeah I know there's another one clever clogs. Although if she had been from the Croydon one she'd probably have a trackie and the old Croydon facelift., rather than a little black summer dress, white nike trainers (blue flash), nice wavy hair, sunnies and a tan and....



...sorry it must be the heat.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 23:50
Cheers Bus **looks wistfully**

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 20:57
Cheers boys. Yes the shadow thing, I just happened to see his shadow and he looked to be bouncing along, always ominous!!

Oh bus, you had to mention that hill again. I'll start to drift back to Ibiza 1996 and lovely Sarah from Whytleafe. Classic 'punching WELL above your weight' moment even my mates were jealous.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:37

Aah more arse talk - seems to be slowly getting better at least Scott.

Dachs - Good work on the relay and last night, some impressive strength..saw the action photo from Abingdon's post on twitter -I did ask them if they had used the one from last year! James B is such a nice bloke, he laughs about me always beating him - but I have to remind him it's always over short distances - not 1/2 mara where he is in the 70.xx range! He's no slouch over short stuff anyway..

I was at Battersea for our Vets match and a 1500. Quite a few in it, plus this bloke I hadn't seen before with an old South of England vest (more later). Bit breezy, but went to the front and the first lap was 66. Tried to keep the pace up and there was someone sill following me and I couldn't shake them off (actually clipped me a couple of times). Had a feeling it was SOE man, his shadow looked relaxed. 800 in 2.16 and still couldn't get rid. No times at the bell again, so just tried to push it and get rid of him, but I could tell he was waiting to pounce - which he did with 200m to go. He ended up with 4.13, me 4.16. So pretty happy with that after racing Saturday - interesting to see if the SOE bloke does any more races, he's a V40.

Watched the 2nd half of the crap footie, train at 11pm, home 12.30 ish. Lots of coffee needed today. Hopefully weather will be a bit better at Watford weds week for the attack at sub 4.10.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 09:01

Good work Reg and Bus - Know the feeling Bus with dodgy guts, come a cropper many a time!

I think the Cabbage patch was £18 when I last run it about 7/8 years ago. It was good value then with the long sleeved t shirt in the goodie bag, so was always going to go up in price. Sad inevitability..

So got the train to Eastbourne for the SAL match to do a 1500. A guy took it out from the start and we went through 400 in about 64, a tad too quick. Went past him after about 500 and hit 800 in had slowed too much by then. Sadly there was no one reading out times at the bell, so I had to just try and keep the hammer down if poss. Finished in 4.12.5 which I was pleased with, I presume I went through the bell in 3.02/3.03. Had to do a 4 x 400 leg after too - not got the times yet.

Nice walk to the seafront and a pint before the train home too. Picked up a bit of a niggle which is a pain as its Southern vets at Battersea tonight, got the same 1500 / 400 leg double coming up.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 12:28
Oh I thought Ascot was a bit posher and the orange women were up at Aintree!

Nice 600's Dachs. Getting there nicely now, Bus- yes work is a pain when it gets in the way of running! Good session SG, killer sessions those are, 4x 400 is a killer

For a change trained at Luton twice in a week, track last night and we did 15 x 400, in three sets of 5, with 80 secs and a 200m jog between sets. Weather was fine so managed 70 for the first rep and then mainly 67's with a couple of 66's and 63 for the last one. So content with that and looking forward to the 1500 tomorrow at Eastbourne.

Just a steady 5 this morning as I'm off work. Wo-hoo!!

Edit- Dean, fast 300's in that weather, very impressive!!
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