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Race Fees

Posted: Today at 13:20
Go Caz wrote (see)

The British 10K seems to have been taken over by Virgin Sport. No price for it yet but Virgin are also taking over the Hackney Half this year, which currently costs £48 to enter, rising to £58 after March 1. Oh, and they are not called races any more, they are 'festivals'.

. Nah. That is a piss take. Not quite in the 'Run for Chocolate' 5k ball park - but getting there.

Sub 3

Posted: Today at 13:17

Dan - Sounds nice. LBAC have been going out there for years to do the challenge, I've still not made it out there to La Santa

Padams - Yes nice distraction to have. My 6 yr old is into everything too, Swimming with him fits nicely after the LSR. He practises - I try and sort my legs out . Plus he does the Beagles at Bedford and cricket training too. All good!

Help & Advice Asics v Adidas

Posted: Today at 13:12

The Boost material IS really good - believe the hype. I was sceptical beforehand too. However some have said the Ultra Boost are a bit too spongy.

My faves the Glide Boost have now become the 'Supernova' - and they look heavier than the Glides.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 08:36

Over the years, I have noticed that the PB races over shorter distances (id say up to 10 miles) are the ones where I have gone out hard. You just seem to surprise yourself how little of the race is left - before you know it you have got a PB.

I do think there is a bit of over elaboration on the long runs. For me, I'd just like an average of about 7mm to underpin the sessions. The sessions are the most important bit. I'm not bothered about a certain amount of miles at this pace, certain number at this pace etc etc. It's just to get some miles in.

Mind you, I am a bit old skool like that. Just me and my Casio F91W

Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 22:56
CW- oh contraire! The local spies at PH tell us it's as dry as they've seen it. I'm probably going for 12mm though. The top towards the end of the lap is always dry ish, don't fancy that in 15's.

Not training for a marathon, main target of the year is the V45 1500 at the masters in Aarhus in July, so 15 max for my LSR at the moment just to keep the strength there. Hilly route in just over 7mm, so happy with that.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 22:41
My method for starts is easy. Longer the race, more chilled out about the start position

Dean - yes been on AirBnb for months now and stil haven't sorted anywhere, mainly because other family members have been murmuring about joining us. But I think we are just going to book somewhere this weekend.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 13:26

Good work on the session CC82, great XC work PMJ and Dean. Dean pulling it out of the bag again. One of these days he'll actually run as badly as he feels running up to the race . Saying that- I did feel like shit before the South of Thames and run well. Probably got your jelly legs through the dodgy guts..

PMJ - I'll tell Laura when I see her to sort her start position out  ha ha..she runs for LBAC. It is interesting though - I tend to start further back than I should in XC as I'm not that confident and a bit defensive, very feel how I go sort of thing.

Decent training weekend here..10 x 600 around a bit slippy Wrest Park football pitches - one side path, top was potholed/stony path and the two other sides grass. Ended up with 1.51, a couple of 1.53, one 1.58 when I nearly fell over, 1.54's and  1.51 for the last one. Felt quite strong and not that far behind IK for a change (well 20-30 m at the end!!)

Lovely long 15 mile run up to Dunstable and back yesterday. Pretty hilly - so about 7.02 miling was decent enough.


Trouble finding Adidas trainers

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 13:31

What? The Glides are going? Christ sake. Need to get a cheap pair in then.

The only problem I found was trying to get cheap ish Adios Boost - waited ages until finally Wiggle were flogging some in the £60 region.

Had one pair of Boston's and didn't like them - I used Tempo Boost for Berlin in 2015 and they were perfect. I knew the Adios would be too light for me over 26 miles.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 13:22

Ric - Downed a pint in under 5 seconds?

Good stuff SG, CC82 and Scotty - keep it up lad...don't do anything else?!?!

Lunchtime session yesterday - started doing some 200's on the canal towpath, but people keep turning up out of bloody nowhere, so canned it after 4 reps and went into St. Pancras park and did 8 400 ish reps (well all about 71's). Bit mossy in places so had to go careful.

Long commute run today - getting picked up at the station in LB so I think a bottle of bitter from M&S will fit the bill. Well it is the free weekend with no XC! And looks like the Southerns might not be stupidly muddy this year at least. Hurrah!!

Sub 3

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 13:16

PP - Nice. There's more and more cross over between clubs in the training groups these days (quite a few HHH going to Ladywell etc..). I train with Luton and there are LBAC, Stopsley and Dunstable represented too. Sounds like a good group - although I will leave the marathon training to you if you don't mind

CW - Got my delivery of 12 & 15mm spikes last night. At this rate it might be 12's and a couple of 15's in the front. No rain forecast up until middle of next week. Aces.

Padams - must be really frustrating not getting out to do more - knowing how well you can do on virtually no training!

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