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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 10:14

Sounds nice Matt, I love running in the hills and mountain, be it Switzerland or Cumbria, makes you glad to be alive eh???? sorry Bus, no pun intended! Had that pins and needles in the head thing after the Portland 10  one year, warm race after a few pints the night before, idiot child! 

Andrew, loowing forward to cc then, not many of us say that!, SG, thanks again for the  test updates, fingers crossed. 

So Saturday did the Herne Hill open 10,000m. Usually do it and thought might go well with the extra long run mileage. Got there and instead of the 16 degrees an cloud it was sunny and warm. So tried to keep to 79's and just get under 33. Did 32.45 in a good group with PP last year, but knew it might be harder with the weather. Knew within 3 laps it wasn't going to be fun, but kept to the pace in front and then 2nd up to halfway in 16 26.  Into the 2nd half and got overtaken by a Kent guy and we ran most of it together. Finding the going tough into the last 5 laps, got dropped and focused on just getting round! Running in that knackered rather upright manner, I finished in 33.14..not too bad I suppose considering the weather. 

Long run yesterday of 18 miles, so my last 5 longest runs have got to a total of 100 for Berlin. Had a bloody stitch for the last 5 miles too, probably due to the 10000m.  Might do a 5 miler later. 

Sub 3

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 00:08

Cheers PP, will have a go! With that training of yours I'd only feel confident of staying ahead of you over 5k or less! Flying mate!!

Sub 3

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:25
Simon C -- rather you than me! 17M doesn't even count as the weekly long run (if marathon training) for me. But the other 4 must average 22M, which is better... racing soon and tapering down then?
Yep - long runs aren't 100% perfect, but about acceptable just abouts I hope (for the sake of my quads..) Yeah, 10,000 track tomorrow then the next 3 weekends are Southern Vets, Eastern Vets then Southern road that order! a week to recover to Berlin!!
why has the writing gone small


Sub 3

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 09:17

Can't possibly comment on everyone - but love the training and all the paces, heart rates etc..

Ummm. Well I think about 17 on Sunday should take me up to 105 ish miles for my 5 longest runs. Just been doing normal training after that. Old school marathon training (with less miles ). Well I am only looking for sub 2.45 after all

You can tell who takes marathon training more seriously than others!! Great stuff all.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 13:24

Part of life - being beaten by talented kids - generally at a decent V40 level you can have some good races with national standard women WHO MUST BE BEATEN

Good to see KA have a decent run in the women's 10,000 in Beijing, must have been those few training sessions with us at Luton she did!! (friend of the stars etc etc...)

Getting there then SG, good going Iron and AG! Dachs - the 800-1100 curse strikes again, i'm always slightly slower at the bell than I want to be, even at Tonbridge where I was generally very pleased with the 4.08. I was still a second or two down at the bell. Horses for courses isn't it? I'm not really built for much over 10 miles tbh, can see the number of halves I do dwindling apart from a more interesting Sunday run, really enjoy track racing too.

Phil - still 60/40 yes for Saturday, weather does look perfect tbh, hoping for 32.30 if all goes well, we'll see. (SB has been in touch..)

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 13:56

Well RicF of course lets hope it's nothing, needs to be sorted out though, same to SG too. I've been v lucky with health and injuries over the last few years, especially with my continuing pathetic attempts to have more sleep!

Solid 800 Dean - yes nearly time for longer stuff again and your sickeningly fast longer races too. Not fair

Session at Luton yesterday was 8 x 800 on the grass. had that horrible drizzle so the grass was soaking and a bit slippy underfoot. Felt really hard breathing wise too, quite wet and muggy tbh. As usual started with a slow first at 2.31 and got the down to 2.26's for the last 3. Really hard work.

Toying with the 10,000m at the Herne Hill Open on Saturday, interested to see if the extra miles and the long runs will help on the track..hmmm...

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 14:07

Nice one Dean! Finally put a realistic amount of seconds between us on PO10, not right only being a second or so behind you  Good race.

Hope you feel better soon Ric, and SG, decent run and interesting Cardio test. Nice swim Iron..

Dachs..been to KS a couple of times, with school and then with the missus doing the train through the Eiger. Lovely running country isn't it. great little break with the Diamond League in Zurich to finish. Shame Blanca was doing the high jump down the other end


Great weekend. Happy with my 20.3 miler at the weekend, quite a hilly course up the A5 and back into LB through the villages. Head felt fine although it was warm and didn't take on any extra drink either..took 2hrs.15, so training seems to be going well, noticing the morning rucksack runs are getting easier too.

The a great day out watching Bmth's first win in the PL, a few beers and Usain doing the business yesterday. Was considering Watford this week, but saw the weather forecast...sod that!

Usain Bolt - You legend !!!

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 13:58 was the 80's, come on

Usain Bolt - You legend !!!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 15:23

Buzzing. Stick that where the sun don't shine Gatlin!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 14:05

Running scared eh Dean - always the best way. That session sounds nice Pete and good solid efforts from Matt and Ric.

Huw Lobb used the Greensand ridge on his own a few years ago to train for the Jungfrau marathon, he was second in 3.10 or something I think. Hell of a profile isn't it, I went up to Wengen a few years ago, I think that's where it finishes..

Hope it's not too warm for my 20 miler tomorrow am, having to shoe horn it in before West Ham - Bmth in the afternoon, where I will be fried in the sun. Not going to be up for much Sunday

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