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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 08:55

Cheers Dachs - Jack of all know the rest! Just been injury free for a while now, due to being not highly tuned like these proper athletes. I'm sure your mojo will be back soon!!

PMJ - Hate the towpath on the Grand Union near me. Really slippy, they need to tarmac over the bleeder . Good name for an Indian restaurant too

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 23:02

Cheers for the kind words all. Had an awful 1 hour run today, result of road race day before, not much for dinner, early breakfast, swimming with wife and kid and the run straight after!! (Note to self job)

PP - yeah Alex is a real talent, seems like a nice bloke too, gave him top tips on the aldershot relay course 

Very solid time Scott, that wind must have been a mare And Matt, great XC and good scalps there too. Good runs from AG and Pete too. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 07:27

Bloody drivers! Last week running to MK some woman stopped on a crossing by Tesco when the lights were green to let people cross, very nice, but it was a dual carriageway and the car In the other lane nearly ran them over! Really clever. Hope knee not too serious AG. 

Good parkrun Pete and hope not too breezy tomorrow Scott, although I know the area, not much shelter there!

So the Wolverton 5. Started off and felt pretty strong, first mile in 5.02, but the mile markers are notoriously dodgy here! It's one small loop first so you come back into the wind past the start running south and onto the big loop. I think 2 miles was 10.23 and by the time we has reached 4 I knew I wasn't going to beat my 26.00 PB. The last 3/4 mile you hit the wind again, bit like going from 2pm to 9am looking at a clock face. 

ended up with 26.23/26, which I was happy with as it was bloody windy and my mate from Herne hill did 26.00 and he would expect 25.20 ish usually, we all thought about 20-30 secs off for the wind. Placings wise, beat my V40 competitors- I thought until I found out the 3rd placed guy turned 40 three days before! Luckily they do a one prize per person rule so I should get the 50 smackers next week. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:55

Yes Dachs I'll try, he's not absolutely flying as such at the moment - so there might be a chance. Still annoyed 2 years ago when our friend EOG was going well then had a stinker at Wolverton, meaning I would have picked up the goodies - if I hadn't got a cold and couldn't run..hey ho..looks windy though, so a PB looks unlikely.

Bus - good community running there, hope the niggle clears up. happy b'day Rich!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 14:11

Good bit of XC action there from Pete and AG, good stuff chaps. Dachs - sounded awful, but we've all been there. I personally tend to try and fine another race straight away.

Not done much recently, few strides Thursday, Swansea for footie and muchos beer Saturday, cracking long run to MK on Sunday about 14/15 miles (cold, no wind, carbo loaded from the day before!)

Luton last night, 6 x 1200 on the grass. Can't remember the sequence exactly, but they started at about 3.51 and ended up with 3.45 for the last one. Felt pretty good and ready for Wolverton 5 on Saturday. Shame Gordon Lee has entered. He's a very fast old man!!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 00:27

That's the way it works though Bus! Ric - Yes I know who you mean..Metros guy. the best bit about the lakes 10k is the free bottle of sparkling wine that my dad's mate does out of the van. Decent stuff too..

Just a heads up that Sweatshop have 20% extra off everything including sale stuff, just picked up my new pair of Glide boost for £48 including P&P.

In case anyone after some new stuff. Right, better get to bed, up at 5am!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 13:46

I'm still in the dark ages in this respect. Just got the old Casio - and if I want to do a steady 5, i'll run for 35 mins, knowing the route will be virtually spot on 5 miles. My training is always distance based rather than time.

Trained solo this week, partly due to weather/travel issues. 10 Primrose Hill reps Tuesday lunchtime - very steep and jelly leggish! Then 20 x 30-33 secs reps along the canal yesterday with 30 secs recovery. Felt very sprightly doing the faster reps so was pleased with that.

Entered a few races yesterday..

Wolverton 5 (MK) next Saturday, Poole AC Round the Lakes 10k Boxing day and the Stamford Valentines day 30k (my mate from uni runs for Stamford). And then the Cardiff half in March already entered. Then I'm thinking the Highgate 10,000m after that and into the shorter stuff again.

Long day tomorrow, off to Swansea - Bmth, so much drinking and hopefully no running

Sub 3

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 13:16

Some good sessions in the wind - what a pain in the backside this particular treat from Mother Nature is! I scrapped Luton training and did 10 Primrose Hill reps instead...jelly legs job

CW - I would have clapped you in, I think I spotted you. Small blonde character then got bored, so I had to walk into St. Neots with him!! Nice bacon rolls there, a bonus!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 13:34

Well done mate, looked muddy from the photos from Matt Pyatt's facebook stuff (we have had many an Eastern Vets track race together!).

Good racing from AG, PeteM and PMJ (Shame I didn't know you were going to St.Neots as the missus was doing the massages in the corner of the Sports Hall!!) and yes it was very busy wasn't it!!

CC82 - Great report, sounded tough..

Dean - nightmare!! I'm bad for swearing A LOT if I fall over. Apologised to marshalls once about it - I did slip on tarmac that time though!!

St Neots Riverside Half Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 00:00
The missus is giving out massages in the sports hall, I'll be there in a crowd control role trying to keep the kid in check.
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