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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 23:19
Ha ha yes the grass reps can vary a little bit, but the course has been the same for the last 6 years, so it should be about right. But sometimes you just have a feeling one of the corners might be a bit short.

Nice reps Bus, keep it up.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 14:23

Reg - Agree about the balance, I think i'll so more swimming in the winter when I get in my 50's etc. Good for suppleness and bloody hard. Plus warmer and safer than biking!!

Decent 5k PMJ - Love those evening summer 5k's - cheap entry and a decent social - perfect. Sounds like a good series.

Training on the grass at Luton last night - 8 x 1k, bit breezy. 3.11 for the first then averaged about 3.06 with the last two 3.04 and 2.58. Surprised myself, although we do the same course for these distances, might have been a teeny bit short I think. Anyway hopefully not..and good prep for the BUPA 10K on Monday.

Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 05:47
Padams wrote (see)

Just discovered my time from Saturday was 9:12.8 rather than my estimate of 9:15. Pleased with that as a solo run with a bit of wind and a bit left in the tank! Might try to get down to a Watford Open evening for a PB attempt at some point - probably need a bit more speedwork first though.


Yep I need to work out which one to go to. Was discussing last years race with TC on Saturday. another race like that would be good. 

Sub 3

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 14:22

PP - Cheers for that - need to get a race diary sorted out, I fancy the Kent 3000 if I can sneak in it somehow!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 14:11

Cheers Dachs - yes saw the tape on facebook. My back is still a bit tight too - not as bad as my Dad, has a bulge in his L2 and has had 2 epidurals that haven't worked either. Hmmm..

decent reps too - also from SG - pleased the breathing feels right too. Reg - would you rather be a better runner or cyclist though? I'm ok on the bike, nothing special though..

Luton training tonight - about time I got beasted again..

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 13:41

Yes that sounds nice Reg...lovely scenery etc.

Bus - middle aged class women? Bet half of them had the old 'Breton style white and blue hooped top/bodywarmer combo on. They're like an army and my mum is paranoid now after I pointed it out . Nice run too..

Cortina - clumsy sod! Hope it's ok now though! 

So Highgate 10,000 Saturday night. Not ideal prep as I had to go to the SAL at Basingstoke in the morning with the missus. And as she was officiating I then had to jog 3 miles to the station to get the train in.

So, weather was a bit breezy, not too bad. Settled in on around 79's, although was aiming for 1.20's. Felt great first half, hit 5k in 16.30 odd. Then as expected the lack of mileage and a bloody slight stitch curtailed my progress, but tried to forget about it and it slowly eased off. Ran with Jim C from Harrow for virtually the last 10 laps and he just edged me over the last lap.

So 33.15 in the end - pleased I didn't crash completely and as Jim beat me I was the slowest V40 there going by PO10! Although Kojo and Greenwood are stupidly fast. Funny running through a beer tent too. Another great night down there, although I doubt many others in the RW forum world know much about too!

Watching the mens and womens race was a treat, although 'our' KA didn't have her best run and may not make it to Rio, we'll see. The speed of the top

Sub 3

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 13:25

Cheers Padams - nice 3k time, need to look out for the next one, need to getting under 9.10 next time to try and lead up to another sub 8.50 stab in the summer like last year.

PP - Eltham? Nice opener though mate. good to be getting back 'in the saddle' to speak..

CW - Yes Kojo K did 30 odd, Greenwood in good form too. Pretty scary. I remember the gravel on the turnaround too - I nearly went!

Sub 3

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 09:05

'I doubt he'll lap you though! Good luck.' Cheers Padams!

Ah. Unfortunately I was OK in that respect until the ;last 200 metres!! Had a word with TC after, he had a stormer! I was relatively happy with my 33.15. Felt good at 16.30 for 5k, but knew lack of miles might get me in the 2nd half. Had a bit of a stitch for a while too, which was a bugger. Running through a beer tent though..interesting!

Hey ho - Bupa 10k Monday then it's back to 5k & 3k. Interestingly I was the slowest V40 there on Saturday - fast old buggers!!

Sub 3

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 14:44

Padams - great racing there, I did 9.18 for my one a couple of weeks ago, but definitely didn't feel comfortable! To do 33.12 the day after is a really good effort - although I quite like 2 shorter races back to back, (like the Watford 3000 & Stevenage relays 3k), so not quite 10k the day after! hopefully your club mate TC won't lap me in the 10,000 at Highgate tomorrow evening....

CW - Have you done the senior relays course at Sutton Pk? the masters is so much easier without the extra dog leg at the start..still bloody horrible though!

Great debut from Tom in the 10k. I do read through all the posts...but there's so many of you to comment on everyone. And I need to get back to work

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 13:24

Oh noo ML84 - Did send you something on messenger to see if you were still running. Looks like i'll be towards the back of the race (if not last!!), I presumed I would be in the first race at 5pm, but i'm on at 6pm. Weather forecast looks a teeny bit better than first thought too. Really looking forward to the night, although I have got to help the missus with her SAL at Basingstoke all morning..

Good sessions going on again - the track should be quicker than road if you get the perfect race, like I did a couple of years ago - my 15.27 is 11 secs quicker than the road best.

Aley - my back hurts a bit from the downhills on Saturday! So the course was 4.8k, so we should be adding 35 odd seconds for a 5k. But with a bitch of a course and a virtual 'stop' at one end, i'm saying add 20-25 secs on. So turns out like it felt, about a 15.45 - 15.50 odd 5k.

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