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Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 14:09

Doubling up this year then Padams - will see you at both. Hopefully my 1500 should be about 8.45 and i'll watch the 3000m.

Bit of a pain with the relays - our rising star Elliott is in great form (15.25 at Oxford at the weekend) and is doing leg 1, but a couple can't do it who did it last year. Was 2nd last year, but going to be tougher this year. Hey ho! Good luck tonight.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 13:59

Good news CC82...Weather looks great for tonight - 18 degrees, wind 8 mph. Watched Laura Muir's win again to get me going.

Need some 'Gareth Cheeseman' style motivation for tonight. Gareth! You're a Tiger! 'Raaar'. Bit excited which means I'm bound to have a stinker

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:42

Decent reps there SG - Hope you feel better soon CC82.

Dean - what brings you all the way to Watford for a 1500? nothing else available for a bit? Apparently a few of the Herne Hill lot are coming up from London too so that should be good.

Had a massage last night, gentle jog to work today..nothing going on..

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 13:24

Jesus SG - You must feel cursed! That must have been really gutting

Good stuff PeteM, good luck in the mile, the extra carbs should help.

I've had another quite low alcohol weekend, just one bottle on the train Friday night and only a couple of the alcohol free Erdinger over the actual weekend.

Did 8 reps over the track over the road on Saturday lunchtime, horribly warm and sticky so did a 100m hard, 100m jog round top bend, 100m hard, 50m walk and 50m jog - trying to hit around 12-13 secs for the 100's.

Just did an hour on Sunday with Watford in mind. However it was after family swimming, which always seems to make it torturous. Perhaps you get a bit dehydrated in the pool? it felt worse than the 13 mile/10k combo last weekend!!

Finally -  Laura Muir. What a girl, love the way she attacks races.

Sub 3

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 14:02
Electric Sheep wrote (see)

CW, SC2, I did the Luton 10K last year. As I recall, Ian K crossed the line hand-in-hand with another super-quick runner from Bedford, although the official results gave Ian the win! It is a tough course for sure, I was more than two minutes off PB pace. However, as I was one of the few runners who actually entered all 3 races of the Luton AC Series (5M, 5K, 10K), I picked up a trophy for 3rd overall in the series! I decided not to enter this year since I am also training for Chicago!

14M this morning at 7AM. Already stupidly hot!

ES, CW - That was Darren Deed from Bedford & Co. Both him and Kimpton are sub 30 guys, IK has been out for a while though, I train with him at Luton - followed him round 10 x 600 last night on the track.

Good luck with Chicago - my two mates Chris & Pete are going, so if you spot two blokes with 'lovely' purple and yellow Leighton Buzzard AC vests on, that's them. The vests stand out well at least . Its Pete's final major one too.

Padams - Defo doing the 1500 next week - got a 3,000 at a BAL in a few weeks to try for a PB and I think i'll also have a go at Watford on 24/8 too. Quick time last night..

Obese begginner running?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 13:51

Agree about walking being great to start with - also I thought I lost more weight walking to and from work (1 1/2 hours total walking) when I had knee problems as compared to when I was running!

Good luck.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 13:45

ML84 - Sorry, only had about 5 hours sleep. Trying to type with the Ipad in bed that is..

SG - Great reps, looking good now, nice 400's. Btw - I put 8.50 down for the 3,000 last year and was in the B race! Although that was good as I was at the front with Paul Adams and Tom Conlon from St. Albans.

Dean - yes there is about a 5 second lie usually. I think i'll put 4.05 down anyway, think I did that last time..finished 2/3 way down the pack.

Good bike type stuff Corts..

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 05:55
I am Dean. The big one for me, no messing about going for 65/2.2.11/3 mins at the bell. Hopefully

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 23:32
Dachs. Nice one. We'll stick 8.50 down as expected times and go for it eh!

Dean- 4.01 and unable to do a lap under 60? That's mental.

So another Luton training session at the track tonight, this time 10 X 600. .1.49 for the first then most 1.45/1.46 with the last 2 1.44 and 1.41 for the last one. Absolutely buggered now. Falling asleep typing this

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 13:28

Still a good effort Dachs - I'm glad I didn't do Eltham last night as it must have been warm and pretty breezy. I think you're right about the 3000m - I probably need a bit more strength as double my SB for 1500 is 8.18, so I should be able to hit the low 8.50's as standard really. I think my next attempt will be at Basingstoke in the BAL on 6th August - then i'll have a bash at that Watford one too - mine will be the 24th I think.

CC82 - hope you feel a bit better soon. Bus - Beech woods a drink?

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