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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 13:08

Good intervals there Scott and great training from Matt too. I had a look through the ressies and I was top 100 last time at Brighton, so even though the race wasn't great, the quality was better this time around most said the qauality was Parliament Hill standard - which doesn't always happen when it's moved out of the capital. Our friend Eddie O'G gave me a tap and a word as he sped past..although basically trying to encourage a dead horse!!

Interesting about the results Ric - I'll have a look. Remember there is Sam Coombes knocking about (Dartford) who has already got AW muddled before!

 

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 14:48

Hi all - some great tempo stuff there. Not going to try it at the moment as it will just end in a coughing fit!

Very mediocre 138th at Brighton on Saturday for the southerns. Felt pretty good head wise in the morning, but the chest wasn't totally clear of muck - the race was probably a couple of days too soon. I considered dropping out on the first proper lap, but as always seems to happen, I was in the team, so didn't want to let anyone down. As often happens, had a bit of a 2nd wind and stopped being passed by everyone...although that only lasted one lap!

Hey ho - the missus ran the women's..so not sure if we would have done any better in the married couple race!

Think a couple of just running to and from work days and then a session on Thursday perhaps...

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:12

Christ Dean - I think I did one in the 26's once - for the last rep of 20 x 200 or something like that

Good reps and good puking then over the last couple of days then!. I've got a cold, but still ran to work yesterday and did a gentle 5m over Primrose Hill yesterday luchtime. Don't actually feel that 'ill' as such, legs still feel OK. The annoying thing is that when it gets cold, the skin on my achilles cracks up, as does the skin on the front, just at the bottom of my shin and it was really painful last night.

So with that and the cold, I thought I would walk into work today - especially also as I have 9 miles of xc tomorrow at Brighton. I would imagine my chest will settle after a couple of miles, thats what usually happens. It's a bugger of a course though.

With that and then watching Bmth at Villa on Sunday - I'm glad I have got Monday off work to recover..

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 13:26
DeanR7 wrote (see)

simon - fast XC reps there.  particularly so on a bleak night in luton (is there any other type)

Nope! (Summer is more entertaining as I walk into town to get the bus...various drunks, beggars, few fights, usual fare!)

I wouldn't class last night as xc reps tbh..the grass is pretty flat, but defo not as good as road or track..

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:33
Hi all, some good training going on out there, bit cold out there last night but not too bad. We had 3 x 1200, 3x 1000, 3x 800 on the grass at Luton. Enough to get you 'panty'

Grass was a bit rutted in places but not too bad. Managed 3.55-3.52 for the 12's, 3.13-3.11 for the k's and 2.31-2.28 for the 800's. Pretty happy with that, bit more speed work lately has helped feeling less ploddy.

Races wise, my definites are..Southern xc, national xc, intercounties, reading half and Berlin. Will be chucking in a few 5 & 10k in there too I would think. Sadly can't do the highgate 10,000m due to a prior engagement.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 13:11

Bus - not the famous stream I had to jump through 8 times at the Beds/Bucks champs was it? Hope toe better.

Training going to be very 'panty' tonight with the cold, although it's supposed to be about 2 degrees, so I might end up with t-shirt and gloves by the end of it. I just don't seem to be able to get all my air in with another top on (although i'm sure that's bollocks!)

Funnily enough it seemed colder from Euston to work at 8am rather than my house to the station in LB at 6.45am, suppose the sun hasn't come up so it's still getting colder?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:31

Yes Andrew we'll have to do a Reading roll call soon! Yes Ric, great report but that race sounds like a nightmare! do enough cross countries to do all that sort of stuff. Just the easy to and from work 12 today..

Friend on Twitter is signed up to do the 'Runordye' 5k. She had a shock when I told her it's likely to be £30. She said in colourful language that she can do a Parkrun and get someone to throw some coloured paint at her! Funny how their website doesn't actually say how much the race costs..surely that recognising it's a rip off?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 22:28
Christ a lot of posting in one day! Gladly the 'dog marks' we're ok on the long run today. It was a bit stop start, did 10 with stops for iPod strap and three comfort breaks! The last if which was 5 miles from home, so thought I'd try to make it worthwhile and did the last 5 in 29.00.

Some good racing in the xc, Dachs, you'll be fine in the intercounties! Hoping we don't have too much rain this week so Brighton isn't too muddy. Big weekend coming up, southern's at Brighton Saturday and Bournemouth at villa in the cup on Sunday! Not going to help the training as per usual..

Bus- no need to tell me about Ian Kimpton..I follow him about at training, usually well behind though! Nice guy too.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 07:38
Ha ha sounds like a win all round there Jonas!! Had a bit if snow yesterday morning but berkhamsted looked pretty snowy as I got the train later into London. Before that was interesting...decided to pop out at 8 ish to do a few hills on the field close to me. I'm a bit weary as you get a few rogue dogs out and it's worse the earlier in the day as their owners hope no one is about.

So..trundle over there and just as I'm getting near I see this youngish German shepherd dog racing towards me and launches himself at me. The owner comes over and isn't that apologetic until I show him my claw scrape marks on my chest and through the nipple (lovely) and on my leg! I calm down and the owner is actually ok as he runs and cycles, but he has been down to the police with him before as he has had a go at someone else before! I said I will report him if I see it not muzzled next time. It's frustrating as every time you try and find somewhere off road to run, there's always bastard dogs about. Not happy! Long run today from Woburn to the in laws in Bedford. Good 15 or so, glady doesn't look too icy.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 14:22

Stevie - Another one who get verbal Diahorrea when they run well - don't we all?

Luton's is quite high up, but in a bowl, so it's not too bad. Watford is pretty sheltered and Bedford has a good surface, but it's always windy.

My faves are Tooting Bec as thats where I started and Eltham as it's my lucky track - got my 1500 and 5000m PB's there. The Eltham BMC/open meets are great..not as busy or late as Watford and free water. Quite a few defectors seemed to be down last summer.

Last and not least the Olympic track is brilliant, the best one I have run on - sure CC82 will agree. I was sooo lucky getting to do a steeplechase in the warm up event on the first weds night on the Olympics, before the athletics had started! Never ever forget that afternoon/evening - getting your name on the big screen and all that, being at the warm up at track and seeing loads of stars. I'll stop there, could go on

 

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