Stevie G

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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 19:06

12miler to make it 60.5 for the week, 6.59 pace job. Sort of fine, but could do with it being perfect again please.

Then a frustrating day for my footy boys on tv. Although I have got my fury after a loss down to a half hour these days, I wonder when I'll stop caring that much, or at least the level I care about top level athletics, ie a casual watch, but not really bothered.  

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 19:02

on another note, the See-man seems in good spirits on fb, despite what sounds like a very unfortunate but avoidable foot break! He's disappeared a bit with the marathon training, so not avoid astupid pun, stepping on his toes revealing that. Marathon (October) obviously off the agenda now! Sounded in terrific shape too

Speedy recovery seeman

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 19:00

I started that piece expecting it to be the usual Bus holiday experience of mad climbs silly mileages, no stretching and booze, and it was, but with so much more on top!!

Good to see you back. And I thought first rule of collapsing running club, was doing it within half a mile of home

On a serious note, how many of us often go out for long run without anyone necessarily knowing where and when, with no money, phone, and nothing on our person to ID us.

I think the only times I've taken money have been when doing huge runs on very hot days, or when I've ruined my ipod/headphones and taken my phone for music. (very recent thing).

Good to have you back to the thread, as well as in one piece!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 20:06

Yep Ric, there's those amongst us who can really enter the hurt locker, and the rest of us who pretty early know when to back off!

Ex club mate didn't have that in built censor, and ended up in an ambulance at least three times on marathons, collapsing within the race. I at least waited until the finish before sprawling out.

Am satisfied for now with just doing near usual levels of training. Would be nice to get back to that level where you feel you're progressing or at least aiming for something specific.

anyone local around for a poss Monday run by the way? Bus/Phil etc?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 19:09

seems the improvement that's needed Ric, hope it carries on down that avenue.

Rest day Friday (as I tend to do when I'm rebuilding), and evening docs. Tests all clear, nothing obvious showing,  but the genius who did the last one put "can't rule out cardiomyopathy" on the bottom, which was the big one the doc wanted to rule she's chasing that up with a big dog. Also getting a chest X ray while im at it.

Apart from that, breathing channels apparently are all in order, pulse rate pretty low, as per a fit runner etc, so who knows.

will be patient,as I've seen over 7 weeks really panting like a dog on a 7.20 pace easy run for 4miles, to comfortably being able to do 10-12milers at 7 again. And yesterday's 400s came out fine, albeit it mad panting in between.

Have an interesting work scenario to manage next week, so that'll be a different focus!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 19:35

on another note, knackered! 6am wake up, 7am track job, 2hour 15 interview (!), and evening second run.

Thank goodness it's a rest day tomorrow.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 19:33

 Takes all sorts doesn't it!

There was one moment it went from "very heavy" to "exceptionally heavy" where I did wonder, but then it was back to "Very heavy" and was a fairly nice run!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 13:43

sort of sad in a way, but then if they've hit such heights maybe that was enough for them.

I think i'd prefer to stay in the game doing decent local level stuff for 20 years rather than smash a few top times for a wonder year.

I did notice at the Wycombe half, just ahead of me ( at a stage before I reached delirium) a guy called Langley from Wycombe Phoenix. 2.01 800, 4.13 1500 back in 2011 aged 20/21.

Heard he'd dropped out completely and become a rozzer. He did a 3.44 marathon last year though. Bet that felt tough, as he's clearly a MD fella.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 12:27

Makes you think doesn't it Dachs! Although Watford does have very high standard. Not like you've lost to a 13 year old at your local parkrun.

I always wonder how many of these super fast from an early age types continue it through to their 30/40s. Got to be a high percentage that are long since finished by that age. Or at least have had a considerable break before returning for a different type of running.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 09:53

cripes Dachs, another pb. the good times keep rolling. And it's not like you've only done one race at a distance and is inevitable you'd beat it the second time.


While Dachs was being a hero, i was continuing the recovery process. 10x400 today off 60, vaguely thought 78s, actually came out (in order) 

74x2, 76x4,77x2,78,76

Felt fairly comfy while running, but on the recovery my breathing can only be described as "super unfit, massively overweight old man who has never done any exercise panting".

However, i'll just compare this to 5-6 weeks ago where I was breathing a bit like that in 4mile easy runs. Steady as she goes...

AG, yes, the "athlete's" heart is something a doc mentioned. Not necessarily that with me, although at 6pm tomorrow i'll get the latest update on what's going on

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