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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 18:24

Standard day on the thread...

Pete obviously doing a parkrun before a race, AG with a classic triathlete "yesterday I..." excuse  , Bus making a 14miler doubly hard with a demanding route. Aley and Iron loving the LFOTM...

Throw in my obligatory 13 sub 7 and it's all as you always are!

good work all

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 19:56

wouldn't worry too much Dachs, if I read your last post right... 

Busy at work and stuff at home, mileage back up to large numbers, 10m MP Monday, and 20miles a few days before this XC race surely gives you plenty of very ready reasons! 

Lower Entry Fees - Join Running Club

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 21:12

Jason, it's probably flown spark over your head some of our comments are a little tongue in cheek here.

It probably doesn't really need saying that £40/50 a year for the higher costing clubs is barely going to break the bank.

Tips for increasing speed and making hills look easy, please

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:23
Sunnysarah wrote (see)

Does it matter what the date is, I'm sure Technics's for running up hill are the same now as they were then. Only after some advice.

It takes a special kind of genius to spell it like that, and invent an apostrophe!

Just kidding, welcome to the forum, don't let the older boys put you off.

Bet this thread took some digging out!

Lower Entry Fees - Join Running Club

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:21

All these fees make my old club's charge sound colossal.

£40 or so...back when EA charge was less, and you don't get jack all races for that. So all 5ks and XCs (2 local leagues) straps on another £24-30ish.

I suppose clubs that hire a track are even costlier if they charge even a mere £1-2 per session, all adds up.

Although in fairness, in footy days, I'd spend £3-5 twice a week on subs, so can't really moan!

Overdone it?

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:07

that "5k" was also forever etched into my memory for the crappest EVER positioning of a marshall.


My incredibly gifted painting below shows the setup. Running up a straight road...they always say, carry on unless directed otherwise.

So I carried on up the road. Ignoring the left turning, as nothing suggested otherwise.

Got up that road a bit, looked round (luckily), to see a marshall (marked M), back to the bushes (green on picture)l, on a deckchair, reading a newspaper!

ps if you have a magnifying lens..., that might help....


Overdone it?

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:53

seems odd to even call it 10k. Just call it by a name, then no one can misinterpret anything.

In my experience of MT10ks, I finish, and think how much extra distance I must have run because of the much slower times than on the road


I once did a "5k" that was strapped onto a 10k. Both MT affairs. For convenience, they used the last 3k of the 10k route to finish the 5k on.

They were just too dam lazy to make sure the rest of it was 2k. Even though it was run at a different start time to the 10k, and even though it was just set off down a country lane that they could EASILY just have wandered down the road a bit for.

Hence 1/4mile extra distance, some gashfest time in the19.40s, and a tonne of seemingly oppositional abuse from people after the race.

Clubmates (from a club who never won anything apart from 2nd place Woman over 60 in races with 2 women over 60, abusing me because I was "too good" to win such a sh!thouse race.
Local rivals abusing me as being "too sh!t" to do the main race, using the time as a sign of it

ps, yes these grievances from the past are pretty much how I fuel my 60+ mile weeks


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:41

Phil, just take a nappy to be sure.

Bus, stop showing your age with the appalling puns.


Dachs, nice body of work. How do you decide on your MP zone by the way? I ask, not to be a bastard, but only as I use 6.00-6.10, but normally top end that, and you're a tonne faster than me brother.

And I know you have an incredible ability to really push hard in sessions, whereas I have a much more normal person's level. But 6-7miles for me at 6 is eminently doable, cripes, I averaged 6 dead last week with this breathing thing! So 10 after a small build up when fresh would be doable.

So why 6, and not say 5.45 which would in my amateur eyes look a more apt figure based on my Moz training, and also on McMillan based on your half...(it predicts you precisely 5.45 and a 2.30 marathon)

Overdone it?

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:10
muddyfunster wrote (see)


Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

Yes and I've just realised that is only about PB pace for Muddy anyway!

PS Muddy I see Pof10 has you down as having a 34:18 10k PB so they must have counted the short course.


Yeah just as I feared. That one will be a tough nut to crack 1st v45 in the Abbey Dash was 33 something, so I retain a faint glimmer of hope that I can approach 34.18 at some point before v50-dom. On the short course thing someone (looking like a character off Little Britain)  went to the local papers to complain about it 

Ruck me, how short?! Did they bill it as a 10k in all their blurb? As if they did they suddenly seem to be trying to weasel out of that "oh it's MT, those ting are never fully accurate and we never claimed it to be" type sentimonies now... Is it at least on your PO10 as a 10k MT?

But at least you recognised it at the time, I remember you quoting 6min miling on your watch. Nothing worse than believing it to be a full course, then getting gutted later on.

Take 34:18,  say it did take off 4/5 of the last km, that's probably 3mins + it's carved off your time! 

Surprised PO10 aint all over this, they're normally redhot on these shorties...


ps DT, just joshing old son. To me, you'll always be a legend for your use of the phrase "I set up base camp", in that toilet!!



Posted: 17/11/2015 at 20:12

I wouldn't say that do it a lot!

I was also forgetting that the type of races you do are ridiculous distances, and probably do cost a lot!

I've had to defer 2 years in a row for a local half and that was only £18 or so!

Luckily it's my old running club so they're being nice!

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