Stevie G


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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 13:12

Always feel with 5ks you need a few to get into some flow,  so those parkruns at least kept you ticking over used to the intensity if not the pace.

You do get some vagaries though. Take my recent 3

  • 16.59 Battersea Park - good course, decent conditions, costchrondritis quite a bind
  • 17.26 Hyde Park  -  decent course with slight short climbs, pretty bad conditions, costy not quite as bad as the other day
  • 17.08 Maidenhead - more a MT course, grass, tight turns, pebbly bits, good conditions, feeling decent, local rivals

Battersea Park, feeling good, in good conditions with a couple of close rivals? Would like to think lower than 16.59 on paper would be a cert.

But it doesn't always work like that does it 

Glad you banked a good sub 18. Must be one of the longest running pbs on here. Ignoring the vets who had a pre 35 history!

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 09:55

Ric, i hope i have your desire to keep on at it when I'm in my 50s/semi retired. I expect most likely i'll disappear back to mid teen hermit days, of not leaving the house and sleeping all hours.

 

Dachs - these are pure glory days for you at the moment. Walking on air, and like you could smash a race every single day. Long may this period continue for you.

 

Bus - cracking effort! Finally that fast 5k course you've been looking for after ages pishing around with the dreadful Rye course. I did doubt if I'm being honest that you had the desire to do such an awkward trip into London after a day of work on a Monday, my one was at least on a bank holiday,  but for sheer effort for the cause alone I'm delighted you smashed it!

I'm picturing that last straight, must have been glorious knowing you were comfortably getting in well under 18. A different night, more people around the 17.45 zone and you can get a bit more off too.

Scott- after Watford, and pre Wycombe half, definitely not one for me last night old son.

After a rest day Monday, i went to bed with a few doubts and a bit of a twitchy right hamstring.

Went up the track for a 4x1mile HMP off 90secs job, one of those pre half looseners.
I aimed for 1.26 lapping which would give a 5.46 top end of zone pace.

To start with it all felt very breathy, and I was over analysing my gait, wondering if i was running a bit "rangey" in style due to tightness, and whether that affected Watford last Wednesday.

But the breathiness eased, and overall

5.43.88
5.45.60
5.42.46
5.42.90

so all came out a little quicker than the zone, which was pleasing, but also as it should be for single milers.

Obviously i'll do well to get any of the miles at this pace on Sunday, as that gorgeous steep hill and undulating rest of course doesn't half ruck pacing up.

The mission is not to average the same pace as the first mile comes out like 2010!!

Reducing half marathon time from 1h44 to 1h30 - possible or not?!

Posted: Yesterday at 20:34

Where those zones based on a different race result Stephen?

As clearly you can't have a steady pace the same as your achieved half marathon pace.

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 16:58

Ric - just read back, looks like pretty clear progress to me. Back in the game.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 16:56

always the risk with a parkrun Pete. one reason I was a bit gutted they just lumped in all parkruns together on po10; Despite the fact that some were certified, some were MT, and some were NAD and could change route every week.

That parkrun has got to have reduced your capacity in the relay...hope you didn't tell your teammates

 

The weather at 7 didn't look too warm as I set off, but didn't take too long to realise it was one of those super humid days.

6miles easy, 4miles steady, finishing with 2miles MP, that for some reason saw a 5.45 and then a  6.07, complete with accidentally stopping the watch a couple of times at the end of the first mile. Hopefully I didn't add too much to the second mile, as that was plenty for a run today.

Battersea Park 5k was only ever a potential pencil in job for tomorrow, so am perfectly happy M has gone with a rest day instead tomorrow. After Watford last week, and a half pending on sunday, which is bound to be a muggy affair, it'd be completely pointless smashing another race in, and most likely be underwhelming.

 

Wearing race T Shirts...

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 20:37

Yeah let's keep this on topic people.

Which was, should you ever go round to a girlfriend's house, wearing some free from race shoddy t shirt, make sure they're aware that it's a free from race t shirt, and joke that you "don't need to make any effort anymore".

 

I found out, that the answer is, no. No you shouldn't.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 20:35

17miles? That's a big run AG, especially for someone of your usual mileage?! Huge pimping!

Scotty, sheepish to admit, but I thought you'd typed Scotland there.  Quick google to sort that out tho!

6&4 today. Same old same old. Comfy pace versus doubt of full flexibility.

12 tomorrow. Not a LSR, but not overly too hard a job. 6m easy, 4m steady, 2m MP. Will probably feel plenty I'm sure.l

Aley, we saw him in the flesh on Wed. But it all felt a little too awkward to say hello. Especially as Dachs wasn't eager to introduce us.

Wearing race T Shirts...

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:35

that was the one

"I've just run 27.32 for 5k, is that a decent time for a 26 1/2 year old northern woman who runs 7.3 times a calendar month.

type guff.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:46

I think I've only heard of two 7milers, Penn, and one Lit did.

Which seems to be 1 more than a full distance 4miler. Loved that Tiffield Thunderbolt 4miler, just near Silverstone. Was gutted when they cancelled it.

Silverstone is a venue I keep saying i'll get back to one day. But every year, the half doesn't seem a good option, as you have to enter outrageously early, and the quality is minimal at the front.

And the 10k, is midweek the same week of the 5miles away Marlow 5. So it never happens.

ps Aley, I know you dip in and out, I hope you saw my "stunning" analysis on our Hyde Park versus a fast flat course stats the other day

Wearing race T Shirts...

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:38

When it's warm Mr Puffy? Just a pair of disco shorts,

When it's cold, get the old race t shirt on, so you think inspiring dreams.

 

Vdot, what happened to that woman who seemed to post 20 threads a week about what a decent time was for a woman of whatever age, then never ever replied on that same thread. Only to come back with a similar thread quite soon after.

Any post from her should have had an auto responder with "it's all relative".

 

Very true tho aint it.

It's a funny old game though isn't it. Take my last 2 races.

Local 5k summer series, turn up feeling a relative big shot, 2nd place, job done.

Week later, 3k track race, Watford, tip toe in, knowing I'm a real small potato.  C race, beaten down to 6th by a bunch of kids.

"it's all relative"

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