Stevie G

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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 09:55

wow, if ever there's anything that reminds us you're only a few years into running Dachs, it's your lack of stretching! See in 3-4 years whether you can get away with the same. Maybe you're just lucky!

Is the track not the bit near that rowing type centre (or whatever it is). Surely that's just Marlow, not Little Marlow, and thus further away. It is a rubbish location though, changing from right in a prominent place attached to a busy big sports centre right near the motorway/passing traffic, and taken to some leafy little quiet area in a small town. Utter madness.

Dachs, i fit in stretching watching tv in the evening, and straight after runs. Is tedious, but if it's that or nothing it's no running it's not a hard decision!

Bad mix of a late night and an early morning medium long today. 9miles felt enough for purpose. Big hill midway, bit of an undulation later, for a 7.12 job. Probbaly will do me for today now. Bit tight, but to be expected as things step up

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 18:22

ps Bus, surely you're not still on holiday? It feels like months not weeks....

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 18:21

That's a reminder Iron, when I next come to do a short reps session, I don't actually have a track to do it on anymore!

There is this new Marlow one, but although a 20min drive isn't that bad, it does completely rule it out pre or during work.

And before anyone asks, no I'm not getting up any earlier than the already 6am starts! Might be doable if I didn't also need 20mins of stretching post run too!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 11:25

Woke up with some unusual adrenaline/slight dread. Must be a quality session day! Has been about 3months since one.

6miles MP, one of the classic favourites, never easy, but never too killing, so perfect.

6miles, average 5.58, lovely jubbly. We're getting there.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 06:47

a half marathon is never an easy affair Scott, and I'd guessed that wasn't a doss of a course either, nice turnout.

Dachs, the paces you're going through distances within distances at the mo are frightening! Cripes.

ps Scott, never worry you'll be healed before seeing a physio! I know what you mean exactly, I've thought the same, but at the end of the day the ideal is to be healed, so once you're there, it's good!

I've got that pre session adrenaline again.... went to bed at 9pm utterly knackered, but fresh today, and looking to do a longer MP session. Not sure how long yet, but more than last week's 3miler, but round a loop this time. None of this rampaging through town with it's various roads and undulations this time, always feels much further that way!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:15
Dachs wrote (see)


SG, I'd struggle to do a 13 at 7mm pace at the moment.  7:15 seems to be my limit on long runs.  Odd that.


probably because you're smashing yourself with hard races and sessions, whereas I'm not doing any at all.

I dare say I'd naturally slow a couple down once doing either again.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:59

having moaned at the likes of Bus in the past for doing it, fiddled my long run to make the weekly total a rounded 60 today

46.5 on the ticker, and was planning a simple 13. Near the end realised it'd come out about .15 over the mile, so just did the extra to make up he last half mile.

Quite bizarrely, and without unduly fiddling it, it came out 1.34.30, an exact to the second 7.00 a mile dead average pace.

It's not like I'm Mr Metronome on some flat route either, as there's a super steep half mile hill in there, and some inclines and all sorts.

Coach is back from his epic tour of Europe shortly, so would be good if I can get to a state where I can hand over again.

Until that, dare say i'll try and do a 6m MP this week.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:22

Robin, I thought I vaguely remembered you from a previous post on here, you have a distinctive name!

I probably said back then the same as I will do should be giving the tips, not seeking them with your history!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:31

ps Dachs, it's a little disappointing not to be able to do a 3k this summer, but the season's almost over now, and it wouldn't be wise.

In fairness, I have learnt that there are no "Must do" races in a calendar year, and it's much more satisfying to race when ready. I certainly won't be making any 80mile drives for them for the foreseeable ( need to skulk the entry lists of any south coast races...)

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 19:25

Robin, welcome, I think Dachs is the best man to advise you on that, as he's recently smashed an incredible 5k time.

Lit, of course the absolute key in any coach-coachee arrangement is the mentality, determination and enthusiasm of the runner. Without that you might as well give up. And in you I picked pretty well indeed. Same with Skinny (my other coachee), and although he's currently rebuilding due to injury, plenty more to come from him too.

But for Lit, trophies and wins are now becoming very commonplace, and one look at the rankings shows not many women are doing 2.56 (ish) marathons and sub 18 5ks, and we're not near a plateau yet. It'll be very interesting to see how far we can take this. I almost see similarities with Sam Amend's progression, and I'm certain you'll start to attract the hangers on she does, both in coaching offers and general wanting to be around you.

In fact in some moments of half joking half serious contemplation I wonder if just doing the coaching, and  becoming a full time footy fan who jogs a bit might be the next stage of my sporting life....

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