Stevie G

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Female runners

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:57
ranmybapsoff wrote (see)

I say hello/morning/evening to anyone i see out and about (apart from once when Id just started running and was counting in my head and I shouted out 43 instead of hello). Most but not all runners will respond. Cyclists on the other hand..........

this has much been debated, but I always find it interesting.

Why wave at a complete stranger, just because you're doing the same activity?

Do you wave at everyone out walking? Or driving? Or shopping?

BH5K Naturist Run

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:52
Millsy wrote (see)
Again? Does this one get earlier every year?
Cue the same old jokes being recycled.

we're all so bloody old. I remember the first year...that must have been yonks ago now...

Overdone it?

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:21

good luck Skinny. May you get to the finish, in a decent time, and therefore be satisfied with parking this mad distance for evermore.

Overdone it?

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 11:15

DT, the mixture of that and that sickening adrenaline feeling immediately on waking up on a big race day are two of the worst things for me

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 09:59

some big paces there. 3min 1km!   I've always wondered how track sessions work with whole squads of you on there at the same time. i suppose I'm "spoilt" in always having one to myself. Although the flip is that you have no competition and have to be completely self motivated.

today was 2x2miles (well, 3200m as on a track) HMP off 90secs, followed by 6x200 "fast relaxed" again off 90sec

I set 1.26 as the target, as that's 5.46 HMP.

Felt fairly decent, especially compared to the 1.19 lapping Tuesday, although 1.21 for the first lap set things off way too fast.



using the 100ths like an absolute anorak, rep 1 was 85.76 a lap, and rep 2 was 85.88.

Applying the Phil Jones 2secs per 9metres to make up the full mile factor, then overall average paces were 5.45 miling. Which is top of the zone, and above pb pace.

so that's ok then.

200s as "fast relaxed" came out 5x34 and 1x35.

Bearing in mind doing 8x200 as a standalone 1500 sesh and they averaged 33 on a pavement, i should probably do my next pure 200s set on the track!

felt a little breathy, wasn't sure if this is just how this intensity normally feels, or whether it's this side tightness i have! Will do my best to stretch it out before whatever Tuesday's hard session is!

Overdone it?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:40

jelly before a race? How many pitstops before the race? 15?

Overdone it?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 15:01

ps top as in slower end.

Overdone it?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 15:00
mace wrote (see)

SG - yep, totally agree. I've done a track session once with a GPS and it was total garbage I guess if you know the real distance there's no kidding yourself though. I do like the 1M laps as it evens out any wind and mine only has one point where i have to think about curbs/traffic( though it's only a very small side road ) Although it does have a rather tight corner which is where the GPS flips out.

My quicker stuff is never across town, i couldn't handle that. These days i either do it on the promenade or on a treadmill if the wind is ridiculous.

yeah tight turns are never the best for anything. Mine i suppose is more of an oval. I get a lift mentally each lap when i get to the "peak" of the loop, even though it's only slightly higher than the base, but the faster the zone the more you feel any slight ups and downs.

I'm so glad I have a track again, as otherwise i'd be really struggling to do some of my sessions these days.

Think the most intense one I ever did was 2miles at 5k pace across town! Was literally in a heap on the floor after, even averaging at the top end of the zone.

Overdone it?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 13:32
mace wrote (see)


I haven't used a local mile lap for MP sessions for quite a while now because of GPS error the last time i ran it. I thought i was absolutely flying and my MP pace was coming out 20 seconds quicker than normal. Reviewed the stats after and the GPS had had a total flip, it basically didn't have a clue where i was at times

Interesting one there Mace. I know a guy who uses his GPS for track miles. Yet anyone who has ever done a lap on a mile will tell you a circular distance that short will always over measure. Last times i've done that it comes up as a mile about 50metres short of lap 4! So he was basically underreporting his splits by say, 10secs or so? Pointless.

However, unlike you, I find a loop I use of 0.9miles perfect. Always comes out the same measurement per lap, and I've watched my progression from the 6.24 MP days to the current level which comes out sub 6, peaking 5.55 for 7miles the other week.

As a contrast, if I rampage it across town, it often comes out more 6.05 type mid zone. (official zone 6-6.10).

However, it doesn't take me long to realise that, across town on gently undulating, different footing roads, with pedestians, roads to cross, and often varying wind levels, is always going to come out a chunk slower than a loop that I can let go on a bit more. (despite it having a bunch of drives, a petrol station, and a slight up and down each loop)

I also find i'm more "adrenaline" soaked for the loop laps, it feels like it's a big session coming up. I even find laps easier than the mental strain of knowing I'm having to cover most of the town.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 10:17

that makes more sense Dachs, as you could imagine say 8x800 at 10kpace, but5x800 at 5k seems enough.

For us blimmin mere mortals of course. You, up to the likes of JD can obviously tolerate more.

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