Stevie G

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Sub 17 5k

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:23

2 options Dave.

Take a progression and peaking approach. Cut out the fast stuff for a few weeks, while you build extra mileage in at easy and steady paces.  Then reapply tempo and reps when you're sure you're able to deal with the extra mileage load.

or stay as you are, and just add an extra 4-6mile easy run or two over the next few weeks.

I think either approach will get you there. Run it through your coach.

Sub 17 5k

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 20:51

Am presuming you're a young lad, and that track sesh is with a club? Any coach there who can guide things along? That's the ideal long term solution for greater gains than this mere benchmark of sub 17.

Otherwise, in the short term, I'd experiment with adding an easy run, and not doing that parkrun every week. You're basically trying to do 3 hard sessions every week which without knowing the full details sounds a bit hefty.

Similarly, I wonder if that parkrun you do is even that fast a course!? You might find there's one local that is faster, and thus gives you a super easy route straight away.

My local parkrun for example has steps, inclines and grass. I could never go sub 17 there, but have done elsewhere.

Sub 17 5k

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 20:37

I would wager, quite strongly that simply running a bit more mileage would take you there quite comfortably!

25miles week for 17.04 indeed. 9/10ths forum hates you already

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 16:51

you must be one of the few that happens for CC.

When i used to do mile reps on a track, it'd bring the "mile" split up with about 60metres to go of lap 4, so did them manually 9metres, or 2seconds into lap 5.

Which made me question a local guy quoting his "mile reps" on the track, as they were probably 10-15secs out!


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 14:46
PhilipMJones wrote (see)


 one google search for the race results gives the name and club of the guy and a second gives everything you ever want to know about him: literally. Name, address, family relationships, work-place etc.


if ever there's an insight into the depth of your stalking! Be afraid runners, be afraid.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:40

ps Ric, and that's if that guy has even done anything intentionally wrong. He might just have been knackered and ducked out, not realising his result was recorded 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:39

Phil, why would you go researching that guy, and then put his photo up?! What's wrong with you!?

Ric, good to see you're not stewing about this. I've learnt from personal experience it doesn't do you any good. Often feels like you want to have your revenge or stick it to them, but unfortunately the best way is to rise above it.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:32

cc- give it a little bit of time, and you'll find you can't do any race without knowing someone.

I was surprised to turn up at the Southend 10k a few years ago and know a few people. It takes quite an obscure race these days to know noone.

The A race for knowing people though, is the Marlow 5. By the time I weigh in ex club mates, pals from other clubs, ex football teammates, work people, threadsters etc, there's normally way too many people to deal with.

Silliest year was the year Man Utd played Chelsea at 4pm on the same day. Meant I had to race at 9.30 for half an hour, very quick cool down and chat with 1 or 2 people, and then get straight on the motorway!


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:22

ps just to tease me a little, the headfones died past 3miles, just before the mile hill kicks in. Of all the places!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:21

CC- join one of the event threads, and you'll find plenty of "same race" pals.

Myself and Bus first met as we always seemed to do the same races, then it extended to race threads. Problem with those was that they have a natural end. Cue this thread, an excellent way to keep in touch with running buddies past and present.

Used to run with Johnas at the same club too 10-15races a year, and evening runs shared, so good to keep in touch with him .

Usual wednesday 10 today. It's proving a bit of a testing start to the year all in, as today felt fairly hard going.

 In fairness it's probably always going to be harder to get the motor running in cold temps at 7am!  came out 7.05, same as last week. Few little feels of glute and hamstring, but moves around which is probably better than one distinct spot.

All done until Friday though. A marvellous "Hump" of the week.

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