Stevie G

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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 20:24

Reg- I've always found tempo stuff the hardest of the 3 main runs. Keeping a medium hard pace going consecutively for a while has to be harder than just smashing reps, or easy running. Unfortunately I used to find it's that necessary evil, as it's the closest of the 3 to race day!

CC, I think those are the fastest 500s this thread has seen in 6 years. so well done.
Having said that, i'm not sure I've read anyone do 500s before, what's that all about

Bus, decent sounding standard there today then, especially in the heat? I think when I got that 1st, that 2nd was slower than you were today!

I was going to do the Marlow 5k last Tuesday. But when the temp was set to be scandalously hot, I had to play the sense card, and remember the specialist's advice not to do anything "very strenuous". I think we'd all agree that racing in that heat, with my doubts would be very foolish.

Today I was excited to be doing a day trip to Bruges. Only been to 2 countries outside the UK, so was looking to add a third, as a possible leg up to a post running career

Absolutely gutted that the coach broke down at Folkestone! Meaning we basically had a 12 hour day, and only achieved getting to Folkestone and back! Knackered!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 09:52

Fantastic reps and racing as always chaps. Not that I ever expect any different off you chaps! Very tasty first 400 there CC!

Dean, that is insane with the can't break 60 for 400 guy who can hit 14.40 5k! He can obviously keep a very high percentage of his top speeds! I've heard similar on this forum (not thread) before though.

Dean - if "YOU" are racing 3k, i wouldn't worry about what time you put down as you'll be A race material.
For me, it can make a massive difference...once put down 10.00 and had a cruise around in the C race running 9.46ish, when probably I should have been mid to low in the B race.
And the other extent, once put 9.30 down to be optimistic, and almost laundered my pants at being put in the A race, before begging to to go into the B (only 2 races that night), and still only coming about 5th in that one! 
I think that night 9.36ish came last in the A race, so i'd have had to ruin myself to come last! Not to mention 5 pals were in the B race, including Stevie See.


enjoyed an 8x400 off 2mins today. Long recovery, as it was 1500pace (as opposed to 12x400 off 1min at 3k pace.
Best set of 400s i've done.


Enjoyed it, felt powerful.



Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 11:29

monster reps and training from you chaps as always! Legends!
Dachs, who the heck is taking you to school! You're a local hero!

Quick one from me, spend half the week fretting about racing pulse/breathing, probably making it even worse, but had some fun with the shortest total distance sesh today, 6x300 at 800pace off 2mins.

50, then 5x51. 
I think these sessions re-assure me, as they get very breathy but legitimately! 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 12:15

90secs for the 800 paced 200s (10reps). And 60secs on the 1500paced ones. (16reps) from this plan.

So last time in the initial 6 week plan, the 800 came out 33, and the 1500, 34. And today 32 average for the 800 ones.

Moz always allowed 90secs on the 200s too.

Seems reasonable, 2.08 for 800 is probbo my sort of domain for that, as slow as that sounds (on here at least!) And you're doing 2000m at your 800 pace. At 200metre reps this is entirely doable. But I found last time out that trying to do 5 400s at my 800pace was outrageously impossible. Which is the same total reps as today, and even allowed up to 3min recovery (think i tried 2mins tho)

I could no doubt do say, 4 at 30, but as a non MD runner, there wouldn't be any benefit i could see. Outside of the glory of quoting them later

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 09:55

Quick scan read - some ridiculous paces going on as usual!

Fancied one of the 200 sessions from that schedule, so chose the 10x200 off 90secs  rather than than slightly slower but more reps 16x200 off 60secs. 

Slightly alarmed to see some school sports day being set up when I arrived (at 7am-ish), but was allowed to whisk my session out when i got back from the 3mile warm up around 7.30.
Binned off the strides part, as I didn't know if i'd get to finish the reps...

Clearly a little of that stress pushed things along, and came out
31,31 then 8x32, for my fastest version of this session.

The second rep actually logged a "30" which surprised me, but afterwards it was actually a 30:98, so counting it as a 31, clearly!

Felt sharp, but then 200s generally do, as it's so short a rep to hold for

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 09:27

Did consider just retiring after the parkrun, aka "Stevie G's vindication" after a hard fought year battle back from all sorts, but erm, probably a little early.

Took the last 2 weeks to settle with the new commute/"race" recovery, and today got back to the Marlow track.

Just picked a session I fancied from that prevo programme, so 12x400 off 1min it was.

Aimed for 1.15 average, and will have hit or just beaten it. 10 of them 1.15 or quicker (first 2 started 1.13, at least 3x1.14 in there too), just the 1.16 single, and a 1.17 where I accidentally only took 47secs recovery letting the side down.

Got to my desk for 9, and it only took leaving at 6.40!

(will read back the rest laterz)

Robert Young marathonman uk

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 20:56
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I looked at his VLM splits and they are crazy, it's hard to believe someone would really do that.  Someone on lets run said he was running with Paula's train at the start but he clearly ran out of steam.

He couldn't have done - he was on the red start, she was on blue.  They don't merge until after the 5k mark, by which time he was behind her and already slowing.  I suspect he'd been in bits a long time before Millsy saw him. 

For an ultra runner he got his pacing very, very wrong at VLM. A 5k PB in the first 5k of a marathon is mental. Surely if he genuinely was doing regular daily marathons, he would have known just how bad that last 10k of a marathon can be. To set off at that pace is insane.

There was a "dominant" poster on this site who insisted that she ran her half marathons this way, nigh on 5k pb pace...for 5k, and then back to HM pace.

Said it enabled her to understand who her female competition was.

Seemed an absolutely stupid strategy to...well, everyone.

Robert Young marathonman uk

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 20:34
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Lots of activities now removed. This is one of them

Ha! That's literally incredible. I think my favourite bit is miles 17 and 18, running uphill, at altitude, at 5:44 and 5:34/mile.  That's ~half a minute per mile quicker than his parkrun PB pace.  Go on Rob!

he has a website somewhere which claims just slightly faster pbs than his PO10.

Like a 30.30ish 10k...

Just a bit tastier than 20min type 5ks

Maybe he's from the same school of running as that Ellan Brighton woman. ie record years of mediocrity, to be able to do 1 super human in comparison one...


Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 20:36

That last line is spot on Mr Worry!

I heard a very reasonable guy at work talking to a Spanish woman at work, telling her how he was definitely voting leave.

Not sure he picked up on her unspoken reaction!

Robert Young marathonman uk

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 18:16

best one was the near marathon distance done in the night, as a solo effort, at altitude, at 5.40 average pace!! Amongst days and days of huge mileage.

He's really stuffed himself with that level of cheating. Go 6.40 and it might just about be believable but still a heck of an effort in the circumstances,  but 5.40?!

It couldn't be more obvious that he was In his van for a chunk of that time, only question is how much of it

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