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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 10:49

thought that was a straight forward easy run when i read the summery line! But even as a progressive that's a very tidy affair

ps can this cold weather buggar off now...bored of it!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 18:59

Yep, I think we were/are a bit spoilt with some of this series events. It's certainly when they go/change you regret it. I thought the original "power cable, 3 big up and downs" Finch course was a big loss. That was a marvellous course (if you were in mint condition, i'd cry on that course now), but at least there is some sort of version at the same location.

Bracknell used to be at the lookout too, which I vaguely remember from about 06 or so. Got too pricey.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 17:47

Tadley was such a stand out race in the calendar, pre the route changes. Water jumps (!), ploughed hilly field near the end sorted many out, and then that seemingly never ending lanes to end. Sold the land, had to change the bits that made it special, what a shame.

Only race I ever wore gloves in. Regretted it half a mile in

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 17:22

Good work Phil, and usual long in Bus. Do you always do 15? Especially offroad, must be pretty taxing on your body. 

Most runners seem to think offroad is some sort of body healing magic, but I always find it the opposite, can't beat a nice smooth road!

I can say this easily this week, as in my attempted 13,  had a 7 or so outing to near Marlow on sensible road, then thought i'd do some Winchbottom lane action. For some reason, I decided it'd be a good idea to go up a grassy bank, and have a little random sortie.

Despite going the right direction, I seemed to be in those woods for ages, up and down, right old slow fare at times, emerging at some farmer's yard in the end. Unsure If I could go through, emerging at some very high point, looking down at random fields, thinking, where the hell is this.

Eventually found the road again, and was a little gutted that it was at the bottom of a half mile little climb  But equally delighted I was back on familiar footing, and the fear of ending up with a 16/17miler was off the table...

I must have covered 3 or 4miles for the gain on the road route of just over 1mile!

Back on the dot of 13, thank goodness! Slower than normal funnily enough, and very cold indeed.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 17:13

Take it easy Pete. I've come very close to spraining ankles in the woods many a time, and once snapped ankle ligaments and was out of football for 3months, and seem to recall I was at least limpy running after 5/6 weeks.

Strengthening exercises once it stops hurting, and it'll certainly guide you quite obviously when it can take more, unlike other things we get on this thread.

At least you're not trying to come back into contact sports. I'll never forget that worry of being able to kick a ball full on again!


Reg, patience will hopefully serve you well, but ease in though!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 11:48

That sounds a bit sensible there Bus..are you feeling ok?

No real point chasing arbitrary numbers, but we all know that.

I "Like" to hit around the 60mile marker, and this week it'll come out 57.5 (pending a 13 tomorrow). That's decent, as this is in a week where I sacked off a 6 on the Monday following a long drive, and couldn't get a second easy short run in yesterday.

As long as you get the long run, 2 quality and a medium long in, that's the key I think.

We'll have to start thinking about a thread roadtrip or 2 soon, maybe early March, something short flat and roady!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 16:33

cc82, just beware overdoing it young son. I know myself the difference between top end easy and lower steady are absolutely minimal at times. As long as the quality comes out on point, and you don't get knacked, all should be well.

Ric, nice fish  I can see you''re used to handling those, all of us that would have slipped back into the drink.


Strange earlier, noticed one hand was fairly red. Loosened the watch grip, and it eased back to norm. Whoops! The imprint in my wrist has now just about gone.

Still really aches on the stretch between thumb and inside finger though (leave it!)

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 13:23

back on track CC. When the Moz was setting sessions, there'd be the occasional that didn't go to plan. Brush it off, carry on and do the next one always the advice.

Nice one Ric, bloody cold aint it!

Track today, as a single (lunchtime i'd amazongly committed to something social! - sort it out!)


Fancied some 600s action, so 8x600 of 90, washed down with 2x400 and 2x200


(average 1.57)

(then 1.16x2 for the 400s, and 36x2 for the 200s)

I'm sure 1.18 was the "5k lap pace" i'd worked to before, so that came out bang on target looking back now.

Which is funny, as during, i was wondering if i was a little slower, with thoughts of the super cold weather meaning i wasn't the right temp and similar nonsense, but it seems it was on track after all!


That's me til Sunday now, so i'll live the dream with a glorious lie in tomorrow`

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 11:11

good bits and pieces going on. Couple of name checks for CC going well as per the last half of last year and Dean particularly mad but casual 400s. 

Manc trip at weekend has pushed each day back one, so medium long today, 10 miler again, 6.54 so a bit more sensible than last week's job.

Only complaint (pre MRI results of course!!) is a very strange ache ina small section of the right hand, sort of next to the thumb under the Index finger. Almost like a sort of RSI injury as i feel it when using spoon etc! Odd, maybe the cold has got in!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 09:45

Phil, get the saturday/sunday reasoning, but for me, if i've done a race, especially a tough MT one, i'd take that as being instead of the long run. Doing both back to back seems to increase the risk. But then maybe i was more softcore then some of you!

From what i've seen of the Saturday v Sunday courses, the Sunday ones seem far more varied and enjoyable, and 2pm on a saturday could barely be a worse time personally. However, each to their own! Probably a bit about me being a footballer/fan by nature makes me feel uncomfortable with running there, whereas your purer runners, find it natural.

Whoops, meant this to be a quick check in, and read back later....

5m MP to consolidate last week, and this time I'd aimed to put 5miles in.

20 laps and 11.93seconds to be sure of the extra.

29.45 job.

Probably the coldest i've run in for a long long time. Later in the session it was quite hard to take the split, hence some coming out as 2 lap or 3 lap splits!

so we had from the 20 laps a bit of an awkward recording overall of
1.26  x1
1.28 x6
1.29 x5
1.30 x3

2.54 for 2 lap split (presume 1.27 average)
4.23 for 3 lap split (presume 1.28 average)

Was unsure whether the track would be slippy, or whether it's all weather (like astro used to be), but despite looking a little dodgy, was essentially fine.
These MP sessions on the track are a balancing act pro v con.

Pro is the safety and consistent underfoot. 
Con is the dullness, not being able to pick landmarks to break it up, and have people to motivate you!

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