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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:54

This weekend Bus, don't you worry. Then half term next week, some of my mates (normal ones who don't run) are off too! So a day or two sat in a pub beer garden talking nonsense drinking craft beer seems highly likely 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:22

SG, nice session. Some tasty reps, looks a fun session to do. Given your advice don't look to far down my post

Simon - nice sub 16! Nice blast out before the Bupa 10K.

Dachs, you can definitely run quicker than 2:17! The wind seems a common theme for the thread at the moment.

Track Tuesday consisted of 6 x 600 (2mins) @ 3K

1:58,1:58, 1:58, 1:58, 1:59, 1:53. Was a solo session so a bit boring and as per usual, the wind was playing havoc. Will have a short easy one tomorrow... maybe...

Had a look at my proposed new training zones... 16:58 for 5K. Those zones are frightening! MP = 6:19!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 19:52

7.5 miles today, reet sore! Very slow and easy.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:15

Matt, looks like that bug/tiredness has shifted. The fact you're outgunning a 2:34 man is very promising but then again, you are a secret (not so secret) mountain goat. Those team events are not for me, we have 'Tough Team' near here which is a trial race but its the first 3 over the line.

Bus, devastated that the puke didn't get a sub 37. But when the wind is like that it sets you back pace wise but also defeats you mentally to add to it all. But a good workout all the same.

After a quick 5K I decided to brave the Chester Half today. Foam rolled my quad, which this morning was black and blue, but nothing to worry about.

The course isn't rapid but what a hardened club runner would term 'honest.' I'd heard horror stories about the last mile. I had no target but knew a sub 80 was on the cards. First half is up hill, from 6 it goes down until a nasty 12th.

Miles: 5:38, 5:49, 6:11, 6:06, 6:12, 6:06, 6:01, 5:59, 5:58, 6:01, 6:03, 5:57, 6:14.

The last mile was grim but worked hard. The rest was pretty easy, just looked after each mile. 10 miles in 1:00:3, official results also said I went through 10K in 36:33, which I'm dubious about, maybe 6 miles.

The finish is in Chester city centre, massive crowds, last 200m was class. Typical big arms aloft (Dean style) going over the line. Then a very Bus like dry barff! Good times. Cheshire track champs on Saturday!

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 15:27

Cheers, Bus, SG, Lit, Iron, Matt.

And yes Bus, did a 5K jog (a bit slower today!!) and was smiling like a loon

Nice progression SG, with a sharp last mile, without being silly. We also have the 'Podium 5K' graded race series up here too. A bike track 1K loop with literally no incline at all. Think they run it every month or bimonthly.

Dean, a cracking session to show the recent races have not reflected your form, Trafford on Tuesday? It's my birthday so it might be rude not to turn up and race something!

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 23:16

Bad luck Dean, we hit the same traffic but local knowledge won as I directed my mate around the back roads. They did put the start back 5 mins, but a 7:15 start time is daft, as the Chester road is gridlocked at the best of times.

I got there late so a quick warm up of 2 miles with drills, strides an' all that. I had no real target for this as I was just hoping the cold had shifted.

First K was 3:15, felt nice and easy, 2nd K had a slight incline 3:29, then worked my backside off in the 3rd K and went past some local rivals. At this point I knew I was going well. But I thought don't get excited, a 5K can go tits up in the blink of an eye. Luckily, 3rd K was 3:24, then a leggy 3:30 4th K.

With a K to go I knew I was in the hunt so just ran my arse off and followed a local rival who was making a sizable, early kick for home, he won but the hard work was done. Last K was circa 3:20. Went over the line in 17:00 so was happy with a PB. Then got a text saying my official time was 17:00. Disappointed but happy with a 12 seconds PB.

THEN got an email saying my chip time (God f**king bless chip timing) was 16:58. Screamed and shrieked like a girl all the way home!  That is WAY ahead of any other performance and a massive bucket list target. Sub 17.... ahhhhh feels good!

Chester Half Marathon on Sunday!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 22:41

8 achy miles last night, Track Tuesday today was 8 x 400 off a comfortable 90s.

77, 77, 77, 76, 75, 76, 77, 76. Felt a little better moving at a decent pace but I'm still battered from Sunday and got a snotty nose!

Good racing all on Sunday - it seems we all suffered from the wind a bit. It's still kicking around this week too. Best do one before Friday... and this cold!

Bus, after a race I'd have taken any 800s under 3mins so well done.

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:16
The Bus wrote (see)

Looks like both of us had a similar run today Stevie - OK, but not where we wanted it to be! No matter - more to come, and Marlow isn't even on Po10! Good to get on the telly though

Scott - that talk of running in bandages is making me think of a bad zombie movie! Good luck with the recovery though....

 

Or that scene from 'Without Limits' where Steve Prefontain wins a race with 12 stiches in his foot! Hope you're on the mend Scott.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 17:04

Great running Bus, especially given the premature retching. Wind really does wear you (everyone I mean) down doesn't it! Always got to be happy with a sub 30, they always seem much better than a 30:01!

GMR for me today. Warm up felt great, set off and at 400m realised my watch had gone mental and was in run mode but not tracking any distance, turned it off and on again. But ignored it and ran blind. Asked a bloke at 1KM what the split was 3:15... whoops. Got to 2 KM at 6:35... double whoops! Was really hanging in at 4KM and slowed to 3:40-45ish a K, couldn't get my legs to respond at all. So hung in and ground it out and came home in 36:46.

Was quite windy and overcast making it a sweaty affair, but if truth be told that bug from earlier this week just hasn't shifted and found me wanting.

But 5K on Friday, so looking forward to that! And I got part of my 'sprint' finish on the telly. Even if I did look like a balding scarecrow!  Think tomorrow will be a VERY easy run!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:55

6 miles easy and strides on Thurs, Fri off, 4.5 easy miles and strides today. The cold seems to be nearly gone.

Strava - personally don't like it at all. A mate told me, some fireman (who I don't know)was lording it up having 'beat' some club runner on a hill section where I'd been easy running at 6:55 per mile. He had done 6:30s and was giving it the big one. After that I deleted it, can't be doing with people trying to be king of a made up stretch of road. Plus all the bull shitters who are smashing about on bikes.

Good luck to everyone racing tomorrow. GMR for me, I usually get on telly and will be wearing my black Cheshire vest with red shorts. Going out hard and will see what happens. Hopefully back below 36mins.

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