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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 19:46

Good day out Dean! That course was the location of one of my worst races! I saw the hill on TV and it reminded how grim it was. Like today, I was running up it into a head wind, and it p**ed it down round the park.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 16:46

Unlucky Matt, you've been on a good run of form recently, shame it didn't come together today. But 5 miles is always an odd distance, like 10 miles we all tend to race that distance better as part of a 10K or HM.

Dachs, well done mate, a PB is a PB. Not what you wanted but it will tidy up for Po10 if nothing else. Many people have 10M PBs from HM's so to have a legit PB is a good result.

Finished my weeks training:

M - 9 miles

T - tempo intervals (9.5miles)

W - 8 miles

T 10 x 300m

F - 2 miles + core session

S  - Northern XC Relays

S - 15 miles with a 5K 18:50 tempo at the end. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:37

Max, XC races make perfect b-races as they are relatively intangible outcome wise. I wouldn't do many road races as b-races unless they were quite hilly. The more of an honest race than time trial the better. Like Dean said, Thursdays session was little shorter in volume as the squad had a relay meeting. Racing on tired legs has plenty of benefits but obviously can't be done every week.

Dean, I've spotted the podium races, I'll see how they pan out then see if I do one later in the year.

Ran the Northern XC relays today, first leg as a one man b-team. 2 miles in 12:23. Was pretty tough going, not time to settle in, down hill after 400m then scrambling into some woodland. Pretty pleased and nice preparation the for 5KM National relays.

Our tin-pot club won third in the senior men's, beating Leeds amongst others. An amazing achievement for a club our size with a limited catchment. The first relay for 3 of the 17yr old lads. We had 2 of our best missing too! That's why I'm a b-team boy nowadays!

Rob, I was 4 seconds behind Rob Downs on my leg and was absolutely made up, thinking I'd had the run of my life.... until he ducked the tape and did a 2nd lap! Then a 3rd. THEN a 4th leg! Just kept tearing off his number to reveal the next one! What a bloke! His first leg wasn't even his quickest!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:24

25 miles a week?! Bloody hell, I'd be the size of a house in a month!

I'm with SG on the rest day thing, I like having a day where I don't have to go out running. It's nice to have a bit of time for other things. I did do 2 miles tonight at the gym before my core session.

I've dabbled with things over the years, I find 55 miles with 2 sessions and a long run is about right. At certain times (like now) 2 sessions, a long run and a b-race like a relay or XC race.

I couldn't be coached, I'm too much of a Maverick

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 17:33

Dean, wowzers! Those 400s! YES! Are you thinking of maintaining speed over the winter by racing indoors? I bet you could hoover up some titles too?

RE stretching, personally I'm not a fan. My mate is an exercise scientist (I know, I know... everybody knows someone) and he informs me that stretching a tight muscle does not good at all as you are stressing it further. Furthermore the location of the pain is often a manifestation of a problem elsewhere. Therefore stretching the 'tight' bit is useless. But, sometimes, mentally I feel amazing after a good loosen. I prefer sports massages though.

Many athletes actually prefer to run 'tight' as muscles can become brittle and subject to further damage if too lose.

If I'm honest, someone could tell me 100% I'd be quicker if I stretched and I wouldn't because it's well shit and can't be bothered!!

F-off today but I'm joining the core bandwagon and off to the gym! Gonna get in front of that mirror and do some ab-flexing! The curls get the girls

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 21:56

Some fast reps, nice one Bus - tell that injury to do one!

10 x 300m in 52-55 tonight (1min recovery).

2mile XC relay for the Northern XC relays on Saturday. After a nice f-off!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 22:06

Bus, I can't believe he didn't prescribe a strict diet of hills to fix the problem. Seems to work for you normally!  Least you know the area to target now with stretching and strengthening.

Tempo session tonight - 3 x 4 min, 3 x 3 min, 3 x 2min, 4 x 30 sec strides. 50% recovery jog. Obviously the 3 and 2 min were at 10 and 5K pace respectively. 4 mins were at 5:50 pace.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:48

Fair enough Stevie, just do some fun races. XC is ideal as you're probably in good XC shape! Ah Old Trafford, I still haven't ventured to Gresty Road this season!

Nice parkrun Phil.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:08

Samir, good to hear you had a bit in the tank on your recent 10K, but why not use on the day for a bigger PB? I missed the fact your friend was organising the race not running... my bad!

Your assessment of world class athletes is a little odd though

Mo Farah - World Class (true)

Andy Vernon - Professional (true)

Scott Overall - Semi Professional (also professional, full-time funded runner and 2:10 marathon runner)

Not sure where to put Chris Thompson. - put him as significantly better than pro 1 and 2 but currently injured.

Ric, you're right I do feel easy at the moment. I've decided not to race a hilly 10K at the weekend to keep it in the tank for Leeds. I'm looking to keep it going rather than 'keep pushing on.' A bit of consistency is paying off big time.

Scott, you sound to be in similar position to me tempo wise. I much prefer the interval approach than a continuous run. Although I do include 1 every other week to build confidence. Tomorrow for example we are doing a 30min session at tempo pace but on reps of 4, 3 and 2mins. Good fun - which is absolutely key.

SG - come on... at least one quick legit road race before 2014 ends. Go oooooon! What's the footy game at Alty? I live very close to there.

Bus, I tried the Steve Jones approach of 5 pints and a bottle of wine before my long run of 15 yesterday. Not the ticket at all!

Ramble over.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 21:10

Matt, which race is that? Those mile reps look tasty. Hopefully a big PB on the cards. Plus 2 x 2 mile tempo

Samir, nothing you write makes sense. You were pacing someone and ran a PB? You were pacing a girl who is no where near as good as you?

Saturday I kicked the XC season off in the Manchester league, looking for an indication of where this good 7 weeks has got me. Ended up 66th and took some big scalps, put away a few 34min 10K guys and a 76HM guy. Really pleased with my run. A club mate who has been putting 90 seconds into me recently came past me in the last lap but I stuck with him on the hill and kicked big time to clinch the win. Followed up by a 15 miler today in 7:19avg, and a 58 mile week.

Northern XC relays next Saturday! Oh and I entered the Leeds Abbey dash today too!

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