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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 21:45

Weight wise I'm 10st 4, lightest I've been was just dipping under 10st. I don't weigh myself a lot, but if I can count my ribs by looking in the mirror, then I'm in shape!!

3 x 2miles off 3mins (lap jog) tonight. With a training partner we decided 6:10 per mile was the target. First rep 12:16, felt far too easy so wound it up to 12:08, then finally 12:00. Very pleasing session, good to lock into HM pace and it feel a doddle.

Good luck with the hospital Scott.

Dachs - MP at 5:50 for 11 miles? FILTH BAG!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 18:40
Johnas wrote (see)


Upside is managed 2 hour run yesterday and covered 17.5 miles. Due to the HF niggle I too opted to run laps of a 4 mile route so I was never far from home just in case. Did first 3 laps at 7.11 pace then stuck in a lap at 5.58 pace for a fast finish long run and not a sign of the niggle. Phew!

You are supposed to be unift?! You really p**s me off!  Ha ha, jealously aside, great run and no doubt confidence building!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 18:05

Dachs, seems like an almost flawless run if you beat all your rivals, and were fairly and squarely beaten by better athletes. There are few XC races like that, where you beat everybody you 'should' beat. It tends to throw up a few wild cards. I'm pretty sure you'll make the inter-counties team cut with 9th. Is that J Davies running for GB? Our lad is running the short event against Kiprop! Crazy! GB mens team looks very strong.

Dean, you can't be disappointed with that performance. Think back a couple of years where you found XC much more difficult to be competitive. Plenty of medals to start the year off! Good to hear your running Trafford though! 

Bus, that trophy! Sounds like a good outing, especially as you haven't been training at full capacity.

Long one today, 15 miles in 7:18 average. Kept the pace even for once, only 2 sub-7 miles at the end. 46 for the year so far.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 12:18

I'm not running my county XC today either, which is a shame as I really enjoy it. I'm not unfit, but too proud to risk getting beaten by club mates! I did a good little session around the forest with another 2 lads, one is a GB runner now. Safe to say I got ditched early doors! 15min tempo, then 10 x 1min (1min rec). 10 miles in total. So 9, 8 and 10 so far for 2015.

Bus, running on ice with a sling!  There really is no stopping you! Hope the foot clears up.

Johnas, good to see you're back at it. Any specific plans for this year yet?

SG - race wise I've done a couple of overnights races (GNR, Birmingham Half, Great Winter Run.) The longest I've travelled is to the Wilne 10K which was a 2 hour 15 journey and a ball-ache. Also, getting over the Sheff for a relay was painful. Anything over 90mins in the car and it starts to mess with your performance.

Let's not forget the epic journey to Watford. I didn;t get home till 3:15AM! Was worth it though! My only sub 10 3K timing!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 20:16

2014 Mileage

2165 miles – lowest for 2 years. Although about 40 a week there has been too much yo-yoing with mileage.

2014 Race Total

22 races

Wish I had done more than 1 track race, and NOT done that fell race as it nearly killed me!! I enjoyed the relay season this year and came out with a Cheshire bronze road relay medal.

2014 PBs

Just one – HM 80:13. Came close to a 5M PB on a hilly course with 29:28 but that PB is so soft it’s silly!

2014 Running Highlights

Having a blinder at the County XC in Jan and getting team gold. Road Relay County bronze. Earning a Cheshire black and gold vest and representing the county. The HM PB was a highlight too.

2014 Running Lowlights

Not having a track season and messing about too much, not getting into any sort of good shape over the summer. Generally doing well, then downing tools for one reason or another and feeling like I’m starting from scratch again. Not PB-ing at Leeds despite being the fittest I’ve been.

2014 Thread Race Performance of the year

Hmmmmm. Tough one. I’m harking back to Rob T’s 15:45 5k at Christleton… I was there so it sticks in the memory.

2014 Thread poster of the year

Tough one this, I’ll go for Dachs, as many of his posts make me chuckle. As do Matt’s and Bus’.

2015 Aims

Be clear about what I want to do and what distances I’m running. I’m going warm weather training in April which I want to kick start a proper track season where I’m gonna have a spin at the 1500. Up until then it’s time to work on my HM, 10K PB.

Most Missed thread poster

Erm, Seb, UG, SG when he has his wilderness months! Also, I enjoyed reading Johnas' stuff when he was going well.

2015 One to watch


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 18:30

Just for the record the 36min tempo wasn't continuous, it was in 5 and 3min chunks! Ric, maybe you're right. I've not been this pumped about a race for a while. Ah well. I'll chill out a bit more next time!! Ha.

Dachs, nice to have a chat at the beginning. Was a bit despondent at the end so probably not so bad I didn't  see you! Glad you enjoyed your time oop north.

Bringing my rest day forward one, having an easy run tomorrow then having a parkrun blast on Saturday.

Johnas, how goes the road to recovery?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 22:37

Bit late getting on here! Busy week!!

Had a decent enough run at Leeds, certainly back to a respectable level (for me.) I honestly felt I was in 35:40 shape, but for one reason it didn't;t quite happen.

First 5K was in 17:50, whilst that sounds ideal it had been a pacing nightmare! 3:26, 3:46, 3:25, 3:43 for the first 4K! So I got to 5K with tired legs after 'Kenyan surging' myself to death!

Final 5K was more consistent but I was 1-2 seconds off each K and time slowly slipped away. Last mile I was hurting big time. So 36:18 for my efforts. I had 10:07 K but that means sod all as it could be my GPS being a divi.

The race it's self was a sight to behold; 17 men under 30mins, 52 in side 31mins. I was 405th!

MASSIVE congrates to Dachs and a well deserved PB. A great run by Matt too but like me, it wasn't quite to be. That f**king flyover!! Annoying thing is I did a 36min tempo session yesterday and covered 6.45miles and felt amazing!!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 14:42

Matt, not a bad little blow out before Leeds. I'll have a look at one of those races in the run up to Christmas.

Interesting what people say about diet. All year I've struggled then took a fruit and veg diary for 2 weeks. Turns out I ate 3 portions of fruit in 2 weeks (not including tomatoes). So I bought a blender and now have a fruit smoothie with almond milk, oats, chia seeds and lin/pumpkin seeds every morning, usually about 3 portions worth. The difference is incredible.

Lots of fixtures yesterday but resisted the temptation after 2 good sessions of:

Tues 8 mins, 3 x 4 minss, 8min, 4 x 30s. All at 10K target pace, the 4s a bit quick and the 30s were strides.

Thurs - 6mins, 4 x 1min, 4min, 4 x 1min, 2mins, 4 x 30s. Started at 10K pace then the rest was at mile to 5K pace.

Easy 10 instead of 15 today as the ease down begins for Leeds.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 18:57

Rob, fantastic run and a 92% WAVA is unreal! A monster PB to boot, congrats. Just seen the results, the winner's time was crazy 29:11! A nice PB for big Stu as well. Great stuff all round.

After body-bagging myself doing 10 x 400 in 75secs on Thursday I got a call Friday asking me to be part of the Cheshire team at the Abergele 5 mile. The team was picked from the Cheshire qualified runners who had pre-entered, so it's not the absolute top runners as many did the 10K Rob ran. Still, it was a strong team and I was made up to have won myself a county vest.

I ran 29:28 for 20th place and was 4th (a counter) out of the 6 Cheshire boys. The race had 142meters climb so it was a toughie. Miles tell the story:

5:46, 6:00, 5:42, 6:39, 5:18. Last mile was painful!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 16:07

Ran 12 miles at 7:06 pace yesterday and did 10 x 400 (1min) today with average reps of 75.5 seconds. Found it really tough today, forgot how hard solo sessions can be! Still it's nice to keep the 1500pace work up to date. If anything it reminded me how awful it feels at the last K of a longer race when it's lactic overload!

Matt, I've have a wooden spindle thing to role my foot over. It's like a weird pain/pleasure thing but loosens my tendons up very quickly. It was only 6 quid!

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