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OBS Day 21: The Great Storm, 3 and 4.

This was not a day to run 18 miles. This was a day when fingers were numbed, shoes were sodden and wind penetrated eye balls. It was a day so cold that whilst urinating in a bush, someone trapped their scrotum and didn’t feel the pain till the chaffed skin defrosted. It was ‘scrotum freezing’ weather. …

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OBS Day 19: 2x3mi @ MP, 1mi Recovery

With tight quads beginning to ease of Sunday’s exertions, Simkiss dosed up on Ibuprofen and headed over to McCarkiss HQ ready to take on this session; his first proper session of the Operation Big Smoke Plan. McCarthy awaited, somewhat under-dressed by his normal standards although pleasingly had taken on board advice from Simkiss that you…

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Operation Big Smoke: Week 3

Guest Blogger: Coach Hansen So into Week 3 we go…I had real doubts that McCarthy would make it this far given his other commitments and the fact he is quite breakable, but low and behold it’s ‘Sicknote Simkiss’ who is struggling with the plan from this revolutionary project between McCarkiss Elite Project and the Brooks…

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Operation Big Smoke: Week 2

With Simkiss seemingly on the scrap heap after one day of the schedule it left McCarthy to complete week one alone, culminating with a 47th position finish in the XC league in the midst of a 75 mile week. The midweek session, the 8 mile cut down tempo was completed (by McCarthy anyway) ahead of pace and…

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Planning in Progress: Operation Big Smoke

Please bear with us during this quiet period. The MCKEP team are fully engrossed in the planning of Operation Big Smoke – writing spreadsheets and adapting science based theory into a manner which ‘feels good’ takes much time and effort. We hope to bring you an update shortly, which should provide sufficient material to blabber…

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Project Milford: Week 1/3

And what a week it was…. McCarthy opted to pass on the planned 6×1200 session following a heavy weekend boozing. Standing bollock naked on a boat in the Thames next to the O2, it hit home that he had no desire to run ever again and really could not be arsed. He opted for a…

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10k Training: Week 8, Session 1

And now, the final week is here And so we face the final sessions Our friends (if we have any left), we say it clear We state our case, of which we’re certain We’ve trained, a block that’s full. We’ve run each and ev’ry highway (mainly A and B roads) And more, much more than this, we did it the completely non Science based, read a…