Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 597 times)

Marky_Mark_17


    ah this board never disappoints, middle aged men sharing stories about what they dream
    and about sticking needles in their butts.

    (thankfully MickJogger was looking away at that moment)

    Then Mark and Steve are talking about a certain "world cup" which is played by NZ, AUS, India and England  

     

    I just took 2 days off due to a cold. I hope to be back on track on Saturday 

     

    And Pakistan.  And South Africa.  And Bangladesh.  And Sri Lanka.  And Afghanistan.  And the West Indies.  But yes that's about it.

    5,000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

    HM: 1:12:49 (Sep-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

    Last race: The Agency Group 10,000m, 9 Nov, 32:58

    Up next: Kerikeri Half Marathon, 23 Nov

    "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

    JMac11


    Benevolent Leader

      I thought for a second the women's World Cup (the real one) was having some secondary tournament for the losers.

      5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

       

      Next Race: California International Marathon (12/8/19)

      flavio1980


      weight loss complainer

         

        And Pakistan.  And South Africa.  And Bangladesh.  And Sri Lanka.  And Afghanistan.  And the West Indies.  But yes that's about it.

         

        They had to make up a country to fill in the roster with 10 countries hahaha.

        PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:24:25 - Up next: Chase the HM PR

        SteveChCh


        Hot Weather Complainer

          Women's World Cup indeed

          PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

          Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

          2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2

          Marky_Mark_17


             

            They had to make up a country to fill in the roster with 10 countries hahaha.

             

            That's not quite true.  I mean yes it's a made up country but there were 7 other teams that didn't qualify, including such heavyweights as Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Zimbabwe.

             

            To be honest it's not that different when it comes to rugby.  There are basically only ever 4-5 teams that have a realistic chance of winning the World Cup, 4 or 5 other teams capable of an upset on the day, and a bunch of others that get invited to make up the numbers.  We're quite good in NZ at picking fringe sports that we're quite talented at but most of the world doesn't care about and putting all our eggs in those baskets.  Might explain our sad lack of decent track and field athletes these days (with a few exceptions).

            5,000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

            HM: 1:12:49 (Sep-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

            Last race: The Agency Group 10,000m, 9 Nov, 32:58

            Up next: Kerikeri Half Marathon, 23 Nov

            "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

              Ah that was a surprise waking up to the cricket news. It's a pity the time zone sucks.

              I went past Kayne Williamson up Papamoa Hills one day. He's from Te puke which is 5 mins away. Hes pretty small even shorter than me I think 

              50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

              10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

              " If you don't use it you lose it but if you use it, it wears out.

              Somewhere in between is about right "      

               

              SteveChCh


              Hot Weather Complainer

                I'm struggling a bit today...had to pour a bourbon at 1am when things were getting tight.

                 

                To be fair, while the football world cup has way more depth, there's also only 4-5 teams that ever win that too.

                PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

                2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2

                Marky_Mark_17


                  To be fair, while the football world cup has way more depth, there's also only 4-5 teams that ever win that too.

                   

                  That's probably fair.

                   

                  And cricket-mad India getting knocked out by NZ in a cricket world cup semi-final (given the form guide) is the equivalent of football-mad Brazil getting knocked out by an underdog too like say Chile or Sweden in the FIFA World Cup.

                  5,000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                  HM: 1:12:49 (Sep-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                  Last race: The Agency Group 10,000m, 9 Nov, 32:58

                  Up next: Kerikeri Half Marathon, 23 Nov

                  "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                  watsonc123


                    Rather happy and rather tired after watching the cricket.

                     

                    Technically it's actually 19+ countries involved in the World Cup.  As the West Indies is between 9 and 15 countries depending on how you count St Kitts and Nevis, overseas territories etc.  Plus England is actually England and Wales.

                     

                    It's a lot better than having a domestic competition, inviting 1-2 teams from the neighbor country, and calling it a World Series!

                     

                    I want England to win the other semi as:

                    - I think we have a better chance against England.

                    - Australia have won it 5 times.  And 4 of the last 5.  So I don't want them to win another.

                    - England v NZ means a new country is definitely going to win it, which is good for the game.

                    PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 40:28 (Aug 2019), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)

                     

                    40+ PRs: 5km 20:34 (Jan 2019), 10km 40:28 (Aug 2019), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018)

                     

                    2019 aims: Unlike 2017 & 2018, be consistent.  So get 40+ weeks of 40+ miles incl. two quality sessions (5 weeks achieved so far).

                    Marky_Mark_17


                       

                      It's a lot better than having a domestic competition, inviting 1-2 teams from the neighbor country, and calling it a World Series!

                       

                       

                      Oh boy I can't wait to see how our overlord reacts to that one!

                       

                      I laughed out loud though, great call Watson.

                      5,000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                      HM: 1:12:49 (Sep-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                      Last race: The Agency Group 10,000m, 9 Nov, 32:58

                      Up next: Kerikeri Half Marathon, 23 Nov

                      "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                      SteveChCh


                      Hot Weather Complainer

                        I love baseball but looking forward to seeing what happens when you provoke the overlord...

                        PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                        Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

                        2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2

                        dpschumacher


                          USA USA USA!

                           

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                          Good night.

                          2019 Goal: Run every day

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                          Elite Jogger

                             

                             Technically it's actually 19+ countries involved in the World Cup.  As the West Indies is between 9 and 15 countries depending on how you count St Kitts and Nevis, overseas territories etc.  Plus England is actually England and Wales.

                             

                             

                             

                            You’ve got to laugh (or cry?) that the great Ben Stokes plays for England....but was born in Christchurch! 😂

                            5k - 17:53 (2019)   10k - 37:53 (2018)   Half - 1:23:18 (2019)   Full - 2:50:43 (2019)

                            Marky_Mark_17


                               

                              You’ve got to laugh (or cry?) that the great Ben Stokes plays for England....but was born in Christchurch! 😂

                               

                              We can hardly criticise. The player who got us into the last World Cup final was born in Johannesburg (and he knocked South Africa out in the process).

                              5,000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                              HM: 1:12:49 (Sep-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                              Last race: The Agency Group 10,000m, 9 Nov, 32:58

                              Up next: Kerikeri Half Marathon, 23 Nov

                              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                              JMac11


                              Benevolent Leader

                                I love baseball but looking forward to seeing what happens when you provoke the overlord...

                                 

                                You guys are provoking the overlord with all this cricket talk (ie Kiwi talk)! You guys did so well for about 3 weeks.

                                5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                                 

                                Next Race: California International Marathon (12/8/19)