Sub-90 Minutes for the Half Marathon (2012) (Read 6761 times)

    Nice. Solid effort and good rust buster to carry you on.

     

     

    And this week...make way for the L Train...

     

     

    Turns out my chip time was a 1:33:5x....so while still not at goal, it's closer. On to 9/30 and the work ahead. Thanks for the thread!

      Fixed. We don't give up full minutes 'round here.

      Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and rogues
      We're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes

        And this week...make way for the L Train...

         

        Thanks GVille. 

         

        But if I'm honestly assessing where I am, I don't think this is going to be the race, even though it should have been (the course and time of year is perfect for it).  I'll be happy with 1:32, sad to report. 

         

          Thanks GVille. 

           

          But if I'm honestly assessing where I am, I don't think this is going to be the race, even though it should have been (the course and time of year is perfect for it).  I'll be happy with 1:32, sad to report. 

           What's sad about it? Isn't this a train-through race?  

          "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

             What's sad about it? Isn't this a train-through race?  

             

            Yeah, pretty much, but I don't feel like the problem is that I'm tired from training.  My body just isn't responding as quickly as I expected, at least so far.  Sad's not really the right word.  I think it's just weird for me mentally posting goals that are slower than I've run before in that not so distant past (heck, 8 months ago) when I've actually had OK training.

             

            MTA: That post looks whiny.  That's not how I meant it.  I'm just saying it feels weird to post goals that are slower, though I know inevitably that's where everybody gets.  No biggie, as long as I can keep it together well enough to run a BQ time in Philly.

             

              Yeah, pretty much, but I don't feel like the problem is that I'm tired from training.  My body just isn't responding as quickly as I expected, at least so far.  Sad's not really the right word.  I think it's just weird for me mentally posting goals that are slower than I've run before in that not so distant past (heck, 8 months ago) when I've actually had OK training.

               

              MTA: That post looks whiny.  That's not how I meant it.  I'm just saying it feels weird to post goals that are slower, though I know inevitably that's where everybody gets.  No biggie, as long as I can keep it together well enough to run a BQ time in Philly.

               

              Not whiny, just in the thick of training and tired.  I am confident you will more than keep it together, post-taper. 

              "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                About 5 days after my last race on September 9th, I developed some pretty severe pain in my left leg just above the ankle.  Turns out I have a stress fracture and won't be able to run for at least 3 more weeks.  I was only 40 seconds off of the 90 minute goal!  I'm so frustrated!  Hopefully it heals quickly and I can get 1 more shot at 90 minutes this year. For now it looks like I won't be able to run the Towpath race in October.

                  mnyce,

                   

                  Stress fracture is a bummer.  Although its contrary to the spirit of this thread, for my money, 40 seconds is close enough to say you run a 90 min HM (save the "sub" part for next time.)  At any rate, its a nice new PR for you...  

                   

                  Careful on the comeback though, 3-4 weeks sounds optimistic for a stress fracture...even the more typical 6 weeks passes quickly, just heal right or you'll risk doing it over again too soon.

                    lagwagon,

                    Thanks for the encouragement and advice.  I certainly don't want to do this again any time soon (or ever).

                      I hadn't posted a <1:30 goal in here because, frankly, I didn't think I'd hit it this year. But...

                       

                      9/23 - Wilmington HM: 1:29:20. Huzzah. 

                       

                      Running the Baystate HM 10/21. We'll see how much the short course at Wilmington helped.Big grin

                       

                        Missed by a mile - no worries.  Congrats George, you looked great as you laughed at me while passing. 

                         

                          I hadn't posted a <1:30 goal in here because, frankly, I didn't think I'd hit it this year. But...

                           

                          9/23 - Wilmington HM: 1:29:20. Huzzah. 

                           

                          Running the Baystate HM 10/21. We'll see how much the short course at Wilmington helped.Big grin

                           WOOT!

                          "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                          DanMoriarity


                            I hadn't posted a <1:30 goal in here because, frankly, I didn't think I'd hit it this year. But...

                             

                            9/23 - Wilmington HM: 1:29:20. Huzzah. 

                             

                            Running the Baystate HM 10/21. We'll see how much the short course at Wilmington helped.Big grin

                             

                            Way to go!

                              Missed by a mile - no worries.  Congrats George, you looked great as you laughed at me while passing. 

                               Thanks. You worked hard this week. Nice intervals Thursday, BTW.