2023 The Waltons: Racing & Training Thread (Read 301 times)

Fredford66


Waltons ThreadLord

    Mark, James, Watson, Mick, Steve, DW, mmerkle, HCK - Thank you all for the kind words and support.

     

    HCK - The deer are bold here too.  I once had one stand in the middle of the road and look at me as I ran towards it, and stand there as I ran around it (keeping my distance).  It wasn't even a buck in rutting season standing his ground, but a doe during summer.  Yeah, I'll be running Asbury Park too, but my RP can't make it and meanwhile three other people I know are running Lincroft, so I might as well make that my target.  Nice work last week.

     

    darkwave - "I'm finally starting to feel like myself," are great words to read.  Good news, indeed.

     

    Steve - Congrats on the new annual mileage record and the PR sweep.  Good idea to enjoy the results, even if you still want to chase the marathon time.

     

    Mick - Sorry if I've missed it - what's the target of your 18 week plan?  (Even with a smaller population, I can't keep track of everyone's goals.)

     

    Watson - Nice job getting back to the long run.

     

    James - No pain in the knee is good, even if it's a bit stiff.

     

    Mark - Congratulations on getting the ParkRun record.  I'm told that the record holder for my local ParkRun only shows up when he has to reclaim his record because someone else has broken it.  I'm not sure how much of that is true and how much is local legend.

     

    Hasiritai - So...you're also Wullie?  I get confused.  If so, congrats on the race.

    5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
    10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

    Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

     

    Fredford66


    Waltons ThreadLord

      After the trail run Saturday I felt quite sore and banged up Sunday morning so I delayed my long run.  I delayed it so long that by the time I was ready to go it was pouring rain, so Sunday became a rest day.  31 miles / 49.9 km / 5:12:41 for the week.

       

      I hit another milestone this week, topping 350 hours of running for the year, thanks in no small part to the marathon training.  That's 9 hours more than my previous annual mark and I still have two weeks to go.  I don't anticipate hitting that figure next year or any time soon.

       

      Date Workout Type Distance Duration Pace Temp
      12/11/2023   Easy  5.0 mi    53:47 10:51  43
      12/12/2023  8 x 600m/400m Repeats  9.2 mi 1:30:19   9:53  32
      12/14/2023  4 miles @ HMP Pace  7.2 mi 1:08:42   9:32  30
      12/15/2023   Easy  5.1 mi    52:06 10:20  50
      12/16/2023   Easy  1.1 mi    11:19 10:47  48
      12/16/2023

      Winter Trail - Lewis Morris Park

      Race  3.6 mi    36:28 10:15  48
      5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
      10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

      Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

       

      SteveChCh


      Hot Weather Complainer

        Fred - Not surprised you were a bit banged up, sounded like a pretty tough course.  Good discipline getting it done.

         

        Mick - Blame piwi for those - I never even recorded them before until he requested them.  Now it's just habit...

         

        I'm currently on 4112km for the year with my record being 4128km last year.

        5km: 18:34 11/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:34:49 6/23

         

        2024 Races:

        Motorway Half Marathon February 25, 2024 1:29:55

        Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024 1:27:34

        Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024 DNF

        Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

          Hasiritai - So...you're also Wullie?  I get confused.  If so, congrats on the race.

           

          Fred: Haha - yeah, I think someone here has crossed the streams, leading to confusion! (Wullie is my Strava name).

          Also, nice work on your recent win and RR. Great job on the encouragement you were giving pink shirt as well! I enjoy reading RRs, especially when they talk a little about the different areas that people run in. We're a long way from anywhere down here in NZ Smile

           

          Steve: Cheers. Will definitely try and post more of my training once the Xmas break is over. I still can't quite believe that my Perish Run progression will be Christchurch, Whanganui, Boston!

           

          Watson: You got any big ones lined up next year?

           

          Thread Underlord: Speaking of next year, will there be a Thread Underlord? Was quite a shame to lose Zeb this year.

          50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:24:24 (June '23 Road Race) - 10km 37:52 (2022 Local Road Champs) - Track 5km 18:49 (Aug '22) - Perish Run 3:17:42

          2024 Goals: Road/Track 10km Sub 38:00 - 5km Sub 18:30

           

           

          Fredford66


          Waltons ThreadLord

             

             

            Thread Underlord: Speaking of next year, will there be a Thread Underlord? Was quite a shame to lose Zeb this year.

             

            The Underlord/lady's primary role is to maintain the race list, right?  Does that mean he/she gets to decide whether it's in MM/DD or DD/MM format?

            5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
            10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

            Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

             

            JamesD


            JamesD

               

              The Underlord/lady's primary role is to maintain the race list, right?  Does that mean he/she gets to decide whether it's in MM/DD or DD/MM format?

               

              If the thread leader wants to list dates using Roman numerals, that's fine by me.  Actually, (s)he could list times that way too, though the lack of a zero might be an issue.  My last race time would be IBlushII III, which looks kind of boring.

              Post-1987 PRs:  Half 1:30:14 (2019); 10K 39:35 (2019); 5K 19:12 (2017); Mile 5:37.3 (2020)

              '24 Goals: consistency, age-graded PRs, half < 1:32

              Fredford66


              Waltons ThreadLord

                 

                If the thread leader wants to list dates using Roman numerals, that's fine by me.  Actually, (s)he could list times that way too, though the lack of a zero might be an issue.  My last race time would be IBlushII III, which looks kind of boring.

                 

                Just not binary, please.  My marathon time would be 100:11101:111010.

                 

                What about Hex?  4:1D:3A.

                5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
                10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

                Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

                 

                watsonc123


                  When I ran the thread, I asked for months to be in 3 letter format, e.g. Jan, Feb etc., or in full, e.g. January, February etc.

                   

                  It gets too confusing with 6/1 and 1/6 - which is 6 Jan and which is 1 Jun?

                   

                  Hash - big one for next year is Chch marathon.

                  PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)

                   

                  40+ PRs: 5km 19:31 (Oct 2020), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018), full 3:13:55 (Sep 2022)

                   

                  2023 PRs (hope to beat in 2024): 5km 20:34, 10km 41:37, half 1:32:32, full 3:21:05

                   

                  2024 PRs: 5km 20:25

                  Marky_Mark_17


                     

                    The Underlord/lady's primary role is to maintain the race list, right?  Does that mean he/she gets to decide whether it's in MM/DD or DD/MM format?

                     

                    Yes, the High Overseer determines date format for races, since the All Powerful One controls the table on the first page.

                    3,000m: 9:07.7 (Nov-21) | 5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20)  

                    10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) | HM: 1:09:41 (May-21)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                    * Net downhill course

                    Last race: Runway5 / National 5k Champs, 16:22, National Masters AG Champ!

                    Up next: Still working on that...

                    "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                    SteveChCh


                    Hot Weather Complainer

                      When I ran the thread, I asked for months to be in 3 letter format, e.g. Jan, Feb etc., or in full, e.g. January, February etc.

                       

                      It gets too confusing with 6/1 and 1/6 - which is 6 Jan and which is 1 Jun?

                       

                      Hash - big one for next year is Chch marathon.

                       

                      This is exciting.  We might be running at the same pace, at least until the cramp hits...

                      5km: 18:34 11/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:34:49 6/23

                       

                      2024 Races:

                      Motorway Half Marathon February 25, 2024 1:29:55

                      Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024 1:27:34

                      Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024 DNF

                      Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

                         

                        This is exciting.  We might be running at the same pace, at least until the cramp hits...

                         

                        Sounds like at least three of us have our cycles in sync!

                        50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:24:24 (June '23 Road Race) - 10km 37:52 (2022 Local Road Champs) - Track 5km 18:49 (Aug '22) - Perish Run 3:17:42

                        2024 Goals: Road/Track 10km Sub 38:00 - 5km Sub 18:30

                         

                         

                        watsonc123


                          Steve - I thought you were looking at a progression.  So if it goes well for you, you start slower than me, and then overtake me ~30km in.  And if it goes poorly, I then overtake you at 35km!

                           

                          It's too far out for me to have a pace aim.  So I don't know what time I'm aiming for.

                          PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)

                           

                          40+ PRs: 5km 19:31 (Oct 2020), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018), full 3:13:55 (Sep 2022)

                           

                          2023 PRs (hope to beat in 2024): 5km 20:34, 10km 41:37, half 1:32:32, full 3:21:05

                           

                          2024 PRs: 5km 20:25

                          SteveChCh


                          Hot Weather Complainer

                            Yeah I'm too far out to know what the plan is too so seems like a longshot we can run together for long periods.  If it's a progression I may see you in the latter part of the race or maybe not...not running solo for a lot of the race would be great though.

                            5km: 18:34 11/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:34:49 6/23

                             

                            2024 Races:

                            Motorway Half Marathon February 25, 2024 1:29:55

                            Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024 1:27:34

                            Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024 DNF

                            Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

                            runethechamp


                              Fred - Congratulations on the win, that's awesome!

                               

                              Mark - Same with the course record!

                               

                              James - Regular icing did wonders for my knee (twice a day). It also worked great when I had some shoulder problems.

                               

                              Watson - That's a very solid long run

                               

                              Mick - Good to see you back on public Strava. Nice running too.

                               

                              Steve: Great progression and consistency over the last years

                               

                              Darkwave: Good news about your medicine. Excited to see how things will be in Houston. And I'm hoping my overall fitness will keep improving.

                               

                              Crazy: We've had asshole deer around for sure, in our relatively urban area. Had the dog out once (and she's 95 lbs) and the deer didn't care. I was afraid it was going to charge us so we went inside again.

                               

                              I had a good training week, but wish I got one more swim in. Probably need more than 16 miles of running a week to get real progression on pace there, but I just need to work my way into that. I've had a bad history of literally running myself into injuries when I have increased volume and/or pace.

                              Weekly for period: From: 12/11/2023 To 12/17/2023

                              <caption>Weekly Grid</caption>
                              Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                              in ft
                              12/11 Evening Weight Training 0.00 0.00 00:29:28 00:00 00:00 0
                              12/12 Pre ride glute activation 0.00 0.00 00:10:00 00:00 00:00 0
                              12/12 Zwift - Group Workout: Tower 26 Group Workout (E) on Tempus Fugit in Watopia 18.06 29.05 01:02:19 03:27 02:09 151
                              12/12 Morning Run 1.42 2.28 00:15:03 10:36 06:36 52
                              12/14 Morning Weight Training 0.00 0.00 00:12:03 00:00 00:00 0
                              12/14 Zwift - Group Workout: Tower 26 Group Workouts (E) on Volcano Circuit in Watopia 16.17 26.01 01:00:16 03:44 02:19 436
                              12/14 Morning Walk 0.25 0.41 00:07:02 28:08 17:09 36
                              12/14 Afternoon Run 6.16 9.91 00:56:45 09:13 05:44 92
                              12/16 Swim warmup 0.00 0.00 00:28:00 00:00 00:00 0
                              12/16 Morning Swim 2.17 3.50 01:04:32 29:44 18:26 0
                              12/16 Afternoon Run 7.37 11.86 01:08:59 09:22 05:49 328
                              12/17 Zwift - Group Ride: TOWER 26 Sunday Service on Big Loop in Watopia 27.84 44.80 01:43:26 03:43 02:19 2185
                              12/17 Morning Run 1.46 2.36 00:15:10 10:23 06:26 72

                              Totals: Time: 08:53:03 - 🦅Imperial: 78.74 mi - Metric: 126.69 km

                              5k: 20:32 (1/17)  |  HM: 1:34:37 (2/18)  |  FM: 3:31:37 (3/18)

                               

                              Getting back into it

                              Fredford66


                              Waltons ThreadLord

                                If you'll have me, I'll be All Exalted Thread Lord next year.  I can't commit to maintaining the race thread to quite the level of detail as previous years, but I'll get the basics.

                                 

                                I'll ask people start their race entries as MM/DD because that makes it easy for me to list the races in chronological order (just by going numerically).  After that, anything you want, but a helpful convention would be screen name then race name, so MM/DD - Name - Race.  Anything you want to add after that, such as goal or target is fine.  I can't commit to adding final results, but will at least try to keep the list up to date.

                                 

                                So - there's my candidacy.  If anyone else wants to do it, just speak up.

                                5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
                                10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

                                Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4