Sub 1:30 Half Marathon 2021 Edition (Read 319 times)

JMac11


Taper Czar

    I have a "run to the brewery" run next Sunday. It's a 5 mile / 8K race. Your ticket comes with free booze after the race. However, last time I ran these, you got EXTRA booze if you came in the top 3. You also got a cool mug to drink said booze out of.

     

    Clearly I should just race this for place and not time right? I hope nobody truly fast shows up. A 4th place finish here would leave me devastated 

    5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

     

    Next Race: Run to the Brewery 5M (8/1)

    Running Problem


    Problem Child

      Checkers or wreckers.

       

      I have a "run to the brewery" run next Sunday. It's a 5 mile / 8K race. Your ticket comes with free booze after the race. However, last time I ran these, you got EXTRA booze if you came in the top 3. You also got a cool mug to drink said booze out of.

       

      Clearly I should just race this for place and not time right? I hope nobody truly fast shows up. A 4th place finish here would leave me devastated 

      Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

      VDOT 51

      5k19:35 | Marathon 2:59:10

      SteveChCh


      Hot Weather Complainer

        RP - Yeah I didn't like the Vaporflies but they just didn't suit my feet (way too narrow).  I love the Endorphin Pros, probably because they're the only racing shoes that fit and because I'm used to shoes twice as heavy.

         

        JMac - I don't think that's a serious question.  There's the only one option.  My next race finishes at a brewery.  I don't think we get beers at the finish line but I don't mind paying.  I'll have a 4.5 hour drive straight after the race but hopefully my partner is willing to step up while I enjoy the sponsors products on the road trip.

        PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

        Recent Races:    Queenstown Half-Marathon (trail) November 21, 2020 1:35.11 Cherry Blossom Half-Marathon, September 13, 2020 1:33:38 Half-Marathon Time Trial May 31, 2020 1:31.51  Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49 

        Plan for 2021:  Christchurch Half-Marathon April 11 1:38 (target marathon pace), Wellington Marathon June 27 POSTPONED,  Dunedin Half-Marathon September 12, Queenstown Half-Marathon November 20

        watsonc123


          I think any shoe that has had a top 10 place in an elite marathon or half marathon in the last year is almost certainly very good.

           

          Nike had a huge jump on other companies until 2020.  Plus their big sponsorship budget gets lots of elites.  So they have a big part of the good amateur market due to these two factors (plus having some great shoes).

          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)

            Damn that is some A+ motivation right there  🍺

             

            I have a "run to the brewery" run next Sunday. It's a 5 mile / 8K race. Your ticket comes with free booze after the race. However, last time I ran these, you got EXTRA booze if you came in the top 3. You also got a cool mug to drink said booze out of.

             

            Clearly I should just race this for place and not time right? I hope nobody truly fast shows up. A 4th place finish here would leave me devastated 

            50+ PBs -  

            5k 18.21 Hagley Parkrun  July 21      82.27 % age grade

            10k TT 37.21 may 2nd 2021 strava run 82.51 % age grade

            Half marathon  1.23.30 may 21 80.11 % age grade

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

            Somewhere in between is about right "      

             

            zebano


              JMac - That's not actually a question. Go score that beer.

               

              Flavio Going to a higher drop is much easier than the other direction.

              1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 45:24 (2017), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Mary - 3:37:17 (2018)

              flavio1980


              Intl. correspondent

                RP - I love that your auto correct changed it to Columbia. That’s the best way to trigger people from South America 😈

                 

                Jmac - Well that is a run that is sure to be fun! Hopefully you don’t go home devastated (I love this lets run meme)

                 

                me - Woke up and I still had a niggle on the upper right hamstring so I didn't want to risk it and run the prescribed workout (9x1k @ 10k pace).

                Took the Hokas for an easy ride instead. They're def more cushy than the Altras but they squeeze my toes 😐

                I keep telling my toes that it's just for a month. My wife wants me to do a checkup because I'm always so tired. I keep telling here it's this damn marathon training I've inexplicably decided to join.

                PRs: 5K 17:56.7 (2021) 9.86K 36:40 (2020) HM 1:21:59 (2021)

                Up next: 3 countries marathon - Oct 10th

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                Running Problem


                Problem Child

                  Flavio I didn't auto correct anything. Good old fashion "the pencil spelled it wrong" Engrish. I blame it on hearing about ColUmbine growing up. Similar to colOmbia but spelled different.

                  Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

                  VDOT 51

                  5k19:35 | Marathon 2:59:10

                  Marky_Mark_17


                     

                    me - Woke up and I still had a niggle on the upper right hamstring so I didn't want to risk it and run the prescribed workout (9x1k @ 10k pace).

                     

                    Dude, that's some workout even if you're niggle free!  I don't think I've ever done more than around 7 x 1k at anything like that pace.

                     

                    JMac - I remember you talking about that race last year actually.  Do it for the beers!

                     

                    Honestly that sounds like the sort of trophy that I could get on board with.  I was mildly disappointed at Southern Lakes Half when the race director was talking about how the previous (sadly now passed away) race director used to sneak up into the mountains and get a chunk of pink schist and hand craft trophies out of that.

                    5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                    HM: 1:09:41 (May-20)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                    * Net downhill course

                    Last race: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 1 May, 1:09:41 (1st place)

                    Up next: Meridian Hydro Half Marathon (trail), 7 Aug

                    "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                    SteveChCh


                    Hot Weather Complainer

                       

                      me - Woke up and I still had a niggle on the upper right hamstring so I didn't want to risk it and run the prescribed workout (9x1k @ 10k pace).

                       

                       

                      That's a workout in the middle of a marathon cycle???

                      PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                      Recent Races:    Queenstown Half-Marathon (trail) November 21, 2020 1:35.11 Cherry Blossom Half-Marathon, September 13, 2020 1:33:38 Half-Marathon Time Trial May 31, 2020 1:31.51  Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49 

                      Plan for 2021:  Christchurch Half-Marathon April 11 1:38 (target marathon pace), Wellington Marathon June 27 POSTPONED,  Dunedin Half-Marathon September 12, Queenstown Half-Marathon November 20

                      darkwave


                      Mother of Cats

                         

                         

                        That's a workout in the middle of a marathon cycle???

                         

                        I guess my question is: what is the recovery.

                         

                        9x1K at 10K pace with equal time jog after doesn't seem that hard a workout. But if the recovery is substantially shorter than the duration of the interval, it's obviously much harder.

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                        SteveChCh


                        Hot Weather Complainer

                          Yeah, that makes sense.  Even with 1km recoveries it seems like a big workout in the middle of a big week.  My coach would probably make it 6-8 depending on how I feel.

                          PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                          Recent Races:    Queenstown Half-Marathon (trail) November 21, 2020 1:35.11 Cherry Blossom Half-Marathon, September 13, 2020 1:33:38 Half-Marathon Time Trial May 31, 2020 1:31.51  Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49 

                          Plan for 2021:  Christchurch Half-Marathon April 11 1:38 (target marathon pace), Wellington Marathon June 27 POSTPONED,  Dunedin Half-Marathon September 12, Queenstown Half-Marathon November 20

                          JMac11


                          Taper Czar

                            9x1K with rest somewhere around 1:30 seems like a very reasonable workout. Not easy, but not impossible. I'm surprised Mark hasn't done something that long. I just did 8x1K last night at 5K pace with 2:30 jog recovery. It certainly took me about 6 weeks of workouts to get to this point, but it wasn't a back-breaking workout. 1200s though, they can go straight to hell. Anyone who does 3x1 mile at 5K pace is insane.

                            5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                             

                            Next Race: Run to the Brewery 5M (8/1)

                            Marky_Mark_17


                              9x1K with rest somewhere around 1:30 seems like a very reasonable workout. Not easy, but not impossible. I'm surprised Mark hasn't done something that long.

                               

                              Nearest I've done would've been 4 x 8 min @ 10k effort with 3 minute recoveries.  Similar volume of work overall, I guess.

                              5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                              HM: 1:09:41 (May-20)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                              * Net downhill course

                              Last race: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 1 May, 1:09:41 (1st place)

                              Up next: Meridian Hydro Half Marathon (trail), 7 Aug

                              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                              JMac11


                              Taper Czar

                                 

                                Nearest I've done would've been 4 x 8 min @ 10k effort with 3 minute recoveries.  Similar volume of work overall, I guess.

                                 

                                Now THAT is a hard workout. Makes my stomach queasy just thinking about that last interval.

                                5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                                 

                                Next Race: Run to the Brewery 5M (8/1)