2022 Advanced Racing Thread (Read 497 times)

SteveChCh


Hot Weather Complainer

     

    Huh? I didn’t know Marky was planning to run a marathon in 2023.  That would entertain me. 

     

    Seeing a guy you constantly say is no good at marathons beat your best time by 10+ minutes?  I have to admit, I'd find that entertaining too 

     

    In other news, I went for a run yesterday.  It was about 25C with high sun at halfway, conditions I generally struggle with, but by sticking to the correct HR zones for easy and 2 short aerobic blocks, I got through it pretty much unscathed.  It only took about 2 years for the advice of the experienced marathoners to stick...

    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

    Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024

    Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

      I am happy in a place that calls people out for doing stupid shit in training or racing. That’s the good kind of spicy. I am less interested when things devolve into personal sniping and political arguments. Also, like Steve, I do not come close to qualifying for a “sub-3” thread.

      Dave

      JoshWolf


      Part of TLC

        +1. But I suspect Steve is going to be much closer to sub3 after his next outing in ChCh .

        Don't hurry - next AG will start 2026

        Mikkey


        Mmmm Bop

           

          Seeing a guy you constantly say is no good at marathons beat your best time by 10+ minutes?  I have to admit, I'd find that entertaining too 

           

           

          1:10 half - 2:41 full

          1:23 half - 2:50 full 🤡

          5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

          SteveChCh


          Hot Weather Complainer

             

            1:10 half - 2:41 full

            1:23 half - 2:50 full 🤡

             

            Sorry...9 minutes.

             

            1:27 half - 3:35 full.  Yikes.

             

            Josh - now you sound like Mikkey!  I definitely hope I'm closer than I am now...

            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

            Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024

            Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

            Mikkey


            Mmmm Bop

               

              Really, what's your problem, pal?

               

              “Pal”    

              I think pal is the wrong word considering that I have absolutely no idea who you are. 

              5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

              Mikkey


              Mmmm Bop

                In other non running related news…I’m pleased to say that Tyson has been a very very god boy and hasn’t pulled down the Christmas tree….yet. 

                5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

                Marky_Mark_17


                  Differences of opinion are good, and healthy.  Insults are not.

                   

                  Mikkey, if you want to troll or be "edgy", then just bear in mind that if you dish it out, you also have to be prepared to take it, and if you start getting all defensive then you're doing it wrong.

                   

                  Also you can't just shut it down with "look over here, a dog wearing a jumper".  You opened the can of worms.  Also, no self-respecting dog should ever be seen wearing a jumper.

                  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: Waterfront HM, 7 Apr, 1:15:48

                  Up next: Runway5, 4 May

                  "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                  mmerkle


                    JMac I just noticed this, you want to get a Moose Mug and then ride into the sunset? Does that mean what I think it means? That sounds mad depressing. Did the doc tell you you got a year or two left to live or somethin? I say die by the sword!

                    JoshWolf


                    Part of TLC

                       

                      Josh - now you sound like Mikkey!  I definitely hope I'm closer than I am now...

                       

                      Gee, excuse me, never intended to. Must be the fact that English is not my mother tongue. I wanted to express my sincere conviction that you'll be a lot faster in ChCh than you were in Melbourne.

                      Don't hurry - next AG will start 2026

                      JoshWolf


                      Part of TLC

                         

                        “Pal”    

                        I think pal is the wrong word considering that I have absolutely no idea who you are. 

                         

                        Buddy?

                        Don't hurry - next AG will start 2026

                        SteveChCh


                        Hot Weather Complainer

                           

                          Gee, excuse me, never intended to. Must be the fact that English is not my mother tongue. I wanted to express my sincere conviction that you'll be a lot faster in ChCh than you were in Melbourne.

                           

                          Ha, no it wasn't an insult.  Before Melbourne he was backing me to go much faster than I thought I could.  Hopefully you're both correct in the long run.

                           

                          Also, Tyson looks a lot like he wants to take that tree down.

                          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

                          Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024

                          Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

                          Marky_Mark_17


                             

                            Also, Tyson looks a lot like he wants to take that tree down.

                             

                            Reminded me of this Simpsons classic tbh.

                            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: Waterfront HM, 7 Apr, 1:15:48

                            Up next: Runway5, 4 May

                            "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                            Fishyone


                              Steve- I have no doubt you'll be improving in leaps and bounds as you keep racing the distance.

                               

                              MMerk- Don't worry about JMac- he threatens to quit but he'll be back.  It's a sickness and he is infected

                               

                              Mark- I felt a little injured by your comment...I just broke out my rat terrier's winter wardrobe which include many sweaters including an "ugly christmas" sweater.  She's 15 pounds of fury and tries to prove it by fighting rottwielers and pitbulls on every walk.

                               

                              I had a nice track session with 10x 30 seconds hard 30 seconds followed by a set of 200's.  I switched to the 200s because I found it annoying to listen for the "beep" at 30 seconds whereas 200 followed by 100 recovery appealed to my orderly brain. Running fast is starting to suck less but part of me is longing for the high mileage again.

                              5K 18:36 (2023), 10K 39:40 (2022), 1/2 1:24:37 (2023), full 2:58:36 (2015) 

                              JoshWolf


                              Part of TLC

                                 

                                Mark- I felt a little injured by your comment...I just broke out my rat terrier's winter wardrobe which include many sweaters including an "ugly christmas" sweater.  She's 15 pounds of fury and tries to prove it by fighting rottwielers and pitbulls on every walk.

                                 

                                 

                                But that's outside - not under a tree in the living room, right?

                                Oh well, I guess that's it for now. I'm not going to run a marathon this year anyway .

                                Don't hurry - next AG will start 2026