Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2018 (Read 682 times)

JMac11


     

     

    I'd like to be doing ChCh next year but with a holiday for 3-4 weeks finishing 2-3 weeks before the race I may struggle.

     

    Here’s another rule for 2019: If the race is in your handle, you have to run it.

    5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 36:21 (9/18)  |  HM: 1:20:39 (5/17)  |  FM: 2:46:17 (11/18) 

     

    Next Race: Joe Kleinerman 10K (1/5/19)

    Goal Race: Boston (4/15/19)

      Cheers guys I just pulled the trigger on a 2nd hand 235 for $200 NZ $138 US off a guy who bought it in may but got given another for his birthday.

       

      If you are fit enough then a 10k race a couple of weeks before a half is a good thing and can make half pace feel easier.

      50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

      10k 40:16 June 18

      " I have a plan to make my legs longer by wearing shorter shorts "      

       

      SteveChCh


      Hot Weather Complainer

        I never miss a run on holiday!  But the quality is always down...currently looking at Cuba, Florida and a few other places in the US, maybe some of my old favourites, although Cuba and Florida will be a first.  And yes, it will be April, and hopefully there will be sun...

         

        April Sun in Cuba

        PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

        Recent Races:  Queenstown 2017, Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2018, South Island Half-Marathon 2018

        Upcoming Goals:  Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon April 14, 2019

        SteveChCh


        Hot Weather Complainer

           

          Here’s another rule for 2019: If the race is in your handle, you have to run it.

           

          That will mean the "no calf injuries" rule may be violated...

          PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

          Recent Races:  Queenstown 2017, Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2018, South Island Half-Marathon 2018

          Upcoming Goals:  Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon April 14, 2019

          JMac11


            I never miss a run on holiday!  But the quality is always down...currently looking at Cuba, Florida and a few other places in the US, maybe some of my old favourites, although Cuba and Florida will be a first.  And yes, it will be April, and hopefully there will be sun...

             

            April Sun in Cuba

             

            You know what the TKP is in Cuba? Consistently 160. If you run in that, you’ll know why we are always a) bitching and moaning in the US and b) will realize why the 130 rule is in place!

             

            I will have to talk to the rules committee regarding the conflicting calf injury / handle rule. My guess is they will compromise and say you can volunteer at the event.

            5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 36:21 (9/18)  |  HM: 1:20:39 (5/17)  |  FM: 2:46:17 (11/18) 

             

            Next Race: Joe Kleinerman 10K (1/5/19)

            Goal Race: Boston (4/15/19)

            watsonc123


              Mark - big congratulations on the win.

               

              Steve and Mark - I am thinking of running the half at Christchurch too.

               

              Not exactly amazing but life has been a little more under control, and managed 4 runs last week.  Hopefully 5 this week.

              PRs: 5km 18:43, half 1:26:16, full 3:09:28

               

              40+ PRs: half 1:29:39

               

              2018 aims: 1:25:00

               

              Next race: 5 Bridges Half Marathon 19 Aug

              SteveChCh


              Hot Weather Complainer

                 

                You know what the TKP is in Cuba? Consistently 160. If you run in that, you’ll know why we are always a) bitching and moaning in the US and b) will realize why the 130 rule is in place!

                 

                I will have to talk to the rules committee regarding the conflicting calf injury / handle rule. My guess is they will compromise and say you can volunteer at the event.

                 

                Haha, yeah that's why I will run (and complain) but not train for a race...all very very easy running, possibly hungover.

                PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                Recent Races:  Queenstown 2017, Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2018, South Island Half-Marathon 2018

                Upcoming Goals:  Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon April 14, 2019

                JMac11


                   

                  Haha, yeah that's why I will run (and complain) but not train for a race...all very very easy running, possibly hungover.

                   

                  I major in hungover runs on weekends. It's amazing how much better you feel running than just sitting around the house. It SUCKS to get out there, but you feel so much better afterwards.

                  5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 36:21 (9/18)  |  HM: 1:20:39 (5/17)  |  FM: 2:46:17 (11/18) 

                   

                  Next Race: Joe Kleinerman 10K (1/5/19)

                  Goal Race: Boston (4/15/19)

                  SteveChCh


                  Hot Weather Complainer

                     

                    I major in hungover runs on weekends. It's amazing how much better you feel running than just sitting around the house. It SUCKS to get out there, but you feel so much better afterwards.

                     

                    I try to keep them to a minimum but it's a bit harder at this time of year.  My main obstacle on a hungover run is dryness...there is the occasional hangover when a run just isn't an option but generally it improves the day a lot.  I had one when I was feeling great for the first half, laughing and joking with myself, singing to my music...then the second half turned to hell.  Turns out, if you're still drunk it's much more fun*.

                     

                    *The Sub 1:30 thread does not endorse the excessive consumption of alcohol.

                    PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                    Recent Races:  Queenstown 2017, Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2018, South Island Half-Marathon 2018

                    Upcoming Goals:  Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon April 14, 2019

                    CommanderKeen


                    Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                      I quite happily skipped my easy run this morning. DD1 and DD2 have been sick this week, resulting in none of us getting much sleep. My alarm went off and I realized that I had been getting some high quality sleep since the last time I was up with one of the girls (~midnight) and just couldn't pass up the opportunity to get some more sleep. I can easily rationalize this by saying I'm helping prep my body for my tempo run tomorrow! 

                      5k: 18:54 9/18 │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:28:01 4/18 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

                      Upcoming Race(s):

                      Chisholm Trail Marathon 3/24

                      OKC Memorial Marathon? 4/29

                      flavio1980


                        I've upped my weekly mileage to 45 miles last week and trying to keep the same this week. Today my body launched a full rebellion that would make the French proud. It was like I couldn't move much with tightness on the left glutes, hamstring, calves and full on fasciitis on the left foot. So I took the day off. Tomorrow is another day.

                         

                        Jmac/Steve - I'm protected from hangovers by my gastritis  My stomach gets upset after a couple of beers.

                         

                        Mark - You race a lot, but recover fast, so it should be alright.

                        Warm weather PRs: HM 1h28 Full 3h15 50k 4h01

                        Cold weather PRs: 1500m 4:57 5K 18:05 10K 38:12 HM 1h24

                        Marky_Mark_17


                          I will have to talk to the rules committee regarding the conflicting calf injury / handle rule. My guess is they will compromise and say you can volunteer at the event.

                           

                          JMac: Are you referring to yourself in the third person as the Rules Committee?  That would actually be quite cool... creating the false illusion of some sort of democratic / due process as opposed to just the dictatorial rulings of the thread overlord.

                           

                          Watson - saw you had logged some runs on Strava and good you are getting back into it.  If you are lining up a winter race, you have plenty of time.

                           

                          Steve - that TKP scenario looks as bad as we were potentially having to consider in Bali where we almost went on holiday this year.  At least you know the rum in Cuba is legit and not laced with methanol.

                           

                          Keen - still no idea how you manage with 3 kids.  I'm struggling today after our almost-2-year old packed an epic protest at bedtime last night that Flavio's left side would be proud of, it carried on in various forms for several hours, and then she got up early as well.  The mildly amusing thing about it is that while my wife was away for 10 days, she went to bed perfectly and slept through every single night.

                           

                          Flavio - maybe a drink will help relax everything? Haha.

                          PRs:

                          5km: 16:24 (Auckland Corporate Challenge, Nov-18) | 10km: 34:08 (NZ Road Race Champs, Sep-18)

                          HM: 1:15:40 (NZ Half Marathon Champs (Dunedin), Sep-18) | FM: 2:57:36 (Auckland Marathon, Oct-17)

                          Last race: Omaha Half Marathon, 2 Dec, 1:19:15

                          Up next: Bays Night of 5's 5000m, 21 Dec

                          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                          Cfarr


                            it's looking like a potential downpour for my Marathon....I'm hoping it holds off for a few hours in the morning but there is a storm brewing and it is heading towards my race.

                            Any advice for a rainy race day?

                            JMac11


                               

                              JMac: Are you referring to yourself in the third person as the Rules Committee?  That would actually be quite cool... creating the false illusion of some sort of democratic / due process as opposed to just the dictatorial rulings of the thread overlord.

                               

                               

                               

                              My constituents are on to me...

                              5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 36:21 (9/18)  |  HM: 1:20:39 (5/17)  |  FM: 2:46:17 (11/18) 

                               

                              Next Race: Joe Kleinerman 10K (1/5/19)

                              Goal Race: Boston (4/15/19)

                              JMac11


                                it's looking like a potential downpour for my Marathon....I'm hoping it holds off for a few hours in the morning but there is a storm brewing and it is heading towards my race.

                                Any advice for a rainy race day?

                                 

                                Temperature plus wind makes a world of difference of how to dress for a rainy marathon. So let us know that and we can help.

                                5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 36:21 (9/18)  |  HM: 1:20:39 (5/17)  |  FM: 2:46:17 (11/18) 

                                 

                                Next Race: Joe Kleinerman 10K (1/5/19)

                                Goal Race: Boston (4/15/19)