2022 Advanced Racing Thread (Read 491 times)

DavePNW


    It is just so hard to rally in the marathon when things go a little south. You basically can only do it for a cramp that goes away or stomach issues. If it's muscular fatigue, it's nearly impossible.

     

     

    Yep. Literally if your life depended on it, you could not run any faster. 

    Congrats marathoner Steve!

    Dave

    Ian5


      Well done on finishing it Steve,it's so hard when you're fading at the end.Still an impressive debut time.

      5k 17:35,10k 36:43,10m 61:55,HM 1:24:03,Full 3:07:39

        Well done, Steve (and Marby)! Steve, I followed you with the tracking app. Looking forward to hearing how it all went in your RR.

        50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:28:11 (Sept '22 Off-Road Half) - 10km 37:52 (2022 Local Road Champs); - Track 5km 18:49 (Aug '22); Track Mile 5:32 (2021)

        2023 Goals: Perish Run BQ (3:25) Half Perish Sub 1:25 - Road/Track 10km Sub 37:00 - 5km Sub 18:00

        2022 Races: That's it. Merry Xmas to one and all!

         

        SteveChCh


        Hot Weather Complainer

          Thanks all. Couldn’t really have been a bigger disaster. Started feeling cramp and almost pulled out at 27km when I saw my mate because I knew what was about to happen. But I shuffled home, with about 5 stops for excruciating cramp. Energy felt fine, I just couldn’t move my legs without cramp. Absolutely gutted. I’m having beers now

          5km: 18:53 12/22 │ 10km: 40:49 2/22 │ HM: 1:27:32* 5/22 │ M: 3:35:02 10/22

          *Net Downhill.  Flat course PR:  1:29:25 6/16

          Upcoming Races:

          Motorway Half Marathon February 26, 2023, City to Surf 12km March 19, 2023, Christchurch Marathon April 16, 2023

          Marby


            Well done on getting to the finish Steve!  Sorry the body didn't co-operate.

             

            In contrast, I had a blinder. If there's a category for old, fat guys who have averaged 20 mile a week for the last 12 months... I'd be right up there.

            Half 1:26:41 (2016), Marathon 2:59:83 (2021)

            Running Problem


            Problem Child

              Steve major congratulations. Finishing your first is hard, and I tried to explain it to a friend who was training for his first.  Mine was a 3:56 with a death March. Pretty sure the last 5k was 30 minutes.

              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 52.45

              5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07

              flavio1980


              Intl. correspondent

                Cal - tough week for sure. I’m not at all surprised that Mikkey is a gentleman. I think you did right to have a nice relaxing evening, that was much needed for your mental health.

                I have met 3 other forumites (ThisIsNotSam, Rune and Marco) and they were all incredibly nice.

                Kudos to you for being a handy man and trying to fix the water heater. I'd have hired a contractor.

                 

                Marby - well done represent us pudgy folk there!

                 

                Steve - Sorry it didn’t go your way and welcome to the club! Now you understand why I told you to ignore the trolls.

                I’m thinking you probably crossed the red line at some point in your training, likely that 39k run and reached the peak too early.

                 

                me - A nice week with some nice workouts. I still have some fatigue from the 10k and today's recovery was a slog.

                I paid a visit to a PT on Thursday and it helped a bit with my left inner quad niggle, but I sense it's still there ready to tackle me at any time. Today I avoided the hills as much as possible and played it very safe.

                 

                Weekly for period: From: 09/26/2022 To 10/02/2022

                Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                in ft
                09/27 70'E 8.55 13.76 01:10:01 08:11 05:05 482
                09/28 30'@MP 3'E 4x200 on 200 off 9.31 14.98 01:10:17 07:33 04:42 341
                09/29 70'E 8.57 13.79 01:10:01 08:10 05:05 440
                10/01 15x (1'ON 1'OFF) avg 3:30/km 5:36/mi 7.80 12.55 00:59:59 07:41 04:47 279
                10/02 1h40 Recovery + 4 15s strides 11.97 19.26 01:41:58 08:31 05:18 430

                Total distance: 46.19mi

                PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

                Up next: 10K corrida das 4 estacoes - Coimbra/Portugal 2023-02-05

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                Ian5


                  Cal is going for it in London,after 5k he is pacing for a 2:55

                  5k 17:35,10k 36:43,10m 61:55,HM 1:24:03,Full 3:07:39

                  JMac11


                  RIP Milkman

                    Steve - sorry to hear it was cramps. The debate of "what could I have done differenly" is for another time. Having the energy but physically unable to get past the cramps is terrible. I'm sorry this is now something you have to deal with.

                     

                     

                    It looks like Cal is off to a good start - on 2:57 pace. I'll do my best to keep up the tracking but I will be driving soon so it'll be tough.

                    5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:14:57 (5/22)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                     

                     

                    flavio1980


                    Intl. correspondent

                      Cal through 15k in 1h03, still on pace for 2h58

                      PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

                      Up next: 10K corrida das 4 estacoes - Coimbra/Portugal 2023-02-05

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                      flavio1980


                      Intl. correspondent

                        Cal through the half in 1h29, still on pace for 2h58

                        PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

                        Up next: 10K corrida das 4 estacoes - Coimbra/Portugal 2023-02-05

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                        Ian5


                          The first 5k had a big downhill,apart from that he has run very even splits,going good.

                          5k 17:35,10k 36:43,10m 61:55,HM 1:24:03,Full 3:07:39

                          flavio1980


                          Intl. correspondent

                            Cal through 25K in 1h45, like a metronome!

                            PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

                            Up next: 10K corrida das 4 estacoes - Coimbra/Portugal 2023-02-05

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                            Ian5


                              Another 5k knocked off at exactly the same pace.

                              5k 17:35,10k 36:43,10m 61:55,HM 1:24:03,Full 3:07:39

                              flavio1980


                              Intl. correspondent

                                Cal's ability to pace is shocking. 30k in 2h06, he's been running exactly 4:13 per km ever since he crossed the 10k mark.

                                The weather is not his friend right now it seems it's 16C/60F in London and warming up, I hope he can hold on...

                                PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

                                Up next: 10K corrida das 4 estacoes - Coimbra/Portugal 2023-02-05

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