2022 Advanced Racing Thread (Read 467 times)


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    Just sending out bib for Philly.  Bib # 1536

    https://www.philadelphiamarathon.com/tracking

     

    Taper madness is official.  Thought I felt a little sore throat this morning...

     

    My heart rate went up just looking at the webpage. Fishy, good luck!

    Chinese-learning sentence of the day:

    我的手机里有一千五百张猫的照片: There are 1500 cat photos on my cell phone

    JMac11


    RIP Milkman

      Steve - good catch, it was supposed to be 2:44:59. You're right, in retrospect my body was trying to tell me to slow down but I thought I just wasn't pushing enough. It's kind of stupid because I've run so many marathons, you would think I would know that I don't tend to get lazy that early in a marathon. Stupid mistake. But it's a good lesson that you can run so many races and still learn something new about yourself.

       

      The NYC course is definitely hard. I think it's easier for me just because I know exactly what to expect having run it 4 times (plus living here). But I read a lot of race reports where the Queensboro bridge really killed people this year. You have to be mentally prepared for it: it's a complete grind, but it's not like you're climbing a mountain. It's just hard to have to have to run up a bridge for a mile straight.

       

      The 5th Ave mile is probably the worst part. The thing is, everyone was already toast by that point that I don't think it mattered that much this year. It matters a lot more when you're cruising along.

       

      I'm pretty damn excited though if you, Keen, and RP all make it for 2024. Unlike Mikkey I won't get you guys drunk a couple of days before. We'll save the beers for post race. I feel like darkwave hasn't run NYC either, but I could be way off. If not, we need to corral her into this as well. Cal hasn't either, and neither has Dave. Hell, even JT hasn't run it.

       

      Sooooo....I think we need everyone to run NYC 2024??? 

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

       

       

      Fishyone


        Thanks everyone for the thoughts and comments.

         

        Jmac- Thanks for posting the recap.  It was tough to read.  Amazing how it can go south so quickly.  I'm still very impressed with your time and the guts it took just to run it out.  I know it's no consolation and doesn't help but really think you did well under the circumstances.

         

        Weather looks ideal so now it's time to get to work! I do seem to have a mild cold which is really annoying but so be it.

        5K 19:18 (2014), 10K 40:13 (2014), 1/2 1:29:07 (2015), full 2:58:36 (2015) 

        flavio1980


        Intl. correspondent

          Now the book mentioned a product created specifically to handle cramps: https://teamhotshot.com/products/hotshot-6-pack

          It contains said ginger, cinnamon and capsaicin and promises to stop a cramp in as little as 90 seconds.

          Anybody ever heard of that ?

          It seems easy enough to carry, though I'm not sure I can handle that much capsaicin (chilli pepper).

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

          Up next: 10K Family race

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          zebano


            Flavio quit screwing around with the weak stuff, I'll ship you some of these:

             

            1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 41:20 (2021), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Marathon - 3:37:17 (2018)

            Marky_Mark_17


              My week done a little early.  Daughter has a trip with her scout group tomorrow so no chance I'll be getting a long run in early.  Another fun forest adventure this morning, this time I ran the correct loop.  We had some pretty heavy rain yesterday so there was quite a lot of puddle hopping and soft parts on the northern part of the loop - all good trail running practice but the legs are feeling it now.  The highlight was definitely when I was battling my way up Murder Hill and was almost at the top and a guy on the way down gave me a high five.  It's a tough hill as the name suggests.

               

              Weekly for period: From: 14/11/2022 To 20/11/2022

              Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
              in m
              14/11 That run where the legs were a bit smashed after yesterday’s forest expedition 5.67 9.13 00:41:31 07:19 04:33 12
              15/11 That run with three separate encounters with the friendly rubbish man 9.36 15.05 00:58:52 06:17 03:55 79
              16/11 That run where 6 x 2 mins can feel like a surprisingly long time 7.87 12.66 00:50:29 06:25 03:59 31
              17/11 That run where apparently shirt off season has started already and it was not done by me 9.43 15.17 01:06:10 07:01 04:22 47
              18/11 That run where track sessions are a lot easier after a day off 7.64 12.30 00:45:58 06:01 03:44 101
              19/11 That run where there’s 3 big races today and here’s me splashing around a muddy forest 13.89 22.34 01:41:14 07:17 04:32 534

              Total distance: 86.65km (53.85 imperial rinkydinks)

              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: Run the Point 10k, 27 Nov, 35:00, 1st overall

              Up next: Speights West Coaster, 10 Dec

              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

              Running Problem


              Problem Child

                 

                Sooooo....I think we need everyone to run NYC 2024??? 

                 

                NYC Qualifier is my goal for 2023. Ideally I'll get it at Boston. The default back up  would most likely be CIM. I might be able to run a certified half marathon if I don't get it at Boston.

                 

                Unsure if I'll bring kids. 2024 would be an almost 7 year old and a....*does math*...he was born iinnnnnnnn.....4.75 year old.

                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

                DavePNW


                   

                   

                  I'm pretty damn excited though if you, Keen, and RP all make it for 2024. Unlike Mikkey I won't get you guys drunk a couple of days before. We'll save the beers for post race. I feel like darkwave hasn't run NYC either, but I could be way off. If not, we need to corral her into this as well. Cal hasn't either, and neither has Dave. Hell, even JT hasn't run it.

                   

                  Sooooo....I think we need everyone to run NYC 2024??? 

                   

                  Definitely on my list to do at some point...maybe 50/50 for 2024. I guess I have about 3 months to decide convince my wife.

                  Dave

                  JMac11


                  RIP Milkman

                     

                    Definitely on my list to do at some point...maybe 50/50 for 2024. I guess I have about 3 months to decide convince my wife.

                     

                    You have 15 months!

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

                     

                     

                    Running Problem


                    Problem Child

                       

                      Definitely on my list to do at some point...maybe 50/50 for 2024. I guess I have about 3 months to decide convince my wife.

                       

                      Just tell her you signed up for the 50 and do the 100 5k and then run the marathon.

                      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

                      Running Problem


                      Problem Child

                        An amazing day for me. Official time 3:17:48, which is a 4:28 PR. So huge for me considering I felt like I had plateaued, after 10 years of marathoning and 17 races, at age 57. I chained myself to the 3:20 pacer until 19-20, then got in front of them and ran my  own race from there. Felt strong throughout, and really poured it on at the end—overall avg was 7:33, final 2k was at 6:48. Can’t tell you how happy this makes me.

                         

                        So all you need is ANOTHER PR (I'm assuming you're in the 50-54 age range for 2024) by about 4 minutes, to be safe, and you're totally in. Sounds like a logical goal for 2023. Just don't stop to pee at CIM. 

                        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

                        DavePNW


                           

                          You have 15 months!

                           

                          OK, I'm an idiot and I was thinking 2023. But I guess 2024 is alternatively possible.

                           

                          I am in the 55-59 AG, so only need a 3:23 or 1:36 HM. So I'm in for 2023. I assume if I wanted to do 2024, I'd still be able to run a qualifier next year. That half time is a particularly low bar.

                          Dave

                          Running Problem


                          Problem Child

                             

                            OK, I'm an idiot and I was thinking 2023. But I guess 2024 is alternatively possible.

                             

                            I am in the 55-59 AG, so only need a 3:23 or 1:36 HM. So I'm in for 2023. I assume if I wanted to do 2024, I'd still be able to run a qualifier next year. That half time is a particularly low bar.

                             

                            https://youtu.be/oxSJFkS9iVM

                            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

                            JMac11


                            RIP Milkman

                               

                              OK, I'm an idiot and I was thinking 2023. But I guess 2024 is alternatively possible.

                               

                              I am in the 55-59 AG, so only need a 3:23 or 1:36 HM. So I'm in for 2023. I assume if I wanted to do 2024, I'd still be able to run a qualifier next year. That half time is a particularly low bar.

                               

                              I'm actually surprised they didn't make it harder for 2023. Anecdotally, it sounds like time qualifiers are selling out within the first hour of the first day of registration. It used to be you had a week or so before they sold out. I'm going to shoot for that half qualifier in a NYRR race next year so that I'm guaranteed entry. But either way, I'd say be prepared for it to get a couple of minutes harder in 2024

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

                               

                               

                              darkwave


                              Mother of Cats

                                I'm liking this idea as well.  I'll be 50 in 2024, and so my qualifying times are 3:51 and 1:49.

                                 

                                Assuming no change in those, I may sign up for a NYRR half at some point in 2023 to get the guaranteed qualifier.

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