2022 Advanced Racing Thread (Read 491 times)

CommanderKeen


Cobra Commander Keen

    RP - Thanks. No promises on a text, but would a tiktok suffice?

    5k: 17:58 11/22 │ 10k: 37:55 9/21 │ HM: 1:23:22 4/22 │ M: 2:56:05 12/22

     

    Upcoming Races:

     

    Heartland 50 - May 6

    DavePNW


      GoPro or gtfo

      Dave

      SteveChCh


      Hot Weather Complainer

        Keen - I hope you've got a good strategy to avoid taper week nerves because even I'm starting to feel them.  I'll just look at your mileage to reassure myself.  Those stages were copied from JMac post - I don't expect you to need them next week, it will be more like the stages of celebration.  I'm very much looking forward to when you can raise your bat.

         

        Mark - Very interesting point about the best goals being just beyond our capabilities.  I remember reading in Jeremy Coney's book inherited from my uncle "achieving goals simply represents our inability to set appropriate goals" which seems overly harsh.  It was in the context of his first test century which was a long time coming and led to a feeling of "is this it?".  Hopefully I can sort out my muscle imbalance and achieve my "soft" goal then set one that is appropriate.

         

        darkwave - Very good tips.  I would hope the first time I go they'll find out my goals and set the standard at a reasonable level for me?  I'll probably do a few sessions then add it to my weekly routine at home.  I'll definitely be going for a relaxed version.  If I try to touch my toes, I can get halfway down my shin at best.

        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

        JMac11


        RIP Milkman

          Keen - what pace are you going out at? Is it still sub 2:55 pace?

           

          If you want a masterclass in pacing at that speed, check this out:

           

          https://www.strava.com/activities/6347841708

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

           

           

          Mikkey


          Mmmm Bop

            Keen - what pace are you going out at? Is it still sub 2:55 pace?

             

            If you want a masterclass in pacing at that speed, check this out:

             

            https://www.strava.com/activities/6347841708

             

            He should really be looking at faster than 2:55 if his 5k wasn’t all out. Also his consistent monster mileage.

             

            Anyone know what’s happened to my non binary mate, Cal?

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

            CommanderKeen


            Cobra Commander Keen

              JMac - I witnessed part of that run! At least the first 800m before that guy pulled away and disappeared into the distance.

               

              The current plan is to aim for 2:54-55.

              5k: 17:58 11/22 │ 10k: 37:55 9/21 │ HM: 1:23:22 4/22 │ M: 2:56:05 12/22

               

              Upcoming Races:

               

              Heartland 50 - May 6

              JMac11


              RIP Milkman

                 

                He should really be looking at faster than 2:55 if his 5k wasn’t all out. Also his consistent monster mileage.

                 

                Anyone know what’s happened to my non binary mate, Cal?

                 

                Let's not blow up another person's marathon. I like 254 for him with his history!

                 

                Cal is worried about the long term impact of high mileage on his health. He is in a lull, maybe he will come back in the new year?

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

                 

                 

                Mikkey


                Mmmm Bop

                   

                  Let's not blow up another person's marathon. I like 254 for him with his history!

                   

                  Cal is worried about the long term impact of high mileage on his health. He is in a lull, maybe he will come back in the new year?

                   

                  I keep forgetting that this is pretty much the new Waltons thread now and we shouldn’t be expecting too much. 

                  I honestly think that you’re the only poster capable of winning a Moose Mug next year…unless some new folk join.

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

                  JMac11


                  RIP Milkman

                     

                    I keep forgetting that this is pretty much the new Waltons thread now and we shouldn’t be expecting too much. 

                     

                    When a man hasn't beaten his Z goal in the last few tries, you can't be gunning for your A+ time . Who knows what bug he will come down with this time. Keen's goal is "sub 2:55 and not even thinking of using a medical tent"

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

                     

                     

                    Mikkey


                    Mmmm Bop

                       

                      When a man hasn't beaten his Z goal in the last few tries, you can't be gunning for your A+ time . Who knows what bug he will come down with this time. Keen's goal is "sub 2:55 and not even thinking of using a medical tent"

                       

                      Surely he’s worked out how to run a marathon by now?

                       

                      Will he get a bug?…please god don’t let it be the covid sniffles. 

                      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

                        Mikkey - No chance, he got vaccinated last week to be safe 🎣

                        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

                        JoshWolf


                        Nothing special

                           

                          Let's not blow up another person's marathon. I like 254 for him with his history!

                           

                           

                          Well, Mikkey ist the man to ask in this context - just take a look at those PRs and compare 😜.

                          PRs 50+: 400: 78,3 (1/20)  800: 2:50 (1/20)  3.000: 12:11 (6/19)  5.000 21:12 (6/19)

                                          10.000: 44:42 (10/21)  HM: 1:46:22/1:40:25* (8/21 //11/21) M: TBD
                                          Goals for the future: Get rid of multiple injuries. Stay injury free ever after.

                          JMac11


                          RIP Milkman

                             

                            Well, Mikkey ist the man to ask in this context - just take a look at those PRs and compare 😜.

                             

                            Wow, that is amazing. We need more lurker content like this!

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

                             

                             

                            JoshWolf


                            Nothing special

                              You're welcome. I have to admit, though, that a 2:50:** marathon is darn fast compared to a 1:23:** half. I think, sub 2:55 is a realistic goal in this case.

                               

                              Keen: Good luck!

                              PRs 50+: 400: 78,3 (1/20)  800: 2:50 (1/20)  3.000: 12:11 (6/19)  5.000 21:12 (6/19)

                                              10.000: 44:42 (10/21)  HM: 1:46:22/1:40:25* (8/21 //11/21) M: TBD
                                              Goals for the future: Get rid of multiple injuries. Stay injury free ever after.

                              Mikkey


                              Mmmm Bop

                                Mikkey - No chance, he got vaccinated last week to be safe 🎣

                                 

                                🤣🤣🤣

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