2022 Advanced Racing Thread (Read 494 times)

flavio1980


Intl. correspondent

    Mikkey - Thanks, I'm mostly researching races right now, this one would be a worst case scenario in case I can't find anything else as it seems far to go for a 5k. It seems quite hard to find races where you can run a serious time, most are fun races.

    PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:53 2023 - 10K 37:55 2023 - HM 1:21:59 2021

    Up next: Base building till August

    Oct 1st - World Half Marathon Champs in Riga - Latvia - sub 1:21:59 PR

    Dec 3rd - Valencia Marathon - sub 2:59

    April 2024 - Porto Eco Trail - Finish the damn thing.

    Tool to generate Strava weekly

    JMac11


    RIP Milkman

      WHERE IS OUR NEWEST SUB 3 MAN???

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

       

      Next Race: NYC Half (3/19)

       

      zebano


        Holy crap KEEN, way to get it done!!!! That is amazing and so well deserved

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

        ccoakley


          WHERE IS OUR NEWEST SUB 3 MAN???

          Running at 5am, where else?

          5k 24:53 (2020) |10k 52:24 (2021) |HM 1:57:14 (2019) |FM 4:24 (2007) |50k 5:57 (2022)

           

           

          Running Problem


          Problem Child

            WHERE IS OUR NEWEST SUB 3 MAN???

             

            Chillin in the clubhouse bar all Sub-3 marathoners hang out in when they become members. Days Inn breakfast bar.

            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 55.2

            5k18:xx | Marathon 2:55:22

            flavio1980


            Intl. correspondent

              Heads up that this is THE only week in the year where you MIGHT run more km/miles than commander keen. Seize the moment!

              Last year I seized the moment, and managed to outrun him by 200m, by going out on Sunday evening and creating a Strava activity that was 500m long 🤡

              PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:53 2023 - 10K 37:55 2023 - HM 1:21:59 2021

              Up next: Base building till August

              Oct 1st - World Half Marathon Champs in Riga - Latvia - sub 1:21:59 PR

              Dec 3rd - Valencia Marathon - sub 2:59

              April 2024 - Porto Eco Trail - Finish the damn thing.

              Tool to generate Strava weekly

              JMac11


              RIP Milkman

                Heads up that this is THE only week in the year where you MIGHT run more km/miles than commander keen. Seize the moment!

                Last year I seized the moment, and managed to outrun him by 200m, by going out on Sunday evening and creating a Strava activity that was 500m long 🤡

                 

                He's already running today. I'm not even going to try. I worried about him having a sense of "what now" after finally getting that monkey off his back, but not with this guy!

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

                 

                Next Race: NYC Half (3/19)

                 

                SteveChCh


                Hot Weather Complainer

                  I think I can take him this week.  Out of interest I had a look at his yearly mileage as I approach a new yearly record.  Yep, 50% higher than mine.

                   

                  Running at 5am after getting a goal he's been chasing for years...am I the only one who would be battling an epic hangover, while struggling to walk?

                  5km: 18:53 12/22 │ 10km: 40:49 2/22 │ HM: 1:27:32* 5/22 │ M: 3:34:49 6/23

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

                  Upcoming Races:

                  Hagley Park Run July 1 and August 12, 2023 (threshold Check ins)

                  Canterbury Road Running Champs 10km August 26, 2023

                  Run Prix Half Marathon (Melbourne) September 24, 2023

                  CommanderKeen


                  Cobra Commander Keen

                    I think I can take him this week.  Out of interest I had a look at his yearly mileage as I approach a new yearly record.  Yep, 50% higher than mine.

                     

                    Running at 5am after getting a goal he's been chasing for years...am I the only one who would be battling an epic hangover, while struggling to walk?

                     

                    I'm definitely struggling to walk! Even the slight downhill to a restaurant for breakfast this morning had me wanting to turn around and walk backwards.

                     

                    There's a bunch to comment on, but for a quick update I'm pretty darn thrilled with how the race went - this has been a long time coming.

                     

                    Thank you, everyone, for all the support. It means a lot to me.

                     

                    Cal - Great job at CIM, that's incredibly impressive given your mileage since that last (still quite recent) marathon.

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

                     

                    Upcoming Races:

                     

                     

                    Running Problem


                    Problem Child

                       

                      He's already running today. I'm not even going to try. I worried about him having a sense of "what now" after finally getting that monkey off his back, but not with this guy!

                       

                      His “what now” is going to be interesting. Part of his 2023 will be a NYC qualifier and he could get it with a half. 

                      keen enjoy the next month off and the random happy feelings you get when you think of being a sub-3 marathoner finally. How are those quads today?

                      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 55.2

                      5k18:xx | Marathon 2:55:22

                      JMac11


                      RIP Milkman

                        keen's race has me so jacked up that I already signed up for 2023 CIM.

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

                         

                        Next Race: NYC Half (3/19)

                         

                        Mikkey


                        Mmmm Bop

                          Mikkey - Thanks, I'm mostly researching races right now, this one would be a worst case scenario in case I can't find anything else as it seems far to go for a 5k. It seems quite hard to find races where you can run a serious time, most are fun races.

                           

                          Where are you staying exactly?  I don’t think you’ll get much better than that as nearly all 5k races also include 10k/half distance nowadays otherwise the organisers will be out of pocket.  The runthrough team have a good reputation, I’ve only run one of their races that I can think of and can’t fault them.

                           

                          I’ve never paid to race a 5k and that’s mainly because the UK is spoilt with so many Parkruns and there are some fast ones in London!  All the Parkruns I’ve run have been properly measured and legit distance. It’s nothing like NZ 

                          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


                             

                            About to drive to work, sorry NZ police, I'll be (safely) checking my phone

                             

                            Amusingly, I got a letter from the police in the mail yesterday.

                             

                            Another driver had dobbed me in for using my phone while driving.

                             

                            Because the police only know the registered owner of the vehicle, and not the person driving it at that time, there's not anything more that they can do other than send the registered owner a letter.

                             

                            Different if you get busted by the cops though, of course.

                            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: Xterra Waitawa, 21 May, didn't die

                            Up next: Xterra Hunua, 11 June, also aiming to not die

                            "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                            SteveChCh


                            Hot Weather Complainer

                               

                              Amusingly, I got a letter from the police in the mail yesterday.

                               

                              Another driver had dobbed me in for using my phone while driving.

                               

                              Because the police only know the registered owner of the vehicle, and not the person driving it at that time, there's not anything more that they can do other than send the registered owner a letter.

                               

                              Different if you get busted by the cops though, of course.

                               

                              Wow, that sounds like the sort of person who was dobbing in people for not wearing a mask or talking to their neighbours a year ago.  At least you only got a letter which will fit nicely in the rubbish...

                              5km: 18:53 12/22 │ 10km: 40:49 2/22 │ HM: 1:27:32* 5/22 │ M: 3:34:49 6/23

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

                              Upcoming Races:

                              Hagley Park Run July 1 and August 12, 2023 (threshold Check ins)

                              Canterbury Road Running Champs 10km August 26, 2023

                              Run Prix Half Marathon (Melbourne) September 24, 2023

                              Marky_Mark_17


                                 

                                Wow, that sounds like the sort of person who was dobbing in people for not wearing a mask or talking to their neighbours a year ago.  At least you only got a letter which will fit nicely in the rubbish...

                                 

                                ... and that was exactly where it went.

                                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: Xterra Waitawa, 21 May, didn't die

                                Up next: Xterra Hunua, 11 June, also aiming to not die

                                "CONSISTENCY IS KING"