2024 Advanced Training and Racing Thread (still competitive jerks) (Read 276 times)

Mikkey


Mmmm Bop

    I was at a funeral recently and I can honestly say that the vegan guy and crossfit guy were 2 of the most boring people I’ve ever met!

     

     

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

    Mikkey


    Mmmm Bop

       

      This seems ironic coming from the guy that can’t even make it to the start line.

       

      The one thing I remember about you when you joined the sub-3 thread training for your first marathon in 2017 was that you never took any advice from experienced marathoners and ended up getting the result I expected…2:57 with a 1:20 half.

       

      You never learned anything from it next marathon and ended up with a 2:41 after a 1:09 half.

       

      I get that some people won’t have the intelligence of what I’m saying. 

      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


         

        The one thing I remember about you when you joined the sub-3 thread training for your first marathon in 2017 was that you never took any advice from experienced marathoners and ended up getting the result I expected…2:57 with a 1:20 half.

         

        You never learned anything from it next marathon and ended up with a 2:41 after a 1:09 half.

         

        I get that some people won’t have the intelligence of what I’m saying. 

         

        It’s quite funny that you think people actually give a shit about what you’re saying.

        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: Runway5 / National 5k Champs, 16:22, National Masters AG Champ!

        Up next: Still working on that...

        "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

        Mikkey


        Mmmm Bop

           

          It’s quite funny that you think people actually give a shit about what you’re saying.

           

          I know it’s great!

           

          Keep up the great racing Cunty Chops. 👍

          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

            Oh it's that time of the monthly cycle for mikkey  The main issue seems to be that someone faster than you didn't take your advice?  Maybe if he had he'd only be a 1:23 half and 2:50 full guy...

             

            I feel like turning a 1:26 half into a 3:29 marathon is probably more of a target.

            5km: 18:34 11/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:29:54 6/24

             

            2024 Races:

            Motorway Half Marathon February 25, 2024 1:29:55

            Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024 1:27:34

            Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024 DNF

            Wellington Marathon June 23, 2024 3:29:54

            Hagley Park Run July 20, 2024

            Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

            Timaru Ten October 26, 2024

            JoshWolf


            Part of TLC

              Oh it's that time of the monthly cycle for mikkey  The main issue seems to be that someone faster than you didn't take your advice?  Maybe if he had he'd only be a 1:23 half and 2:50 full guy...

               

              I feel like turning a 1:26 half into a 3:29 marathon is probably more of a target.

               

              That one really made me laugh - and you're probably right. That, or the fact that Mark doesn't care about "The Holly Grail" of mikkey's running existence, the Moose Mug, despite the fact that he probably could get one easily if he tried again and trained seriously for it. But why waste the energy when you can have fun in your training and race more often?

              Don't hurry - next AG will start 2026

              Mikkey


              Mmmm Bop

                Oh it's that time of the monthly cycle for mikkey  The main issue seems to be that someone faster than you didn't take your advice?  Maybe if he had he'd only be a 1:23 half and 2:50 full guy...

                 

                I feel like turning a 1:26 half into a 3:29 marathon is probably more of a target.

                 

                You are very lucky that I like you as a person otherwise….well let’s not go there. 

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

                Mikkey


                Mmmm Bop

                  OMG, Josh has posted just like clockwork every time I come on here to give an opinion. 

                  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

                    Josh - Yeah I agree that if Mark had another crack now he'd cruise a MM but I definitely wouldn't want to do a marathon block if I didn't love it.

                     

                    Mikkey - Trust me, you can't say anything I haven't already said to myself.  My coach even told me off this week...maybe attempt #6 will be the breakthrough?  If not, maybe #7...if not....

                    5km: 18:34 11/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:29:54 6/24

                     

                    2024 Races:

                    Motorway Half Marathon February 25, 2024 1:29:55

                    Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024 1:27:34

                    Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024 DNF

                    Wellington Marathon June 23, 2024 3:29:54

                    Hagley Park Run July 20, 2024

                    Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

                    Timaru Ten October 26, 2024

                    JoshWolf


                    Part of TLC

                      OMG, Josh has posted just like clockwork every time I come on here to give an opinion. 

                       

                      OMG, He doesn't call me "long covid guy" anymore - will everything change for the better now? Probably not, since he's got the rest all wrong, still thinking he's the centre of my world. I posted in response to Steve's insight, as every neutral person would have realized.

                      Don't hurry - next AG will start 2026

                      JoshWolf


                      Part of TLC

                        Josh - Yeah I agree that if Mark had another crack now he'd cruise a MM but I definitely wouldn't want to do a marathon block if I didn't love it.

                         

                        Right, and Mark has said often enough that marathon training is not for him. Anyway, good luck with following your hopefully not eternal quest of running a marathon without cramps.

                        Don't hurry - next AG will start 2026

                        Mikkey


                        Mmmm Bop

                           

                          OMG, He doesn't call me "long covid guy" anymore - will everything change for the better now? Probably not, since he's got the rest all wrong, still thinking he's the centre of my world. I posted in response to Steve's insight, as every neutral person would have realized.

                           

                          I’m sorry about calling you “long covid guy”. Can we be friends now?

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

                            To be fair on Mikkey, I reckon he’s the kind of coach that would get the best out of me!

                            50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:24:24 (June '23 Road Race) - 10km 37:52 (2022 Local Road Champs) - Track 5km 18:49 (Aug '22) - Perish Run 3:17:42

                            2024 Goals: Road/Track 10km Sub 38:00 - 5km Sub 18:30

                             

                             

                            Mikkey


                            Mmmm Bop

                              To be fair on Mikkey, I reckon he’s the kind of coach that would get the best out of me!

                               

                              It would be an absolute privilege for me to coach a Liverpudlian. 

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

                              flavio80


                                 

                                 

                                 

                                You kept it ❤️ That was my master piece.

                                 

                                Did you guys hear the latest one?

                                 

                                Mark, Mikkey and Josh walked into a bar. They're still feeling it 2 days later 

                                PRs: 800m 2:31.7 Aug 2019 | 1500m 4:54.1 Sep 2019 | 5K 17:53 Mar 2023