Sub 1:30 Half Marathon 2021 Edition (Read 319 times)

CommanderKeen


Aspiring Hobby Jogger

    Dropping off my weekly, a few choice comments, and updating the race board. I'll be back for more later.

     

    Piwi - You set a low bar and I couldn't even step over it!!


    Steve - You're absolutely right, I couldn't really understand a lot of that. I recognized all of the words, but their meanings escaped me.


    Flavio - Solid week. How're things still going on the latest continent?

     

    Zebano - With that 15k goal you're totally sandbagging that 5k!

     

    Cherry picked my weather this morning for my TT. Tied my PR from about 10 weeks ago in less-great conditions, but fell well short of what I thought I would do. I'm sure I can find a real race to jump in to later in the year to really test out my fitness.

     

    Weekly for period: From: 07/05/2021 To 07/11/2021

    Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
    in ft
    07/05 4 deer (4 strides), 2 coyotes, & 1 jackrabbit (1 more stride) 13.15 21.16 01:50:39 08:25 05:14 751
    07/05 Time for ribs 4.25 6.84 00:37:27 08:49 05:29 138
    07/06 Zero wildlife. Stoked about the HR for effort, though. 10.01 16.10 01:25:39 08:33 05:19 299
    07/07 3x (800m, 800m, 400m) + 4x 200m 15.60 25.11 02:00:57 07:45 04:49 272
    07/07 1 rabbit 4.40 7.09 00:39:25 08:58 05:34 125
    07/08 1 rabbit & 1 heron 8.00 12.88 01:10:54 08:52 05:30 262
    07/09 1 Mississippi kite 10.05 16.18 01:25:33 08:31 05:17 302
    07/09 1 buck in velvet (1 stride) 4.05 6.52 00:36:10 08:56 05:33 171
    07/10 73 geese & 2 rabbits 12.05 19.39 01:44:35 08:41 05:24 377
    07/11 Resetting my confidence a bit 4.10 6.60 00:34:16 08:21 05:12 118

    Total distance: 85.68mi

    5k: 18:24 5/21 (solo track TT) │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

     

    Upcoming Races:

     

    10/2 - Wurst Race Half

    12/5 - California International Marathon

    Marky_Mark_17


      Watson - -2C is definitely too cold to be optimal.  5-12C is about optimal.  Below that, you have work harder to turn your legs over.  Less so if it's relatively dry, more so if it's damp.

       

      Corey - well done on picking the mileage up.

       

      Keen - the mileage king!  Also 73 geese?! That was a big day.

       

      Zebano - bummer on the antibiotics.  I find some of them I'm fine with but I remember being on doxycycline late last year and that really killed my running for a bit, horrible stuff.

       

      RP - your description of cricket is as accurate as I've heard anywhere.

       

      Piwi / orange shirt - yeah should be a fun race schedule assuming Covid doesn't mess with it.  I've got 5 races coming up between August and November, so fingers crossed at least a couple of them go ahead! (ideally all 5, but that's not how my luck has run so far)

       

      Flavio - another excellent week and great long run in there too.

      5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

      HM: 1:09:41 (May-20)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

      * Net downhill course

      Last race: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 1 May, 1:09:41 (1st place)

      Up next: Meridian Hydro Half Marathon (trail), 7 Aug

      "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

      zebano


         

        Zebano - With that 15k goal you're totally sandbagging that 5k!

         

         

        They call it a 15k, but it's trail and my watch usually measures 8.7 miles .... aka half a mile or more short!

         

        What's is the "resetting your confidence" bit about?

        1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 45:24 (2017), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Mary - 3:37:17 (2018)

        SteveChCh


        Hot Weather Complainer

          zebano - Yep, the knee feels much better.  Who would have thought being sensible and missing one easy paced run would be a good strategy!

           

          flavio - Huge week and very impressive long run.  Not leaving for cricket just yet...4 days after the match my body actually is starting to feel better.

           

          keen - Another huge week.  Nice work on the 5km.  Both you and piwi look like you've got faster times coming up.

           

          Cricket - Anyone confused about it, don't worry too much.  All you need to know is that New Zealand are the world champions and defeated a country with one billion obsessed cricket fans in the final.

          PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

          Recent Races:    Queenstown Half-Marathon (trail) November 21, 2020 1:35.11 Cherry Blossom Half-Marathon, September 13, 2020 1:33:38 Half-Marathon Time Trial May 31, 2020 1:31.51  Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49 

          Plan for 2021:  Christchurch Half-Marathon April 11 1:38 (target marathon pace), Wellington Marathon June 27 POSTPONED,  Dunedin Half-Marathon September 12, Queenstown Half-Marathon November 20

          CommanderKeen


          Aspiring Hobby Jogger

            Zebano - That would certainly explain the difference there.
            Every run after my workout (which was great) on Tuesday felt like garbage. Just hard/slow for the effort, feeling drained, etc. Saturday I was supposed to have a 15 miler, cutting down 5-10 sec/mi until about M pace, but ended up doing 12 easy instead ahead of the TT. The 12 easy was way harder/less pleasant than it should have been, to the point that I know the 15 miler wouldn't have been possible. "Resetting the confidence" was about things moving back to where they should be regarding effort/HR/pace.


            Steve - Thanks for the primer on cricket, it sets my mind at ease.

            5k: 18:24 5/21 (solo track TT) │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

             

            Upcoming Races:

             

            10/2 - Wurst Race Half

            12/5 - California International Marathon

            Marky_Mark_17


               

              Cricket - Anyone confused about it, don't worry too much.  All you need to know is that New Zealand are the world champions and defeated a country with one billion obsessed cricket fans in the final.

               

              1.4 billion, in fact.  So, you know, only almost 300x our population.

               

              Superlatives get overused these days but I don't think it's a stretch to describe it as the greatest David vs. Goliath result of all time, ever.

               

              Americans - this was the equivalent of the Cubs winning the World Series in 2016, if they'd been playing a team of the best Allstars picked from every other team.

              5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

              HM: 1:09:41 (May-20)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

              * Net downhill course

              Last race: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 1 May, 1:09:41 (1st place)

              Up next: Meridian Hydro Half Marathon (trail), 7 Aug

              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

              Running Problem


              Problem Child

                 

                1.4 billion, in fact.  So, you know, only almost 300x our population.

                 

                Superlatives get overused these days but I don't think it's a stretch to describe it as the greatest David vs. Goliath result of all time, ever.

                 

                Americans - this was the equivalent of the Cubs winning the World Series in 2016, if they'd been playing a team of the best Allstars picked from every other team.

                 

                So the Yankees...

                All the San Francisco Giants needed was Taylor Swift to put out an album during an even year.

                https://www.ibtimes.com/mlb-payrolls-2016-dodgers-yankees-cubs-among-top-spenders-season-2349320

                 

                2016 MLB Payrolls [Spotrac]

                1) Los Angeles Dodgers $253,639,162

                2) New York Yankees $227,854,349

                3) Boston Red Sox $199,864,178

                4) Detroit Tigers $199,525,500

                5) San Francisco Giants $171,464,943

                 6) Chicago Cubs $167,444,167

                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 51

                5k19:35 | Marathon 2:59:10

                watsonc123


                  To really confuse the American's, there are three international formats for cricket, of which we are world champions, runners up and third/fourth in the three formats.  With the shortest (where we came third/fourth) having its next world cup late this year.

                   

                  And to really confuse the American's, being "all out" actually means "everyone's out except for one batter".  I could go on and on about what is simultaneously an amazing and utterly pointless game.

                  PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)

                   

                  40+ PRs: 5km 19:31 (Oct 2020), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018)

                  zebano


                    To really confuse the American's, there are three international formats for cricket, of which we are world champions, runners up and third/fourth in the three formats.  With the shortest (where we came third/fourth) having its next world cup late this year.

                     

                    And to really confuse the American's, being "all out" actually means "everyone's out except for one batter".  I could go on and on about what is simultaneously an amazing and utterly pointless game.

                     

                    All I know is cricket is somehow the second most popular sport in the world and the bat looks like a disciplinary instrument from a 1940s schoolhouse. I'll have to use "all out" at a baseball game when there are 2 outs just to confuse people.

                    1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 45:24 (2017), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Mary - 3:37:17 (2018)

                    Marky_Mark_17


                       

                      All I know is cricket is somehow the second most popular sport in the world

                       

                      One word: India (ironically, it's not even the national sport of India, which is field hockey).

                       

                      TBH I would've expected cricket further down the list, after football (obvious #1), basketball (popular worldwide and particularly in Asia) and maybe a couple of others.  There are literally only 10 or so countries in the world that play cricket to any reasonable standard, it just so happens that includes India and Pakistan.

                      5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                      HM: 1:09:41 (May-20)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                      * Net downhill course

                      Last race: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 1 May, 1:09:41 (1st place)

                      Up next: Meridian Hydro Half Marathon (trail), 7 Aug

                      "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                      SteveChCh


                      Hot Weather Complainer

                        It warms my heart to see so much cricket talk.  JMac will not be pleased to see how kiwi centric things have gone.

                         

                        watson - We only discuss test cricket, the true form of the game now.  The time we were runners up you mentioned is way too soon to talk about, 2 years to the day of that daylight robbery.

                        PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                        Recent Races:    Queenstown Half-Marathon (trail) November 21, 2020 1:35.11 Cherry Blossom Half-Marathon, September 13, 2020 1:33:38 Half-Marathon Time Trial May 31, 2020 1:31.51  Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49 

                        Plan for 2021:  Christchurch Half-Marathon April 11 1:38 (target marathon pace), Wellington Marathon June 27 POSTPONED,  Dunedin Half-Marathon September 12, Queenstown Half-Marathon November 20

                        darkwave


                        Mother of Cats

                           

                          All I know is cricket is somehow the second most popular sport in the world and the bat looks like a disciplinary instrument from a 1940s schoolhouse. I'll have to use "all out" at a baseball game when there are 2 outs just to confuse people.

                           

                          All I know about cricket is that it's apparently named after an insect that is not too different from the truly splendid cicada.

                          Everyone's gotta running blog; I'm the only one with a POOL-RUNNING blog.

                           

                          And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.

                          watsonc123


                            watson - We only discuss test cricket, the true form of the game now.  The time we were runners up you mentioned is way too soon to talk about, 2 years to the day of that daylight robbery.

                             

                            We were plain very unlucky in 2019.

                             

                            Complaining about tournament rules etc. is something that another nation does.

                            PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)

                             

                            40+ PRs: 5km 19:31 (Oct 2020), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018)

                            SteveChCh


                            Hot Weather Complainer

                              Far more than the tournament rules went against us.  But best I not start on this...

                              PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                              Recent Races:    Queenstown Half-Marathon (trail) November 21, 2020 1:35.11 Cherry Blossom Half-Marathon, September 13, 2020 1:33:38 Half-Marathon Time Trial May 31, 2020 1:31.51  Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49 

                              Plan for 2021:  Christchurch Half-Marathon April 11 1:38 (target marathon pace), Wellington Marathon June 27 POSTPONED,  Dunedin Half-Marathon September 12, Queenstown Half-Marathon November 20

                              zebano


                                 

                                All I know about cricket is that it's apparently named after an insect that is not too different from the truly splendid cicada.

                                 

                                So which variety of cricket corresponds to brood X?

                                1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 45:24 (2017), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Mary - 3:37:17 (2018)