Sub 1:30 Half Marathon 2021 Edition (Read 428 times)

Marky_Mark_17


    So the rest of NZ will be staying in Level 2 while Auckland is in Level 3 or higher.  My hopes for Wellington have decreased significantly.

     

    It feels tight.  If things go to plan Auckland will be at Level 3 by 22 Sept.  Oct 10 would give us 2.5 weeks to get to Level 2 in Auckland.  It's not impossible but it relies on everything going to plan with no hiccups.  Honestly, I don't envy the Wellington Marathon organisers.  It feels like there's a very good chance that - yet again - they won't be able to make a call until race week.

    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: McKinnon Shield #1 3000m, 9:07.7 (PB) (Nov-21)

    Up next: Run Orewa 10km, 16 Jan

    "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

    SteveChCh


    Hot Weather Complainer

      Yep - they have said they will make the call on October 5.  So I guess they're expecting a decision on the levels on the Monday.  The only way they go ahead is if Auckland gets 2 weeks at Level 3.  After 5 weeks at Level 4, it seems like absolute best case scenario.  Or just very unlikely.

      PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

      Recent Races:    Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

      Race plan:  Christchurch Marathon April 10, 2022 (Target: Sub 3:20)

      JMac11


      Milkman

        Didn't realize level 4 was so restrictive. Sorry Mark. We went through that for basically 6 weeks and I hope to never see it again. You've now done it a few times. Brutal.

        5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:00 (10/21)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

         

        Next Race: Unknown 

        Marky_Mark_17


          Didn't realize level 4 was so restrictive. Sorry Mark. We went through that for basically 6 weeks and I hope to never see it again. You've now done it a few times. Brutal.

           

          Thanks man.  It's tough, but it's worked before, and it seems to be working again.  I just hope it gets the job done before the spring race window is gone.  Feels like I've got a really good race or two in me at the moment.

          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: McKinnon Shield #1 3000m, 9:07.7 (PB) (Nov-21)

          Up next: Run Orewa 10km, 16 Jan

          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

          flavio1980


          Intl. correspondent

            Keen - mohawk away those gray hairs haha, that’s what I do anyway.

            So, your RR was great and all, don’t get me wrong, but now I really want to read “old man”’s race report.

            “ … and as I was approaching mile number 5, I saw something that my brain couldn’t immediately compute, a fully grown man in pink …”

             

            Steve/Mark - it’s not there yet, but the fear mongering about covid is on the same level as the one from terrorism. A couple dozen people die each year yet you have to take off your shoes at the airport and let Uncle Sam (and 5 eyes or is it 9 eyes now) watch your every move and steal your intellectual property.

             

            me - a nice 3k time trial this morning in 10:41 (PR is 10:34). Very close to PR even though in the middle of marathon training and no taper.

            I know I gave it my all cause on the last km I wanted to spit, I first looked around to ensure there were no Jmacs nearby and then aimed at the right side. Instead of doing its curvaceous trip to the ground it instead just dropped on my right arm 🤦‍♂️

            Splits were roughly 3:30, 3:31 and 3:40 so yeah nice pain cave.

            PRs: 1500 4:51 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

            Up next: Rest and recover

            Tool to generate Strava weekly

            zebano


              Flavio 🔥🔥👟👟🔥🔥 Great work in the middle / peak of marathon training. I bet that last KM was brutal.

               

              Mark In the interest of trying to cheer you up, at least your lockdowns work. We had some restrictions put in place for multiple months but they were often ignored and our numbers rose consistently... Almost just need to let Darwin do his work at that point 

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

              CommanderKeen


              Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                JMac - When he added me on Strava I was a bit surprised to find out that he's "only" a 2:56 marathoner. Likely because he probably hasn't run one in several years and that PR is really soft.
                I'm certainly interested in seeing what sort of time he can throw down this fall - after the race he mentioned a pretty flat marathon in Wichita in about a month that he may run.


                Steve - Sounds like a great partner if she's willing to act that way.


                Flavio - Ha! That would be an interesting one to read.

                Awesome TT!


                Our weather seems to be turning a bit. Highs aren't much different yet, but the lows are dropping a few degrees from what they were a couple weeks ago - though dew point is staying up there. It's at least promising for my half in a couple weeks.

                5k: 18:14 11/21 (solo track TT) │ 10k: 37:55 9/21 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

                 

                Upcoming Races:

                 

                12/4 - Tucson Marathon?

                12/5 - California International Marathon

                Running Problem


                Problem Child

                  You look like such a cliche road runner with how color coordinated you are. The old guy looks like he just rolled out of the bedroom to do house chores.

                   

                  EDIT: I've seen JMac in person. He barely looks old enough to have a high school diploma and that was 2 years ago this December. 

                  RP - The "old" guy actually found me on Strava. Flipping through pictures from the race here he is (finishing first 5k lap):

                  Dude runs sub-6 min miles for 10k wearing basketball shorts and a t-shirt! Makes me feel about like I haven't earned my fancy running clothes.

                   

                  While looking through those pictures I decided that I run ugly. Whether or not I'm an ugly runner is also up for debate. Finishing the first 5k loop:

                  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

                    Keen what sort of mileage has that guy been logging on strava ? My bet is 30 mpw and he still throws down a 38 ish 10k.

                     

                    Flavio very nice 3k. I think once you are back into good training again that your 3k pace will be your 5k pace.

                    50+ PBs -  

                    5k 18.21 Hagley Parkrun  July 21      82.27 % age grade

                    10k TT 37.21 may 2nd 2021 strava run 82.51 % age grade

                    Half marathon  1.23.30 may 21 80.11 % age grade

                    " If you don't use it you lose it,  but if you use it, it wears out.

                    Somewhere in between is about right "      

                     

                    watsonc123


                      Steve - if Wellington is cancelled, there is Wairarapa 7 November.  A Wellington cancellation plus Wairarapa being the Wellington regional marathon Champs might make it an option.  Pre warning that there will be a lot of running by yourself.

                      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

                        Watson - yeah, there are a few options on November 7 - Dunedin and Selwyn too both of which have strong fields. But it’s only 13 days before Queenstown which I’m committed to so I’m not sure I want such a small gap. I actually started contemplating another time trial today.

                        PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                        Recent Races:    Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

                        Race plan:  Christchurch Marathon April 10, 2022 (Target: Sub 3:20)

                        Marky_Mark_17


                          I would take Dunedin over Wairarapa 11 times out of 10.  Bigger field, better event, faster course, probably better conditions too.

                          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: McKinnon Shield #1 3000m, 9:07.7 (PB) (Nov-21)

                          Up next: Run Orewa 10km, 16 Jan

                          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                          watsonc123


                            But will Dunedin happen at Level 2?  Wairarapa will.

                             

                            If Dunedin is on, then definitely it's a better choice.

                            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)

                              Keen like the photos! looking good there!  RP the "old dude" does look like he  just rolled out of bed.

                              PR's

                              1m  5:38 (2018)

                              5k    19:59 (2019)

                              HM  1:33:56 (2018)

                              FM  3:23:07 (2018)

                              Marky_Mark_17


                                But will Dunedin happen at Level 2?  Wairarapa will.

                                 

                                 

                                Fair point.  That was near the top of the list of reasons I ran the marathon there last year.

                                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: McKinnon Shield #1 3000m, 9:07.7 (PB) (Nov-21)

                                Up next: Run Orewa 10km, 16 Jan

                                "CONSISTENCY IS KING"