Sub 1:30 Half Marathon 2021 Edition (Read 443 times)

Marky_Mark_17


    You get a lot of extra credit for the Boo urns reference. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve used that reference

     


    Barney’s movie had heart. But Football in the Groin had a football in the groin.

    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: Southern Lakes HM, 7 May, 1:12:42 (May-22)

    Up next: Auckland 10km Road Champs, 20 August

    "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

    SteveChCh


    Hot Weather Complainer

      The fame was like a drug.  But what was more like the drugs, was the drugs

      Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

      Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

      Race plan:  Wellington Half Marathon June 19, 2022 (likely marathon tempo session). Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

      flavio1980


      Intl. correspondent

         

        I'm really John III (ETA for those who don't know, Jack is a very common nickname for John), so blame my great grandfather for starting it. He was in Ireland at the time. Who knows what he was drinking 

         

        I'm sorry, but if your grandfather was named John McKeon, then your father should be calledJohn McMcKeon and you should be called John McMcMcKeon. That's a clear violation of the patronymic rules and it makes a mockery of all of us with proper names.

        You might think I'm joking, but here's a link to the rule set: Patronymic names ruleset

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

        Up next: Portuguese National Master champs 1500m 2022-06-18

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        need2tri


           

          I'm sorry, but if your grandfather was named John McKeon, then your father should be calledJohn McMcKeon and you should be called John McMcMcKeon. That's a clear violation of the patronymic rules and it makes a mockery of all of us with proper names.

          You might think I'm joking, but here's a link to the rule set: Patronymic names ruleset

           this was very funny! It captures the ridiculousness and the dramatic nature of the original statement below very well!

           

          " However, saying that is a PR when it was clearly a short course and specifically saying I don't care what anyone thinks is pretty damn disrespectful to all the guys who are working their ass off on this thread to run new PRs. "

          JMac11


          Milkman

             this was very funny! It captures the ridiculousness and the dramatic nature of the original statement below very well!

             

             

            "Hello fellow humans! Let me explain this joke to you that everyone else clearly got. I, too, have a sense of humor!"

             

            Ugh Flavio you got me on the link. Well done. 

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

             

            Next Race: Brooklyn Half (5/21)

              You guys are losing me. I'm having to Google alot of this like boourns and let's go Brandon.

              Can't we just worry about important things in life like a good steak and beer ?

               

              Somebody post their weeklies and get this thread back on track.

              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 "      

               

                My week. Includes 2 days abs, 2 days squats and deadlifts, 5 days upper body, and 4 surfs 🏄‍♀️

                 

                Weekly for period: From: 25/10/2021 To 31/10/2021

                Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                in m
                25/10 Morning Run 8.10 13.03 01:05:26 08:05 05:01 4
                27/10 Morning Run 6.35 10.22 00:50:08 07:54 04:54 15
                28/10 Evening Run 5.91 9.52 00:48:03 08:08 05:03 2
                30/10 Morning Run 5.00 8.04 00:37:20 07:28 04:39 17
                31/10 Morning Run 6.32 10.17 00:50:14 07:57 04:56 2

                Total distance: 50.98km

                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 "      

                 

                Marky_Mark_17


                  Piwi - nice job on the running and 'ocean cross training'.  Do you need a decent wetsuit for surfing at the moment?  I'm guessing it's still pretty cold.

                   

                  Me - another decent week of training.  Felt a bit crap earlier in the week, possibly the humidity or possibly a bit shattered from battling some pretty horrible weather last weekend.  Saturday's track session was solid though, always a good sign when the faster you go, the better you feel.

                   

                  In the absence of anything else to do, I'm gonna start building artist playlists for my long runs.  This Sunday was Filter (and no, it wasn't Hey Man Nice Shot on repeat x40).  It's a good way of revisiting artists who have a deep enough back catalogue that you can find a couple of hours worth of all killer, no filler.

                   

                  Weekly for period: From: 25/10/2021 To 31/10/2021

                  Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                  in m
                  25/10 That run where Labour Weekend is clearly determined to preserve its reputation of being wet and miserable 6.84 11.01 00:49:42 07:16 04:31 80
                  26/10 That run where some days you just gotta dig it in 7.01 11.28 00:44:59 06:25 03:59 99
                  27/10 That run where it’s been 2.5 months, 10 degrees C and probably 900km or so… but it’s good to be back 11.06 17.79 01:09:32 06:17 03:55 43
                  28/10 That run with more soup 8.71 14.01 01:03:42 07:19 04:33 102
                  30/10 That run where it was dry and calm at the track for the first time in aaaaaaaaaages 9.00 14.47 00:53:43 05:58 03:43 131
                  31/10 That run where the playlist was Filter 14.33 23.05 01:43:24 07:13 04:29 262

                  Total distance: 91.62km

                  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: Southern Lakes HM, 7 May, 1:12:42 (May-22)

                  Up next: Auckland 10km Road Champs, 20 August

                  "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                  SteveChCh


                  Hot Weather Complainer

                    piwi - Sounds like you're living the good life at the moment!  It really is a great spot, where you live.

                     

                    Mark - Nice week.  I only really know Take a Picture, which is a magnificent song.

                     

                    Good week for me with the 10km tempo going really well.  I'm easing off now as I taper into race week.  I really don't see how Christchurch doesn't go into level 3 in the next few days, which would wipe out the race.  But since this is the last hope, I will do a time trial if it's cancelled so it's race week for me either way.

                     

                    I've not been feeling great all week, with a fuzzy head and tiredness which I assume is from blacking out last Sunday.  From Wednesday I've also had a sore throat and cough and then yesterday added an upset stomach to the mix.  It's all pretty mild though and didn't seem to impact running too much so hopefully I can get back to 100% and head into race weekend feeling good.  The forecast for race day really couldn't be much better for early November - light winds and a maximum temperature of only 18C (64F) which hopefully means it will be 10-12C at race time.  I still prefer colder but I can't ask for much better than that at this time of the year.

                     

                    Weekly for period: From: 25/10/2021 To 31/10/2021

                    Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                    in m
                    25/10 Warm up 0.31 0.50 00:03:07 10:03 06:14 2
                    25/10 70 mins easy pace in Kaikoura 9.08 14.61 01:11:40 07:54 04:54 16
                    27/10 Warm up 0.33 0.53 00:03:14 09:48 06:06 0
                    27/10 70 mins incl. 10km tempo (41:41) 10.01 16.11 01:10:34 07:03 04:23 10
                    28/10 Recovery 5.53 8.90 00:46:29 08:24 05:13 17
                    29/10 Warm up 0.28 0.46 00:02:46 09:53 06:01 0
                    29/10 Easy 8km 5.11 8.22 00:40:07 07:51 04:53 12
                    30/10 Warm up 0.29 0.46 00:02:48 09:39 06:05 0
                    30/10 14km incl. 4km @ HMP 8.74 14.07 01:04:43 07:24 04:36 19
                    31/10 Recovery 4.06 6.54 00:35:30 08:45 05:26 10

                    Total distance: 70.40km

                    Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                    Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

                    Race plan:  Wellington Half Marathon June 19, 2022 (likely marathon tempo session). Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

                    Marky_Mark_17


                      Steve - random thought, but do you think the bit where you smacked your jaw could've given you a concussion?  I remember a friend copped an unexpected shove in the back when playing hockey a few years back, he got a concussion (no direct contact with the head) and had similar symptoms in terms of fuzzy head and fatigue.  Anyways good job on that 10km tempo workout and the rest of your week.  Keeping fingers crossed for you over the next few days.

                      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: Southern Lakes HM, 7 May, 1:12:42 (May-22)

                      Up next: Auckland 10km Road Champs, 20 August

                      "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                      SteveChCh


                      Hot Weather Complainer

                        It's possible, and I did say on the day I'd keep an eye out for signs.  If it is, it's very mild - I've been concussed a few times and it was pretty horrific.

                        Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                        Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

                        Race plan:  Wellington Half Marathon June 19, 2022 (likely marathon tempo session). Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

                        watsonc123


                          Steve and Mark - nice weeks.

                           

                          My week was good, like Steve I'm one week out from my half, which should go ahead.   And the long range forecast is pretty good, low 9 C with high 16C, some rain, and mild southeasterlies (much better than the northerly).

                          Weekly for period: From: 25/10/2021 To 31/10/2021

                          Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                          in m
                          26/10 Evening Run 4.39 7.06 00:39:54 09:05 05:39 11
                          27/10 Evening Run 4.41 7.09 00:37:15 08:27 05:15 9
                          28/10 Evening Run - Incl. 10 * (4:00 Tempo & 1:00 Easy) Intervals 8.85 14.24 01:01:37 06:58 04:20 21
                          29/10 Afternoon Run 4.99 8.02 00:39:33 07:56 04:56 13
                          30/10 Afternoon Run 7.23 11.63 00:59:06 08:10 05:05 26
                          31/10 Lunch Run - Incl 3 (2.5km Steady & 1km Easy) 9.95 16.01 01:17:45 07:49 04:51 17

                          Total distance: 64.06km

                          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)

                          watsonc123


                            Keen - put my aim down for next week, as 1:27:30.

                            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)

                            flavio1980


                            Intl. correspondent

                              Piwi - Nice work with the strength training. Last week I did the deadlift with roughly 30kg, super mediocre but you gotta start somewhere.

                               

                              Mark - It’s been so long I forgot you’re still locked down. I remember how tough those last few weeks were, when I started running laps of 40m at the parking space behind the building to remain sane.

                               

                              me - I'm still recovering from the many injuries sustained during the marathon. Last week I had a few back issues, the poor physiotherapist was shocked. I still have a left achilles issue (really all left posterior chain) but that is a known issue so I'm not as concerned as I know eventually it will pass. Back issues, however, worry me very much and they're thankfully slowly subsiding.

                              I hope to have a string of pain free runs in the next few weeks so I can restart my training. So far I still have pain in the left achilles that bothers me specially when going uphill.

                              I will say though it's so nice to run without any commitment, just enjoying the run.

                              Weekly for period: From: 25/10/2021 To 31/10/2021

                              Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                              in m
                              25/10 Strength            
                              26/10 Morning Run 4.23 6.80 00:35:22 08:22 05:12 113
                              27/10 Strength            
                              28/10 Morning Run 2.49 4.01 00:20:35 08:16 05:08 49
                              29/10 Strength            
                              30/10 AM Morning Run 4.24 6.81 00:38:55 09:11 05:43 104
                              30/10 PM Rick Rolling Jmac            
                              31/10 Long Run 😂 5.84 9.40 00:47:06 08:04 05:01 85

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

                              Up next: Portuguese National Master champs 1500m 2022-06-18

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                                Steve yes its a bit too nice here hence the distractions. If I lived in Christchurch I'd probably run more . Nice job on that 10k tempo.

                                 

                                Mark water was 13c about 4 weeks ago but now over 17c. It's fine with a decent 4/3mm wetsuit. Wind chill makes a difference. In summer water gets to about 21c and boardshorts and a rash shirt suffice.

                                Nice week. That humidity was a shock to the system.

                                 

                                Watson you didn't like my week 😒 

                                Looking forward to your half. A 1.27 would be a big success after your injury woes this year.

                                 

                                Flavio wow that marathon really did a number on you.

                                TBH my deadlifts and squats only have 35kgs on as I don't have more weights 🙃 but I do a few reps. I have a mate who puts up Instagram vids of him squatting over 200kgs which makes me feel pathetic 

                                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 "