Sub 1:30 Half Marathon 2021 Edition (Read 446 times)

darkwave


Mother of Cats

     

    The Saucony Kinvara has been my staple shoe for like 4 years now but the 12's are just way too firm for everyday use (like, racing flat firm), and the only time I've felt comfortable in them has been track workouts. 

     

    Interesting.  I like a firm shoe.  Is the Kinvara low stack still?  Or puffed up like everything else?

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    Marky_Mark_17


       

      Interesting.  I like a firm shoe.  Is the Kinvara low stack still?  Or puffed up like everything else?

       

      I think the overall stack height is around 5mm greater than the Kinvara 11 (which makes the firmness even weirder).  I found they beat my quads up a lot on road surfaces but I can live with them on the track.  If you like firm shoes, you may well enjoy them!

      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: Run the Point 10k, 27 Nov, 35:00, 1st overall

      Up next: Speights West Coaster, 10 Dec

      "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

      zebano


        I'm assuming the Kiwis are talking about crickets. Or croquet. Or wicketing crickets with flat bats. Or something. Go team!

        You jest but one of my twins is a huge Croquet fan, it's his favorite part about visiting Grandma. Of course I don't think it's actually the croquet, it's that she lets him set up the course however he wants and we  end up playing over/under/through various obstacles 

         

         

        I'm with Mar. Just get sick now better safe than sorry. Have you decided which marathon you're going to run? Good luck with the 10k, you're not sick you've just got the taper madness (that was the point of the weak 80mpw wasn't it?).

         

         

        Mark  That's a shame about the Kinvara 12, I've put almost 350 miles on my 11s in just 3 months  wearing them mostly for easy runs. I'd like them more but the toebox isn't ideal. It looks like I can still score some for around $60 so I may nab a second set since my Altra Torins are twice that price. .

        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

          Zebano - "Croquet" played that way can be some goofy fun.

           

          It's mostly likely that I'll run CIM, but I'm going to make the final decision regarding which marathon to run very late - I have until the end of the month to cancel my room reservations in Tucson without cost.
          It's possible I've largely fought off the bug DD3 picked up (and seems to have passed to DW), but I'm hoping to give the 10k all I have at the moment.
          My issue with this weekend is that the final schedule for DD1s soccer tournament is out. No conflicts at all on Saturday, but we have to leave the house around 6:15am on Sunday to get to her first game that day. ~2.5 hours for my planned long run and that has me getting up and hitting the road at WAY too early. I might swap the race for the LR, or I might just suck it up. We'll see.

           

           

          There's a big conversation on Slack going on at work over the Pakistan vs Australia cricket game.

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

           

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          SteveChCh


          Hot Weather Complainer

            CK - It's great you've got options.  Is Tucson as good as CIM for fast course and potential weather?

             

            Australia won and will play New Zealand in the final on Sunday - one of the Pakistan players dropped a catch which likely would have won them the match and then Australia blasted 3 sixes to win...in baseball terms it's like dropping a fly ball in the bottom of the ninth and getting hit for a match losing 3 run home run on the next pitch.

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

            Recent Races:   Melbourne Marathon 3:35:03 October 2, 2022, 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:  Christchurch Marathon April 16, 2023, New York Marathon 2024

            Marky_Mark_17


              Zebano - I find the Kinvara toebox super comfy but that's probably helped by the fact I size them up slightly to account for my feet being a bit wide.  12 is too narrow, 12.5 is perfect but hard to find, so I tend to end up with 13's.

               

              Keen - hurray for free cancellation! That's like the first filter I use on my airbnb searches these days.  All the best for the 10k this weekend if you decide to run it, you're in great form at the moment.

               

              Steve - honestly I'd rather be playing Pakistan.  They're one of those teams that can beat anyone on the day if they get a roll on but the odds on that happening are 1 in 4 at best.  And Conway breaking his hand has to be one of the great brain explosions in recent memory from an NZ cricketer.

               

              Weather still looking pretty crap for tomorrow's 3000m so, while I'll still give it everything, I'm also viewing it more as a tune-up for the club track events, hopefully get another 3000m and a 1500m in before Xmas.  I haven't tested out the Dragonfly spikes yet so I'll just wear the Next's tomorrow night as it's just a group TT so no shoe restrictions.

              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: Run the Point 10k, 27 Nov, 35:00, 1st overall

              Up next: Speights West Coaster, 10 Dec

              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

              CommanderKeen


              Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                Steve - Tucson should be quite good for weather, and is actually a faster course as it's more downhill. That also translates to greater potential for blowing up my quads trying to run fast, but it's still the best option I could find that weekend.


                Mark - Free cancellation absolutely played in on my decision!
                Best of luck in the 3000, regardless of weather.


                Leaning more and more towards running the 10k and then sacrificing a night of sleep.


                Best of luck to the Kiwis against AUS.

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

                 

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                Marky_Mark_17


                  Well, the Athletics Auckland pre-Xmas schedule just got released and the first meet of the season next Sat (20th) has a 3000m so I guess this Sat really is a warm-up for that!  Helpfully it's at the local track about 10 mins from my house as well (and at least at this stage the weather forecast is looking considerably better than tomorrow's forecast!).

                  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: Run the Point 10k, 27 Nov, 35:00, 1st overall

                  Up next: Speights West Coaster, 10 Dec

                  "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                  watsonc123


                    Yeah, I was hoping Pakistan would win.  I watched the full replay this morning and was pretty disappointed in the end.  Conway breaking his hand is a big blow.

                     

                    Batting second is a big advantage in this tournament so winning the toss is rather important.

                    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), full 3:13:55 (Sep 2022)

                    SteveChCh


                    Hot Weather Complainer

                      I’d rather play Pakistan too because of their propensity to choke, but I’d rather beat Australia.

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

                      Recent Races:   Melbourne Marathon 3:35:03 October 2, 2022, 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:  Christchurch Marathon April 16, 2023, New York Marathon 2024

                      Mikkey


                      Mmmm Bop

                        I was never a cricket fan until Ben Stokes appeared...what a legend. 👍

                         

                        https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/48983890.amp

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

                        CommanderKeen


                        Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                          Mark - Best of luck in the 3000m.

                           

                          I made some adjustment to my weekend plans after talking it over with my coach. Maybe a slightly longer warmup than originally planned, but still racing the 10k as hard as I can and then a long cooldown. No LR Sunday, just whatever recovery run I can get, so I won't hit quite the mileage I planned for to begin with, but it'll work just fine.

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

                           

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                          darkwave


                          Mother of Cats

                            Good luck Marky_Mark and CK!!!!

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                            Marky_Mark_17


                              Thanks all.  I'm actively considering whether to wear the Dragonfly spikes instead given it's likely to rain more or less all day until the race.  I'll probably take both them and the VF's to the track and then make a call based on how wet the track looks.

                               

                              I realise I may be inviting bad luck by "racing" in shoes I have never worn until now but it is a TT and a hit-out before next week's actual race!

                              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: Run the Point 10k, 27 Nov, 35:00, 1st overall

                              Up next: Speights West Coaster, 10 Dec

                              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                              SteveChCh


                              Hot Weather Complainer

                                One of the better NZ cricketers and helped England win* a match by 0 runs

                                 

                                I was never a cricket fan until Ben Stokes appeared...what a legend. 👍

                                 

                                https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/48983890.amp

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

                                Recent Races:   Melbourne Marathon 3:35:03 October 2, 2022, 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:  Christchurch Marathon April 16, 2023, New York Marathon 2024