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

flavio1980


Intl. correspondent

     

    All hail the supreme leader.

     

     

    Well done earning your position by dethroning Keen, we expect you to maintain those high standards next year.

     

    I also enjoy the mile. It's over quickly and recovery is excellent. That's why I raced a beer mile last weekend, it's the ultimate in slacking off during the offseason.

     

     

    FWIW i'm not so sure I'm really moving all that much weight relative to bodyweight (PS 1 pound is less weight than 1 KG Wink ) . That said, power cleans are a lot of fun and if you're confident in your form, everyone should try them.

     

    So much win in that post 👏👏👏

     

    FWIW we're all weaklings when compared to the Carola Garras of the world. But you're dead lifting more than your own body weight which is excellent especially considering you're also running many hours in a week. And you've been very consistent about it, that sub 40 10k is coming soon.

    I will say though that a sub 5 mile is your most difficult lifetime target, followed by the sub 3 marathon.

    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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    Running Problem


    Problem Child

       

      me - I'll throw my hat in the ring for thread supreme leader next year. If selected:

      - it will be mandatory to address me as "Supreme Leader"

      - I'll be grading your weeklies. If a PR is in there +5 points. If no strength training is listed -5 points. Running races in costume +20 points. Weather complaining +5 points, but if it's 18 degrees celsius then it's -10 points instead.

      Listing random Maori names as if everybody knows those places earns +7 points

      Starting a flame war over what's easy pace earns +15 points.

       

      How many points for photos eating Acai bowls, or Chipotle?

      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 54.9

      5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07

      flavio1980


      Intl. correspondent

         

        How many points for photos eating Acai bowls, or Chipotle?

        Açaí bowls = +100 points

        Chipotle/Burger/Pizza = +5 points

        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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          Excellent Flavio and thanks to Keen for running the thread this year.

          I may fire up again next year. I've given up predicting what I will be motivated to do, as it swings around alot each year.

          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 "      

           

            I had to Google Acai bowl Flavio.

            Here's one and it even has a Maori name in there 

            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 "      

             

            SteveChCh


            Hot Weather Complainer

              Most of us are used to living under tyranny by now so I welcome our very own Bolsonaro.

               

              Unbelievably, any weather complaining from me this week will be about it being too cold and wet in summer...normal service will resume next week.

               

              My first 3 months in 2022 will be marathon training so I'll probably do some cross posting, although given the unhealthy obsession some over there have with this thread it may not be required   I hope they get the help that they need.

               

              Future Supreme Leader - You may need to update your tool to grab strength training entries from Strava to give us lazy people a chance at maximum points.

              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

              Running Problem


              Problem Child

                My marathon race report is on Strava, and the Sub 3 thread for those who aren’t aware.

                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 54.9

                5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07

                Marky_Mark_17


                  All hail the pending supreme leader!

                   

                  Also will there be points for Nathan Jones sightings and references?  TBH I think James may have won that competition this year with a sly Nathan Jones reference he threw into one of his earlier posts.  I actually think triathlete Nathan Jones has moved out of Hobsonville Point as I haven't seen him in ages.

                   

                  Also I can't believe I'm beating Steve in the weather complaining stakes.  Another day this morning that was well into problematic dew point territory based on Jmac's metrics, that's now 17 days straight of humid suckage.  Anyway I need to save some weather complaining for drive-by's on the marathon thread next year given Jmac's love of weather complaining.

                   

                  Piwi - comeback!!!!!!!!!

                   

                  Steve - IIRC if you log strength training on Strava, Flavio's tool will capture it.  He had to fix something because I did exactly that like 18 months ago and it made some weird looking numbers.

                   

                   

                  My first 3 months in 2022 will be marathon training so I'll probably do some cross posting, although given the unhealthy obsession some over there have with this thread it may not be required   I hope they get the help that they need.

                   

                  If the overlord of next year's marathon thread was Megatron, I think it's fair to say there'll be a Starscream over there also.

                  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

                    Well that's called my bluff!  I haven't tried to put strength training on there...and I don't think I want to given how it will come across.  I'll just note the routine I do 3 times a week at the start of his reign.

                     

                    To be honest, there's not much to complain about when it comes to running in Christchurch (don't quote this back at me in mid-January when I cook myself on every run).  There will be a few days up around 35C in January and February but if I'm up early enough it should be fine, and evening running in the heat when I finally get back in the office is much easier.  Humidity every day even at lower temperatures is awful.  A string of weather complaining will get a few drive bys over here from JMac since only he runs in tough weather 

                     

                    The ChCh Nathan Jones hasn't been running too much this year - he "only" managed a 1:16 at the Canterbury Half-Marathon on Sunday.

                     

                    I had to google to work out that was a Transformers reference...

                    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

                    JMac11


                    Milkman

                        A string of weather complaining will get a few drive bys over here from JMac since only he runs in tough weather 

                       

                       

                       

                      You didn't finish your sentence. I only run in tough weather on uphill courses that measure long. You better respect your new overlord in the sub 3:00 thread, otherwise you will wear out your welcome VERY quickly and will be relegated back to the inferior fiefdom Flavio is trying to set up over here.

                      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)

                      Marky_Mark_17


                         

                        You didn't finish your sentence. I only run in tough weather on uphill courses that measure long. You better respect your new overlord in the sub 3:00 thread, otherwise you will wear out your welcome VERY quickly and will be relegated back to the inferior fiefdom Flavio is trying to set up over here.

                         

                        It's just like the bat signal.  It really works!

                        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"

                        JMac11


                        Milkman

                           

                          It's just like the bat signal.  It really works!

                           

                          Once a dictator here, always a dictator. My rule was so peaceful and prosperous nobody would ever think of exiling me to Elba

                          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)

                          zebano


                            My marathon race report is on Strava, and the Sub 3 thread for those who aren’t aware.

                             

                            I read your book =)

                             

                            Damn you race well. I saw nothing in your training suggesting that but your splits ... hot damn. Marathon Scott is something else.

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

                            Running Problem


                            Problem Child

                               

                              I read your book =)

                               

                              Damn you race well. I saw nothing in your training suggesting that but your splits ... hot damn. Marathon Scott is something else.

                               

                              Yeah I really doubted myself a lot this year. I had to regain the faith in the things I believe in and take thinking out of the process. Marathon Scott "doesn't fuck around." Especially with CIM.

                              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 54.9

                              5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07

                              flavio1980


                              Intl. correspondent

                                The gym I'm going to has a Xmas challenge up, which consists on doing a series of exercises as fast as possible. They are:

                                20x sumo squat with 12kg/26.4lb kettlebell

                                10x burpees

                                10x plank alternating elbows and hands

                                20s situps

                                10x slam balls with a 4kg ball

                                 

                                I managed 2 minutes 7 seconds, damn it's way harder than it seems. The leader did it in 1'32''

                                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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