Sub 1:30 Half Marathon 2021 Edition (Read 258 times)

Running Problem


Problem Child

     

    RP - are you the accountant? Cause we're going to need someone to tally doctors on the credit column and lawyers on the debit column...

     

    No. I recalle JMac saying he is into finance and I THOUGHT he was a CPA however I could be assuming that due to "he is into finances and  golfs a lot." There IS a CPA in the Sunday run group.

    I work for air pollution control for the state. I hate my boss and office, and I was just assigned a NEW boss. Spoiler alert: This new boss is the #1 reason I left compliance and entered permitting. In my dream world I get a new job from my interview next week.

     

    dwave I thought rovatti was in the medical field?

    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.

    JMac11


    Taper Czar

      Don't confuse actuaries and accountants. Neither side will be happy about that.

       

      We need to start a business. I think we have pretty much every profession. I expect Piwi to provide manual security though, I don't want any of this new age stuff.

      5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

       

      Next Race: Whatever COVID-19 will allow me to run 

      Marky_Mark_17


        Don't confuse actuaries and accountants. Neither side will be happy about that.

         

        Definitely not.  I do business valuation, and one of my friends knows that the best way to wind me up is to call me an accountant.

        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: Debut XC season (at age 40)

        "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

         

        flavio1980


        King of pastries

          Wait so we have two accountants, Mark and Jmac?

          PRs: 1500m 4:54 (2019) 3K 10:34 (2019) 5K 17:56.7 (2021) 9.86K 36:40 (2020) HM 1:21:59 (2021)

          Up next: ????

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          flavio1980


          King of pastries

            I've spent a little time on ahotu marathons yesterday looking up races for the second semester.

            It felt good looking up at past races, results.

            One very interesting event is the 3 countries marathon. It starts in Germany, the goes into Austria, does a small loop on a tiny swiss town and then back into Austria for a finish into a stadium with a lap on the track. The landscape looks gorgeous.

            It's at the beginning of October as well, it should be before the next Covid season.

            Marathon, half and 10k events.

            It all sounds super cool

            PRs: 1500m 4:54 (2019) 3K 10:34 (2019) 5K 17:56.7 (2021) 9.86K 36:40 (2020) HM 1:21:59 (2021)

            Up next: ????

            Tool to generate Strava weekly

            Running Problem


            Problem Child

               

              Definitely not.  I do business valuation, and one of my friends knows that the best way to wind me up is to call me an accountant.

               

              Why didn't you tell us GameStop was worth millions of dollars a few months ago? I was 'uh....counting" on you. 

               

              Flavio yeah the way I read it is two accountants. One can check the other so it's built in redundancy. I'll be the part of the business responsible for making bad decisions and getting the stuff no one else really likes.

               

              Local 5k/10k is going on this weekend. Separate races on separate days. No finish line anything. staggered starting times too. It is being run on a popular multiuse path. I see this as a "why would I pay money to run a 6.2 mile run on Saturday?" Maybe sometime between April and November I'll be able to run an official race nearby, but with positivity rates going up and with changing was of measuring cases. At least we have an outline of what is required to get back to how we did things in 2019 and 2018.

              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.

              zebano


                 Flavio - That marathon sounds really awesome.... at least as awesome as a road marathon can sound anyways.

                 

                I think I'm letting my run streak die today. I ran a hard workout yesterday morning then went for a swim over lunch where I felt fine and opted to do just a little bit of faster work (8x25). I got out of the pool after a mere 1000 yards and my right calf cramped up so hard I had to have someone push the foot back (it was plantarflexed) before the cramp stopped. I limped around all day and I woke up today with a really tight & tender calf and a heel that hurts which I think it plantar fasciitis. Ugg. Race in 8 days and I'm possibly injured. 

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

                  Zebano I would pay good money for a video of you when you cramped up  always an out of control moment.

                  Hope you heal soon.

                   

                  I'm up in Mark land. Did a long run this morning along the waterfront with 25 knots of headwind for the first half. I ran out of waterfront and had to head into the suburbs and was rudely greeted by hills .

                  Nice return leg though with the tailwind.

                  Hotel sucked unfortunately. Loud street and bus stop outside our single glazed room with drunks all night long outside.

                  Changing to another hotel tonight.

                  Good upper body workout yesterday carrying a box of Corona back to the Hotel 🏨

                  50+ PBs -  

                  5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

                  10k 37.21 may 2nd 2021 strava run 82.6 % age grade

                  Half marathon  1.23.30 may 21 

                  " 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


                    Steve - all the best for tomorrow.  Looks like the weather should clear but probably still a little on the warm side.  Have fun!

                    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: Debut XC season (at age 40)

                    "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                     

                    SteveChCh


                    Hot Weather Complainer

                      Thanks Mark. Feeling so relaxed, only nerves are of going too fast. Interesting to see if I get nerves on the start line in a non-race race. It may be good practice to avoid that elevated heart rate I’ve had a few times early in races in the last year.

                      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 (tempo/training run), Wellington Marathon June 27,  Queenstown Half-Marathon November 20

                      watsonc123


                        Steve - good luck.  It does look to warm and windy for you, so good thing you are not trying to PR.

                        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)

                          Have a good one Steve 👍

                          50+ PBs -  

                          5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

                          10k 37.21 may 2nd 2021 strava run 82.6 % age grade

                          Half marathon  1.23.30 may 21 

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

                          Somewhere in between is about right "      

                           

                          JamesD


                          JamesD

                            Hope the half went well, Steve.

                             

                            Groin was inconsistent this week.  Barely felt it at all the first three runs, then felt it suddenly and fairly intensely halfway through on Thursday, but 95% of the soreness went away after 5 seconds and I finished the run fine, then today it was more like my recent normal of brief episodes of mild tightness but nothing particularly worrying.  Otherwise it was a good week.  

                             

                            My Pegasus Turbo 2s are strange (or maybe it’s my legs that are strange).  I like doing treadmill progression runs in them, and possibly because of the fancy foam I have almost no general leg soreness/tiredness afterwards.  However, during the first half of the runs I have brief soreness in lots of different places, including places that don’t usually hurt.  Today I had a minute or so of soreness behind my left knee, then after a while 30 seconds of right Achilles soreness, then later 30 seconds of mild groin soreness, then after a while something else, all in the early part of the run when I was going relatively slowly and easing into it.  Feel fine now.  Have my second covid vaccine Monday and am planning a down week whether or not I have side effects.  

                             

                            Sun - 9.4 miles in park @8:43, last coldish day for 6 months

                            Mon - off

                            Tues - 12.4 in park @8:36

                            Weds - 9.1-11 (1:39) easy on treadmill

                            Thurs - 9.4 easy in park @8:47, groin hurt briefly

                            Fri - off

                            Sat - 10.1-11 (1:39) progression on treadmill

                             

                            Total - 50.4-53.2 miles worth of time/effort, 7 hours 48 minutes 

                            YTD average - probably high 40s/low 50s mpw

                            Post-1987 PRs:  Half 1:30:14 (2019); 10K 39:35 (2019); 5K 19:12 (2017); Mile 5:37.3 (April '20)

                            2021 Goals:  Stay healthy, 40+ mpw, Half<1:30; PR or 80% age-grade at some distance

                              My week

                              Weekly for period: From: 05/04/2021 To 11/04/2021

                              Date Name Distance
                              in km
                              Duration Avg Pace
                              per km
                              Elevation Gain
                              in m
                              05/04/2021 Morning Run with 3 x 2kms 14.02 01:03:58 04:34 8
                              06/04/2021 Morning Run 7.42 00:42:27 05:43 6
                              07/04/2021 Afternoon Run 10.02 00:48:43 04:52 13
                              09/04/2021 Morning Run 12.01 01:00:40 05:03 12
                              10/04/2021 Windy Auckland headwind/tailwind 22.01 01:47:41 04:54 103
                              11/04/2021 Morning Run 15.01 01:21:33 05:26 166

                              Total distance: 80.48km

                              50+ PBs -  

                              5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

                              10k 37.21 may 2nd 2021 strava run 82.6 % age grade

                              Half marathon  1.23.30 may 21 

                              " 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 - another good week.  Sorry I didn't get to join you this morning.  Also you probably hit two of the worst back to back weather days we've had here for quite some time - yesterday was very windy and wet, today is as humid as it's been all summer.  Sorry about that!

                                 

                                James - all the best for the vaccine.  We are way behind here in NZ, still only finishing the rollout to frontline border workers.

                                 

                                Me - Felt like a breakthrough week this week.  My biggest week since last August and the Wednesday workout was the best workout I've run in a long time with a 15km progression finishing with the last 2km at around 10k pace.  Thought I'd feel pretty broken on Thursday after that but managed a nice steady pace there without much trouble.  Even Saturday's track workout turned out OK despite pretty horrible conditions.  I've got a minor niggle floating around my right glute, but only one more big week of training to get through so that should be fine.

                                 

                                Weekly for period: From: 05/04/2021 To 11/04/2021

                                Date Name Distance
                                in km
                                Duration Avg Pace
                                per km
                                Elevation Gain
                                in m
                                05/04/2021 That run where some new fairies have moved into Bomb Point 6.50 00:29:34 04:33 42
                                06/04/2021 That run where it appears we did not leave the humidity in March 15.01 01:03:07 04:12 35
                                07/04/2021 That run where I went looking for, and successfully found, some dark places 17.01 01:02:49 03:42 30
                                08/04/2021 That run which was the last of my 30’s 17.06 01:10:32 04:08 28
                                10/04/2021 That run where I expected a roof, vehicle or small animal to go flying past 13.25 00:49:55 03:46 171
                                11/04/2021 That run where the weather complaining was still not finished for the summer 27.01 02:00:11 04:27 265

                                Total distance: 95.84km

                                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: Debut XC season (at age 40)

                                "CONSISTENCY IS KING"