2023 The Waltons: Racing & Training Thread (Read 301 times)

Fredford66


Waltons ThreadLord

    Hi All - been busy with the holidays and family.  Thanks to everyone who extended those kind words about my race win.

     

    Rune - I think you're on the right track to increase running volume gradually.

     

    Steve - Conscious decision to skip the hill repeats, or just didn't happen?  I find it occasionally disconcerting to read about other people dealing with summer conditions right now - it takes my brain a moment to reset and remind myself this is a global group.

     

    Mark - Nice week of running there.

     

    Watson - Nice job on the ParkRun time, especially in the warm weather.

     

    James - Hope the knee keeps improving.

     

    Mick - Nice year in review.  Our total times exercising are not far off, but you're notably faster than I am.  Good luck in your marathon prep.

     

     

    36.9 miles / 59.3 km / 6:18:16 for me last week, including a new ParkRun best, which I credit to finally being able to run the course in less than 64º (18C) while no longer recovering from the marathon.  It was a good rust-breaker for me as I haven't run a hard 5k in quite some time and I have a road 5k coming up on January 1.

     

    Date Workout Type Distance Duration Pace Temp
    12/18/2023   Easy 2.2 mi    24:58 11:24  48
    12/19/2023  6 x 800m/400m Repeats 8.7 mi 1:27:19 10:01  36
    12/21/2023  4 @ HM Pace Pace 7.2 mi 1:09:08   9:37  34
    12/22/2023   Easy 5.1 mi    53:59 10:42  36
    12/23/2023   Easy 1.6 mi    16:49 10:43  34
    12/23/2023

    D&R ParkRun

    Race 5.0 km    25:11   8:07  34
    12/24/2023   Easy 9.0 mi 1:40:52 11:11  43
    5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
    10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

    Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

     

    Fredford66


    Waltons ThreadLord

      For those about to Thread Lord, we salute you.

       

      I started up the 2024 thread while it was on my mind so it would be there when the new year starts.  Feel free to post your 2024 races (and please start each race listing with MM/DD so it's easier for me to copy/past) but otherwise keep posting everything else here for now.

      5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
      10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

      Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

       

      SteveChCh


      Hot Weather Complainer

         

        Steve - Conscious decision to skip the hill repeats, or just didn't happen?  I find it occasionally disconcerting to read about other people dealing with summer conditions right now - it takes my brain a moment to reset and remind myself this is a global group.

         

        Neither - I didn't have them in my plan this week, just noting it was the first time in a month I wasn't heading up the hills on a Saturday which was a nice break.  I have a Sunday long run up there this week though.  I've told my coach I'm right on board with becoming a better strength runner so I have some tough weeks ahead!  Next week is my first down week in 6 though and it's a good sign that I'm not hanging out for it

        5km: 18:34 11/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:34:49 6/23

         

        2024 Races:

        Motorway Half Marathon February 25, 2024 1:29:55

        Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024 1:27:34

        Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024 DNF

        Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

        Half Crazy K 2.0


          Merry Belated Christmas to those who celebrated. My days are so mixed up. Doesn't help that due to the holiday, our usual recycling & trash pick up days also go moved.

           

          My week (mileage game finals since this is way outside my normal running)

          Monday .9 on treadmill (not fixed), 4.4 outside

          Tuesday 4.7

          Wednesday am 6, pm strength + 4 miles

          Thursday 7

          Friday am 6 pm 2.6

          Saturday 11.75

          Sunday rest day

            Hashiritai The spies over here told me you are running Boston this year.  How's the training going?  A cross-thread meet-up would be cool if you're up to it.  16 weeks to go hope your training is going well if you've started!

             

            Fishy - Haha, yeah sure am! Just taking a wee break after a base-building block before starting up again. Boston will be my third marathon, and by far the biggest, so really looking forward to it. Not too fussed about a time but will be training to improve my current PB of 3:17. Definitely be cool to meet up (assuming cross-thread meet-ups are permissible!)

            50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:24:24 (June '23 Road Race) - 10km 37:52 (2022 Local Road Champs) - Track 5km 18:49 (Aug '22) - Perish Run 3:17:42

            2024 Goals: Road/Track 10km Sub 38:00 - 5km Sub 18:30

             

             

            Fishyone


               

              Fishy - Haha, yeah sure am! Just taking a wee break after a base-building block before starting up again. Boston will be my third marathon, and by far the biggest, so really looking forward to it. Not too fussed about a time but will be training to improve my current PB of 3:17. Definitely be cool to meet up (assuming cross-thread meet-ups are permissible!)

               

              LOL!! Great news.  It is a fun race and an experience.  When I arrived at athletes village for my first Boston I took some pictures and described it as "Runnerpalooza" and nirvana for runnergeeks

               

              I will have to confer with Fredford on the permissibility of cross-thread meetups.  As the newly assigned thread dictators I think that we get to set the rules now Maybe they become not only permissible but mandatory!!

              5K 18:36 (2023), 10K 39:40 (2022), 1/2 1:24:37 (2023), full 2:58:36 (2015) 

              Fredford66


              Waltons ThreadLord

                 

                 

                I will have to confer with Fredford on the permissibility of cross-thread meetups.  As the newly assigned thread dictators I think that we get to set the rules now Maybe they become not only permissible but mandatory!!

                 

                Not sure what a cross-thread meet-up is.

                 

                Am I to take it you're threadlord of the competitive discussion for next year?  If so, are congratulations in order, or condolences?

                5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
                10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

                Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

                 

                Half Crazy K 2.0


                   

                  Not sure what a cross-thread meet-up is.

                   

                  Am I to take it you're threadlord of the competitive discussion for next year?  If so, are congratulations in order, or condolences?

                  Are jerks and Waltons able to meet in real life at races? Or us it like oil and water?

                  Fishyone


                    Are jerks and Waltons able to meet in real life at races? Or us it like oil and water?

                     

                    We can only meet in "frendlies"   Absolutely no trash talking allowed

                    5K 18:36 (2023), 10K 39:40 (2022), 1/2 1:24:37 (2023), full 2:58:36 (2015) 

                      Given that Fishy is the new Thread Lord for the Jerks and has suggested an updated title of "The Kinder and Gentler Competitive Jerks Racing and Training 2024", I would suggest that he's a Walton in disguise! (as are most over there actually)

                      50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:24:24 (June '23 Road Race) - 10km 37:52 (2022 Local Road Champs) - Track 5km 18:49 (Aug '22) - Perish Run 3:17:42

                      2024 Goals: Road/Track 10km Sub 38:00 - 5km Sub 18:30

                       

                       

                      Marky_Mark_17


                        Are jerks and Waltons able to meet in real life at races? Or us it like oil and water?

                         

                        I've met quite a few folks across the various threads - Piwi, Watson, Steve, Hashiritai (OK actually just all the kiwis lol).  Piwi and Steve hang out on both threads, albeit they did start here.  To be fair, there's a number of folks on the jerks thread I'd be keen to meet up with if I was ever in the same place as 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: Runway5 / National 5k Champs, 16:22, National Masters AG Champ!

                        Up next: Still working on that...

                        "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                          I have a good chance to meet Watson and Hashiritai now as my daughter moved to Wellington.

                          55+ PBs 5k 18:36 June 3rd TT

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

                          Somewhere in between is about right "      

                           

                            I have a good chance to meet Watson and Hashiritai now as my daughter moved to Wellington.

                             

                            Open invitation to our 8:15 sessions on Saturday morning at Newtown Park track, mate!

                            50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:24:24 (June '23 Road Race) - 10km 37:52 (2022 Local Road Champs) - Track 5km 18:49 (Aug '22) - Perish Run 3:17:42

                            2024 Goals: Road/Track 10km Sub 38:00 - 5km Sub 18:30

                             

                             

                              She lives in Newtown  I once competed at that track in....discus when I was 14

                              55+ PBs 5k 18:36 June 3rd TT

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

                              Somewhere in between is about right "      

                               

                              runethechamp


                                Happy belated Christmas all!

                                 

                                I had a lower than usual volume last week due to some work travel to New Orleans (travel there one day, work and return flight the next), and Christmas preparations at home. But at least I got something done of all my disciplines.

                                 

                                Weekly for period: From: 12/18/2023 To 12/24/2023

                                <caption>Weekly Grid</caption>
                                Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                                in ft
                                12/19 Morning Weight Training 0.00 0.00 00:13:43 00:00 00:00 0
                                12/19 Down to the river 2.87 4.61 00:27:48 09:41 06:02 56
                                12/22 Afternoon Weight Training 0.00 0.00 00:20:07 00:00 00:00 0
                                12/22 Evening Swim 1.11 1.78 00:35:08 31:39 19:44 0
                                12/23 Afternoon Weight Training 0.00 0.00 00:07:03 00:00 00:00 0
                                12/23 Zwift - 6x4' into HC recovery (V2) in Watopia 17.42 28.03 01:03:38 03:39 02:16 1070
                                12/24 Afternoon Run 2.04 3.28 00:21:10 10:23 06:27 102

                                Totals: Time: 03:08:37 - 🦅Imperial: 22.33 mi - Metric: 35.93 km

                                 

                                I probably have one more workout of each left this week, but here are my approximate annual stats so far:

                                 

                                Total time working out: 268 hours, 215 active days

                                 

                                Swimming: 212,000 yards (120 miles)

                                 

                                Bike riding: 1,726 miles (not very impressive, many of you have run farther)

                                 

                                Running: 260 miles (also pretty weak)

                                 

                                Let's see where it goes next year!

                                5k: 20:32 (1/17)  |  HM: 1:34:37 (2/18)  |  FM: 3:31:37 (3/18)

                                 

                                Getting back into it