Competitive Jerks Racing and Training - 2023 (Read 573 times)

SteveChCh


Hot Weather Complainer

    Mick - I’m so old that it’s 10 minutes under ‘BQ’ so it’s probably a borderline BQ. It’s something I’m thinking about given the minuscule chance that a non-NYRR qualifier gets me in. Also a better time of year for me with my study at the moment. NY is right when exams are on.

     

    Flavio - Your training has been great, go get it!

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

     

    2024 Races:

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

    Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024

    Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024

    Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

      Stop been nice to each other we want to see a rivalry 

       

       

       

      No, I think you are doing great! I compared your training to Feb-Mar 2019 and I do not think you are doing much worse now than back then - very impressive. Just do not injure yourself - you are already in great shape!

      Flavio good luck πŸ‘

       

      Mark and you too !

      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 "      

       

      SteveChCh


      Hot Weather Complainer

        Good luck to Mark also

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

         

        2024 Races:

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

        Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024

        Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024

        Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

        JoshWolf


        Part of TLC

          Good luck to Mark also

           

          Sheeet, yes. I forgot (or overlooked) somehow. Shouldn't be too late now (still September 29th here), so - good luck to you as well!

          Don't hurry - next AG will start 2026

          mmerkle


            Two half marathons on deck. Let's go Flavio and Mark! 

            darkwave


            Mother of Cats

              Yes - good luck to both Flavio and Mark!

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              Fishyone


                Go at it Mark and Flavio!

                 

                I'm with Piwi on this one.  That said, it's probably too early for any real "smack talk" 

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

                Marky_Mark_17


                  Cheers all.  Weather here today is pretty horrible - gale force winds, rain and hail, but tomorrow is supposed to be fairly clear with the wind dropping off quite a lot.  It's a pretty hilly course anyway so was never gonna be the quickest.

                  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: Waterfront HM, 7 Apr, 1:15:48

                  Up next: Runway5, 4 May

                  "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                  dktrotter


                  Dorothea

                    So Oct 1 is basically already tomorrow in New Zealand, but we still have a little less than a day before it hits that in Köln. Either way, I may not get another chance to send good wishes before then, so sending them now. Hope you have great races, Flavio and Mark! I anticipate October to start off with one PB and one course PB.

                     

                    Flavio, just wanted to add, it's been great watching your training all summer and through this month. And my note about elevation was more to say that you're working with a great advantage. It's definitely better to train hilly and run flat than the other way around. Viel Spaß!

                    Qualifications: I like to run. In Florida. In the summer. At noon.  

                    Last race: Community 5K, March 2nd. Speed test run with 2 walk breaks. Went pretty well.  

                    flavio80


                    Intl. correspondent

                      Mick - Lisbon will be very hot and muggy at that time of the year (probably between 18c at the start to something like 25c at the end).
                      Even if the temps are slightly lower, the sun rays will get you anyway. And you can bet there will also be wind.
                      I would only recommend it to people want to do a "fun run".
                      Re Eastern European I guess I just need the Adidas suit and the squatting skills to become a Gopnik πŸ˜‚

                       

                      Cal - Khabib's victory over the Irish scumbag was one of the most satisfying moments in MMA history.

                       

                      Dorothea - You are 100% right. I've just run over the bridge and it's got way more incline than I'd thought, but it's nothing compared to the hills I face everyday.

                       

                      Mark - Go get it!

                       

                      me - Thanks all for the well wishes!

                      The weather is way warmer than I expected. I'm gonna race it in my 50UPF t-shirt and cap. My lower back is complaining too.

                      I keep repeating in my head "It's just how taper feels", every 5 minutes. And I'm hoping for some cloud cover.

                      Köln is a very interesting city. It's impressively clean considering it's got over a million people.

                      And to think the city was reduced to rubble only 70 years ago.

                      One thing that impressed me the most is the speed of supermarket cashiers. In Portugal both the cashiers and the people move at a sloth pace 🐌

                      I'm trying to speak some German, and though I can speak quite a bit considering my very limited vocabulary, my brain is very slow to understand what is said to me.

                      So I give up and speak English instead.

                      PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:53 2023 - 10K 37:55 2023 - HM 1:21:59 2021

                      Up next: some 800m race (or time trials) / Also place in the top 20% in a trail race

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                      darkwave


                      Mother of Cats

                        I keep repeating in my head "It's just how taper feels", every 5 minutes.

                         

                        There is truth to this.

                         

                        On another note - JMac  - are you and your family OK?  I saw the coverage of the flooding in Brooklyn.

                        Everyone's gotta running blog; I'm the only one with a POOL-RUNNING blog.

                         

                        And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.

                          Looking forward to a couple great HM results from Mark and Flavio!

                           

                          Tomorrow is the Twin Cities Marathon. I had looked at that one—a month or so ago I found out I had a business trip to Minneapolis the following week, so it would’ve been a free flight. I had already been targeting the race I did 2 weeks ago, but I hadn’t actually registered; I really waffled for a while on which direction to go. You know the choice I made, and even though it worked out pretty well, I’d been having some FOMO ever since. Especially because I really do prefer larger urban races. But as it turns out: weather at the start tomorrow will be 67F and ~90% humidity; high for the day is 84F. No mo FOMO! Oh man did I dodge a bullet there, I would’ve been seriously pissed if I had gone with that race.

                          Dave

                          SteveChCh


                          Hot Weather Complainer

                            Flavio - I feel sluggish without much pop for most of taper week, and usually with some kind of niggle.  Any time I say to my coach I feel a bit flat pre-race he gets excited because he knows it means I'm good to go.

                             

                            Mark - Very nice race this morning, must have been fun hunting down each podium position.

                             

                            me - Light recovery week, and I'm feeling pretty good with where my body is.  Looks like a lot of slow, "boring" running in the weeks and months ahead - I'm okay with that though.  I've done plenty of speed in the last few months and I know what I need to do ahead of April 2024.

                             

                            Weekly for period: From: 25/09/2023 To 01/10/2023

                            <caption>Weekly Grid</caption>
                            Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                            in m
                            27/09 Shakeout 4.60 7.39 00:40:29 08:48 05:29 59
                            28/09 Easy hour 6.94 11.16 01:00:03 08:39 05:23 23
                            29/09 Warm up 0.32 0.51 00:03:05 09:38 06:03 0
                            29/09 Shakeout 5.41 8.71 00:46:13 08:33 05:18 11
                            30/09 Warm up 0.34 0.54 00:03:07 09:10 05:46 0
                            30/09 Easy med long 8.80 14.16 01:15:16 08:33 05:19 26
                            01/10 Warm up 0.31 0.50 00:03:06 10:00 06:12 0
                            01/10 Easy Sunday 6.01 9.66 00:50:43 08:26 05:15 23

                            Totals: Time: 04:42:02 - πŸ¦…Imperial: 32.72 mi - Metric: 52.65 km

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

                             

                            2024 Races:

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

                            Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024

                            Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024

                            Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

                            Marky_Mark_17


                              Pretty decent race this morning, ended up running a course PB by over 2 minutes for 1:18:05, and 2nd place.  I was in a tussle for third around the halfway mark (which I won), and then ran down 2nd around the 14km mark, so overall pretty happy with the effort and I guess I judged the course (and its 8 hills, 2 of which are grass) better than most.  I thought about having a go at first but one of the toughest hills is around 3-4km from the end and he had a minute on me at that point so I didn't think it was worth the risk.

                               

                              If anything I was possibly a little too conservative on the pace on the flat... legs still felt strong at the end despite the hills and I could easily have carried on for another km or two, so I suspect I should have just pushed the pace a little more earlier in the race and maybe tried to stick on the first place runner (not a guy I knew at all so wasn't sure about it at the time!).  At no point did I really hit any dark spots so I'm gonna conclude I wasn't working hard enough haha.  Probably just a habit I got into from the trail series where the trails will humble you if you go out too hard... average HR was about 5bpm lower than it would normally be during a road race so that says something.

                               

                              Legs were a little heavy during race week so I'm wondering if I slightly overdid the workouts last week, albeit I don't think it affected much on the day.

                               

                              Miss 6 ran a PB by over a minute in the kids 2K race as well which was an awesome effort.  We were aiming for under 15 minutes and she ran under 14, so that was a highlight.

                               

                              Next up Omaha HM in 9 weeks.  One of my all time favourite HMs!  It'll be hot, and it's one of the slower flat courses around, but it's great fun.

                               

                              Weekly for period: From: 25/09/2023 To 01/10/2023

                              <caption>Weekly Grid</caption>
                              Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                              in m
                              25/09 That run where it’s race week! 4.18 6.72 00:28:56 06:55 04:18 26
                              26/09 That run with one angry dwarf and 200 solemn faces 6.93 11.14 00:46:28 06:42 04:10 57
                              27/09 That run where armed police at the top of the road was not a great start to the day 6.84 11.01 00:44:53 06:34 04:05 33
                              28/09 That run where that New Bedford Marathon shirt was a long way from home 6.22 10.01 00:39:32 06:21 03:57 28
                              30/09 That run where weather like this tomorrow would make for a character building day 4.36 7.01 00:27:34 06:19 03:56 17
                              01/10 Warm up 0.94 1.51 00:06:24 06:49 04:14 2
                              01/10 Devonport HM 2023 πŸ₯ˆ 13.10 21.08 01:18:05 05:58 03:42 210

                              Totals: Time: 04:31:52 - πŸ¦…Imperial: 42.57 mi - Metric: 68.49 km

                              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: Waterfront HM, 7 Apr, 1:15:48

                              Up next: Runway5, 4 May

                              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                                Nice race Mark, congrats!!

                                Dave