Competitive Jerks Racing and Training - 2023 (Read 497 times)

Running Problem


Problem Child

    1:36:58 !!!!!! And no stops at the porta potty

     

    NICE!!

    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 55.2

    5k18:xx | Marathon 2:55:22

    darkwave


    Mother of Cats

      Last but not least Re: GPS watches: I have a strong feeling that Garmin is going the way of Nokia.

       

      Doesn't Microsoft have to buy them first?

       

       

      Andy - congrats!!!

      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.

      Fishyone


        1:36:58 !!!!!! And no stops at the porta potty

         

        Well Done Andy!! love to see the PRs rolling in.

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

        Marky_Mark_17


          Well done Andy.

           

          My week was (loosely) a recovery week but was only really that in the sense that mileage was a little lighter, as it ended up with a lot of surprisingly quick efforts.  Little bit sluggish at the start of the week but was feeling good from Wed on, and Thursday's steady run was surprisingly fast and comfortable with a workout in the legs from the day prior.  Couple more weeks to build then it's Waterfront HM, hopefully the enjoyable autumn conditions continue.

           

          Weekly for period: From: 06/03/2023 To 12/03/2023

          <caption>Weekly Grid</caption>
          Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
          in m
          06/03 That run where it was Monday again 5.16 8.31 00:38:23 07:26 04:37 15
          07/03 That run where “share the path” is apparently still a difficult concept for some 8.31 13.37 00:55:54 06:44 04:11 29
          08/03 That run where there ain’t no shambles like an Auckland Transport shambles 8.71 14.01 00:52:49 06:04 03:46 31
          09/03 That run where there was another game of chicken with a cyclist on the alleged shared path 8.73 14.05 00:56:54 06:31 04:03 42
          11/03 That run with a hedgehog in the moonlight 🦔 8.87 14.27 00:53:34 06:02 03:45 88
          12/03 That run with the mystery of the disappearing roadkill 13.21 21.26 01:33:24 07:04 04:24 208

          Total distance: 85.26km (52.99 imperial three-legged stoats)

          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: Xterra Riverhead, 3 Sept, got super muddy.

          Up next: Devonport HM, 1 Oct, goal: course PB.

          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

          DavePNW


            1:36:58 !!!!!! And no stops at the porta potty

             

            Boom! Nice work!!

            Dave

            mmerkle


              1:36:58 !!!!!! And no stops at the porta potty

               

              Righteous! No bathroom breaks is the way to go. You're not hardcore unless you live hardcore.

              SteveChCh


              Hot Weather Complainer

                Andy - Congrats!  Looking forward to hearing how it played out.

                 

                My week was a mixed bag.  I had the midweek failed workout but then had a pretty good "Key session" yesterday.  2 x 50 mins of race pace, ended up being 10.8k in each block.  After the first hour it warmed up significantly.  It was probably around 20C with high sun and no wind for most of the run, which is higher than I'd like for a hard workout or race.  I lost a lot of fluid and thought I detected cramp with 10 mins left of the second block but it didn't come on.  I definitely felt like I was working hard.  It would have been about a 104km week if not for the shortened Wednesday run but my coach told not to care about numbers and milestones so I won't...

                 

                Weekly for period: From: 06/03/2023 To 12/03/2023

                <caption>Weekly Grid</caption>
                Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                in m
                06/03 Warm up 0.33 0.54 00:03:19 10:03 06:09 0
                06/03 Easy med long 8.99 14.47 01:16:01 08:27 05:15 12
                08/03 Warm up 0.32 0.51 00:03:12 10:00 06:16 0
                08/03 Broken Tempo: 6, 8, 3 9.05 14.56 01:13:17 08:06 05:02 9
                09/03 Recovery 7.55 12.15 01:13:11 09:42 06:01 17
                10/03 Warm up 0.34 0.55 00:03:28 10:12 06:18 0
                10/03 Easy hour with 6 x 15 seconds strides 7.13 11.47 01:00:44 08:31 05:18 11
                11/03 Warm up 0.34 0.54 00:03:29 10:15 06:27 0
                11/03 Long run incl. 2 x 50 mins @ MP 20.10 32.34 02:35:44 07:45 04:49 37
                12/03 Recovery hour 6.42 10.33 01:01:19 09:33 05:56 14

                Total distance: 97.46km

                5km: 18:40 9/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:34:49 6/23

                 

                Upcoming Races:

                Christchurch Marathon April 21, 2024

                flavio1980


                Intl. correspondent

                  Dave - Apple is Apple in this comparison heh, they're doing to Garmin the same they did to Nokia.
                  Nokia rested on their laurels, ignored the touch screen trend and died a slow death.
                  Garmin is innovating but I feel like they won't ever be able to adopt something like Wear OS out of pride.
                  And the thing is that the "serious runner market" is much smaller than we think.
                  When Apple and Google come around with true smart watches that can hail Ubers, pay the bill with NFC or do turn by turn navigation in google maps, and whatever other wizardry they can pull with AI, the entire new generation of runners will probably prefer that and won't even hear about Garmin.

                  Andy - Spectacular! A PR by over 3 minutes though we knew that already didn't we since you were breaking PRs in training recently 😎

                  DW - LOL that whole episode where Microsoft bought Nokia was quite funny.

                   

                  me - I took on way more elevation than I should on a recovery week, but despite being super tired I suppose it might help me on the long run with extra muscular endurance.

                  Weekly for period: From: 03/06/2023 To 03/12/2023

                  <caption>Weekly Grid</caption>
                  Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                  in ft
                  03/07 70' E 8.22 13.23 01:10:00 08:31 05:17 564
                  03/08 60'E + 8x10s uphill strides 7.06 11.36 01:02:00 08:47 05:27 495
                  03/09 70'E 8.39 13.50 01:10:01 08:21 05:11 696
                  03/11 70'E 8.53 13.73 01:10:01 08:12 05:06 761
                  03/12 90' Long Run 10.70 17.22 01:30:00 08:25 05:14 853

                  Total distance: 42.91mi

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

                  Up next: 

                  2023-10-01 - Köln half marathon

                  2023-12-03 - Valencia Marathon

                  Tool to generate Strava weekly

                  darkwave


                  Mother of Cats

                    Dave - Apple is Apple in this comparison heh, they're doing to Garmin the same they did to Nokia.
                    Nokia rested on their laurels, ignored the touch screen trend and died a slow death.
                    Garmin is innovating but I feel like they won't ever be able to adopt something like Wear OS out of pride.
                    And the thing is that the "serious runner market" is much smaller than we think.
                    When Apple and Google come around with true smart watches that can hail Ubers, pay the bill with NFC or do turn by turn navigation in google maps, and whatever other wizardry they can pull with AI, the entire new generation of runners will probably prefer that and won't even hear about Garmin.

                     

                    I'm not saying that you're wrong, but I do think that one big distinction between Garmin and Nokia is that the word "Garmin" has become a generic term.  We don't say "sportswatch," we say "Garmin."  In the same way that we use "Google" when we mean "search the internet" or "Xerox" when we mean "make a paper copy."  Nokia never hit that level of ubiquity.  

                    OTOH, a brand name become generic doesn't guarantee long term market dominance (see: Xerox) and sometimes the brand can lose its trademark protection as a result.

                     

                    And I think you make a really good point about how small our "serious runner" cohort is.  We're really not as valuable as we think we are.

                    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.

                    Running Problem


                    Problem Child

                      18:21

                      3.10mi

                      5:55.3, 5:56.8, 5:56.1, 33.3 (5:20/mi pace kick). 

                      not enough room at the finish to get a full 5k.

                       

                      First place REGISTERED Male 30-39 and since I left my bib at home I don’t get the age group award which is sad since I may never have another opportunity to have a first place at this race again, and showing off the age group award would feel cooler than a Boston jacket at the Sunday Runday group. 

                      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 55.2

                      5k18:xx | Marathon 2:55:22

                      darkwave


                      Mother of Cats

                        Flavio - nice post-PR week.  I don't think the elevation is a bad thing on a recovery week - forces you to allocate the work among different muscles.

                         

                        Steve - your coach is very wise.  That Saturday run was very nice.

                         

                        Marky_Mark - I see a lot of multi-use path conflict in your week.  Training-wise, it's always good to finish the week feeling better than you started.

                         

                        ***

                        My week:

                        53 miles running, 1000 yards swimming and 3 hours pool-running.

                        M: 90 minutes pool-running.
                        T: Upper body weights/core and 8 miles easy (9:24) plus drills (no strides).
                        W: Streaming yoga and 10 miles easy (9:19) plus drills and hill sprints.
                        Th: 90 minutes pool-running and upper body weights/core.
                        F: 10 miles, including a short track workout of 3200, 1600 in 14:04 (7:07/6:57) and 6:44 with 5:15 jog in between. Followed with leg strengthwork and 500 yards recovery swimming.
                        Sa: Streaming yoga and 10 miles easy (8:54), plus drills and strides.
                        Su: 14 miles progressive, split as first 5 miles averaging 9:07 pace, next 4 miles averaging 7:49 pace, next 5 miles averaging 7:27 pace, plus a mile cooldown. Followed with injury prevention work and 500 yards recovery swimming.

                         

                        The first half of the week was recovery from Sunday's half-marathon, and then I reintroduced some faster running. I also shifted full time to wearing a big toe spacer for all my runs, including workouts.  (hat tip to Flavio for mentioning toe separators - my PT had the same idea, but she wants me to wear full toe separators when NOT running, and only a big toe spacer when I do run.)

                         

                        Wearing the big toe spacer requires some adjustment - it feels like a rock in each shoe between my big and second toes. But running with it feels great - I feel much more stable when I run, especially when I push off. And I'm running faster for the same effort - not surprising since I essentially have better wheels to pair with my engine.

                        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.

                        darkwave


                        Mother of Cats

                          18:21

                          3.10mi

                          5:55.3, 5:56.8, 5:56.1, 33.3 (5:20/mi pace kick). 

                          not enough room at the finish to get a full 5k.

                           

                          First place REGISTERED Male 30-39 and since I left my bib at home I don’t get the age group award which is sad since I may never have another opportunity to have a first place at this race again, and showing off the age group award would feel cooler than a Boston jacket at the Sunday Runday group. 

                           

                          Very nice job, even with the short course.  3 sub-6:00 miles in a row was the goal, right?

                           

                          Did you run without a bib?

                          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.

                          JMac11


                          RIP Milkman

                             

                            Very nice job, even with the short course.  3 sub-6:00 miles in a row was the goal, right?

                             

                            Did you run without a bib?

                             

                            By piecing together the Strava story, it seems like it didn’t register?

                             

                            Either way, this definitely meets the goal even with a short course as the goal was sub 6:00 total. Given your current PR is a 19:35, I think we can safely say you would have gotten a PR either way 

                            5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:14:57 (5/22)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                             

                            Next Race: NYC Half (3/19)

                             

                            Running Problem


                            Problem Child

                               

                              Very nice job, even with the short course.  3 sub-6:00 miles in a row was the goal, right?

                               

                              Did you run without a bib?

                               

                              Yup. Left it at home and the race had no extras.

                              yup goal was 5:57/mi and 5:55 was my personal‘don’t go faster’ limit today for fear of blowing up.

                              It’s not short by enough for me to not count it since the honest truth is I could have maintained it another few seconds.  Maybe I’ll find out if it’s certified.

                               

                              https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/10682295845

                               

                               

                              edit: course NOT certified.  Maybe I should push the race director to GET it certified since they could just move the official start line back enough to make it count, and it probably wouldn’t be in the way of the finish kick.   You cross the start line 90 degrees from

                              the direction you go out

                              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 55.2

                              5k18:xx | Marathon 2:55:22

                              JMac11


                              RIP Milkman

                                 

                                I'm not saying that you're wrong, but I do think that one big distinction between Garmin and Nokia is that the word "Garmin" has become a generic term.  We don't say "sportswatch," we say "Garmin."  In the same way that we use "Google" when we mean "search the internet" or "Xerox" when we mean "make a paper copy."  Nokia never hit that level of ubiquity.  

                                OTOH, a brand name become generic doesn't guarantee long term market dominance (see: Xerox) and sometimes the brand can lose its trademark protection as a result.

                                 

                                And I think you make a really good point about how small our "serious runner" cohort is.  We're really not as valuable as we think we are.

                                 

                                I really don’t think Garmin is going that way. If anything, their revenue has done very well in the past few years in the fitness segment, even as so many other competitors have entered the market.

                                 

                                Also - don’t forget Garmin has a big space in both aviation and marine. Nobody is flying their plane with Apple equipment.

                                5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:14:57 (5/22)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                                 

                                Next Race: NYC Half (3/19)