Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2020 (Read 554 times)

    Mark exciting stuff, your training has been immaculate.

    At least in Masterton you dont risk getting tired walking around looking at touristy things 

     

    Jmac Haha I like the Satan thing. Where is Mrakers to answer that one. He was a preacher right ?

     

    Flavio I like your confident aggressive approach to racing. It worked perfectly in your 5k.

     

    Watson running back to back halfs will help you. Especially as this one is on a faster course.

    50+ PBs -  

    5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

    10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

    Next race Tauranga city to Surf 11km Nov 1st 2020

    Mount Maunganui half 10k 28th nov 2020

    " 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 Mark, Flavio and Watson.

       

      Great to see such a big race weekend.  I'm going to see a band tonight (Mark I imagine with your taste you may like them... Blindspott) and given the people I'm going with I imagine I'll be feeling a bit worse for wear in the morning but will be thinking of you all.  Go get it.

      PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

      Recent Races:   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

      2020 Planned Races:  Queenstown Half-Marathon, November 21

      Marky_Mark_17


        Steve - nice, as NZ bands go they are pretty decent and it’s not like we’ve got a lot of international bands touring right now. Enjoy!

         

        Piwi - we are going to have a look around the markets this morning then I’m going to sit on my ass and watch TV while my wife takes our daughter for a swim.

         

        JMac - I hear ya on the 10km thing. The very grounding thing about a two lap course is that you know at the start of the second lap you won’t feel as gold as you did at the start of the first lap course which is also going to put things in perspective quite quickly.

        5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

        HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

        Last race: Wairarapa Country Marathon, 11 Oct, 2:41:41 (PB)

        Up next: NZ Road Race Champs (10k), 7 Nov (I hope!)

        "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

          Mark I shouldn't shame Masterton as I'm sure it's a very nice place. When I ran Melbourne we walked all over the place the day before. Small towns in NZ can have a lovely vibe.

           

          Steve enjoy the concert and try and get out for a waddle to clear the hangover tomorrow 

          50+ PBs -  

          5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

          10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

          Next race Tauranga city to Surf 11km Nov 1st 2020

          Mount Maunganui half 10k 28th nov 2020

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

          Somewhere in between is about right "      

           

          watsonc123


            From a holiday perspective, the Wairarapa is a much better option than the Whanganui race Mark was considering.

            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)

            Marky_Mark_17


              We just drove the course. Looks like beautiful running and if anything the two hills are smaller than I thought from the course map.

               

              The Wairarapa area seems nice. Drove through a series of small towns on the way up like Greytown and Carterton with very picturesque main streets and blossoms in full bloom. Our 3 year old thinks Masterton is great as the park in the middle of town has a massive playground and miniature railway.

              5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

              HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

              Last race: Wairarapa Country Marathon, 11 Oct, 2:41:41 (PB)

              Up next: NZ Road Race Champs (10k), 7 Nov (I hope!)

              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

              dpschumacher


              Making a comeback

                Just dropping into say good luck on races. Will be watching for the results. Doing a time trail 10k in 8 days on the road. Life busy with the kids and my wife at work again. Been lurking. Aiming for around 34:00.

                2019 Goal: Run every day Goal: Get to 165 lbs Goal: Get in shape to be able to run 2 marathons in 2020

                2020 Goals:

                5k:16:30

                HM: 1:18:00

                Marathon: 2:45:00

                New 2020 Goal: Actually run a race, any race, just run a real legit race. **Eye Twitching**

                JMac11


                Taper Czar

                  DPS - good to hear from you, was hoping you didn't drop off the face of the Earth.

                   

                  Mark - hills always look easier when you aren't running them deep in a race!

                   

                  Steve - live music, what's that?

                   

                  Me - never really updated my foot situation. It's still bothering me a lot. But I gave up after 10 days off and decided to just run through it. It's not getting worse with running, so that's good I guess. I really don't know what it is, as most of the time it seems like plantar issues, but then I'll get insertional achilles pain, so it's just weird. Anyway, been aggressively treating it with tape, heat, rolling, massage gun, stretching, the works. I just hope it holds up for about another 6 weeks, at which point I can take a crack at both a 5K and 10K PR in a time trial.

                  5K: 16:42 (9/20)  |  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


                    Alright I know this week has been a bit light on the usual Mark race week madness but I just picked up my bib and it’s 532. 

                    This is lucky, because I can make the number 17 (which is my lucky number) out of my bib numbers (5 x 3 + 2). 

                    Bumped into a few other guys who had come down from Auckland too.

                    5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                    HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                    Last race: Wairarapa Country Marathon, 11 Oct, 2:41:41 (PB)

                    Up next: NZ Road Race Champs (10k), 7 Nov (I hope!)

                    "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                    flavio1980


                    King of pastries

                      DPS - hey, good to see you. Best of luck at your time trial, let us know how it goes.

                       

                      me - They've announced that the waves will be comprised of 250 people, which is honestly fantastic news. The runners will have set positions on a "checkerboard" marked on the ground to ensure the proper distancing (roughly 2m in either direction from other runners). You're supposed to keep the mask on for the first 500m while runners disperse.

                      There will not be locker service either, you're supposed to leave your stuff at the hotel. Thankfully we have a hotel a few hundred meters from the start.

                      At the arrival you'll get a closed packet with your medal, a bottle of water and a fresh new mask to put on.

                      There will be no space delimited for spectators, there will be no prize giving ceremony with the prizes sent by mail later on.

                      I truly hope this one goes well so it opens the door for others to also try. Most race directors have just given up due to the massive restrictions in place.

                      My poor wife starts at 10am in the HM 2nd wave, that's a horrendous start time though I suppose it's not as bad since the sun comes up 7:30. I'm supposed to start at 9am with the 10k wave. Weather is forecasted to be a cloudy 15 degrees and 88% humidity with 9km/h winds, so theoretically winds won't be an issue.

                       

                      My BIB is 59. If I'm not mistaken the BIBs were assigned based on estimated finishing time given during registration, so they can avoid people passing others during the race as much as possible.

                      So my initial goal is to place 58th or lower heh. I know the race will be very competitive cause runners are foaming in the mouth for waiting so long (last races were back in early March before the lockdown, I think).

                      I praise the race directors for being able to jump through so many obstacles and getting the race done!

                       

                      Good luck Mark and Watson!

                      PRs: 1500m 4:54 (2019) 3K 10:34 (2019) 5K 18:02 (2020) 9.86K 36:40 (2020) HM 1:23:30 (2020)

                      Up next: 5k Cinque Mila del NoviSad 2020-11-01

                      Tool to generate Strava weekly

                      Marky_Mark_17


                        All the best Flavio!! Excited to see how you go. It’s great to see race directors coming up with all sorts of ways of making races happen.

                        5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                        HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                        Last race: Wairarapa Country Marathon, 11 Oct, 2:41:41 (PB)

                        Up next: NZ Road Race Champs (10k), 7 Nov (I hope!)

                        "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                        CommanderKeen


                        Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                          Interrupting the current waiting for races with a couple gear questions:

                          Does anyone have experience with massage guns? Any recommendations? Things specifically to look out for?

                           

                          JMac - First off, I'm glad running doesn't make your confusing malady any worse and hope you do get that worked out soon. Second, what model were those Salomon mittens you picked up last year??

                          5k: 18:25 10/19 (solo track TT) │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

                           

                          Upcoming Races (?):

                          8/29 Moore War 5k

                          9/5 - Tunnel to Towers 5k

                          9/27 - Run Elk City 5k

                          10/4 - Wurst Race Half - Ran it!

                          10/18 - Hot Chocolate 15k (Pacing)

                           


                          Elite Jogger

                            Does anyone have experience with massage guns? Any recommendations? Things specifically to look out for?

                             

                             

                            I have a Recovapro massage gun which is great and comes with different heads. It’s quite heavy, but very powerful!

                             

                            https://recovapro.co.uk

                            5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

                            Marky_Mark_17


                              Not sure I wished Watson good luck either, but good luck Watson and I’ll see you after the race.

                              5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                              HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                              Last race: Wairarapa Country Marathon, 11 Oct, 2:41:41 (PB)

                              Up next: NZ Road Race Champs (10k), 7 Nov (I hope!)

                              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                              watsonc123


                                Good luck Flavio and Mark.

                                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)