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

JamesD


JamesD

    Good luck, Mark, Watson, & Flavio!

     

    I had a good workout last Sunday but, as I mentioned, the rest of the week was less good.  Did 5x800 again, this time with 1:45 rest (300m jog) rather than 2:45 (100m walk/300m jog) two weeks ago.  Averaged only 3 seconds slower per rep with less rest, and only faded a little in the last two reps.  My right upper hamstring & glute, which had been a little sore the previous week, hurt too much when I started out on Monday, so I took Monday off, swam Tuesday, and took Wednesday off.  Thursday and Friday I ran 7+ miles slowly.  The hamstring & glute were sore, and I didn’t feel like it would be safe to go any faster, but I also felt like I wasn’t aggravating anything at that pace.  When I had this issue in 2018, I eventually came back by doing only easy miles and running through mild, steady soreness, which gradually went away.  It hasn’t hurt as badly this time, so I hope I can get over it reasonably soon. The local January half was cancelled, so it’s not like I have any goal races to think about until March.

     

    Sun - 5.8 track miles including 5x800 w 1:45 jog rest (300m) @~3:04/rep, faded a little

    Mon - tried to run, but upper hamstring & glute hurt too much - off day

    Tues - 43 minutes swimming, felt stronger

    Weds - off taking son to look at a university

    Thurs - 7.7 very easy, hamstring sore but not getting worse

    Fri - 7.6 very easy in rain, hamstring about the same

    Sat - 49 minutes swimming

     

    Total - 21.1 miles, lowest week of the year

    12/26/52-week averages - 38/41/39 mpw



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

    Revised 2020 Goals:  40+ mpw (getting there), 5K<19:30 (not yet); Mile<5:40 (done), no injuries

      Good job on the 800s James. That jog recovery looks about right. I usually do 400m or about 2 mins but that's just a carry over from when I do 1000s.

       

      I managed to almost hit my 80km week target.

      A sluggish longrun today due to vo2max workout yesterday.

      I averaged 3.32/km for the 5 x 1km but had some tailwind for about 3 of them.

       

      Weekly for period: From: 05/10/2020 To 11/10/2020

      Date Name Distance
      in km
      Duration Avg Pace
      per km
      Elevation Gain
      in m
      05/10/2020 Morning Run 10.02 00:54:33 05:27 8
      07/10/2020 Progressive 10k 11.02 00:45:49 04:09 7
      08/10/2020 Morning Run 10.01 00:52:41 05:16 9
      09/10/2020 Morning Run 9.02 00:43:41 04:51 15
      10/10/2020 Morning Run with 5 x 1000s 16.02 01:14:08 04:38 8
      11/10/2020 Morning Run 23.02 02:02:37 05:20 69

      Total distance: 79.11km

      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


        1:30:18 unofficial.  Terrible fade last 7km.

         

        Mark did 2:41Tight lippedx

        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


          2:41:41 official. Overall pretty happy even though I was

          slightly off the moose mug. A 16 minute PB is still great!


          Faded into the wind the last few km, turning into it at the 35km mark for the last 7km home is exactly what you don’t want but got it done. Nice running and a fun course. I’ll do an RR probably tomorrow or Tuesday, time to hang with the family now!

          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

            Thanks. Doing well. I'm on paternity leave (using my earned vacation time) so I have the two kids all day and I'm up with my baby girl at night for her feedings. So I get about 5-6 hours of sleep and running 80-90 a week so I'm to toasted for thr forums. I usually try to read a bit but while I'm feeding her a bottle at 1 or 4 am.  I figured my log is open if anyone wants to check out if I'm running. ;-)

            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**

              Watson/Mark sounds like a tough finish. I wondered if that wind would get up.

               

              Watson nice job you are easy sub 1.30 on a nicer day and course.

               

              Mark are you still running Mt. Maunganui half in November?

               

              Steve can you add a race for me November 1st

              Tauranga city to surf 11km.

              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


                Piwi - I would not say easy.  I am lacking endurance right now.

                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)

                flavio1980


                King of pastries

                  Great job Mark and Watson. It looked like a horrendous last 7km, a literal uphill battle.

                  Mark - make sure to celebrate even though perhaps it's not what you hoped. You never know what the future holds.

                  Watson - that was a great race and puts you on the right track. It's what matter, with your consistency in training you'll be looking at a PR in just a few months. But overall I hope you enjoyed being out there.

                  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


                    Flávio - it was an uphill and upwind battle!


                    That’s marathon retirement for me though. Maybe I’ll have another crack at that moose mug in 7 or 8 years. But I haven’t enjoyed the training and I sure as hell didn’t enjoy the race - although I’ll take the result. Enjoying running is too important to me; I figured three years ago I was more suited to 10km’s and HM’s and today has probably confirmed that. Plus they’re a lot lower risk in the COVID world right now.

                     

                    (and before anyone says ‘don’t make that decision now, I made it 3 weeks ago!)

                    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 was looking at your results. Only 5 runners finished between 3 and 4 hours. That Ruby Muir is fast.

                      Are you running Mount Maunganui still ?

                      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 "      

                       

                      Marky_Mark_17


                        Mark I was looking at your results. Only 5 runners finished between 3 and 4 hours. That Ruby Muir is fast.

                        Are you running Mount Maunganui still ?


                        Yeah she looked strong at the finish.

                         

                        Definitely running Mt Maunganui (assuming I haven’t broken anything today). Weird to think it’ll be my first HM of the year given how many I’ve run in the past.

                        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


                          Where are the results?

                          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


                            https://my.raceresult.com/160256/?lang=en#1_7AAEAD

                            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


                              Thanks.  I just found it, so I was going to come here and post that I'd found it.

                              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)


                              Glute Force

                                Congrats to the racers. Looking forward to the reports! Thanks for the pictures Mark, those were great. You didnt really look spent crossing the finish; did you leave some in the tank? And...who took the pic of your hairy legs in those pink shoes, without the upper body?

                                 

                                From what I can see, it looks like the marathon was won by Steve Gawn though, the 50 year old who came in 7th. On an age on-leveled basis he was faster than the kid who came in first (and Mark too). Piwi pointed out the girl but I think Steve's performance is even more remarkable.

                                 

                                Good to finally see some racing again, which means we are on a good track back to normalcy.