Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2020 (Read 577 times)

CommanderKeen


Aspiring Hobby Jogger

    Watson - Oy vey. Here's hoping for a swift recovery. Maybe rotator cuff issues?


    Zebano - Tracks are nice for that (so long as they actually are the correct distance), but most races aren't on tracks - or even completely flat surfaces of any kind, so hitting the roads for workouts can have major benefits all its own.
    I've also switched to almost all of my workouts being purely based on time. I like it much better that way.

    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)

     

    JoshWolf


    Nothing special

      Following a thread in a foreign language is far easier than posting . I'll get back to you over the weekend, I hope. I've got a "Not-a-race"-report in the pipeline ...

      PRs 50+: 400: 78,3 (1/20)  800: 2:50 (1/20)  3.000: 12:11 (6/19)  5.000 21:12 (6/19)

                      10K: 45:18  (10/19, Against the wind)  HM: TBD

      Goals for 2021: I think I can still 50+PR anywhere from 400 to 10K, but defining goals ain't easy at the moment. Staying injury free, I guess. PR in the HM?

      darkwave


      Mother of Cats

        Following a thread in a foreign language is far easier than posting . 

         

        I'm sure.  I struggle to follow the thread in my native language...

        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.

        Marky_Mark_17


          Watson - bummer, hope it's sooner rather than later.

           

          Ugh, was feeling better but then got worse again so the first round of antibiotics didn't quite kick this sinus infection.  Now on a second round... hopefully that sorts it.  Running feels OK but my HR is just tracking 6-8bpm higher than it should be so I'm just going to keep running on feel.

          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: Mt. Maunganui Half Marathon, 28 Nov (I HOPE!)

          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

          watsonc123


            Mark - take a few days off.  Sickness just lingers for me if I continue running.

            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)

               

              I'm sure.  I struggle to follow the thread in my native language...

               

              How do you think we poor Kiwis manage 

               

              Josh you write very well in English.

               

              Watson you have had quite a year !

               

              Mark bugger. I've picked up something today too.

              50+ PBs -  

              5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

              10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

              Next races

              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 - take a few days off.  Sickness just lingers for me if I continue running.

                 

                Had 3 days off last week.  Didn't really make a difference.  Last time I had this the doc said running was fine, just don't over-exert yourself, and I got better within a few days while still running.

                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: Mt. Maunganui Half Marathon, 28 Nov (I HOPE!)

                "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                SteveChCh


                Hot Weather Complainer

                  watson - That sucks, I hope the recovery is as quick as possible.

                   

                  Mark - could be you need more days off but you know your body.  When I have a cold that isn't bad enough to stop running but enough to make me feel less than 100% I just keep the pace right down.

                   

                  I'll do a Mark and update the race day weather forecast 8 days ahead - currently it is rain and light winds.  Could be better but light winds is the key part of that forecast.  I'd prefer rain to hot sun too obviously, but only light rain.  So only a few requests.  I'll update this every day...yep it's taper madness time

                  PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                  Recent Races:    Queenstown Half-Marathon November 21, 2020 1:35.11 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 

                  Plan for 2021:  Christchurch Motorway Half-Marathon February 28 (tempo/training run), Christchurch Marathon April 11, South Island Half-Marathon August 1, Queenstown Half-Marathon November 20

                  Marky_Mark_17


                    Mark - could be you need more days off but you know your body.  When I have a cold that isn't bad enough to stop running but enough to make me feel less than 100% I just keep the pace right down.

                     

                    I'll do a Mark and update the race day weather forecast 8 days ahead - currently it is rain and light winds.  Could be better but light winds is the key part of that forecast.  I'd prefer rain to hot sun too obviously, but only light rain.  So only a few requests.  I'll update this every day...yep it's taper madness time

                     

                    Yeah, when I attempted a run last Wed I felt pretty garbage and hence I took Thurs off. This week has felt ok, definitely not at top form and the HR has been a bit high, but for the most part running has been pretty enjoyable which is a good sign.

                     

                    Looking forward to the daily weather forecast updates. For reference the long range forecast (10 days) tends to get updated around 12-1pm and the shorter range forecast (5 days) is normally around 11am.

                    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: Mt. Maunganui Half Marathon, 28 Nov (I HOPE!)

                    "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                    zebano


                      Sorry to hear that Mark. Just keep the easy days extra easy and you'll get better eventually. If you have the same gunk I had it took a full 2 weeks.

                       

                      So this thread inspired me to run my intervals from bridge to stop light (uphill) yesterday. Per GPS I did ~1400m repeats which would be a first for me.

                       

                      Mark, I find it hilarious you know what hour the forecasts get updated at. That's some excellent powers of observation.

                       

                      Keen - I started working on a non-computer assisted post-mortem for our game. I'll send it to you when it's complete. FWIW I had considered Qe7 at multiple points and it looks like it would work but I conflated it in my head with some other lines where my knight wasn't on g6 so you could open the position with a g6 push and things got very very scary.

                      1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 45:24 (2017), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Mary - 3:37:17 (2018)

                      darkwave


                      Mother of Cats

                         

                         

                        Looking forward to the daily weather forecast updates. For reference the long range forecast (10 days) tends to get updated around 12-1pm and the shorter range forecast (5 days) is normally around 11am.

                         

                        Your forecasts only get updated once a day?  Weak sauce.  I guess that's what you get for being on the wrong side of the world.

                        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


                        Taper Czar

                           

                          Your forecasts only get updated once a day?  Weak sauce.  I guess that's what you get for being on the wrong side of the world.

                           

                          Yeah I assumed they don't have meteorologists over there, it's just whether a kiwi bird sees its shadow

                          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 

                          SteveChCh


                          Hot Weather Complainer

                            That’s for the long range forecasts where they just update their guesses once a day. For the current day they get updated far more regularly- my favourite update is when they predict torrential rain and it’s fine and calm so they update the forecast retrospectively and pretend it never happened.

                             

                            Update: forecast is still rain and light wind. I have some faith it may be correct since it’s the same for 4 days in a row

                            PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                            Recent Races:    Queenstown Half-Marathon November 21, 2020 1:35.11 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 

                            Plan for 2021:  Christchurch Motorway Half-Marathon February 28 (tempo/training run), Christchurch Marathon April 11, South Island Half-Marathon August 1, Queenstown Half-Marathon November 20

                            Marky_Mark_17


                              Well I guess the second round of antibiotics are doing the job as I woke up feeling great this morning and my HR overnight was way more normal too. Gonna do this 3000m race tonight although I’ll dial it back a bit if I’m not feeling quite right.

                              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: Mt. Maunganui Half Marathon, 28 Nov (I HOPE!)

                              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                              zebano


                                Good luck Mark!

                                 

                                I heard that the water in toilets flush in the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere, does that mean you also run the wrong way around the track?

                                1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 45:24 (2017), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Mary - 3:37:17 (2018)