Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2020 (Read 606 times)

Marky_Mark_17


    Piwi - great pic. Beautiful running there today even if it was a bit warm. I’d have loved to have a crack at that race back in August!

     

    I will do a RR at some point in the next few days, a few amusing highlights from the race that you will all enjoy including one of the most comedic blow-ups I think I’ve ever seen.

     

    Steve - I suspect I may have been running in a group that included Dave around the 5-6km mark. It broke up very quickly after that and I didn’t see what happened behind me.

    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: Mt. Maunganui Half Marathon, 28 Nov, 1:20:08

    Up next: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 1 May, and hopefully a few others before then

    "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

      Mark you need to jump into the sea for a dip. Its only 18c but will make you feel fresh 

       

      My week done as im not running tomorrow and I want to get it up while the USA is still on Wednesday 

       

      Obviously very low. My racing year is over so I can relax now and get fat.

       

      Weekly for period: From: 23/11/2020 To 29/11/2020

      Date Name Distance
      in km
      Duration Avg Pace
      per km
      Elevation Gain
      in m
      23/11/2020 Morning Run 10.01 00:55:23 05:32 14
      24/11/2020 Morning Run 8.00 00:39:54 04:59 39
      25/11/2020 Jog with Grayson 6.05 00:29:02 04:48 0
      28/11/2020 Morning Run 4.01 00:21:45 05:25 11
      28/11/2020 Mt. Half ( 10k ) 1st 50 to 59 age cat. 9.87 00:39:49 04:02 47
      28/11/2020 Morning Run 2.00 00:10:40 05:20 0

      Total distance: 39.94km

      50+ PBs -  

      5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

      10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

      " 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


        Piwi - great job out there by the way. I reckon that Mount base track, combined with the wind, was worth at least a minute.

        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: Mt. Maunganui Half Marathon, 28 Nov, 1:20:08

        Up next: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 1 May, and hopefully a few others before then

        "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

          Thanks Mark I definitely held back today to reduce the pain factor not that I should use that as an excuse but I hate warm conditions

          50+ PBs -  

          5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

          10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

          " 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

            zebano -  Sorry, things got lost in the race excitement.  I lived in Melbourne, Australia for nearly 10 years and had a coach there who also coaches elites, and has a background in running/tri, up to ultra.  His running level is around the 1:30 area, enough to understand what it takes, and he has the qualifications to back it up.

             

            I moved back to NZ and modelled my training on what he'd given me (last race I did under his guidance was my 2016 PB). Earlier this year things got to the point where I re-engaged and now utilise him via Zoom - I basically pay $NZ100/month for a zoom call but he also monitors strava and pro-actively updates my online training spreadsheet.  I've even had late Friday night emails telling me to stick to the designated paces after he's reviewed my last training run.

             

            If you can find someone like that, it would be gold.  I'm not sure if the usual online coaches can be as receptive but you never know.  And you can always try my guy although I'm unsure about his insurance etc for the USA.  Here's his website anyway:

             

            http://www.physiocentralpark.com.au/

             

            Mark and piwi congrats again on a great day.  Boggles the mind that you guys can run within yourselves and produce results like that.  Hope the beer is flowing, and GO THE ALL BLACKS

            PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

            Recent Races:    Queenstown Half-Marathon (trail) 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 Half-Marathon April 11 (tempo/training run), Wellington Marathon June 27,  Queenstown Half-Marathon November 20

            flavio1980


            King of pastries

              Zeb - first iteration of the gluing didn’t work well, well it worked until the end of the workout and then detached again.

              I’ve put more glue now.

              I've only ever worked with running coaches, dunno about the triathlon world.

               

              Mark/Piwi - great races and solid times on a warm day. It’s a beautiful place to race as well.

               

              RP - Awesome job on the sub 20, from now on you no longer have to dress as Lady Gaga as per the forum requirements. Welcome to the club!

              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: Some half marathon race early march 2021

              Tool to generate Strava weekly

              darkwave


              Mother of Cats

                Mark and Piwi - echoing the congrats on the great races!  And you also, Brew!  (that counts as a race)

                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

                   

                  RP - Awesome job on the sub 20, from now on you no longer have to dress as Lady Gaga as per the forum requirements. Welcome to the club!

                  Not sure if....

                  sad

                   

                   

                  or....

                   

                   

                  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.

                  Running Problem


                  Problem Child

                    Piwi, stellar race, its amazing what some 13 year olds can do.

                     

                    Mark, good tempo, way to keep the ego in check.

                     

                    RP amazing job breaking 20 for the first time solo! Were you faster than the horses?

                     

                    I was actually wondering if they'd help me, make for a good Strava title/story, or hinder my performance. Thankfully they wanted very little to do with me, but I was mostly afraid they'd trample me in some way since I really don't trust anything with a brain, and I'm about as much of a fan of horses as I am of cats. I leave them alone and respect their space so they can do the same for me.

                    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.

                    JamesD


                    JamesD

                      Mark, Piwi, and Brewing - Congrats, all.

                       

                      I may have increased my pool work a little too quickly, as one shoulder is starting to get sore.  Taking Thanksgiving Day off helped.  It’s been nice to get back to the park, even if it’s just for short jogs.

                       

                      Sun - 2 miles jogging ¼ mile repeats, walking rest, glute sore while jogging, not while walking

                      Mon - 45 minutes swimming, 25 pool running

                      Tues - 65 minutes pool running

                      Weds - 3 miles jogging ¼ mile repeats (8:50 pace), walking rest, glute sore while jogging and next day

                      Thurs - off

                      Fri - 49 minutes swimming, 12 pool running

                      Sat - 70 minutes pool running

                       

                      Total - 5 miles jogging, 94 minutes swimming, 162 minutes pool running



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

                      2021 Goals:  Stay healthy, 40+ mpw, Half<1:30; PR or 80% age-grade at some distance

                        James good to hear you are jogging again.

                         

                        Thanks for all the comments on our race.

                         

                        Couple of photos from yesterday

                         

                         

                        50+ PBs -  

                        5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun  Sept 20      81.36 % age grade

                        10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

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

                        Somewhere in between is about right "      

                         

                        flavio1980


                        King of pastries

                          RP - such a missed opportunity that the horses didn’t run in your general direction, that’d make for a sub 18 

                           

                          James - Keep at it, it’s good to see a bit of running there.

                           

                          Piwi - I'm confused by the ad that shows protein coming in a detergent package haha.

                           

                          me - A nice week. I'm not feeling as refreshed as last week though that's expected as I ran a bit more.

                          Weekly for period: From: 23/11/2020 To 29/11/2020

                          Date Name Distance
                          in km
                          Duration Avg Pace
                          per km
                          Elevation Gain
                          in m
                          23/11/2020 Morning Run 9.92 00:50:00 05:02 63
                          24/11/2020 6x (3' I + 2' E) avg 3:35/km 12.80 01:00:00 04:41 29
                          26/11/2020 16' T 10.54 00:50:03 04:45 48
                          27/11/2020 Morning Run 7.81 00:40:00 05:07 36
                          28/11/2020 Morning Run 12.05 01:00:02 04:59 87
                          29/11/2020 Morning Run 16.46 01:19:58 04:51 84

                          Total distance: 69.57km and 5h40

                          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: Some half marathon race early march 2021

                          Tool to generate Strava weekly

                          zebano


                            Zeb - first iteration of the gluing didn’t work well, well it worked until the end of the workout and then detached again.

                            I’ve put more glue now.

                            I've only ever worked with running coaches, dunno about the triathlon world.

                             

                            I'll just point out the obvious, be sure the glue / epoxy you've chosen is designed to bond to plastic.

                             

                            RP just remember you don't have to dress a Gaga anymore, you can still step up willingly.

                             

                            James  sorry about the shoulder, have you considered a swim coach Wink  More seriously while it could be simple overuse, my shoulder got sore when ramping up time in the pool with bad form (in my case it had to do with my arm crossing over.

                             

                             

                            Piwi-  are you getting paid as a model these days? or is that pro-bono work?

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

                            flavio1980


                            King of pastries

                              Woah it looks like everybody was racing this weekend. Kudos to Dwave on her 5k!

                               

                              Jmac - Congratz on the 5k PR. How did you feel during that mile time trial by the way? It must have felt super hard!

                              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: Some half marathon race early march 2021

                              Tool to generate Strava weekly

                              darkwave


                              Mother of Cats

                                Woah it looks like everybody was racing this weekend. Kudos to Dwave on her 5k!

                                 

                                Jmac - Congratz on the 5k PR. How did you feel during that mile time trial by the way? It must have felt super hard!

                                 

                                Jmac - just saw the 5K AND the mile.  Craziness.  The morning after my (non PR) 5K I...slept in and did yoga....

                                 

                                Very nice job.  And I thought the splits on your 5K were very good - A-, at least.

                                 

                                As for me - I ran a 5K race yesterday afternoon.  The course was not certified (and never represented as such) and my foot pod measured it as long, so maybe it was.  Official time for something 5K-ish - 19:48.    Race report here.

                                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.