Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2020 (Read 220 times)

flavio1980


King of taper madness

     Flavio What about Framboise? It's a beer withe fruit in it.

     

    Clint Eastwood ewww face

     

    Jmac - Nice job on 2nd place, it’s a lot more fun when you’re fighting for position.

    Brew - 65 miles on Thursday, that’s a lot of running for someone not interested in running 

    Keen - yup same coach

    Mark - 5 days now. I should start wrapping myself in bubble wrap.

     

    Taper madness - I've just ate the last slice of bread I had. No more bread, pizza, pastry, alcohol, cheese. Just easy on the stomach foods until the race. Rice, chicken, bananas, apples, almonds, polenta, salads etc.

    I'm using my own hand towel to dry my face.

    I'm keeping my routine of daily dose of Omega3 and Propolis to keep the immune system in good shape.

    I'm drinking camomile tea morning and evenings to see if I can calm down a bit.

    MADNESS!!!

    PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:23:30 - Up next: Chase the 5k PR (18:05)

    JMac11


    Taper Czar

      Flavio - You're definitely in the crazy phase. As I approach goal races, if anyone even sneezes near me, I'm moving far away.

       

      Keen - it's been raining here non-stop. I've gotten such good use out of that Gore jacket, it's amazing how I used to DREAD 45 and raining, and now it's not too bad. Of course, 45 with pouring rain and wind is still awful, but I'm okay now in a light rain. Best money I've spent on running equipment.

       

      mark - forgot to ask: how were the conditions? It's been so mild out here for winter, but I think it's been okay in the west.

       

      Brew/Daniels - don't forget about Keen. But I'm clearly the number 1 Daniels fan boy. I only train by his methods and will follow him into the depths of hell.

      5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

       

      Next Race: NYC Half (3/15/20)

      Brewing Runner


      3:56 marathoner at heart

        Flavio Damn decimal system. If I was using Freedumb Units I'd be able to tell you it was six and a half.

        You're grossed out by open fermented fodors?

         

        JMac I mean...it's pretty much the same thing as Hanson's with more names for things to over complicate it all. Something like "six by eight hundred at 10k pace" is too simple. Oddly I'm the "fanboy" of my daily running group and I'm sure you see the JD workouts. Any suggestions for today? I'm torn between Reps and Intervals just with the 5K coming up (I'm trying to break 20) and the HM seemingly forever away (April 4) so I could put off some T effort until MAYBE this weekend...for once.

        I'm already highlighting the rules in the bible so I'm not running too fast, or too slow. This better lead to a sub 1:23 or I'm calling BS on the entire training plan I spent about $11 on.

         

        I'm more of a Dr. Pepper (actually Diet because less sugar) fan myself. Yes this is a quote from a movie about legendary County music singer Johnny Cash featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese with her spoon.

        1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

        5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

        10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

        Half: 1:29* (2019 CIM first half)

        Marathon 2:59* (2019 CIM)

        Annual Miles 2,121 miles

        *CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.

         

        2020 Goal: Short Distance PRs so people won't make fun of me. 

        SteveChCh


        Hot Weather Complainer

          Flavio - Don't forget the hand sanitiser!  Take it with you everywhere you go.  Also, some tissues or paper towels to use for opening doors so you don't have to touch the handle.  A face mask wouldn't go astray either.

           

          I'm not joking about any of this.

          PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

          Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

          2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2 (42:23 - HOT), City 2 Surf (14km), March 22, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2, Cherry Blossom 10km September 13

          Marky_Mark_17


            JMac - it was fairly mild the first week or so for that time of year, temps mostly around 3-5C / low 20s F.  Then it got above freezing and returned to normal temps for that time of year after that - so in the 10's F.  Meant that when running I had to be really careful of ice for a couple of days before some fresh snow hit the surface.

             

            Quite regular snow, but not large falls - we got maybe 2 inches / 5 cm on 7 or 8 days out of the 14 we were there with a couple of bigger falls.  A couple of awesome powder days, and had a lot of fun with my brother in law cruising the trees.  Sun Peaks is a really fun skifield - not a lot of crazy extreme stuff but a really good range of terrain, some great glades, and it's massive (second largest in Canada).  Practically zero queues (the only day we had to wait for a chair was on a Saturday), overall it'd be my favourite skifield in North America.

             

            Not sure how well you know Colorado, but basically it's a bigger Copper Mountain, without any of the queues that you get when you're 2 hours drive from a major city.

            5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

            HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

            Last race: Bays Night of 5's 5000m, 20 Dec, 15:39 (PB)

            Up next: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 4 Apr

            "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

            flavio1980


            King of taper madness

              Steve - joke is on you, I'm not leaving the house 

               

              I'm kidding of course, I do a short trip to the supermarket at the end of the day 

              PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:23:30 - Up next: Chase the 5k PR (18:05)

              SteveChCh


              Hot Weather Complainer

                Steve - joke is on you, I'm not leaving the house 

                 

                I'm kidding of course, I do a short trip to the supermarket at the end of the day 

                 

                I'd get them to deliver (get the delivery man to leave them outside and leave for at least 5 minutes before you go outside and breathe the same air).  And use disposable gloves when unpacking and washing the food.

                 

                I assume your partner has somewhere else to stay until the race?

                PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

                2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2 (42:23 - HOT), City 2 Surf (14km), March 22, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2, Cherry Blossom 10km September 13

                JMac11


                Taper Czar

                   

                  I'd get them to deliver (get the delivery man to leave them outside and leave for at least 5 minutes before you go outside and breathe the same air).  And use disposable gloves when unpacking and washing the food.

                   

                  I assume your partner has somewhere else to stay until the race?

                   

                  If you think that will solve everything, I just read this story today:

                   

                  https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-could-spread-through-pipes-buildings-officials-fear-1486646

                  5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                   

                  Next Race: NYC Half (3/15/20)

                  darkwave


                  Mother of Cats

                    Right around the time I was tapering down for CIM, my partner got very sick with some awful headcold.

                     

                    I literally wore a flu mask around the house every day (including while sleeping) for a week.  I also carefully handwashed each utensil, plate, and cup before using them.  Opened doors using my shirt sleeve.  Changed our pillow cases every day.

                     

                    It worked - I didn't get sick.

                    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.

                    SteveChCh


                    Hot Weather Complainer

                      JMac -  There's always camping but you can only do so much.

                       

                      darkwave - isn't it contagious before it develops?  Maybe you just had great immunity...before my first sub 1:30 race, my gf at the time had a bad cold which I somehow avoided.  I think I've mentioned here before that she didn't talk to me for a day after I refused her a sip from my water bottle.  A small price to pay.

                      PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                      Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

                      2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2 (42:23 - HOT), City 2 Surf (14km), March 22, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2, Cherry Blossom 10km September 13

                      flavio1980


                      King of taper madness

                        I've just finished an 8k run pulling the brakes all the way, which feels good. Of course on the way back the plantar fasciitis flared up but now it's completely gone.

                         

                        In taper news, thanks a lot guys, I’m overwhelmed by the great recommendations.

                         

                        I can either follow JMac’s idea and not shower till the race, maybe I’ll chew some garlic for extra effect, that should ensure no human beings in my vicinity.

                         

                        Or I could follow Steve’s recommendation and inform her that she must move out until the race.

                        For that I’ll need courage though, maybe I’ll drink one of those beers with fruits on it and an umbrella on the top that Jmac alluded to a couple of pages ago.

                        drink with umbrella

                        PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:23:30 - Up next: Chase the 5k PR (18:05)

                        zebano


                          Lol you guys get really into the taper. I'm 2/3 on developing upper respiratory infections just before marathon taper so I've never had to worry about that. I suggest just carrying a blowtorch and sanitizing everything with fire!

                           

                          I've spent the last few weeks being rather frustrated because I had to constantly stop during my easy runs to teach my dog that leash etiquette (no pulling) applies even when running. Well it paid off, I took her on my tempo run yesterday and she was the best doggo who didn't pull at all, but during the warmup I took a left turn and hopped over a median... only to land on some ice, fall and scrape up my leg without her help. Thankfully it wasn't bad and we completed the tempo run regardless. After that I went to a cub scout banquet where a friend's wife had made so much flan I was sent home with 12 extra servings of the delicious dessert. I think I'm going to have to give them away at work =(

                           

                          Flavio, be sure to wear a gopro and film things when you ask your partner to move out for a week.

                          Brewing Runner


                          3:56 marathoner at heart

                            I like to live dangerously. During the final 4-6 weeks my wife and almost 2 year old son were sick. I didn't ever wash my hands unless I was in the shower and I considered holding the scrub brush/bar of soap as washing them. I also kind of helped change diapers, took out the trash and even used public restrooms. I even went as far as sharing a bed with a woman who had a cough and drugged herself to make it through the rough times. Coronavirus doesn't like white trash, people like me, people who don't travel to interesting places. Also, people who don't live in major metropolotian areas. "Hicks in the Sticks" don't get nuffin cool...

                             

                             

                            I think I totally destroyed my workout yesterday. By that I mean I made it harder than it had to for absolutely no reason and did EXACTLY what Jack Daniels says. "If the point of the workout was to suffer then you nailed it." 80 seconds at mile PR pace (conveniently my R pace), 80 seconds recovery. I thought the workout was 6x400. Turns out it was 8x400. I wasn't ready for number 7 which probably added to the pain and suffering. Apparently I'm supposed to recover for closer to 160 seconds for this workout. Even though I nailed my paces with 80 seconds of recovery for every single running portion of the workout. Number 7 brought the suck. I really don't know what, if any, benefit I gained from cutting the recovery short. Lactate/Interval workout? Building aerobic base? Mental toughness even though I dropped out at 7 cuz the thought of number 8 was a "hard pass"?

                             

                            Flavio Grapfruit Sculpin. Fruited IPA. New Glarus Belgian Red if we have anyone here close to Wisconsin. Founders Rübæus is another option.

                            1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

                            5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

                            10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

                            Half: 1:29* (2019 CIM first half)

                            Marathon 2:59* (2019 CIM)

                            Annual Miles 2,121 miles

                            *CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.

                             

                            2020 Goal: Short Distance PRs so people won't make fun of me. 

                            watsonc123


                              Both my marathons I have ended up getting a cold / respiratory infection a week out.  Not major, but certainly not ideal.

                               

                              Flavio - good luck.

                              PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 40:28 (Aug 2019), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)

                               

                              40+ PRs: 5km 20:10 (Dec 2019), 10km 40:28 (Aug 2019), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018)

                              zebano


                                Brew way to just intimidate the viruses into ignoring you. No one wants any part of the stinky diaper. God job destroying yourself by under recovering! Wisconsin has some good beers IMO, I do love the spotted cow better than the N.G. Red. That said so many microbrews are on a sour kick lately and I cannot stand any that are based on grapefruits. Ones that are based on other citrus fruits are amazing I think my favorite mass produced sour is Sea Quench Ale which is simply superb if just a bit too costly to drink very often.