Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 506 times)

    Mark - nice week. What's "normal" winter weather for you guys?

     

    50F with some wind and rain at worst. I know its tough 

    50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

    10k 40:16 June 18

    " I have a plan to make my legs longer by wearing shorter shorts "      

     

    dpschumacher


      JMAC we had her in an apartment in downtown Minneapolis before we bought a house. She was fine, but definitely needs a run daily. Otherwise she was happy to sit out couch and beach.

      2019 Goal: Run every day

      2019 Goal: Get to 165 lbs

      2019 Goal: Get in shape to be able to run 2 marathons in 2020

      JMac11


      Benevolent Leader

        50F with some wind and rain at worst. I know its tough 

         

        I thought maybe there was a difference between you and Mark, or is the whole country relatively similar in winter?

        5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

         

        Next Race: Grete's Great Gallop 10K (10/5/19)

        Marky_Mark_17


          Nah Auckland and Tauranga are generally pretty similar. It gets colder the further south you go - Watson will be a few degrees colder and Steve a few more.

           

           

          I thought maybe there was a difference between you and Mark, or is the whole country relatively similar in winter?

          5000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 5km: 16:24 (Nov-18) | 10km: 34:08 (Sep-18) HM: 1:14:25 (Jun-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

          Last race: Christchurch Half Marathon, 2 Jun, 1:14:25 (PB)

          Up next: Auckland Road Race Champs (10km), 25 Aug

          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

          SteveChCh


          Hot Weather Complainer

            Good work JMac getting through that run in those conditions.  I had the same "this feels dangerous" feeling when I was in Miami so limited each run to 10km.  17 miles and I would have been hallucinating and ending up in an ambulance.

             

            Another week on the bike for me but did a very slow 20 minute jog yesterday which finally didn't feel too bad.  Hopefully I'm on the way back, I cannot stand being stuck on the bike.

            PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

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

            Next Race:  South Island Half-Marathon, August 4, 2019

            watsonc123


              The main issue where I am is torrential rain.  Only once in 2011 did snow stop me training.  Heavy rain has stopped a few runs.

               

              Steve in Christchurch has pretty good training weather.  Not much rain, quite cool in winter.  Biggest issue is hot, really dry days in summer.

              PRs: 5km 18:43, half 1:26:16, full 3:09:28

               

              40+ PRs: 5km 20:34, half 1:29:39

               

              2019 aims: Unlike 2017 & 2018, be consistent.  So get 40+ weeks of 40+ miles incl. two quality sessions (5 weeks achieved so far).

              SteveChCh


              Hot Weather Complainer

                Yep, Christchurch is great for training in all seasons except a few days in summer (okay slightly more than a few when you're as weak in the heat as me).  Some winter runs can be a bit miserable but nothing compared to the Northern Hemisphere.

                PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

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

                Next Race:  South Island Half-Marathon, August 4, 2019

                JMac11


                Benevolent Leader

                  Steve - I forgot you had run in Florida. It's debilitating when it gets like that. I'm glad you've run here so you can tell the other Kiwis that it's not hot when it's 25C 

                  5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                   

                  Next Race: Grete's Great Gallop 10K (10/5/19)

                  SteveChCh


                  Hot Weather Complainer

                    Ha, I also lived in Melbourne (Australia) for 7 years and ran in up to 45C...you'd think that would have trained me to cope with hot weather but I seem to be getting even worse.  It definitely wasn't 45C in Miami but with the humidity it felt much worse than Melbourne.

                    PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

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

                    Next Race:  South Island Half-Marathon, August 4, 2019

                    JMac11


                    Benevolent Leader

                      Australia seems like a place that was made to be avoided by humans, and yet, we keep trying.

                      5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                       

                      Next Race: Grete's Great Gallop 10K (10/5/19)

                      Marky_Mark_17


                        Australia seems like a place that was made to be avoided by humans, and yet, we keep trying.

                         

                        A convict colony which features the 10 most dangerous animals in the world... it doesn't exactly scream paradise huh?

                        5000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 5km: 16:24 (Nov-18) | 10km: 34:08 (Sep-18) HM: 1:14:25 (Jun-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                        Last race: Christchurch Half Marathon, 2 Jun, 1:14:25 (PB)

                        Up next: Auckland Road Race Champs (10km), 25 Aug

                        "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                          I like Australia especially the Goldcoast meter maids who actually go round putting money in expiring parking meters.

                           

                          50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

                          10k 40:16 June 18

                          " I have a plan to make my legs longer by wearing shorter shorts "      

                           

                          JMac11


                          Benevolent Leader

                            That's why we keep you around, no matter what times you put up 

                            5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                             

                            Next Race: Grete's Great Gallop 10K (10/5/19)

                              You are so shallow Jmac 

                               

                              Saw that Jacob Ingebrigtesen ran 13.02 5000m at 18 yrs old today. I found a doco on YouTube on the family. It's a good watch. Very nice hard working family. 7 children. Two oldest gave up on competition running. Jacob could be a world record beater. He already has a 3.50 mile and 3.30 1500.

                               

                              I finished my week on 58kms 36 miles

                              50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

                              10k 40:16 June 18

                              " I have a plan to make my legs longer by wearing shorter shorts "      

                               

                              watsonc123


                                That's a rather good 5km time!

                                 

                                My week is done.  Sunday was my day off.  My oldest had a football tournament on the Sunday in Whanganui, it's a 2.5 hour drive so we went up yesterday and stayed the night.  I good a 9km in late afternoon in Whanganui to get to my aim of 40 or more miles.

                                 

                                I did Mona Fartleks for the third week in a row.  Went quite well.  Friday's tempo was pretty poor as I faded halfway through.  I'll be avoiding intervals for a few weeks, as I often find too much can hinder my tempo - my body kind of gets used to having breaks rather than just grinding away.

                                 

                                Jmac and Mark - nice weeks.

                                 

                                Flavio - good you're back running.

                                 

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                                Day Miles Pace Description Link
                                Mon 5.0 8:29 Afternoon Run strava
                                Tue 6.5 8:09 Evening Run - Mona Fartlek strava
                                Wed 5.0 8:08 Evening Run strava
                                Thu 5.0 8:58 Evening Run strava
                                Fri 13.1 7:43 Afternoon Run - Tempo 14-21km (Faded) strava
                                Sat 5.6 8:58 Afternoon Run strava
                                  40.2 8:15

                                PRs: 5km 18:43, half 1:26:16, full 3:09:28

                                 

                                40+ PRs: 5km 20:34, half 1:29:39

                                 

                                2019 aims: Unlike 2017 & 2018, be consistent.  So get 40+ weeks of 40+ miles incl. two quality sessions (5 weeks achieved so far).