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

cc4life07


Wind is not my friend.

    Mark - I’ve been rolling it with a spiked massager today but I’ve got some foam rollers coming from amazon. Hoping that can help as well. For most runs, it’s taking me a mile or two to get warmed up in that area at all. Not normal for me but since it’s been a while since I’ve done this type of mileage or workouts, I’m not sure what’s normal at this point.

    "Current" PRs

    5K - 18:00 (4/19)   |   HM - 1:25:03 (10/12)

    Next Race: Blizzard Run 5K (8/24), Goal: Sub 18.

      Cc4life good luck with the injury. I had a piriformis issue after going too hard at hillsprints. It lasted about 8 weeks.

       

      Flavio yes those shorter track distances are doable on 30 to 40 mpw I think with the right workouts chucked in. There is a good track here and a club. I think I can enter summer events as a non club member. They don't generally get alot of competitors in those races and all age groups run together. There are still quite a few 50 plus runners who are alot faster than me. Sub 1.20 half guys I've noticed in results online. I'm waiting till they all drop away through injury etc and then I can win the 90 plus age group 

       

      My Strava app on my android phone wont load up on Wifi. It's fine on 4g. Anyone else have this issue ?

      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 "      

       

      cc4life07


      Wind is not my friend.

        Piwi - Not going to lie...no clue what "piriformis" was so I had to google.  Last night after rolling, I started doing random stretches while lying down until I hit the affected area.  Now after reading, it seems to almost match the stretching I did so it may be the issue.  It's definitely a pain in the ass!  I have a supposed workout today (a repeat from 2 weeks ago) so we'll see how the leg cooperates.  Regardless, I'll be ordering some foam rollers from Amazon today anyways.

        "Current" PRs

        5K - 18:00 (4/19)   |   HM - 1:25:03 (10/12)

        Next Race: Blizzard Run 5K (8/24), Goal: Sub 18.


        Elite Jogger

          Piwi - Not going to lie...no clue what "piriformis" was so I had to google.  Last night after rolling, I started doing random stretches while lying down until I hit the affected area.  Now after reading, it seems to almost match the stretching I did so it may be the issue.  It's definitely a pain in the ass!  I have a supposed workout today (a repeat from 2 weeks ago) so we'll see how the leg cooperates.  Regardless, I'll be ordering some foam rollers from Amazon today anyways.

           

          cc - If the pain is butt and hamstring then it could be sciatica. I had to take some time out earlier this year with piriformis and used a tennis ball to roll with as it’s easier to find the hot spots and more intense than a roller. I did a lot of stretching...I googled the suggested stretches and figured out the best ones that hit the affected area.

          5k - 17:53 (2019)   10k - 37:53 (2018)   Half - 1:23:18 (2019)   Full - 2:50:43 (2019)

          JMac11


          Benevolent Leader

            Hey guys, sorry for being MIA recently. Was away all weekend but have been lurking. There have been some really good weeks in here. Nothing to report with my week last week as I was down a bit in mileage, as I took the opportunity for a 70% down week given the build up over the last 2 months.

             

            5K coming up this weekend for me. Temps look cooler than they have for my past two races, but still high kiwi points in the upper 60s. I'm pretty sure I'm going for sub 17:00 no matter what out of the gate and just trying to hold on for dear life. It's a BOTT year, I'm not leaving this summer without a 16:.

            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)

              Welcome to the new guy Jmac 

               

              Mikey keep your kinky tennis ball habit out of here 

               

              Cc4 I didn't know anything about piriformis either although I remember a few of the guys on these forums having issues with it over the years. It can effect your sciatic nerve so pain can radiate. I had an aching in my hip area from it. I thought I was doomed with arthritis but thankfully no.

              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 "      

               

              cc4life07


              Wind is not my friend.

                Got the workout in tonight and it really just takes me to get successfully warmed up. 200s and 400s were successful and I cooled down fine. I had a random pain where I really didn’t want to feel it for some of the run but it really didn’t hinder my running once I got going.

                 

                Im getting the tennis ball out now and giving it a shot. Just stretching some earlier definitely helped a little. Should probably do more of that...I’m not flexible whatsoever.

                "Current" PRs

                5K - 18:00 (4/19)   |   HM - 1:25:03 (10/12)

                Next Race: Blizzard Run 5K (8/24), Goal: Sub 18.

                cc4life07


                Wind is not my friend.

                  Mikkey- you win. Tennis ball worked nicely and hurt like hell. Although I only got it for 5 min before the dog stole it from right under me!

                  "Current" PRs

                  5K - 18:00 (4/19)   |   HM - 1:25:03 (10/12)

                  Next Race: Blizzard Run 5K (8/24), Goal: Sub 18.

                  dpschumacher


                    Got my interval work out in tonight. My watch had the workout preprogrammed in and when I thought it started it didn't actually. So my warm up was actually 2.4 miles and cooldown 2.6. I added a mile on cause other wise I would have been at a stop light right in the middle of my last interval.  Total distance was 11.5 or so.

                     

                    2 mi warm up /4x1 mile @15k (6:15) e w/ 3 min jog / cool down jog home 2 miles

                    6:14
                    6:19
                    6:32
                    6:12

                    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


                    Elite Jogger

                       

                      Mikey keep your kinky tennis ball habit out of here 

                       

                       

                       

                      The tennis ball is not my kinky toy.  It is the ball from my dogs Chuck it ball launcher. Honest!

                      5k - 17:53 (2019)   10k - 37:53 (2018)   Half - 1:23:18 (2019)   Full - 2:50:43 (2019)


                        CFarr - Awesome to hear about the trip and the clear from the PT! What's the race you'll be doing?

                         

                         

                        It was a great trip for sure I was really lucky to be able to have that one on one trip with my son.

                        True to the Brew it's a trail half should be fun, best thing is it was free and is right here in my town so no traveling!

                         

                        https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Spartanburg/TruetotheBrewTrailRunHikeHalfMarathon

                        PR's

                        1m  5:38 (2018)

                        5k    19:59 (2019)

                        HM  1:33:56 (2018)

                        FM  3:23:07 (2018)

                        flavio1980


                        weight loss complainer

                          Corey - good to see you're back running!

                          cc - yeah tennis ball wins, at least for piriformis, just don't overdo it,
                          I get it 30s each side, 2x tops.

                          Jmac - hell yeah, sub 17 or Gaga

                          dps - some fast miles

                          Piwi - LOL LOL LOL

                           

                          me - got a personal best at the 200 yesterday, 32.71. Now I have a lifetime goal of sub 30.

                          PRs: 1500m 4:57 3000 10:34 - Next up: chase a new 1500m PR

                          JMac11


                          Benevolent Leader

                            Flavio - you can definitely get sub 30, especially given you did that 200 after other reps.

                             

                            Me - I've never had a cramp when running. I've had exactly one in my life before last night, but I just got the WORST cramp in my calf in the middle of the night last night. I almost screamed out with pain. I could barely walk this morning! I cannot believe how sore they make you. I hope this recovers by Saturday morning, but wow, I cannot believe some of you guys have to deal with this during a race.

                             

                            If anyone has tips of how to make it recover more quickly so I'm 100% by Saturday, I'm all ears!

                            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)

                            flavio1980


                            weight loss complainer

                              jmac - assuming it's tightness, I commonly use the massage ball. I sit like the japanese on my achiles and put the ball in between the hamstring and the calf muscle. You can move it around to find the tightest spots. I generally start at upper calf then move down to the soleus.

                               

                              calf/soleus massage ball

                              PRs: 1500m 4:57 3000 10:34 - Next up: chase a new 1500m PR

                              CommanderKeen


                              Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                                JMac - Several months ago that happened to me several nights. I never found what the issue was; it just stopped happening. But wow, were my calves sore for a day or so after each cramp.


                                Trying to decide what to do for a workout in the morning (I should sit down and actually write out a plan for this stuff). 6-8mi M effort? A bunch of 200's, 300's, or 400's? I've already done one workout this week between threshold and 10k effort. I guess I'm leaning toward the short reps - largely because of the heat/humidity. Forgive me for just wondering this all out-loud...

                                5k: 18:54 9/18 │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:28:01 4/18 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

                                 

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