>Racing>Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019
The only time I had cramp in a race was around 30kms into my first marathon and my hamstring cramped briefly. I thought uh oh Im in trouble now but it went away and I was able to finish strong.
Ive had the odd bit of cramp over the years not running related but I dont remember it been sore the next day.
I guess its like a muscle strain so take it easy for a few days.
50+ PBs - 5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18
5k 18.29 Christchurch Parkrun July 20
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 "
JMac - doh! Those ones in the middle of the night can be savage. I only generally get them in summer so I'm sure it's something to do with electrolyte levels. Anyway, I've had some nasty ones and my leg still had a sore spot the next day, but weirdly I didn't notice it all when running.
I used to cop some really good calf cramps playing hockey, generally if it was really late in a game and I'd been running a lot, I'd lunge out for a big tackle and bam! It scared the hell out of me the first time as I thought I'd done some serious damage and then I discovered I could just run it off.
5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19)
HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)
Last race: NZ 10,000m Champs, 21 March, 32:34 (PB)
Up next: Mt. Maunganui Half Marathon, 29 Aug; Rotorua Marathon, 26 Sept
"CONSISTENCY IS KING"
Making a comeback
Ran the course of the 15k this Sunday tonight. With the previous storms and flooding it will be an english cross country race. The paths were like running on a loose sandy beach with lots of logs across the path....so unless they are out there with chainsaws in the next few days....this race will be fun...but may end with me running 7 min miles.
2019 Goal: Run every day Goal: Get to 165 lbs Goal: Get in shape to be able to run 2 marathons in 2020
New 2020 Goal: Actually run a race, any race, just run a real legit race. **Eye Twitching**
Aspiring Hobby Jogger
Quiet times around here!
Looking forward to possibly making the local running club group run tomorrow morning.
I'm going back and forth between to options for a sub-3 marathon attempt early next year: Houston on January 19, and Cowtown (in Ft. Worth, TX) on March 1. Houston is flatter (supposed to be about 75 seconds faster, all else being equal), but it's twice as far away (~7+ hour drive) and I'd basically have to roll from my fall HM directly into further training for it. Cowtown isn't quite as fast, but it's closer and would give me more time to prep - even with a week of downtime after my HM if I wanted/needed it. I may do some asking around if I can make the group run. I know there are locals who have done both, and maybe I could even find someone to drive/split a room with to help cut travel costs.
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 (?):
9/5 - Tunnel to Towers 5K
9/27 - Run Elk City 5k
10/4 - Wurst Race Half
10/18 - Hot Chocolate 15k (Pacing)
Late Oct./Early Nov. - Some flat, fast marathon (hopefully)
I have heard good things about cowtown FWIW. Had a friend run it and thinks it is well run event.
Wind is not my friend.
Had one of my tougher 2 days for running yesterday and today. Got a 4 mile tempo yesterday (6:11 pace) and some 200s which equaled 7 miles. Then an earlier morning 12 miler before I leave on vacation later this afternoon. Heading to the mountains for a couple days so I’ll probably just run on treadmill. Then home for a day for a meeting and then to the beach for a couple days.
5K - 18:00 (4/19) | HM - 1:25:03 (10/12)
Next Race: Blizzard Run 5K (8/24), Goal: Sub 18.
Alright, I'll chime in since it's quiet.
My calf is still very tight, but the direct pain is gone from the cramp, so that's good.
Watson gave me an idea: my legs have felt especially fresh this summer the day after taking a day off. Normally, I run the day before a race, but I wanted to try giving a full 48 hours between running to see how I do in a race. We'll see if it leaves me feeling off or fresh. Taking the day off before the race also allowed me to run more mileage, as I could do a 9 mile run 2 days before a race but would never run 9 miles the day before a race. Allows me to train "through" this race and still get into the upper 60's in mileage for the week while also giving me a mini-mini-taper into the race.
Kiwi points still forecasted right around 70 for this race, which is unfortunate. Sub 17 is going to be tough in those conditions, but I'll do my best! Either way, PR should be in order unless something really catastrophic happens.
5K: 16:51 (8/19) | 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
Jmac good idea you may as well try it. Get some strides in just before the start and you will be all systems go. Sounds hot but your PR has been there since I was running sub 18 back in 2014. It needs to go ! Good luck.
Cc4 very nice tempo once again. Vacation is a time I seem to run more. It's a great way to see a new place nice and early before the family wake up. Enjoy.
Schumacher don't worry about your time on that course just run by effort. Good luck.
Keen looks like 2 nice options for you. Sub 3 is so close for you now. Your training is excellent. Sub 3 for me was the highlight of my running especially as I only made it by 30 secs although it was my 1st attempt
I should be an OKC supporter for at least another year
I got in another sub 20 5k at the end of a 6 mile yesterday.
I ran the 1st 4kms conservatively around 4 min/km and put in an effort last km as it was a segment and got that one down to 3.39. That last one had some 5k burn.
JMac - good luck. What time of day is the race? If it is early morning or evening, then the solar effect will be much less. Humidity? If low sun and low-moderate humidity, 70 Farernheit will be ok for a 5k.
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)
The dew point (kiwi point as it is known here) is 70F. That's the problem. I've discovered also that the actual temperature has less of an impact on me once I'm heat acclimated. I've run on very dry 90 degree days and felt pretty good, and run on very humid 75 degree days and felt awful. I've figured out that for me, TDP doesn't exactly capture it, although I know it's pretty close.
Put another way, 75 Temp plus 75 Dew Point would be horrible conditions, but 90 temp plus 60 dew point would be bad, but not as horrible.
70F and low humidity would be amazing at this point for me. I might even get a bit cold!
Training for a 5K this summer has shown me how foolish it is to train for marathons in July/August here in the US. You're just wasting your time.
JMac - good luck (for the weather and the race).
I’m off on holiday to Wanaka with the family for a few days tomorrow. Looking forward to running down there, we are going up the mountain as well but not sure I’ll get a lot of snowboarding in because most of it will probably be spent helping our daughter on the beginner slopes.
Bad weather in marathon training really effects things. My 2015 marathon was early winter, and Autumn was almost perfect, mild and only a few days of heavy rain. My 2017 marathon was mid spring, and winter was awful with so much torrential rain.
This winter has been really good. But I don't think I would go for a spring marathon again.
Just got an email from 15k. They cleaned up paths and removed tree and moved part of the course on to a small paved road. So in conclusion....my "who knows" prediction on time stands.
In fairness, it has been a crazy wet year in MN and the organizers typically put on amazing events for small but high quality races. They must have been out there for 10 hours with chainsaws and rakes the last 2 days to clean it up.
DP - good luck. So MN is Minnesota? I presume its treadmill winter? Do you have your own or do you go to a gym? Or you borderline insane and run outside all year? Several years ago on Runners World Online, we had a guy who ran outside all year round in Montreal.
Watson/Mark I bought some New Balance zantes today at Rebels $99. My first foray into New Balance. Pretty light and good reviews. Probably more of an uptempo shoe than a trainer. 6mm drop which is the low end for me.