Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 613 times)

CommanderKeen


Aspiring Hobby Jogger

    JMac - Where in Africa? My grandparents went through Tanganyika (now part of Tanzania) way back in the 50's.


    Ok, time trial done! 19:01. Temp was 73*, DP 68-69*. The wind was negligible - 3 mph at most.
    My first thought when seeing the time was "dammit, two seconds?!". I suppose I'm fairly happy with it overall. I had hoped to be under 19 minutes, but this helped knock some of the rust off and I now have a known-good reference for a minimum of how hard I can push in a 5k and I can try improving on that in races (2 weeks out!).

    I did the whole thing as close to DWave style as possible - my watch just showed HR and then 3 sec avg and lap avg power from Stryd, but I tried not checking it much. I also ignored all but one of the lap summaries that showed lap time - I only saw that one because my mind wandered just a bit during the 4th km and I hit the lap button late and I just happened to see the lap time.
    "The Burn" didn't start too badly until the 5th km when I started trying to pick up the effort.
    I primarily focused on trying to hold an even effort, keeping my breathing controlled, and counting how many times I crossed either the start or 200m line so I knew when to click the "lap" button to mark each km. One, two, three - lap! Rinse, repeat.

    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:

    Dallas Marathon 12/15

    darkwave


    Mother of Cats

      Piwi - they have a cheaper plate.

       

      Gentle correction - the newer Zoom Fly has the same carbon plate as the Vaporfly, just different foam.

       

      So...

      Vaporfly: Carbon fiber plate + Zoom X foam

      Zoom Fly: Carbon fiber plate + React foam

      Pegasus Turbo: no plate, combo of Zoom X and React foam

      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.

      dpschumacher


        Nice. I hate/mentally unable to do time trials solo. I need someone to cheer or pace or someone to see that I don't let up. Nicely done. Pretty close and in a real race I'm sure you can break 19

         

        JMac - Where in Africa? My grandparents went through Tanganyika (now part of Tanzania) way back in the 50's.


        Ok, time trial done! 19:01. Temp was 73*, DP 68-69*. The wind was negligible - 3 mph at most.
        My first thought when seeing the time was "dammit, two seconds?!". I suppose I'm fairly happy with it overall. I had hoped to be under 19 minutes, but this helped knock some of the rust off and I now have a known-good reference for a minimum of how hard I can push in a 5k and I can try improving on that in races (2 weeks out!).

        I did the whole thing as close to DWave style as possible - my watch just showed HR and then 3 sec avg and lap avg power from Stryd, but I tried not checking it much. I also ignored all but one of the lap summaries that showed lap time - I only saw that one because my mind wandered just a bit during the 4th km and I hit the lap button late and I just happened to see the lap time.
        "The Burn" didn't start too badly until the 5th km when I started trying to pick up the effort.
        I primarily focused on trying to hold an even effort, keeping my breathing controlled, and counting how many times I crossed either the start or 200m line so I knew when to click the "lap" button to mark each km. One, two, three - lap! Rinse, repeat.

        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

        dpschumacher


          Nice. I hate/mentally unable to do time trials solo. I need someone to cheer or pace or someone to see that I don't let up. Nicely done. Pretty close and in a real race I'm sure you can break 19

           

          JMac - Where in Africa? My grandparents went through Tanganyika (now part of Tanzania) way back in the 50's.


          Ok, time trial done! 19:01. Temp was 73*, DP 68-69*. The wind was negligible - 3 mph at most.
          My first thought when seeing the time was "dammit, two seconds?!". I suppose I'm fairly happy with it overall. I had hoped to be under 19 minutes, but this helped knock some of the rust off and I now have a known-good reference for a minimum of how hard I can push in a 5k and I can try improving on that in races (2 weeks out!).

          I did the whole thing as close to DWave style as possible - my watch just showed HR and then 3 sec avg and lap avg power from Stryd, but I tried not checking it much. I also ignored all but one of the lap summaries that showed lap time - I only saw that one because my mind wandered just a bit during the 4th km and I hit the lap button late and I just happened to see the lap time.
          "The Burn" didn't start too badly until the 5th km when I started trying to pick up the effort.
          I primarily focused on trying to hold an even effort, keeping my breathing controlled, and counting how many times I crossed either the start or 200m line so I knew when to click the "lap" button to mark each km. One, two, three - lap! Rinse, repeat.

          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

            Keen - good job today in those conditions (which I know too well). Race will help you, but on the road might hurt, but I still think you may be in PR shape.

             

            Regarding Africa, I will actually be in Tanzania! And don't worry piwi, with 0 running and lots of pre-paid food, I will add more meat for the lions to chase after.

            5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

             

            Next Race: California International Marathon (12/8/19)

            flavio1980


            weight loss complainer

              Jmac - my 5k PR is 18:05 set over 3 years ago. Enjoy your safari!
              Keen - great job on the 5k time trial. If you only felt bad in the last km then you possibly left a bit in the tank. These are hard to get right, I'm sure you can break that PR in a 2nd try.

              me - hanging on as much as I can, trying to avoid sickness before the race.

              Also the F key on my macbook is dying. god dammit Apple

              PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:24:25 - Up next: Chase the HM PR

                Mikkey are those 50 quid zoom flys the carbon plate ones ?

                 

                Dark wave those 3 Nikes are all pricey aren't they ?

                I read about that 3.5 oz New Balance. I love light for 5ks.

                 

                Keen congrats on the 5000m time trial. Doing it solo is tough.

                 

                Weirdly I feel I time trial almost better than race.

                I like that I can choose the day and a dead flat course.

                50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

                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 "      

                 

                watsonc123


                   

                  Gentle correction - the newer Zoom Fly has the same carbon plate as the Vaporfly, just different foam.

                   

                  So...

                  Vaporfly: Carbon fiber plate + Zoom X foam

                  Zoom Fly: Carbon fiber plate + React foam

                  Pegasus Turbo: no plate, combo of Zoom X and React foam

                   

                  I have the Zoom Fly 2, the latest is 3.  Do you know if th V2 has the same plate as the Vaporfly?  Nike has rather complex wording  soon advertising its  it can be hard to know exactly what you're getting.

                  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 20:34 (Jan 2019), 10km 40:28 (Aug 2019), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018)

                   

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

                  darkwave


                  Mother of Cats

                    The Zoom Fly 2 Flyknit had the Carbon Fiber plate, according to this.

                     

                    As for prices, according to Nike, the Vaporfly is $250, the Pegasus Turbo is $180, and the Zoom Fly is $150 (all US).

                     

                    Of course, the carbon fiber plate gets turned off and doesn't work unless you pay $250....

                    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.

                      I tend to try and not spend more than $100 US on shoes.

                      50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

                      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 "      

                       

                      CommanderKeen


                      Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                        I tend to try and not spend more than $100 US on shoes.

                         

                        You and me, both! I use shoekicker.com a lot to find deals, and also search fleabay often.

                        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:

                        Dallas Marathon 12/15

                        Marky_Mark_17


                           

                          You and me, both! I use shoekicker.com a lot to find deals, and also search fleabay often.

                           

                          Me three.  Mostly I wait until runningwarehouse.com.au has sales on the shoes I like and stock up, or I pick up last season's models cheaply from Amazon or somewhere like that.

                           

                          Keen - nice job on the time trial.  You'll be under 19 in a race, easy.  Time trials are great as a fitness test but it's really difficult/impossible to push yourself as hard as you would in a race.

                          5,000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 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: Kerikeri Half Marathon, 23 Nov, 1:10:46 (PB)

                          Up next: Bays Night of 5's 5000m, 20 Dec

                          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                            I'm not dissing those who do buy the expensive shoes but it obviously depends on your personal situation with money etc. If money were no issue to me I certainly would like to try some of the pricier shoes.

                            50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

                            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 "      

                             


                            Elite Jogger

                              Mikkey are those 50 quid zoom flys the carbon plate ones ?

                               

                               

                              I’m not sure as it doesn’t say on the shoe if it’s the 2 or 3 model.

                               

                              Here’s a pair of ZoomFlys in my size for £60...anyone know if this is the latest model?

                               

                              https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nike-Zoom-Fly-Sp-Mens-Running-Trainers-Aj9282-002-Uk-10-EU45-RRP-150/173986210606?epid=1349196531&hash=item288262e32e:g:8hIAAOSwTyxdPtKl

                              5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)


                              Elite Jogger

                                I just googled the ZoomFly 3 and mine are obviously the older version.

                                5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)