Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 638 times)

Marky_Mark_17


    OK sure Piwi but that 50-year old does look kind of like the Terminator.

     

    Steve - that is a bummer about the job but at least you get some free time (maybe too much?!).  Hopefully you got a decent cheque out of it.

    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"

      Mark yeah he won his Age group at London. They were picking him apart on Letsrun forum because of his body builder type body.

      50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

      5k 18.29 Christchurch Parkrun July 20

      10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

      Next race Mount Maunganui half 10k 31st Aug 2020

      " If you don't use it you lose it but if you use it, it wears out.

      Somewhere in between is about right "      

       

      Marky_Mark_17


        Mark yeah he won his Age group at London. They were picking him apart on Letsrun forum because of his body builder type body.

         

        Probably not too many of them would be running faster than 2:36 though right lol

        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"

        JMac11


        Taper Czar

           

          Probably not too many of them would be running faster than 2:36 though right lol

           

          The point of that thread was that the guy was juiced, as they claimed that no 50 year old looks like that AND runs 2:36 marathons.

          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 

            He sure looks more like a bodybuilder than a runner. Veins popping out everywhere. Still very impressive running.

            50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

            5k 18.29 Christchurch Parkrun July 20

            10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

            Next race Mount Maunganui half 10k 31st Aug 2020

            " If you don't use it you lose it but if you use it, it wears out.

            Somewhere in between is about right "      

             

            Marky_Mark_17


              He sure looks more like a bodybuilder than a runner. Veins popping out everywhere. Still very impressive running.

               

              I'm not pretending to be an expert on performance-enhancing drugs, but I would've thought the sorts of drugs that help you get huge (anabolic steroids) would be a bit counter-productive from a running perspective (big muscles don't help you run faster - if anything the extra mass just slows you down).

              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"


              Elite Jogger

                There was a poster from the old RW Sub 3:20 thread (I can’t remember his screen name) but he took up serious bodybuilding and still ran a very fast 2:4x marathon. It was blatantly obvious from a race photo posted that he was on steroids. You don’t get that look just from drinking protein shakes.

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


                Glute Force

                  Haha on top of that the picture is sponsored by Aldi, the el cheapo of supermarkets.

                   

                  Flavio I have been behaving because I have hardly been on here. And that is because I am still battling my calf sprain. 2 months almost 3. Started physio on Monday and its already better. I can only go easy. A bit boring and I am itching. But well.

                   

                  By the way to all those who complain about your arm movements. I mean you are Italian after all. We all know how Italians talk; its with their hands and arms. To tell you to stop moving your arms is like telling an Italian to stop talking. Its pointless, really. Marco would probably agree, che cosa Smile

                  dpschumacher


                  Making a comeback

                    Steroids definitely help distance runners. In smaller amounts and more frequency they help with recovery and allow more workouts. Because the workouts are low weight high volume they build the body differently.

                    2019 Goal: Run every day Goal: Get to 165 lbs Goal: Get in shape to be able to run 2 marathons in 2020

                    2020 Goals:

                    5k:16:30

                    HM: 1:18:00

                    Marathon: 2:45:00

                    New 2020 Goal: Actually run a race, any race, just run a real legit race. **Eye Twitching**

                      Haha on top of that the picture is sponsored by Aldi, the el cheapo of supermarkets.

                       

                      Flavio I have been behaving because I have hardly been on here. And that is because I am still battling my calf sprain. 2 months almost 3. Started physio on Monday and its already better. I can only go easy. A bit boring and I am itching. But well.

                       

                      By the way to all those who complain about your arm movements. I mean you are Italian after all. We all know how Italians talk; its with their hands and arms. To tell you to stop moving your arms is like telling an Italian to stop talking. Its pointless, really. Marco would probably agree, che cosa Smile

                       

                      Fully agree!

                      Sorry for the absence. I am going through a really heavy period at work and barely managing to get out and run, so I had almost no time to write here... I have been struggling lately. I say is because my body is getting used to b back in Northern Ireland (grey and rainy) after a few weeks in the sunny Italy). I feel tired. I had a couple of bad weeks with low mileage. Last week wasn't bad, with 35 miles and a 13 miles long run, but without managing my reps (6X1000 interrupted during the fourth repetition as I was feeling without any energy),

                       

                      Today I managed a good sessin finally. Not perfect, but at least I didn't gave up. It was a 5X1200mt with 400mr jog in between aiming for 4'30'', knowing that it was difficult.

                      I got

                      4'27''

                      4'32''

                      4'34''

                      4'37''

                      4'37''

                       

                      I faded a bit, probably I am not in great shape after the difficulties in the last few weeks, but this gives me a hope for the half marathon on the 22nd in Belfast (goal 1'29'59'' - JMac if you want this race can be for your table) and I will try to run a sub 40 10 K on the course where last year I got 40'16''.

                      PRs since re-started in 2013:

                      5km: 19:43 (Belfast park run Sep-16) | 10km: 40:16 (Belfast Lagan side 10K Sep-18) 

                      HM: 1:30:09 (Belfast city Half Marathon, September-18) | FM: 3:25:05 (official chip time Belfast city Marathon, May-19, marathon was 0.3/4 longer, original time 3:27:20 for 26.5/6...)

                       

                      Upcoming races:  

                      Belfast city Marathon, May-20.

                      CommanderKeen


                      Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                        Man, people in this thread have jokes all of a sudden!


                        London Marathon old dude - yeah, definitely on something - testosterone, HGH, actual anabolics, something. That was a perfectly timed picture, though. Just as he started to put pressure on his foot from landing to flex those monster quads.
                        Ryan Hall hit the weight really hard after he dropped professional running, but could probably drop a 2:3x if he was keeping up any kind of base. I think he ran the World Marathon Challenge (7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents) a couple years ago, come to think of it.


                        Marco - Nice that you're getting out there to get in a workout, even after all the interruptions and lower mileage.

                         

                         

                        Oddly good run this morning, in one of the hottest/most humid mornings we've had. Not fast (not slow, though), but I just felt surprisingly good all the way through.

                        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)

                         

                          Keen sounds like you hit the runners high on that run.

                           

                          Marco nice job on the 1200s. You travel alot which I bet messes with your energy levels.

                           

                          Mick hope that calf is on the mend.

                           

                          I used to run against a guy like that in 5ks a few years ago. He was muscly and early 50s and owned a gym. He had a solid upper body but could still run mid 17s 5k.

                           

                          I did a lunchtime tempo yesterday. Was aiming for 6kms around 4 min/km but I felt pretty good and did 7kms at a bit under 4 min/km within a 13km run. A few weeks ago I could barely break 20 min 5k so good to see an improvement.

                          50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

                          5k 18.29 Christchurch Parkrun July 20

                          10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

                          Next race Mount Maunganui half 10k 31st Aug 2020

                          " If you don't use it you lose it but if you use it, it wears out.

                          Somewhere in between is about right "      

                           

                          JMac11


                          Taper Czar

                            piwi - I find the sweet spot of where things progress is usually in the 4-8 week period after resuming. Makes sense why most training plans for half marathons are 12 weeks with a 2 week taper, as you've gotten enough time to reap the rewards of that period without overtarining.

                             

                            Keen - looks like humidity is going to break this weekend. I hope for good.

                             

                            Italians - I'm half Italian, so what does that mean, my arms move at a slightly exaggerated pace?

                             

                            Mark - can you do me a favor and not set ridiculous PRs again this racing season? I really want to at least be able to smell your PRs . I really need to get a sub 1:15 half during my buildup.

                             

                            Me - finishing up my 4 days in a row of high mileage (50 miles in 4 days) before heading off to Tanzania. I'll have very limited Internet, so I'll catch up with all of you in 1.5 weeks. Don't break the place while I'm gone.

                            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 

                            flavio1980


                            King of taper madness

                              Pictures from the race, now looking back it's pretty funny:

                               

                              Strollers - strollers on the inside causing waves on the running crowd as dozens try to avoid them. Also the only moment I was feeling good, before the 1km mark.

                              Race obstacles - you had to go around dozens of the slow runners/walkers from the 3k race

                              wind wall - Using a tall dude to protect against the wind (he's also the 18 min 5k runner I referenced in the race report)

                              Running outside, in the bike lane - to avoid the walkers from the 3km race

                              PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:23:30 - Up next: Strava Segment Crown Stealing

                              Tool to generate Strava weekly

                              Marky_Mark_17


                                Mark - can you do me a favor and not set ridiculous PRs again this racing season? I really want to at least be able to smell your PRs . I really need to get a sub 1:15 half during my buildup.

                                 

                                 

                                I promise nothing!

                                 

                                Although, this Sunday is looking like it could be pretty windy, and I'm not going in with a time goal for the Dunedin HM.  Instead, the Dunedin goal is gonna be GOLD MEDAL! (in my AG, that is, and assuming no late entries from the likes of Sam Wreford or Greg Darbyshire!).  I figure it's basically me vs. this Dwight Grieve guy, his 10km times are slightly quicker than mine but equally I don't run a lot of 10km's and his are all on fast net downhill courses.  Also I have Vaporfly's (although he might too).

                                 

                                I don't think these next two races will be the quickest ones.  I reckon the races where I might pull out really good times (subject to weather, injury and all that stuff) will be NZ Road Champs 10km in mid-Sept, and Kerikeri HM in November.

                                 

                                Marco - great to see you back!

                                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"