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Taper Madness, Part 6.1
The entry list for Auckland Road Champs is up. Numbers slightly up on last year probably because of NZ Road Champs being on the same course, might be a few scratches on the day.
Piwi - your mate Pulford is coming up to run here on Sunday. He will probably win it I reckon. Guess it gives him a chance to scout the course before NZ Road Champs in 3 weeks.
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: Wairarapa Country Marathon, 11 Oct (I HOPE!!!!)
"CONSISTENCY IS KING"
Mark oh cool hes a good dude. I get his Strava training on my feed. Sub 3 min intervals etc.
50+ PBs -
5k 18.25 Tauranga Parkrun Sept 20 81.36 % age grade
10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run
Next race Mount Maunganui half 10k 28th nov 2020
" If you don't use it you lose it but if you use it, it wears out.
Somewhere in between is about right "
Oska Baynes is running NZ Half Marathon Champs next weekend, at this stage he is a near-certainty to win it. I reckon he is trying to line up a treble of first in NZ Marathon Champs, NZ Half Marathon Champs and NZ Road Race Champs for 2019. Will be a great contest between him and Pulford at NZ Road Race Champs if that is the case.
Making a comeback
Feeling super anxious, both feel like I have too much energy and like my legs are exhausted. Bouncing off the walls and want to take a nap.....
Must be the day before race day after a taper.
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
DPS, Mark, and Watson - Good luck at the races this weekend. I'm not missing anyone, am I?
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 (?):
8/29 Moore War 5k
9/5 - Tunnel to Towers 5k
9/27 - Run Elk City 5k
10/4 - Wurst Race Half
10/18 - Hot Chocolate 15k (Pacing)
11/21 - White River Marathon
Watson and DPS - good luck!!
Race went pretty well. Managed to start too quick as I have done every 10k race, faded slightly throughout the race. Unofficial 40:28, so a little slower than hoped, but a small PR. First PR for 35 months.
PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)
40+ PRs: 5km 20:10 (Dec 2019), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018)
Nice one Chris. A PR is great especially after 36 months !
King of pastries
Mark - LOL I wonder if any of these dudes ever google their own names and find out about this weird dude who keeps talking about them on a random online forum.
Anyway, regardless of race, go get it, we both know you’ll PR again.
dps - good luck at the race!
Watson - awesome! awesome! Having just gone 3 years without a PR I know just the feeling. Make sure to celebrate, sub 40 is around the corner for you if you keep the current consistency.
PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:23:30 - Up next: Some 5K race Sep 6th.
Tool to generate Strava weekly
1:24:47 2nd place by 24 seconds more to come. Nap time
1:24:47 2nd place by 14 seconds more to come. Nap time
Nice! Can’t wait to hear about it
Dp - nice work. Congratulations.
Watson - nice job and congrats. I looked at the Welly course - looks each lap was uphill on the way out and downhill on the way back? So probably some improvement there on a flatter course too.
DPS - well done on smashing your goal! Great effort.
Good luck to Mark.
Congrats to Daniel on a very fast half marathon.
Also congrats to Mark who ran a very fast 10k today on a windy day.
My week done. Longrun was a bonus. Ran with a couple of guys and one guy wanted 35kms so I got dragged along for most of it. Got a bit of a cold but pretty minor.
Weekly SummaryMonday, Aug 19, 2019 thru Sunday, Aug 25, 2019