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

dpschumacher


Making a comeback

    I'll race you in a 5k for it JMac...in Minneapolis....in February.  We'll see who is tough enough.

    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**

    JMac11


    Taper Czar

      Nah we gotta meet halfway. Based upon my research, that would be...in the middle of Lake Huron. 5K running through a lake going to require a lot of strength. Better hit the leg press now.

       

      Edit: Realized the lake will be frozen in February. Going to practice by placing grease all over the wood floors in my apartment and practice the feeling of running on ice.

      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 luck tomorrow.

         

        Flavio thanks for the VPN help. I only get a few country options to switch to.

        I just saw a bit of decathlon. Dude throws the javelin 70m and then runs a 4.15 1500m ! Wow.

         

        Mark awesome job today in your race.

        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 "      

         

        dpschumacher


        Making a comeback

          We consider running on our roads November-March and running on a frozen lake and running on a  hockey rink all basically the same thing. I have special winter running gear and will destroy you. #MNLife

           

          Side note. Here is the race on sunday for me. https://www.tcmevents.org/events/medtronic-twin-cities-marathon-weekend-2019/race/10-mile  Map is toward bottom of page...good thing I like hills. Goal is to break 1:00:00...modified from original 1:05:00

           

          Nah we gotta meet halfway. Based upon my research, that would be...in the middle of Lake Huron. 5K running through a lake going to require a lot of strength. Better hit the leg press now.

           

          Edit: Realized the lake will be frozen in February. Going to practice by placing grease all over the wood floors in my apartment and practice the feeling of running on ice.

          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**

          Marky_Mark_17


            Based purely on the quality of banter here, you probably both could’ve been on the team (also we had two spots free).

             

            With our best guy injured I got swapped on to leg 2 which was the longest leg. It was hard work into the wind almost the whole way, with some long grinding climbs and I got passed by a few of the top Senior Men’s runners (including Michael Voss who is around a 1:05 half marathon runner). I had a good tussle with one runner where we swapped places about 4 times. He was blowing up at the top of the last hill but I’d saved just enough to take advantage of a big downhill over the last 1500m and I busted out a 2:53 for the last km. So focused on the baton handover and figuring out whether I was going to throw up that I forgot to stop my watch, so no idea what the official time was. Probably just under 35 I think for 10.2km.


            I think we were 10th which was not bad considering we had a pretty under strength team. We might pick up a couple of places due to time penalties and DQs for other teams.

            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"

            Marky_Mark_17


              Oh and good luck JMac for the 10k!

              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"

                Well done Mark! and good luck JMac!!!(might be late - sorry)

                 

                Keen are you racing today as well? is so good luck (might be late - sorry)

                 

                my week went fairly well, 1 real workout (2X200R - rec 200jog in 35, then 1,600 rec 3min walking/jog in 6:20 and 5:55, in progression, then 2X200R rec 200 jog in 33/34) and a lot of easy run with some strides in which I am trying to increase cadence (I am often between 165 and 170 and get up to 180/185 in intervals). More to come during the week on this, I have questions for you Smile

                 

                I am trying to implement a bit of Jack Daniel in my next cycle (8 weeks to the 10K on the 30th of November). I will be focusing a bit on speed (R and I) to use my strength and see if I can get better.

                 

                 

                Tomorrow I have the short annual relay (4X a bit more than 2 miles), looks like it is going to rain...

                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.

                JamesD


                JamesD

                  Good luck, DPS!  JMac, Keen - hope you did well.

                   

                  I’m having some allergy trouble, or some other minor illness.  My 4-mile tempo Thursday was really bad - my mile splits almost always range within 5-10 seconds from fastest to slowest, but this time they were 6:41 (good), 6:50 (ok), 7:03 (ugh) and 7:06 (double-ugh).  Just had nothing in the tank, and that was even while listening to music, as I found my iPod. Had been feeling sluggish earlier in the week too, and ran out of gas on Friday’s easy run as well. Did better today, so maybe my allergy meds are kicking in.  Still got in 35 miles for the week, and I assume the tempo effort had some benefit even if the time was bad.

                   

                  Sun - off

                  Mon - 9.3 miles easy

                  Tues - 6.2 easy & slow

                  Weds - 37 minutes swimming, also slow

                  Thurs - 6.6 including 4.1 @ 6:55, faded badly

                  Fri - 6.3 easy, tired late

                  Sat - 6.6 easy, not as tired

                   

                  Total - 35 miles

                  12-week average - 33 mpw

                  Post-1987 PRs:  Half 1:30:14 (2019); 10K 39:35 (2019); 5K 19:12 (2017); Mile 5:37.3 (April '20)

                  2020 Goals:  35+ mpw, Half<1:30, 10K<39:35, 5K<19:30; Mile<5:40 (done)

                    Good luck DPS.

                     

                    Keen great job on Strava today. Fast time and top placement.

                     

                    Jmac smoking fast 10k. Man we have some fast people on here.

                    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


                      Keen - congrats on the 2nd place albeit I'm sure it felt a bit like Groundhog Day.

                       

                      JMac - awesome job on the 10k.  Looked like a few rollers in the course but if you hit a good rhythm sometimes they don't really matter.  I'm glad you finally got decent weather for a race after those summer 5k's.  Nicely paced with the last 2k's being the two fastest as well. You're in no postiion to accuse me of sandbagging any more either!

                       

                      James- I hope the allergies were instead of injury niggles, not as well as!

                       

                      Me- another decent mileage week even with Saturday's race in there.  I didn't taper for the race at all when I knew we had an understrength team, and found it a bit hard to get the legs turning over on the day but the headwind certainly made it tough too.  Legs were a bit slow for my long run this morning better than expected considering I'd raced the day before! Anyway, job done and week done!

                       

                      M: 9.2km recovery, weights

                      T: 11.4km incl. short efforts

                      W: 18km moderate

                      T: weights

                      F: 15km steady

                      S: 12.5km incl. NZ Road Relays Leg 2 (35:10 official / 10.2km)

                      S: 25km long run

                      Total: 91.2km

                      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

                        Thanks everyone. Will write up a full report soon, but 34:49 with no taper on a rolling course has me pretty stoked. The pressure in on now for a sub 1:16 in a few weeks but I'm excited to get at it. It's great to be part of a community here that really pushes you. Wouldn't be anywhere near the level I'm at without seeing what you guys do on a week to week basis.

                        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 

                          So happy for you Jmac. I sensed you were getting a little bit over it with the summer heat but this PR will re motivate you.

                           

                          My week

                          Weekly Summary
                          Monday, Sep 30, 2019 thru Sunday, Oct 06, 2019

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                          Day Miles Pace Description Link
                          Mon 6.2 8:05 Afternoon Run strava
                          Tue 6.2 8:16 Afternoon Run strava
                          Wed 5.0 7:58 Wind,when it blows it sucks 🙄 strava
                          Thu 6.2 6:41 Lunch Run with 8k tempo strava
                          Fri 3.7 8:53 Lunch Run strava
                          Sat 6.2 9:12 Morning Run strava
                          Sun 9.1 11:44 Morning Run strava
                          Sun 3.7 7:35 Jog with Grayson strava
                            46.3 8:49    

                          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 "      

                           

                            Well done JMac great 10k!

                             

                            today I’m  racing over 2 miles relay for a bit of a change  Smile

                             

                            has anybody watched the world champion marathon ? It was a very entertaining race, I’m So happy for Hawkins

                            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.

                              Did he win Marco ? That's amazing after his heatstroke at The Goldcoast Games.

                              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 "      

                               

                              watsonc123


                                James and Piwi - nice weeks.

                                 

                                Mark - nice race.

                                 

                                Jmac - congrats on the race.

                                 

                                Sorry for a bit AWOL.  Sydney holiday was good, but very busy, only ran once, walked a lot.  Life's got in the way since I'm back, so only have ran twice since back.  I'm not going to race the 5km on Tuesday, but this week should be a good training week.

                                 

                                Last two weeks:

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                                Day Miles Pace Description Link
                                Mon 5.0 8:59 Evening Run strava
                                Tue 6.6 7:56 Evening Run - Mona Fartlek strava
                                Wed 5.0 8:36 Evening Run strava
                                Thu 6.3 8:19 Evening Run - Trentham Harriers Club Run strava
                                  22.9 8:24

                                 

                                Monday was morning, so missing due to the app bug.

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                                Day Miles Pace Description Link

                                Mon

                                 

                                Sat

                                3.2

                                 

                                4.4

                                9:13

                                 

                                7:58

                                Morning Run

                                 

                                Lunch Run

                                 

                                 

                                strava

                                Sun 8.1 7:23 Evening Run - Tempo 3.0-10.5km and 4 * 200 Metres Quick strava
                                  15.7    

                                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)