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

    Flavio I still eat meat. Just not as much as I used to.

     

    Fellow Kiwis the sub 2 thing will be on at 7.15pm tonight live feed on Youtube.

    There was some flexibility over start time but I believe the above time is confirmed.

    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


      I just don't think it counts.  It needs to be a proper race.  Even if he goes sub 2, I will give the 2019 best marathon to Bekele (Berlin).

      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)

        Yeah it's a bit of a show but still should be fun to watch

        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


          I’m with Watson on this. It’s cool, but in a crazy science experiment way. Not the same as a race.

          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"


          Glute Force

            Ha, I dont belong here:

            • I eat crap almost every day
            • I have only gotten to around 1'100k this year and now comes the slow part of the year with winter

            Am still struggeling with my calf. Only running easy but it doesnt want to go away. Damn calf. Anyways:

             

            Where is Rune? There are 3 of his folks helping Kipchoge break the 2 hrs.

             

            And: why does he need 2 pacers at the back?

             

            He doesnt look as smooth as he did when he ran in Monza. Lets see!

              Hey Mick 

               

              I had jackfruit burger for dinner. Just needed some meat to finish it off 

               

              They make 2.50km pace look like a jog. Its sickening.

              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 "      

               

              flavio1980


              King of pastries

                HE FUCKEN DID IT!!! 1:59:40

                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

                  Unbelievable!!! He did it 2’50 per k and he accelerated in the last one !!worth watching it!!!

                  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.

                  JMac11


                  Taper Czar

                    That last KM was unbelievable, gave me goosebumps. I recorded it overnight and just watched now, and I'm so happy for him. All the haters can talk about the shoes, the pacers, whatever. The fact that he just ran not only sub 2, but broke the damn thing by 20 seconds and looked SO fresh, tells me that it will be done in a race environment in our lifetime, and probably some time in the next few years. I hope it's him next year.

                     

                    ETA: here is why there are 2 pacers behind. I'm not a scientist so if you want more details, I don't have them 

                     

                    In brief, the idea is that the front V shape of five runners will create a wash of air that will flow around Kipchoge, and therefore reduce the drag on him. Two runners behind Kipchoge will provide what Ketchell calls “static pressure,” to push Kipchoge along; they will also help create the “optimal flow” around him.

                    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 

                    JamesD


                    JamesD

                      Distance -  1,367 miles/2,200 km so far this year. As of this week, I’ve run more miles this year than any year post-high school.

                       

                      Kipchoge - Amazing accomplishment, but not a race.  JMac, I’m not sure he’ll have the chance to break 2 in a race next year.  Assuming he runs Tokyo, which will be hilly & hot, he would be cutting it pretty close to squeeze in another marathon in the spring before Tokyo or in the fall after it.  It would be cool to see him do it, though, and a much bigger deal for him to do it in a race.

                       

                      Heat - Found an interesting article on Outside Online about the fitness benefits of training in the heat.  https://www.outsideonline.com/2402722/heat-training-cool-weather-impact  The author wrote that in a study of well-trained cyclists, the benefit of 10 days of heat training compared to 10 days of normal-temperature training peaked on average 4 or so days after the heat training ended.  The benefit gradually diminished until disappearing after about 10 days after the heat training ended. I hope the benefits of heat training over a longer period (all summer) last more than 10 days. Even if not, it may be that while the benefits last, you can do harder workouts than you could have otherwise, and those harder workouts could improve fitness too.  

                       

                      Me - Still having mild allergy trouble, and my left knee hurt at times during today’s run, but the hamstrings seem fine. My easy pace seems slower now than it’s ever been, maybe 8:30 or 8:35/mile, but I hope that’s just a matter of leg fatigue.  Five weeks until my half.

                       

                      Sun - off

                      Mon - 14 miles easy

                      Tues - 6.2 easy

                      Weds - 38 minutes swimming, slow

                      Thurs - 7.4 easy including strides

                      Fri - 6.2 easy

                      Sat - 6.2 easy

                       

                      Total - 40 miles

                      12-week average - 35 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)


                      Elite Jogger

                        That last KM was unbelievable, gave me goosebumps. I recorded it overnight and just watched now, and I'm so happy for him. All the haters can talk about the shoes, the pacers, whatever. The fact that he just ran not only sub 2, but broke the damn thing by 20 seconds and looked SO fresh, tells me that it will be done in a race environment in our lifetime, and probably some time in the next few years. I hope it's him next year.

                         

                         

                        I recorded it as well and found it boring and ended up fast-forwarding a lot of the race. Yes, the last Km was the only bit of excitement, but he obviously had more in the tank which shows how big an advantage it was under those controlled conditions. It’s a shame that you’ll look back in history of when the first Sub 2 marathon happened and....it was an experiment in Austria. 👎

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

                        JMac11


                        Taper Czar

                          Mikkey - if they smashed it on the first try with this, I would agree. But I wouldn’t just sweep this away as some science experiment. Kipchoge couldn’t do it last time, and the other 2 weren’t even in the ballpark. I’m still impressed, i know I’m in the minority. Plus the guy is really one of the good ones in the sport, just look at all the nonsense going on with NOP and the complete asshole that Galen Rupp is. Please, I’ll take this “experiment” with a great guy any day of the week.

                           

                          James - good work, 40+MPW is a nice spot for a half.

                           

                          Me - good week in the books with 70+ in 6 days. I hit a new run streak of 13 days. Both quality days went great. I may have to start pushing my M pace to truly feel what 2:39 pace feels like, as I was running more like 2:42 pace, which I think is my current fitness. However, I finished fresh enough that it’s time to really get to work. I still have absolutely no idea how I will run 1:14:59 in 2 weeks, but again, BOTT. No excuses. Time to get to work and get those goals.

                           

                           

                          Weekly Summary
                          Monday, Oct 07, 2019 thru Sunday, Oct 13, 2019

                          <tfoot> </tfoot>
                          Day Miles Pace Description Link
                          Mon 10.9 7:52 Evening Run strava
                          Tue 18.1 7:02 2E + 2x2T + 8E + 2T + 2E (T@5:43) strava
                          Wed 6.7 8:17 2K for the year strava
                          Thu 10.9 8:04 Evening Run strava
                          Fri 10.9 7:51 Night Run strava
                          Sat 16.0 6:43 2E + 12M + 2E strava
                            73.5 7:29  

                          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 you will be fine remember no human is limited 

                            Although I think I am lol. Solid week and great workouts.

                            I also enjoyed the sub 2 thing but agree with Mark and Watson of the falseness of it. I would also like to know exactly the makeup of his shoes.

                             

                            Mikkey yeah it became a bit of a yawn. The only exciting bit was halfway in he seemed to drop back a couple of meters and looked in a little trouble. He regathered nicely and was strong at the end.

                             

                            I decided to try and run my first sub 40 10k this morning since turning 50 nearly 2 years ago. Wasn't sure how it would go as I still have a cold but thought i would start running some 3.55/km pace and see how far i could cope.

                            Anyway it went well and I was consistently hitting 3.55 without lasers or pacers and carbon plates  and by 8kms in I knew I could do it. I saved a little push for a 3.46 final km and ended up around 38.55.

                            It's going in my sig line seeing as I don't 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 "      

                             

                              My week

                               

                              Weekly Summary
                              Monday, Oct 07, 2019 thru Sunday, Oct 13, 2019

                              <tfoot> </tfoot>
                              Mon 7.5 8..0 Morning Run Link
                              Tue 6.2 7:52 Afternoon Run strava
                              Wed 6.2 8:38 Morning Run strava
                              Sat 6.2 8:12 Jogging off manflu strava
                              Sun 8.7 6:51 The Ineos sub 40@50 challenge strava
                                34.8 7:49    

                               

                               

                              No human is limited....this only applies to Mark 

                              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 - good week.

                                 

                                Piwi - nice 10k.

                                 

                                My week was good.  I ran Cannon Point today, which I haven't done for a long time.  It's a really, really steep hill.

                                 

                                <tfoot> </tfoot>
                                Day Miles Pace Description Link
                                Mon 4.4 8:55 Evening Run strava
                                Tue 4.4 8:50 Evening Run strava
                                Wed 6.5 8:08 Evening Run - Mona Fartlek strava
                                Thu 2.9 8:49 Evening Run strava
                                Fri 3.9 8:15 Afternoon Run strava
                                Sat 6.2 7:44 Morning Run - Incl. 4 * 200m Strides strava
                                Sun 13.1 8:57 Morning Run - Canonn Point strava
                                  41.4 8:33  

                                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)