Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 620 times)

SteveChCh


Hot Weather Complainer

    I'd love to be there today piwi - although a wicket would be good...

     

    Good luck Mark!  Although since it's a matter of rolling down the hill for a PR, you don't really need it....

    PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

    Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

    2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2

    Marky_Mark_17


      Thanks all.  Ironically the easiest way to end the discussion about PR's would be to not attempt to run one on Saturday.  Not really my style though!

      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"

      JMac11


      Benevolent Leader

        Good luck Mark!  Although since it's a matter of rolling down the hill for a PR, you don't really need it....

         

         

        5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

         

        Next Race: TBD

        Marky_Mark_17


          Between DWave and JMac this thread is on fire today!

          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"

          watsonc123


            Steve - fix your signature, re your next race.

             

            Mark - good luck.

             

            Sunday morning forecast is looking good for me.  Given my mediocre last two months training, I really don't know what I could run.

            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).

            SteveChCh


            Hot Weather Complainer

              JMac - Nice one.  I'm hoping Mark breaks 1:10 just to see your head explode!

               

              watson -  Thanks, had forgotten about racing, it's been so long.  You'll see from my update I'm choosing minimal or no travel for 2020 (no downhill races though...).  Hopefully giving myself the best chance to actually belong to this group.

              PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

              Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

              2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2

              Marky_Mark_17


                Watson - good luck. Go out there and have fun!

                 

                Steve - as Chief Weather Complainer and Overlord Antagonist you are undeniably a member of this group!!

                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"

                  Good luck to all those racing this weekend!

                  PR's

                  1m  5:38 (2018)

                  5k    19:59 (2019)

                  HM  1:33:56 (2018)

                  FM  3:23:07 (2018)

                  kimba


                    Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!  Looking forward to hearing about races and results.

                    800m:  2:20.3 (2015) | 1 Mile:  5:13 (2016) | 5K: 18:32 (2010) | 10km: 39:55 (2012) HM: 1:28 (2013) 

                     

                    dpschumacher


                      Any Americans doing a turkey trot? Just signed up for a 5 miler in the middle of a 90 mile week. 

                      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

                        Good luck to the racers, rollers, and everyone else this weekend.

                         

                        No turkey trot for me this year (gobble gobble mfers) because of CIM, just way too close to race.

                         

                        I was going to say I'm thankful for this community we've built here, but I've noticed a few of my constituents here are making comments about my leadership. Your leader is currently benevolent, but that can change quickly. Remember, I'm not running for re-election in 2020 and can go out in style 

                        5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                         

                        Next Race: TBD

                        dpschumacher


                          IMPEACH!

                          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

                          SteveChCh


                          Hot Weather Complainer

                            I see on Strava Mark has smashed it with 1:10.47.  Amazing time regardless of the course.

                            PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                            Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

                            2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2

                            JMac11


                            Benevolent Leader

                               

                              If you want to claim a 1:10:XX after you run that this weekend, go ahead.

                               

                              This is why I am your leader! Maybe I should run for another year with these prognostic abilities...

                               

                              Anyway, well done Mark! I'm actually really looking forward to the race report. Should be a great read (with the usual mention of all the New Zealand running buddies I've missed out on)

                              5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                               

                              Next Race: TBD

                              watsonc123


                                Nice race for Mark.

                                 

                                Just found out that my race is a 9:00pm start tomorrow (I thought it was 8:00am).  So heat might be an issue.  I also injured my foot during the week, so sub 1:30 will take luck.

                                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).