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

    Some of the stuff I write...I'm glad it's gone from the internet 

    It seemed terrible at the time when the forum shut down but all is forgotten with a fresh start on here.

    50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

    10k 38.55 oct 19 strava run

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

    Somewhere in between is about right "      

     

    flavio1980


    weight loss complainer

      Paul - Oh my, back in 2002 I didn’t even speak English yet.

       

      Jmac - that app requires a bit of work to setup (wiring in Strava authentication, setting up Heroku to host it) but once that is done it’s trivial since as far as I understand we’ll only be querying the list of activities from last week.

      I took a look at it yesterday and I kind of have it mapped out how to create a new one from scratch. However I have little time and I’m super lazy, so I’m not making promises. One of these days I might show up with an app ready to use.

       

      Piwi - word! I've wrote quite a bit of silly stuff back in the day but most of that seems to be thankfully gone.

      PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:24:25 - Up next: Chase the HM PR

      watsonc123


        App development is never easy.

        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).

        Brewing Runner


        CIM FanBoi

           

          I think you're trying to crack a joke here, but honestly it comes across more like a snarky dig.  No-one wants to get sick this close to a race.

           

          Also it would be great if we could not have another one of those phases where almost everyone on the thread is sick or injured like we did a few months ago.

           

          Yes it’s a joke in reference to his 100 mile weeks. Also his ability to do a LOT of running at threshold pace week after week without injury.

          Mom currently dealing with a wife who has had a cough for about two weeks, and as soon as her cough went away her throat hurt and now looks full of puss so she has a trip to urgent care tomorrow. Race day for me is next Sunday. I had the thought moments ago of checking to see if registration to Dallas was still open because if I get sick I’ll spend lots of money to run with Keen.

           

          Ill go back under my bridge again. Maybe I’ll come back next year. Maybe I’ll stay where it’s safe from judgement.

          1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

          5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

          10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

          Half: 1:29* (2019 CIM first half)

          Marathon 2:59* (2019 CIM)

          Annual Miles 1,892.7 miles

          *CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.

           

          2019 Goal: Get into the 4/19/21 marathon. 

           

          SteveChCh


          Hot Weather Complainer

            Brewing Runner - you should definitely stick around, just a misunderstanding...plus your username suggests you and I have similar priorities in life so plenty to chat about!

             

            My ankle has been a bit sore on and off - today I ran 2 hours and it was fine but sore again post-run.  The most painful moments are when walking.  I'll continue taping and rolling and keeping a close eye on 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


               Ill go back under my bridge again. Maybe I’ll come back next year. Maybe I’ll stay where it’s safe from judgement.

               

              I misread it and retracted the comment.  My bad.  We are mostly harmless here as long as no-one starts a discussion about easy pace.

              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"

              Brewing Runner


              CIM FanBoi

                 

                I misread it and retracted the comment.  My bad.  We are mostly harmless here as long as no-one starts a discussion about easy pace.

                 

                Not your bad. It’s the internet. It’s difficult to understand the tone or intentions of someone you’ve never communicated with.

                 

                Easy pace ace should be run by feel and nothing less. If 5:50/mi feels easy downhill that is easy pace. If 20:00/mi uphill feels easy that is easy pace. 

                1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

                5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

                10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

                Half: 1:29* (2019 CIM first half)

                Marathon 2:59* (2019 CIM)

                Annual Miles 1,892.7 miles

                *CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.

                 

                2019 Goal: Get into the 4/19/21 marathon. 

                 

                JamesD


                JamesD

                  A second easy week after my Nov. 16 half.  As usual when coming back after a race, my hamstring soreness gradually diminished.  Weather was pretty good - upper 40s to mid-60s (9-18 C), which can feel warm or cold depending on whether you're in sunshine or in the shade with some wind.  Many of the walkers at the park were in T-shirts and shorts, while others were bundled up like Eskimos.  On one windy day I ran through a shower of falling leaves each time I crossed a certain stretch of trail.

                   

                  Sun - off

                  Mon - 6.2 miles easy, back stiff early, hamstrings sore late

                  Tues - 6.2 easy

                  Weds - 6.2 easy

                  Thurs - Happy Thanksgiving!

                  Fri - 7.7 easy, hamstrings sore last mile

                  Sat - 6.2 moderate

                   

                  Total - 32.6 miles

                   

                  12-week average - 32 mpw

                  Post-1987 PRs:  5K 19:12 (2017); 10K 39:35 (Sept '19); Half 1:30:14 (March '19)

                  2019 Goals: NO INJURIES, 30+ mpw (ok so far), Half<1:30 (almost), 10K<40 (yes), 5K<19 (no)

                  Marky_Mark_17


                    Brewingrunner - I'm still not going there 

                     

                    James - nice week, it's approaching summer and humidity here now so expect some quality weather complaining from Steve and I.

                     

                    Me - pretty good week post-race.  Mostly pretty cruisy, legs felt pretty well recovered after about Thursday.  Went for a Strava CR hunt this morning on a long climb past my old house and took it off one of my club mates.  Will look to start adding a bit of speed work in there now with the 5000m race coming up in just under 3 weeks.

                     

                    M: weights

                    T: 11.2km easy

                    W: 11.8km easy / steady

                    T: 15.1km easy with hills

                    F: weights

                    S: 22km easy

                    S: 14.5km easy with a CR hunt

                    Total: 74.6km

                    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


                      James and Mark - good weeks.

                       

                      My week was ok.  I took Monday off work and finally assembled the trampoline that we bought, supposedly it should take no more than 2 hours, but to me that is like stating a mile should take more than 4 minutes.  Suffice to say, it was a lot more than 2 hours.

                       

                      I'd never realized how much quicker recovery is from a hot race.  By Thursday I had pretty much  recovered, normally it takes a week from a half marathon.

                       

                      M 0

                      T 9.9km

                      W  6.4km

                      T  10.3km incl. 4 * 200m Strides

                      F 8.1km

                      S 0

                      S 15km incl. 3.0-11.5km Tempo & 4 * (200m Quick & 200m Easy)

                       

                      Total 49.7km / 30.9 miles

                      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).

                      dpschumacher


                        Nice James.  Keep easing back in and stay healthy.  Back to base building going forward?

                         

                        Mark- I keep being like why is he beating himself up?  Then i realize you are going into summer.  Looking forward to racing vicariously through you while I just run slow miles over and over and over all winter.

                         

                        Watson Totally agree about warm weather recovery. I think it has to do with your body not exerting all the extra energy just to keep you body temp up like in cold weather.  It can focus on repair.

                         

                        I am exhausted.  Miles are beginning to add up.  Longest run of the year (17) most weekly milage of the year as well

                         

                        Day

                        Plan

                        Actual

                        Total Time

                        Fast Slow Average

                        Notes

                        Mon

                        4

                        4.04

                        29:21

                        7:22-7:02 (7:16)

                         Ran on very little sleep early

                         

                        9

                        9.10

                        1:03:30

                         (6:59)

                        Treadmill due to weather late

                        Tues

                        9

                        9.01

                        1:06:42

                        7:45-7:11 (7:21)

                        Miles on the river early

                         

                        4

                        6.01

                        0:42:24

                        7:04

                        Did some extra miles late so I could travel Wed and not do a second run

                        Wed

                        9

                        9

                        1:02:57

                        6:59

                        Early in the morning…ugh

                        Thur

                        2

                        1.17

                        0:07:30

                        6:40

                        Warm up plus striders

                         

                        5

                        5

                        0:30:00

                        5:50-6:10 (6:00)

                        29:43 was official time, but course was short

                         

                        2

                        6.33

                        0:42:24

                        6:42

                        Extra miles after turkey time and long drive home on treadmill

                        Fri

                        9

                        9.02

                        1:04:11

                        7:07

                        Felt Surprisingly good lunch time

                         

                        4

                        4.01

                        0:27:59

                        6:59

                        Treadmill

                        Sat

                        17

                        17:00

                        1:55:03

                        6:46

                        Hard treadmill run with some hills for variety while I watched WI beat MN in a blizzard

                        Sun

                        12

                        6.05

                        0:43:15

                        7:08

                        After dinner time 17 miles my legs were dead at 5 am and had to cut short to go to church.  Going to get the other 6 in tonight.

                         

                        0

                        6

                        xx

                        xx

                        Will run after work tonight

                         

                        90 plan

                        91.6

                         

                         

                         

                        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

                        Marky_Mark_17


                          Watson - I found the same thing after the half marathons I ran in Feb and Mar.  Hard work and slow on the day, but surprisingly fast recovery - I guess just because you're running slower than you would in better conditions.

                           

                          DPS - hmm not sure about that, I struggle in warmer conditions... sweated more on a half hour easy run this morning than I did during interval workouts 2-3 months ago!  Impressive week, I always admire the commitment from you guys that have to log a lot of treadmill miles during winter.

                          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


                            DPS - that's a huge week.  Not surprised your exhausted.  I'm not sure in a hot race the effort is less, I definitely tried my best.

                            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).

                            Marky_Mark_17


                              I'm not sure in a hot race the effort is less, I definitely tried my best.

                               

                              No, definitely not a case of the effort being less on those hot days.  It's just the effort goes into battling the hot conditions, rather than getting maximum pace out of your legs, if that makes sense.

                              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"

                              dpschumacher


                                I agree 50-55 degrees F is ideal.  I'm just saying that a 5k in 75 degrees I recover much faster than a 5k tempo at race pace at 30 degrees.  I think it has to do with being fully warmed up and ready to race vs running hard in the cold where your muscles are not fully warm.  I tend to tear up my muscles a lot more below 30 degrees than in the heat.

                                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