>Racing>Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019
Thanks everyone. I'm here in California and just gonna be relaxing until race time. Good thing coming from the east coast is sleep should be easy and the 430 wake up is actually more like 730 for me. Weather isn't the A+ people come to expect with this race, but should be okay. Low 50s, light rain, 10mph crosswind.
Keen - standard taper feeling. I FINALLY felt good in my 5 miler yesterday. That's always the run where it feels like I'm ready to get to work. With another day off, and then just 3 miles the day before, it's go time. You should follow the same schedule. If you feel good this weekend, you've over tapered.
5K: 16:42 (9/20) | 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
Good luck Jack sub 2.40 would be amazing.
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 "
Good luck JMac you got this!
1m 5:38 (2018)
5k 19:59 (2019)
HM 1:33:56 (2018)
FM 3:23:07 (2018)
Anyone else here in the Western States lottery? Good luck! (drawing starts in 30 minutes)
Good luck, JMac!
Another easy week building back a base. Glutes/hamstrings were a little better but still sore sometimes.
Sun - 20 minutes swimming
Mon - 9.3 miles easy
Tues - 6.2 easy
Weds - 9.3 supposed to be easy, wound up a little faster (8:15/mile not 8:20-25)
Thurs - off
Fri - 9.3 easy, also faster than expected
Sat - 6.4 slow including strides
Total - 40.5 miles
12-week average - 32 mpw
Post-1987 PRs: Half 1:30:14 (2019); 10K 39:35 (2019); 5K 19:12 (2017); Mile 5:37.3 (April '20)
Revised 2020 Goals: 40+ mpw (getting there), 5K<19:30 (not yet); Mile<5:40 (done), no injuries
My week in the bag. Maybe a little lighter next week before a mini-taper into the 5000m race the following week. The typical December humidity has definitely arrived, Tuesday and Sunday were particularly tough. Also, this Sunday morning was thankfully (probably) the last of my crazy 4am efforts. My wife's family are closing that business now and starting up something different next year. Hopefully this means I will be able to run at slightly more normal times.
M: 6.4km easy
T: 14km progression run
W: 16.1km easy
T: 16.8km with intervals
S: 14km track session (10x800/300 jog recovery)
S: 26.1km long run
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"
I got another solid week at 34 miles. That’s 3 weeks in a row at 34/35, so I’ll do a bit less next week then try to bump up to 40 the following week. I did strides one day this week; how often should I be doing them?
I had an annoying thing happen on my run today. At about 8.5 miles my thoracic spine seized up. I pulled up as if I’d been shot in the back , and it hurt about as much as I’d expect getting shot to hurt. Couldn’t run another step without shooting searing pain; hell, I could barely stand up straight! So I walked and stretched, made it home and rolled. It’s still there now, but not so bad. This happens to me about once a year and is a real nuisance.
800m: 2:20.3 (2015) | 1 Mile: 5:13 (2016) | 5K: 18:32 (2010) | 10km: 39:55 (2012) | HM: 1:28 (2013)
Making a comeback
Good luck JMac. Also Ben and Candice Schneider (husband and wife) are running who are here on runningahead and in my track club. And another from my club...McCoy Benzen are running CIM.
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**
Kimba and James - good weeks.
Mark - nice week. It's great that you won't have to run at 4am on Sunday's anymore, you've done so well this year. I guess it's been a tough year for your wife's family with the swimming business.
My week was pretty good.
T 14.1km incl 6 * (800m circa 10k pace with 200m easy)
Total 64.4km / 40 miles
I am racing a 5km on Tuesday. Waterfront 5k Summer Series. Forecast is pretty good, not too warm for this time of year. And thankfully the gale northerlies that have been going for the last two weeks have stopped.
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)
JMac is through halfway in 1;18, and picking up the pace!
King of pastries
Jack through 25k in 1:32:52, sub 6 per mile the whole way so far. Go Jmac!
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
And through 30k, perfect pacing, on pace for 2h36
I can't log on to the tracker!!!
There's no need to log in. Just click "I'm not a participant" then enter his bib on the top right search field. PS: you can add more than one runner.
I can see Brewing is also running there and he's on pace for 2h58
Jmac through 35K in 2h09 on pace for 2h36. Brewing on pace for 2h59 now.
nimmalS on pace for 2h30
By the way forum member madison must be within shouting distance from Jmac as they have a very similar splits. Maybe Jack passed him along the way.