Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 637 times)

JMac11


Taper Czar

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

     

    Next Race: Mardi Gras Run to the Great South Bay Brewery 7.1 Miler (2/9/20)

      Good luck Jack sub 2.40 would be amazing.

      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 "      

       

        Good luck JMac you got this!

        PR's

        1m  5:38 (2018)

        5k    19:59 (2019)

        HM  1:33:56 (2018)

        FM  3:23:07 (2018)

        paul2432


          Anyone else here in the Western States lottery?  Good luck! (drawing starts in 30 minutes)

          JamesD


          JamesD

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

            2020 Goals:  35+ mpw, Half<1:30, 10K<39:35, 5K<19:30

            Marky_Mark_17


              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

              F: weights

              S: 14km track session (10x800/300 jog recovery)

              S: 26.1km long run

              Total: 93.5km

              5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 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: Bays Night of 5's 5000m, 20 Dec, 15:39 (PB)

              Up next: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 4 Apr

              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

              kimba


                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) 

                 

                dpschumacher


                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

                  2020 Goals:

                  5k:16:30

                  HM: 1:18:00

                  Marathon: 2:45:00

                  Next Race: 3/14/2020 O'Gara's 8k

                  watsonc123


                    Go JMac.

                     

                    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.

                    M 8.0km

                    T 0

                    W 6.5km

                    T 14.1km incl 6 * (800m circa 10k pace with 200m easy)

                    F 6.6km

                    S 21.2km

                    S 8km

                     

                    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 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)

                    Marky_Mark_17


                      JMac is through halfway in 1;18, and picking up the pace!

                      5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 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: Bays Night of 5's 5000m, 20 Dec, 15:39 (PB)

                      Up next: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 4 Apr

                      "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                      flavio1980


                      weight loss complainer

                        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 1:24:25 - Up next: Chase the HM PR

                        flavio1980


                        weight loss complainer

                          And through 30k, perfect pacing, on pace for 2h36

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

                          kimba


                            I can't log on to the tracker!!!

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

                             

                            flavio1980


                            weight loss complainer

                              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 Smile

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

                              flavio1980


                              weight loss complainer

                                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.

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