>Racing>Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019
Hi everyone, I'm not disappeared and I have not left the forum,but life is complicated and with all my travelling I find it difficult to do almost anything... I'm getting some runs in,but not what I'd like, always a but less miles than planned....
I'm following the forum and trying to get enough inspiration to start training seriously again....I hope to find the time to write,and run, something more next year
All the best
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...)
Belfast city Marathon, May-20.
Wow and congrats on the last race !!! Massive performances I see...
Looks like Keen came through the half in 1:30:56.
25K is now in as well with an average pace of 6:58. He’s going to have to run a big negative split here to get under 3. Hopefully he isn’t sick, he’s been battling that (and avoiding others) for the past 2 weeks.
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
3:56 marathoner at heart
I think he was feeling good after sickness. I’m HOPING air isn’t weather. There is another hill after the lake so I’m kind of expecting a big negative split from him. It HAS ago be mental right now.
weather channel says 62F and 54 dew point.
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 2,121 miles
*CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.
2020 Goal: Short Distance PRs so people won't make fun of me.
Yeah it looks like he’s fallen off here, last 5K at 7:50 pace. It might be the weather, even 53 and humid was making me sweat a ton after the winter running we’ve been doing, he’s looking at 63 and partly cloudy. It’s too bad, he had a hell of a cycle.
King of taper madness
Estimated time is 3h06 at the moment going through 30k in 2h12. Go Keen!
PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:23:30 - Up next: Strava Segment Crown Stealing
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And through 35k 22 miles in 2h35. Hang in there!
So Keen might be seeing Jesus mounted on a pink unicorn by now. He was suposed to pass 24.5 miles 9 minutes ago.
This is weird. Keen uses to long run marathons and is the king of high mileage. Either he's injured or his bib is compromised.
Or a DNF
My guess. Hopefully nothing major. I’m thinking heat stroke or sever stomach issues. No way it was legs. He knows we’re watching and wondering. Probably check in tonight on his ride home.
Damn, just caught up on this. Hope Keen is ok.
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"
Hot Weather Complainer
Not what I was hoping to wake up to...hope you're okay CK. Fingers crossed it's a bib issue.
PB: Christchurch 2016 1:29.25
Recent Races: Half-Marathon Time Trial May 31, 2020 1:31.51 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49
2020 Planned Races: South Island Half-Marathon, August 2. Cherry Blossom 10km, September 13. Queenstown Half-Marathon, November 21
Man I hope Keen is ok I hope it’s just a bib issue!
1m 5:38 (2018)
5k 19:59 (2019)
HM 1:33:56 (2018)
FM 3:23:07 (2018)
His bib is moving again. Looks like he's refusing to take a DNF - if he's sick or injured, very gutsy effort to make sure he finishes.