>Racing>Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019
Good luck Keen.
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)
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The tracking says he's finished in 5:09.16 obviously with several hours missing in the middle where he must have been getting medical assistance. It then looks like he's walked very gingerly to the finish. Whatever happened, well done on the finish. I know how heartbreaking it is when all the hard work doesn't pay off due to conditions, injury or sheer bad luck.
Hopefully it's nothing major that's happened and you can get back on the horse soon CK.
PB: Christchurch 2016 1:29.25
Recent Races: Cherry Blossom Half-Marathon, September 13, 2020 1:33:38 Half-Marathon Time Trial May 31, 2020 1:31.51 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49
2020 Planned Races: Queenstown Half-Marathon, November 21
Hope everything is okay for Keen. Nice job finishing despite whatever happened.
800m: 2:20.3 (2015) | 1 Mile: 5:13 (2016) | 5K: 18:32 (2010) | 10km: 39:55 (2012) | HM: 1:28 (2013)
Ugh this doesn't sound good. Sorry Keen.
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
Finished. Must have walked. Hope it isn’t serious injury and he can bounce back. I was looking forward to being excited about running Boston with this guy in 2021 today.
2020 Goal: Figure out the problem.
Making a comeback
Looks like we will need to send a case of beer for medical reasons to Keen.
James- Way to stick to the base building. It too is my life these days.
Mark- What pace did you do the 800's at?
Mon: 5.03 miles plus striders in the morning and then 8.08 miles in the afternoon. easy
Tues: 8.59 mile work out...2 mile WU, 6x.5 miles @ 5:52 pace with .25 recovery, 2.1 mile cool down
Wed: 11.03 miles easy
Thursday: striders+ 10.3 miles easy
Fri: 6.74 miles over lunch break and 9.09 miles at night
Sat; 15 .03 miles @6:46 average with last mile 6:25. First 14 miles was on snow covered ice, last mile on clean pavement. Quite of few times my cadence was up over 190 cause I had to take small steps.
Sun:8.6 on the treadmill...i'll get another 3.4 in tonight
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**
On the bright side, if Keen did manage to walk to the finish I guess we can be hopeful it was just a really bad blow-up and not a serious injury.
There was an old TV ad ifor DB beer n New Zealand which coined the saying 'That man deserves a DB'. I'm not sure I'd actually inflict a case of DB on Keen but I'm happy to chip in towards a decent case of beer.
DPS - nice week, you're brave chancing it on the ice! Mind you if it was fresh air or another treadmill session, I can see why. I wasn't really clocking my pace on the 800's, with 10 reps it's kind of just about getting through the work, I'd guess most of the reps were high 2:30's with the faster ones (5, 9, 10) maybe just squeaking under 2:30.
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"
Looks from his comment on Strava that it was a blow up rather than an injury, so that's one positive I guess. Although I'm sure it was absolute hell...that feeling when each km gets slower so you abandon targets is awful but not as bad as when you realise it's actually even worse than that and you need a lie down.
That's got to be the worst heat blow out I've seen. The last ~ 11km / 7 miles he just had to walk.
Well this makes me excited for my marathon....in late june....**face palm**
The marathon is an awful beast, and when it goes bad, it goes spectacularly bad.
I said this in my race report, but when the heat got to me in Boston, it was the most miserable feeling I’ve had. I think those last 3 miles, plus for about 30 minutes post race, I was in a dark place, and I don’t mean that lightly. One of those were you question everything you value that you were willing to put yourself through that and waste hundreds of hours just jogging around to train. And that was with a PR. The fact that Keen is talking about looking up another marathon already is so uplifting and he’s a better person that I would be after that kind of blow up. I’m just as proud of him for that as I would be for a PR for him.
CK - Sorry to hear your race did not go as you had hoped.
JMac - Finally read your report, nice.
Mostly a recovery week for me after my HM on Sunday.
Monday - 20 minutes exercise bike plus some stretching
Tuesday - 6 miles easy
Wednesday - 5 miles easy
Thursday - 4 miles TM, last 1.5 walking at 7-11% grade
Friday - rest
Saturday - 8miles trails
Sunday - 16 mile roads, with some T and M pace. Kicked off my 12 week plan for LA marathon.
Heat got to me in Las Vegas at Revel. I’ve never run one with sickness, thankfully, so it sounds like he can heal up with some rest.
Keen sorry it didn't go as planned kudos for finishing! it must have been brutal conditions. keep pushing forward!
DPS Paul nice weeks
James nice week Iknow what you mean Standing just kills my knees and feet.
Marco nice to hear from you hope things calm down a bit so you can get back to running.
For me I had another good week in terms of steady mileage, nothing fancy just slow running.
Sat 17.1 4 strides
1m 5:38 (2018)
5k 19:59 (2019)
HM 1:33:56 (2018)
FM 3:23:07 (2018)
King of pastries
Keen - I'm keen to hear your race report. You took 29 minutes to cover km 37, and even the other kms were like 12 and 16 minutes. I'm curious of what happened there, it sounds really bad.
You guys know I've been there myself with close to 5h marathon, being passed by other people walking, so I definitely know the feeling and that's why I say that if you only fade in the marathon pace you have only been to the first hell, there are 6 other hells that are exponentially worse. I can see Keen visited one layer below the one I faced twice in 2010.
PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:23:30 - Up next: Some 5K race Sep 6th.
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