Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 638 times)

SteveChCh


Hot Weather Complainer

    Steve - ok, I'll stop being an ass. This time of the year it's much better to have warm weather as people travel around to be with their families. My mom's family is gathering and we're going to do a lot of outdoorsy stuff, including a massive BBQ. You guys are having a weird summer, though I guess it makes sense given the latitude you're at.

     

    I didn't think you were being an ass!  Couldn't agree more that Christmas is much better in warm weather...although when I was living in London they showed premier league highlights of all seasons for the whole day so I was fine staying inside.

    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:  Cherry Blossom Half-Marathon, September 13.  Queenstown Half-Marathon, November 21

    JMac11


    Taper Czar

      IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR: THRONE ABDICATION

       

      Well folks, I'm off to Asia for 2 weeks, so it's time to start the most important discussion of the year: who will lead the 2020 thread? Here is something to think of for everyone: I set a PR in every distance this year, so clearly this position leads to that. In fact, I believe Mark also set a PR in every distance in 2018. If that isn't definitive proof of the power of the leadership position, I don't know what is.

       

      As leader, I get first pick in nomination. In my mind, it's clear: SteveChCh gets my vote. He's dedicated, humorous, and a Kiwi, which clearly is dominating this thread. Steve - are you ready to set some PRs?

       

      I am ready to submit to our new overlord!

      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 

      runethechamp


        I think it's been about 6 months since I was here.... but after 1 year, 1 month, and 20 days with no running (except for the occasional jog across a crosswalk or to catch a train), my doctor has cleared me for some very easy running. Couch to 5k program here I come!

        5k: 20:32 (1/17)  |  HM: 1:34:37 (2/18)  |  FM: 3:31:37 (3/18)

         

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        flavio1980


        King of pastries

          I also vote the Green Party of the thread, Steve!. May we have epic weather complaining sessions.

          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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          SteveChCh


          Hot Weather Complainer

            This really sounds like a "be careful what you wish for" moment.  Before the election is complete I should disclose that any power given to me will result in compulsory New Zealand references, particularly from those in the USA.  Oh, and I deleted all the emails and scrubbed my server.

             

            Welcome back Rune, can't wait to see some injury free miles logged!

            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:  Cherry Blossom Half-Marathon, September 13.  Queenstown Half-Marathon, November 21

            dpschumacher


            Making a comeback

              It doesn't matter steve. Emails are in a cloud. It is 2019. Get with the times.

              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

              New 2020 Goal: Actually run a race, any race, just run a real legit race. **Eye Twitching**

              Marky_Mark_17


                Kimba - that's a pretty tough workout in race week.  I'd more expect to see something like 200m sprints to be honest.  800's are tough especially 4 days out from a race.

                 

                JMac - yes, correct, I did PR at every distance in 2018 except FM (which I did not run).  I hope this trend works out for our next overlord too.  Enjoy your trip (where in Asia are you going, presumably not the entire continent?).

                 

                Rune - HOORAY!!!!!! Welcome back!!!!!

                 

                NEW OVERLORD - I vote for Steve.  Looking forward to weather complaining and mandatory use of the metric system.  Anyone who comes out in the wind, rain and near-freezing temps to cheer for a couple of randoms he met on the internet is certainly crazy enough to rule over this rabble.

                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"

                SteveChCh


                Hot Weather Complainer

                  Well, I'm planning a 10km before the next half and the only other 10km I did was when I was sick so PRs are possible.  Before the voting is official I should note I'm on holiday (yes holiday, not vacation - just a small preview of how power will corrupt me) in Australia from Xmas Day until January 2.  So there won't be a lot of posting but that may be a good thing as it will be hot.

                  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:  Cherry Blossom Half-Marathon, September 13.  Queenstown Half-Marathon, November 21

                  Marky_Mark_17


                    Steve - I suggest you start the thread early (maybe 24th) so we can start arguing amongst ourselves in your absence.  Given JMac will be away I'd say you can be reasonably confident he won't try and start a revolt in your absence.

                    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"

                    watsonc123


                      I was thread master 2016, which is my half PR year.

                      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)

                        Keen Glad to see you prepping for your next attempt looking forward to what you can actually do.  You have put in a lot of miles and hard work with a sub maximal effort you should be good on a shorter cycle.

                        Jmac Enjoy the trip where at in Asia are you going? Business or Pleasure?

                         

                        I'll Vote for Steve too

                         

                        Welcome Back Rune! Glad you have been release to start running again!

                        PR's

                        1m  5:38 (2018)

                        5k    19:59 (2019)

                        HM  1:33:56 (2018)

                        FM  3:23:07 (2018)

                        flavio1980


                        King of pastries

                          Rune - those are great news. It's been too long!

                           

                          me - so me and my wife wanted to race in Italy in February. MY LORD THE BUREAUCRAZY TO BE ABLE TO RACE THERE.

                           

                          What's wrong with Italy!!!!!!!

                           

                          I've been contacting people non stop via email, facebook, I even put my rusty Italian skills to use while trying to call someone (they hang up on me).

                           

                          Good LORD!

                           

                          @Marco - They're asking for a spirography, an ECG and a urine test. There's nowhere in Brazil that does that spirography thing. They only do spirometry. I've now sent messages to runcard.com (the runners ID that enables you to race in Italy), the italian federation, a sports clinic in Bologna. I'm now patiently waiting for their response.

                           

                          By the way the local clinics have no idea what a spirography is.

                          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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                          JMac11


                          Taper Czar

                            Rune - great to see you! Welcome back. We've had a bunch of people on here recently coming back from injury, so there's some good advice out there about how to do it correctly.

                             

                            Steve - looks like you are the winner. I'm ready for the constant weather complaining. The fact that you've lived and traveled to so many places gives you a good insight into what is bad weather, so you seem like the perfect ruler.

                             

                            Start the thread up before you leave!

                             

                            Flavio - yeah, Italians never struck me as...well organized. One of the reasons I love Japan and am going again. It's the pinnacle of society.

                            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 

                            CommanderKeen


                            Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                              I think it's been about 6 months since I was here.... but after 1 year, 1 month, and 20 days with no running (except for the occasional jog across a crosswalk or to catch a train), my doctor has cleared me for some very easy running. Couch to 5k program here I come!

                               

                              Great to hear. I'm sure we're all looking forward to you getting back out there. Keep in mind that the Lady Gaga rule is still in effect!

                               

                               

                              This really sounds like a "be careful what you wish for" moment.  Before the election is complete I should disclose that any power given to me will result in compulsory New Zealand references, particularly from those in the USA.  Oh, and I deleted all the emails and scrubbed my server.

                               

                              Welcome back Rune, can't wait to see some injury free miles logged!

                              Scrubbed it with what, a cloth? (Sorry, couldn't help myself).

                               

                               

                              Flavio - It's absolutely crazy! I can't imagine not being able to just sign up for a race even the day of/day before and toe the line so long as it wasn't sold out. I think I needed less paperwork to buy my house, and I certainly didn't need a urine test for that...

                              I have heard that it's not uncommon for there to be tea and/or wine at aid stations in Italy.

                               

                               

                              JMac be all like:

                               

                              Just kidding, buddy. Japan is on my list of places to go for several reasons. Not least among them are ramen and sushi.

                              5k: 18:25 10/19 (solo track TT) │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

                               

                              Upcoming Races (?):

                              9/5 - Tunnel to Towers 5K

                              9/27 - Run Elk City 5k

                              10/4 - Wurst Race Half

                              10/18 - Hot Chocolate 15k (Pacing)

                              11/21 - White River Marathon

                               

                              Marky_Mark_17


                                Top 10 predictions for the 2020 sub-1:30 thread

                                1. We will have at least 3 new posters in the first 2 weeks, who will all promptly disappear and never be heard from again
                                2. JMac will have an unprecedented level of taper madness before Boston (to make up for his ridiculously boring week before CIM) and run another big PR
                                3. Piwi will make a comeback
                                4. Mark will start checking the weather around 3 months out from the Christchurch Marathon, but will stop when Steve (who is racing at the same event) tells him to calm down otherwise he'll get kicked off the thread
                                5. Someone will start a discussion about easy pace.  It might get ugly.
                                6. No-one in Keen's family will get sick in the 2 weeks prior to Cowtown Marathon and he will run a big sub-3.
                                7. Rune will mount a super-impressive comeback, including running a Gaga Challenge qualifying time
                                8. Steve will run a HM PR, although his greatest achievement will be getting the entire thread using the metric system when everyone else finally realises that it makes more sense that 1,000m = 1km as opposed to 23.5 widgets = 1.4 donkeys, except on Tuesday and in prime-numbered months
                                9. Someone will start a discussion about net downhill races.  It might get ugly.
                                10. Flavio will be permitted to run in Italy but will be detained at the border for questioning on the basis of some of the pictures he has posted on the 2019 thread.

                                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"