>Racing>Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019
JMac my 5k is this weekend I think it is on your board, I think my goal time chances are out the window but will go for it anyway. I have my eye on 3 HM's 1 in Feb 1 in March 1 in May but no commitments on any of them yet. t he February HM was going to be my goal race but I am absolutely not ready, so I think I will wait till the May HM for my gaol race. Thinking about a Sept FM too.
Brentnet the weekly goals keep me going between races don't think I would have been out running after the Super Bowl though lol
Mark Nice post some interesting points in the article.
1m 5:38 (2018)
5k 19:59 (2019)
HM 1:33:56 (2018)
FM 3:23:07 (2018)
Aspiring Hobby Jogger
Mark - Red River is a fun place. I haven't been there in a long time. It's quite beginner friendly, which is good for our group. My kiddos haven't skied before, and neither have my wife and (Canadian) sister-in-law. 4" of new snow in the past day, with maybe another 4" before we get there tomorrow! Wahoo!
DJ - I haven't been snowboarding in over half my life at this point, so I may well be falling a lot!Antibiotics tear me down running wise. It's like they just strip away all of my fitness. Getting back to normal is like flipping on a light switch once they're out of my system, though.
JMac - How's the calf doing today?
CFarr- Best of luck on the 5k this weekend.
Me - I got in my first run in the past week! On the treadmill (which was more boring than I remember it being), but at least it was a run. I think I'm formulating a very long-term plan in terms of running goals. Basically take a step back from trying to hurry to get in shape this spring, and take what I can get while building up to the fall. Run my favorite little HM in Texas in October, maybe find a solid goal HM in November. Then I'm thinking of targeting a marathon in late February next year. Then if I'm super-aggressive go for the 50 & 100 milers I wanted to do this year.
5k: 18:54 9/18 │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:28:01 4/18 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18
Tunnel to Towers 5k 8/31
Wurst Race Half 10/5
Marco - high volume can take its toll on speed. You did ok, it just became more of a progression run.
JMac - re front page, you missed my 8 January Waterfront 5k Series race in 20:34. I also have race on 12 February, another race, Trentham 5k Series.
PRs: 5km 18:43, half 1:26:16, full 3:09:28
40+ PRs: 5km 20:34, half 1:29:39
2019 aims: Unlike 2017 & 2018, be consistent. So get 40+ weeks of 40+ miles incl. two quality sessions (5 weeks achieved so far).
Calf is down and out, tried to run last night and pulled the plug only a minute in. So I'm back on the shelf. Just ordered a heating pad online, otherwise I'm going to stick to the usual routine of massage/stretch/strengthen. I did put some KT Tape on it last night and it's amazing how much that stuff works. I couldn't walk without pain yesterday, but right when I put it on, it alleviated it immediately. I thought it was all snake oil but it helps a lot. Not enough to run though.
Watson - Will add.
5K: 17:51 (5/18) | 10K: 35:59 (3/19) | HM: 1:16:21 (3/19) | FM: 2:44:43 (4/19)
Next Race: Breathe for Britt 5K (6/29/19)
JMac sorry to hear about the calf..it's been a tough start to the year for you.
Keen glad you were able to get a run in... you have had a difficult start to the year too.
JMac- Have you tried a Strassburg Sock for the calf? I believe it's supposed to help PF, but I used one when I had Achilles & lower calf trouble a few years ago, and it seemed to help a lot.
Post-1987 PRs: 5K 19:12 (2017); 10K 40:43 (2016); Half 1:30:14 (March '19)
2019 Goals: NO INJURIES, 30+ mpw, Half<1:30, 10K<40, 5K<19
Haven't tried a sock, but the calf is way better today. I can actually hop on that leg without feeling like I'm going to fall on the floor. Not sure yet if I'm going out for a test run tonight, will decide later. Either way, gonna be cautious with a run tonight
JMac - fingers crossed it's nothing serious. This board needs another calf injury like a hole in the head!
Corey - good luck for your 5k!
Keen - been listening to some running podcasts lately (Rogue Running if anyone's interested) and they suggest you kind of have to take that long-term plan with your running to really make the most of it. I've tended to generally plan around 12 months out (roughly calendar years for the most part) albeit you have to be a bit flexible in case of injury, change in circumstances etc. but they suggest that maybe 18-24 months is a good window when you factor in macro-cycles etc.
Me - looks like it's gonna be pretty warm for Sunday's race (probably 19-20C/70F), albeit pretty similar to conditions in Omaha back in Dec so I'll definitely have to run on feel and maybe adjust a bit on the day. Hopefully some cloud cover which will take the edge off the heat. There's some tough climbs so you do have to manage your effort a bit, albeit the last 3km's are all downhill so it's actually safe to push harder, earlier in the race than you otherwise might. It'd be nice to hit a course PB but if I'm not feeling it in the heat then I'm not gonna kill myself with a couple of more important races (on faster courses!) coming up. Having said that, it's one of those races where a podium spot or even a win is on the cards depending who shows up.
5000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 5km: 16:24 (Nov-18) | 10km: 34:08 (Sep-18) | HM: 1:14:25 (Jun-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)
Last race: Christchurch Half Marathon, 2 Jun, 1:14:25 (PB)
Up next: Auckland Road Race Champs (10km), 25 Aug
"CONSISTENCY IS KING"
Mark - Sounds like it's some good racing conditions, not PR, which is what you were looking for anyway. May actually be a good thing for you.
Speaking of calf injuries, where has Steve and Piwi been? I show up with one of their injuries and they disappear on me when I need advice!
Hot Weather Complainer
Sorry guys, with the house move and work things have been crazy lately. My running is going quite well, although last night ended in throwing up after a couple of days of feeling off colour. I'm not actually sure what's wrong, but quite a lot of stomach cramping and hot and cold flushes. I was shivering when I got in bed last night then woke up in 3am literally dripping in sweat (and I'm very careful how I use the word literally!). It didn't stop me running though, but even an easy recovery run was torture.
JMac, if I had good advice I wouldn't always get calf issues! The Stick seems to have been working for me, and stretching of the hamstrings every day - I'm convinced the issue for me comes from further up. As far as recovering goes, I would say in my case, if I feel borderline but decide to run then I generally end up re-injuring it either straight away or soon after. So I would say if you're in doubt, don't run! 1 or 2 days might save you 1 or 2 weeks.
PB: Christchurch 2016 1:29.25
Recent Races: South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49
Next Race: South Island Half-Marathon, August 4, 2019
JMac - I think you're right. I'll look to bank some suffer on this one to call on at some later date.
Steve - yuk, sounds like food poisoning or some sort of virus. Hope it's gone soon.
weight loss complainer
Jmac - give your calf a break I've had similar issues "out of nowhere", I think these come from slow abrasion that happens over time. It's not that single day where you stepped out, it's slowly getting tighter and tighter and that's the straw that broke the camel's back.
For calf tightness do not strengthen the calf, strengthen the glutes and hamstrings.
Mark - It looks like it's going to be a slow 1h20 half for you then I'm being a jerk off course, good luck on the race!
Steve - Get better, that looks a lot like food poisoning. Rest, lots of sleep and only easy food, no curry for you.
me - 6 slow km yesterday to test things out. I'm not out of the water yet, but in much better shape. I could say I'm now back to where I was last Thursday, with a sore throat that could become nasty at any moment. We'll see.
PRs: 1500m 4:57 3000 10:34 - Next up: chase a new 1500m PR
Mark Good luck in your race Sunday
Steve hope you get better soon
Flavio same for you hope you get over that soon.
I am still struggling a bit too, my sore throat is gone but still have a bit of congestion. I am a bit disappointed as this race tomorrow has been the only 5k I have run over the last 4 years, so it is always my goal 5k race. I have been able to improve my PR each year but am not optimistic about tomorrow let alone going sub 20 for the first time.. .. I am not expecting much but am going to give it my best.
Corey - good luck
Corey and Mark - good luck.