Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 315 times)

CommanderKeen


Aspiring Hobby Jogger

    I'm definitely in agreement that the sub-3 thread is comedy gold right now!

     

    My legs are showing the effects of my recent time off. Need to stretch and roll more.

    5k: 18:54 9/18 │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:28:01 4/18 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

    Upcoming Long Run:

    OKC Memorial Marathon 4/28

    Upcoming Races:

    Tunnel to Towers 5k 8/31

    Wurst Race Half 10/5

    M_M_C


      Yep, I went home DEVASTATED!

       

       

      JMac - that sub-3 thread just keeps getting better.  I thought the whole argument about easy pace went a little overboard, but then MMC charged in and Mikkey is just crushing him.  You had a great one-liner in there too when MMC first weighed in.

      3K: 8:29.12 (2017)     5K: 14:56.59 (2016)     8K: 25:27 (2016)     15K: 54:46.2 (2019)     FM: 2:58:48 (2019)

      JMac11


        Yep, I went home DEVASTATED!

         

         

         

        Woah woah woah, this isn't LRC, don't bring that kind of talk in here!

        5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

         

        Next Race: Brooklyn Half (5/18/19) 

        M_M_C


          My apologies, was just trying to be as toxic as everyone else

          3K: 8:29.12 (2017)     5K: 14:56.59 (2016)     8K: 25:27 (2016)     15K: 54:46.2 (2019)     FM: 2:58:48 (2019)

          flavio1980


            @M_M_C - welcome aboard. I can see you're very fast on the shorter distances. What's your secret? Do you watch TV while running on the tread mill?

             

            I'm kidding of course, dude, chill out, you hit a nerve on those dudes, but it will pass. Stick around, we can all learn from one another.

            PRs: 1500m 4:57 5K 18:05 10K 38:12 HM 1h24 Full 3h15

            Marky_Mark_17


              My apologies, was just trying to be as toxic as everyone else

               

              If you try suggesting that a bunch of marathon runners with faster times than yours aren't that mentally tough, you're probably gonna cop some backlash.  Read the room.

               

              Seriously though, when I started out I had OK times on short distances and not too much else.  I learned a lot from people on this thread and the sub-3 thread, many of whom are seriously experienced and seriously good runners.  The marathon always wins so a little humility goes a long way.

              5000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 5km: 16:24 (Nov-18) | 10km: 34:08 (Sep-18) HM: 1:14:42 (Apr-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

              Last race: Waterfront Half Marathon, 14 Apr, 1:14:42 (PR)

              Up next: Christchurch Half Marathon, 2 Jun

              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

              Marky_Mark_17


                Yep, I went home DEVASTATED!

                  

                 

                You've got to admit that quip about 1:30:00.5 splits was pretty hilarious though.

                5000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 5km: 16:24 (Nov-18) | 10km: 34:08 (Sep-18) HM: 1:14:42 (Apr-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                Last race: Waterfront Half Marathon, 14 Apr, 1:14:42 (PR)

                Up next: Christchurch Half Marathon, 2 Jun

                "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                SteveChCh


                Hot Weather Complainer

                  I don't even have a marathon time and I run maybe half the time with music and I consider myself mentally tough.

                   

                  I consider a person trying to get in shape by doing run a lamp post walk a lamp post mentally tough.

                   

                  Anyway, my long run was 22km today with 3km tempo and I feel like I've hardly done anything.  It's amazing what a nice cool day can do after a lot of hot weather runs.  I certainly feel better than this time last week when I was a bit under the weather and only managed 10km and almost collapsed....

                  PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                  Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

                  M_M_C


                    Google search the word “make” and read the verb definition #2. That was how I was using the word.

                     

                    Also I get that I have only run one marathon, but suggesting that I’m not experienced is a little silly. I don’t have much experience running the marathon, but I sure as hell do have a lot of experience running. Have you ever reached triple digits for a weekly total? If you have, you know that’s something you don’t just jump into. It’s something that takes years to build to. The reason my marathon time is slower than all my other times not because of my inexperience. It has to do with me being overweight and out of shape leading up to and at the time of the marathon, as my decision to race one to qualify for Boston was made in June. And when the time came to race, I didn’t go in thinking “well since I’ve run under 15 for 5k I should be able to run 2:30” and then go out hammering 5:50s. I went in level headed with realistic expectations, ran my opening mile only 6 seconds quicker than what I averaged the whole race, fueled well (admittedly I struggled to drink water/Gatorade out of those tiny cups), and ended up having a day, even splitting my first ever marathon (second half might have even been quicker).

                     

                    I have had the opportunity to learn from seriously great coaches and many many more seriously great runners, and from many successes and failures. I’m not saying I know everything, but I wouldn’t write me off as being inexperienced just because of my marathon.

                     

                     

                     

                    If you try suggesting that a bunch of marathon runners with faster times than yours aren't that mentally tough, you're probably gonna cop some backlash.  Read the room.

                     

                    Seriously though, when I started out I had OK times on short distances and not too much else.  I learned a lot from people on this thread and the sub-3 thread, many of whom are seriously experienced and seriously good runners.  The marathon always wins so a little humility goes a long way.

                    3K: 8:29.12 (2017)     5K: 14:56.59 (2016)     8K: 25:27 (2016)     15K: 54:46.2 (2019)     FM: 2:58:48 (2019)

                    M_M_C


                      It’s not that you aren’t mentally tough it’s that you could be tougher! That points seems to have been missed.

                       

                      I don't even have a marathon time and I run maybe half the time with music and I consider myself mentally tough.

                       

                      I consider a person trying to get in shape by doing run a lamp post walk a lamp post mentally tough.

                       

                      Anyway, my long run was 22km today with 3km tempo and I feel like I've hardly done anything.  It's amazing what a nice cool day can do after a lot of hot weather runs.  I certainly feel better than this time last week when I was a bit under the weather and only managed 10km and almost collapsed....

                      3K: 8:29.12 (2017)     5K: 14:56.59 (2016)     8K: 25:27 (2016)     15K: 54:46.2 (2019)     FM: 2:58:48 (2019)

                      SteveChCh


                      Hot Weather Complainer

                        How do you measure when someone has reached peak mental toughness?  It seems hard to judge especially if all you know about them is they listen to music while working out sometimes.

                         

                        That marathon time of yours is amazing!  Have you written a race report or can you give me a quick rundown?  Especially as you got towards the end and could see 3 hours within reach.

                        PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                        Recent Races:  South Island Half-Marathon 2018 1:32.39 Auckland Waterfront Half-Marathon 2019 1:30.49

                        Marky_Mark_17


                          I have had the opportunity to learn from seriously great coaches and many many more seriously great runners, and from many successes and failures. I’m not saying I know everything, but I wouldn’t write me off as being inexperienced just because of my marathon.

                           

                           

                           

                          Where did I say you were inexperienced? (hint: I didn't)

                           

                          The point I was making that, in light of the average experience level of folks on the sub-3 thread, suggesting they don't run with music or TV to build mental toughness is kinda likely to elicit an 'are you kidding?' response.  You're dealing with runners that are way beyond that kind of advice.

                           

                          Ditto Steve - who finished a half marathon last year despite passing out halfway through.  Sure, it meant a failed PB attempt, but at the same time he gained a LOT in terms of understanding his own toughness and ability to battle on in the face of adversity.  Compared to having music on or off, which in my opinion is more of a preference thing.

                           

                          Ironically, I used to run with music but stopped because I found it was a distraction which actually made it harder, for me personally.  Threw my rhythm out and was annoying as hell during interval sessions.

                           

                          You're trying to help, I get that, but... consider who your audience is.

                          5000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 5km: 16:24 (Nov-18) | 10km: 34:08 (Sep-18) HM: 1:14:42 (Apr-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                          Last race: Waterfront Half Marathon, 14 Apr, 1:14:42 (PR)

                          Up next: Christchurch Half Marathon, 2 Jun

                          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                          brentnet


                            Sorry, I've been absent for a bit. I coach 9th grade basketball and assist with our varsity team. Last few weeks have been brutal schedule-wise.

                             

                            For the most part, my running has been pretty solid but my posting has been poor.

                             

                            Good news is I'm heading on a vacation tomorrow. 9 days of being able to run outdoors!

                             

                            As for treadmill running, movies, music, etc. (my area of expertise). I'm in the "whatever works for you" camp. On easy days, I play Xbox on the treadmill. On hard days, I run to music. I watch a lot of basketball. I know it keeps me excited about getting up and running, so It works for me.

                            watsonc123


                               

                              It's amazing what a nice cool day can do after a lot of hot weather runs.

                               

                              It was about 18 Celsius for my intervals today.  It was so much better for running than almost every other run I have had this year.

                              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).

                              JMac11


                                First one done on this thread, that’s so rare!

                                 

                                After coming back from my calf injury, I hurt my knee on my run on Monday. Was concerned it was an MCL injury, but digging around in my knee makes me think it’s tendinitis (there are three tendons that connect your adductors/hamstring to your tibia on the inside part of your knee). It was just crap for most of the week, where it would click/snap when I was running and cause intense pain for like half a second, and I coulnd’t run faster than easy pace. By today, it’s calmed down a good amount, but still weak. I just think I’m pushing myself too much right now. Gotta just accept that this is a lost cycle and just get to the starting line healthy.

                                 

                                I did run back to back MLRs for the first time ever. I totally see the appeal of them, it’s a good way to get some marathon fatigue feeling without risking it over a 22 mile long run, or one of the crazy Jack Daniels runs. I’m a fan.

                                 

                                Weekly Summary
                                Monday, Feb 11, 2019 thru Sunday, Feb 17, 2019

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                                Day Miles Pace Description Link
                                Mon 16.1 6:52 12 @ 6:20 strava
                                Wed 6.0 7:50 Evening Run strava
                                Thu 9.4 7:54 Evening Run strava
                                Fri 14.0 7:41 Evening Run strava
                                Sat 12.0 7:19 Lunch Run strava
                                  57.5 7:26

                                5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                                 

                                Next Race: Brooklyn Half (5/18/19)