Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 617 times)

JMac11


Benevolent Leader

    My half marathon is also sold out this weekend. The field also looks strong. The men's division has the silver medalist at the 5K distance in the Olympics, another four-time Olympian, and the 2018 USATF marathon champ.

     

    The women's division also looks strong with...the current world record holder at the half.

     

    If I'm feeling good, I may try to hang with them. I believe I can make it about 1200 meters, at which point I will lie down in a ditch in the fetal position while sucking air at a furious pace. This will only make me stronger, as I hear embracing the suck is key to success.

    5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

     

    Next Race: California International Marathon (12/8/19)

    Marky_Mark_17


      My half marathon is also sold out this weekend. The field also looks strong. The men's division has the silver medalist at the 5K distance in the Olympics, another four-time Olympian, and the 2018 USATF marathon champ.

       

      The women's division also looks strong with...the current world record holder at the half.

       

      If I'm feeling good, I may try to hang with them. I believe I can make it about 1200 meters, at which point I will lie down in a ditch in the fetal position while sucking air at a furious pace. This will only make me stronger, as I hear embracing the suck is key to success.

       

      *claps*

      5,000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

      HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

      Last race: Kerikeri Half Marathon, 23 Nov, 1:10:46 (PB)

      Up next: Bays Night of 5's 5000m, 20 Dec

      "CONSISTENCY IS KING"


      Elite Jogger

         

         

         

         I am planning to start as nothing happened (the full stop was less than 10 days) with the program, checking on speed and listening to the body. I am 7-8 weeks to the race (full marathon, 5th of may, Belfast), and I hope I didn't do too much damage with this stop.

         

         

        Plenty of time to get back on track!

         

        Btw, I’ll be going back to Belfast from 1st - 7th May to see the folks...so I’ll be up for a run if you fancy it. 👍

        5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

        SteveChCh


        Hot Weather Complainer

          This will only make me stronger, as I hear embracing the suck is key to success.

           

          Desperately trying to avoid Kardashian reference...

          PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

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

          2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2

          JMac11


          Benevolent Leader

             

            Desperately trying to avoid Kardashian reference...

             

            Oh no, MJ is going to tie this into the sausage comments. This thread is devolving quickly.

            5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

             

            Next Race: California International Marathon (12/8/19)

            Marky_Mark_17


              I guess with Piwi absent we've all got a part to play in ensuring the thread maintains adequate grades to stay in Clown University.

              5,000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

              HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

              Last race: Kerikeri Half Marathon, 23 Nov, 1:10:46 (PB)

              Up next: Bays Night of 5's 5000m, 20 Dec

              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                 

                Plenty of time to get back on track!

                 

                Btw, I’ll be going back to Belfast from 1st - 7th May to see the folks...so I’ll be up for a run if you fancy it. 👍

                 

                Sounds like a great idea, keep in touch . If not a run definitely a coffeeSmile or you could even hop in a team for the marathon relayWink

                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...)

                 

                Upcoming races:  

                10K Seeley cup 30Nov (Belfast) goal sub 40 again...might try a 5K park run

                flavio1980


                weight loss complainer

                  What a horrible thing happened in Christchurch 

                  Steve - I hope you guys are safe

                  PRs: 1500m 4:54.1 3K 10:34 5K 18:05 HM 1:24:25 - Up next: Chase the HM PR

                  CommanderKeen


                  Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                    Marco - The fact that you did get some miles in really helps during that break; it's much better to have gotten those easy miles compared to having missed everything.


                    Mark - I think it's pretty cool that they actual publish lists like that - and even more so that you have enough running talent around to actually justify it.


                    JMac - Solid plan for race day execution. I like it.


                    Flavio - Agreed. It's odd how just being familiar with Steve and knowing he's from the area affects my perception there.

                    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:

                    Dallas Marathon 12/15

                    watsonc123


                      Steve - I hope you're ok.

                      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 20:34 (Jan 2019), 10km 40:28 (Aug 2019), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018)

                       

                      2019 aims: Unlike 2017 & 2018, be consistent.  So get 40+ weeks of 40+ miles incl. two quality sessions (5 weeks achieved so far).

                      Marky_Mark_17


                        Steve - hope you’re ok. Tragic stuff and I guess we were probably a bit naive to think something like this would never happen in little old NZ.

                        5,000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                        HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                        Last race: Kerikeri Half Marathon, 23 Nov, 1:10:46 (PB)

                        Up next: Bays Night of 5's 5000m, 20 Dec

                        "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                        SteveChCh


                        Hot Weather Complainer

                          Thanks all - my work is in between the 2 main crime scenes.  City was in lock down most of the afternoon and rumours were a bit out of hand.  I can't believe it.  After what this city has been through in the last decade, for some piece of sh!t to come from Australia and do this makes me angry beyond belief.

                           

                          I was planning on running Hagley Park today, and will if it it's open but I suspect there will be no go zones.

                          PB:  Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

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

                          2020 Planned Races:  Christchurch 10km Series (Park), February 2, Christchurch Half-Marathon May 31, South Island Half-Marathon August 2

                          JamesD


                          JamesD

                            Steve - Hope you can find somewhere to run.  Even if it's just an easy run, exercise can help you deal with the impact of something so terrible.

                            Post-1987 PRs:  5K 19:12 (2017); 10K 39:35 (Sept '19); Half 1:30:14 (March '19)

                            2019 Goals: NO INJURIES, 30+ mpw (ok so far), Half<1:30 (almost), 10K<40 (yes), 5K<19 (no)

                            JMac11


                            Benevolent Leader

                              Steve - Sadly, we've become numb to these things in the US. Hope you guys come together as a community, that was one of few positives that come out of something like this.

                              5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:05 (10/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                               

                              Next Race: California International Marathon (12/8/19)

                              Marky_Mark_17


                                JMac - Christchurch is pretty tight-knit after the earthquake there a few years ago... in some ways I think that actually makes this even more shocking, because they are used to looking after each other down there.

                                 

                                Steve - glad you're OK.  I figured it was unlikely you were in the mosque for lunchtime prayers but by the sounds of it there was some collateral damage to pedestrians outside as well.

                                 

                                Keen - they didn't really publish a list per se for Maraetai, just opened up the live results page early which has a list of everyone entered.  I wouldn't say we are particularly deep for talent but this will be one of the larger races in Auckland, and being out East it has attracted quite a few runners from the Pakuranga club (which is one of the stronger ones in Auckland) that probably couldn't be bothered making the journey to races north of the Harbour Bridge.

                                 

                                Fun fact - the very first race I ever ran aside from school events was actually out at Maraetai (my grandparents used to live out there).  I was probably 10 or 11 and 'ran' is probably an overstatement because my dad basically dragged me around the Beachlands-Maraetai fun run (10km I think).  I'm not sure there's any photos of that day but it's kind of funny looking back now.

                                5,000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                                HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                                Last race: Kerikeri Half Marathon, 23 Nov, 1:10:46 (PB)

                                Up next: Bays Night of 5's 5000m, 20 Dec

                                "CONSISTENCY IS KING"