Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 551 times)

flavio1980


weight loss complainer

    Keen/Mark - thanks guys for the info.

     

    I ended up scheduling an Ergospirometry (Treadmill exam with the mask) as I need it anyway as a sort of checkup that everything is working as it should (especially heart and lungs).

    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

      Flavio - Are they checking V02 MAX and/or lactate threshold as well? I've thought about doing something like that myself, but just haven't gone through with it.

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

       

      Upcoming Races:

      DRC Half 11/3

      Dallas Marathon 12/15

      JMac11


      Benevolent Leader

         

        Yeah, I'm very much the same.  Easier long runs will generally be a more cushioned shoe.  I'll opt for something lighter like the Kinvara if I'm including quality.

         

        Third that. Although I'd consider the Kinvara more a trainer for me. I go much lighter even for marathons. My hyperspeed were 6.0 oz. But figure out what works for you.

        5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

         

        Next Race: Suffolk County Half Marathon (10/27/19)

        flavio1980


        weight loss complainer

          Keen - I believe it measures v02max only. There are possibly some other numbers that come out depending on the lab such as aerobic/anaerobic limiar etc. I hope I don't freak out due to the mask 

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

            Jmac nice race report congrats again on an awesome time and huge PR!

             

            Keen nice week!

             

            Thanks for the input to my question...I'm gonna try and put in some faster R pace workouts for a couple of weeks and then move on to some longer Tempo pace work and try and keep the mileage in the 40 -50 range.  I put in 6 miles last night with 7x .25 @ R pace.

            I feel pretty good this morning.

            PR's

            1m  5:38 (2018)

            5k    19:59 (2019)

            HM  1:33:56 (2018)

            FM  3:23:07 (2018)

            CommanderKeen


            Aspiring Hobby Jogger

              Flavio - It would be really handy if they can get you your aerobic/anaerobic threshold. Tempo runs based on your own body, rather than a chart!!

              My little brother has some issues with claustrophobia. When he got his SCUBA license he had a couple panic attacks before he forced himself to get used to the mask being over his face. Hopefully you don't run in to anything like that.

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

               

              Upcoming Races:

              DRC Half 11/3

              Dallas Marathon 12/15

                Thanks for the discussion on shoes , happy that Mark finds the fasttwitch similar to how I found them. I got another pair (another saucony 4mm ) to test in the few longs I’ll run

                 

                my marathon is on the 5th of May. There is a 10k on the 31st of March where I could go, but I’m not convinced it’s useful for neither the marathon nor the half marathon I’d like to run later in the year. And I doubt I’d get a pb given that I would not taper...what do you think? Is there any use in racing a flat 10k 4 weeks fto. The mar?

                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

                Marky_Mark_17


                  Marco - your two options are to race it all out, or use it as a tempo run.  Personally my view is that if you're going to run a race, you may as well go hard at it, as long as it won't disrupt your training too much.  Recovery from a 10k is normally not bad at all and I know plenty of runners that have run 10k races the week before goal HM's or marathon's.  You may even surprise yourself with a PB!  Give yourself a few days easy afterwards.

                  5000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 5km: 16:24 (Nov-18) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) HM: 1:12:49 (Sep-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                  Last race: NZ Road Relays (Leg 2 / 10.2km), 5 Oct, 35:10

                  Up next: The Agency Group 10,000m, 9 Nov

                  "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                  JMac11


                  Benevolent Leader

                    Looks like we've lost a few of our new folks, DJ and Brent haven't really been seen in a while.

                     

                    I set my goal for my Brooklyn Half in May to be a PR. It may not be realistic just 3.5 weeks after Boston, but what the hell, what else am I going to target?

                     

                    Marco - why wouldn't you race it? 10Ks don't require a large recovery, 3-4 days max. 10Ks are also a very useful workout for marathon training. They're actually considered the ideal distance to race as a tune up.

                    5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                     

                    Next Race: Suffolk County Half Marathon (10/27/19)

                    CommanderKeen


                    Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                      Marco - Mark and JMac have already covered what I would have regarding the 10k. Go for it!


                      I signed up for a couple of races later in the year yesterday. Early signup discounts for the win! I also stayed up way too late last night (11 !) and got up a couple times with DD3 (shots at the doctor hit her pretty hard). End result? I was so tired this morning that I turned off my alarms without remembering it, so I'll probably have fewer miles this week going in to this weekend's "long run" than I planned on. Oh, well!

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

                       

                      Upcoming Races:

                      DRC Half 11/3

                      Dallas Marathon 12/15

                      JMac11


                      Benevolent Leader

                        Keen - Can you remind what your plan is for this entire year? Sorry if you've gone through this, but I feel a bit lost right now.

                        5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                         

                        Next Race: Suffolk County Half Marathon (10/27/19)

                        CommanderKeen


                        Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                          JMac -

                          I don't know that I've really put things out there for this year. I have the Chisholm Trail and OKC Memorial marathons this weekend and in a month, respectively. I'm just going to hobby jog these and have fun treating them as supported long runs, since my fitness isn't (and won't) be anywhere near what it needs to be to race them all out.

                          Depending on where my fitness is and what the weather may be like I'm considering a HM in early June, and I'll probably run an Independence Day 5k or two. The end of August is a charity 5k (I'm friends with the couple putting it on), Early October is my favorite HM (I REALLY want to win it this year). After that I'm considering targeting the Dallas Running Club Half for a PR try Nov. 3rd.

                          There are also a few marathons I'm thinking about (Prairie Fire mid-October, Ft. Worth or Route 66 in mid/late November) but I'm not set on any of those, and it'll depend on fitness and what other short races I run. And I'm thinking of going for a big marathon PR early next March, then maybe chasing a 50 mile/100 mile pair next year as well.

                          I've definitely taken the "have more post-race goals" lesson I learned after my last marathon to heart!

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

                           

                          Upcoming Races:

                          DRC Half 11/3

                          Dallas Marathon 12/15

                          flavio1980


                          weight loss complainer

                            Keen - kudos if you're able to long run a marathon. I've tried that once, but failed miserably. I shot for a very comfortable 5 min/km 8 min/mile and lasted until 36km then I started fading and a 3:33 turned into a 3:47 over the last 6km (though I didn't walk in this one, just crawled)

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

                            JMac11


                            Benevolent Leader

                              Speaking of not sure of one's plan, Flavio, you need to get something on the calendar! I can't keep reading your crazy workouts and not see you test out this new fitness.

                              5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                               

                              Next Race: Suffolk County Half Marathon (10/27/19)

                              CommanderKeen


                              Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                                Keen - kudos if you're able to long run a marathon. I've tried that once, but failed miserably. I shot for a very comfortable 5 min/km 8 min/mile and lasted until 36km then I started fading and a 3:33 turned into a 3:47 over the last 6km (though I didn't walk in this one, just crawled)

                                 

                                8 min/mi is far more ambitious than I have planned for this. I'm just planning on going out at easy-ish effort (no pace info on my watch screens at all). Probably walking a fair number of water stops. Give a high five to every kid I see. And who knows, if I'm feeling really good by the end I might turn it into a 23.1 E + 3.1 M type of long run!

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

                                 

                                Upcoming Races:

                                DRC Half 11/3

                                Dallas Marathon 12/15