Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 2019 (Read 421 times)

Marky_Mark_17


    JMac - awesome result, another PB! Looked liked a tough finish so well done for grinding it out.

     

    Flavio - oh I have a pretty good finish line suffer picture from the Maraetai Half, I’ll find it and put it up later.

    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"

    watsonc123


      Keen - great week.

       

      JMac - great race.

      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).

      SteveChCh


      Hot Weather Complainer

        Congrats JMac, PR in a tough race is a great effort.

         

        Flavio - I did a 16km which had 2x20 mins in it 11 days out.  The 40 mins of effort was 9.62km and including the 2 minute rest it was 9.98km in 42 mins so it's close to a 10km tempo.  That workout had me quite confident because I didn't suffer at all - it was a nice cold morning though.

         

        Mark - It seems I keep losing places each time I check my time...the time hasn't changed but it seems other people's have.

        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

        Marky_Mark_17


           

          Here we go Flavio.

           

          This was the finish of the Maraetai Half, the most miserable race I have run in a while.  It was 20C and almost 100% humidity.  Also I had some weird stomach thing that day, not bad but a couple of times I felt a little like puking.

          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"

          Marky_Mark_17


            Steve - not sure why... Rob (the race director) told me that he only updated the times for the top 10 based on finish line pictures.  The others are presumably still using some sort of approximation.

            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"

            SteveChCh


            Hot Weather Complainer

              What actually happened?  Did they just not have it on?  I can't imagine the reaction when they worked that out.  I guess that's why my finish time stayed as "Estimated" for so long - a few people following me were worried that I'd had a heart attack in the last km, even my non technology savvy Mum sent a text saying "I assume/hope you have finished by now even though it says you haven't"

              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

              Marky_Mark_17


                Yup. Actually wasn't on until 9:14. First time in 13 years of being a race director that Rob has done that apparently!

                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"

                flavio1980


                weight loss complainer

                  Steve - Yeah, I meant to run it all in a single effort, without breaks.

                   

                  Mark - LOL thanks for being a sport. My half last year was run in slightly worse conditions and I remember well the misery.

                   

                  me - Steve and Mark, I see your suffering and I raise you 500 chips:

                  Pics from my last 3k race

                   

                  I especially like MRR19PN1R13999 (English lady having afternoon tea), MRR19PN1R13996 (saw a ghost), MRR19PN1R19111 (I beat my f*** record! (Narrator: he didn't) and RTL19PN1R5018 (look at that ass).

                  PRs: 1500m 4:57 3000 10:34 - Next up: chase a new 1500m PR

                  SteveChCh


                  Hot Weather Complainer

                    Yup. Actually wasn't on until 9:14. First time in 13 years of being a race director that Rob has done that apparently!

                     

                    Man, you'd think start mat and finish mat turned on would be #1 on the checklist

                    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

                    Marky_Mark_17


                      Steve - yup... there might have been 22 timing mats on the course but THERE'S ONLY 2 THAT ACTUALLY MATTER!

                       

                      Flavio - you win

                       

                      Me - ugh the entries for the Half Marathon Series 2019/20 have opened already and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a little bit tempted... maybe a bit of pride to go out and aim for a three-peat... but then I think about the races... Devonport is fun (and I have unfinished business there), the next three are hot summer sweat-fests, and then there's Waterfront.  OK maybe I've just talked myself out of it again.  Those summer HM's really suck.

                      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"

                      JMac11


                        Hey thanks everyone. It was tough out there today. The humidity was sneaky, felt really good until the Newton hills destroyed me (Mark, please allow these to be defined as hills!). Ran by Finbad from the sub 3 forum, so it was good to finally meet someone even briefly. I will say that I enjoyed this marathon the least out of the four. Not because of the course (Boston does a great job, better than NYC imo in terms of people support/starting village/finish), but just because I really hated my life for those last 6 miles more than any of the other three. If the BAA could take a picture of how I felt, it would be like Mark’s picture, except there would be tears streaming down my face while the BAA unicorn spiked me in the nuts.

                         

                        I’ll catch up on most of these other posts, but it looks like a lot of Kiwi chatter!

                         

                        Uncle Flavio - don’t worry, I’m running CIM this winter. I’m done with NYC/Boston for now, it’s time to go get me a 2:39. CIM is the premier place these days to go get a fast time with other fast folks. But first, a summer of hard work and a lot of 5Ks/10Ks. Maybe even lowering my half PR, but it’s going to be tough just 4 weeks after this race.

                        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) 

                        Marky_Mark_17


                          JMac :

                           

                          The Hills Committee (me) has reviewed your elevation profile.

                           

                          The profile demonstrates, between the 16 and 21 mile mark, 4 separate climbs that would constitute hills.

                           

                          The Hills Committee also notes that, at this point of a marathon, those climbs would have felt significantly larger than they actually were.

                          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"

                            Jmac huge congratulations once again another big PB and seemingly endless potential for you as with Mark.

                            I see Matt had a tough day crashing to 3.20 but kudos for finishing.

                            I saw the end of the livestream and caught the men's sprint finish.

                             

                            Keen nice week. England is good nice running temps and pretty little lanes to run down. Very hilly where I am too.

                             

                            I'm meeting Mikkey today for a run and coffee should be epic talking about all you peeps 

                            50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

                            10k 40:16 June 18

                            " I have a plan to make my legs longer by wearing shorter shorts "      

                             

                            Marky_Mark_17


                               

                              I’ll catch up on most of these other posts, but it looks like a lot of Kiwi chatter!

                               

                               

                              It's around 95% Steve and me complaining about timing screw-ups at Waterfront.  The tl;dr version is, they didn't have the finish line mat working until around 1:44 into the half.  They used estimated times from the 20km mark for most runners (since they had timing mats every km), but lucky buggers like me in the top 10 got an official time that the race director got from timestamped finisher pictures / video.

                              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"

                                The Mikkey encounter lived up to expectations. Helluva nice guy. 11kms along Brighton waterfront went very quickly as we chatted about anything and everything. He also bought me a coffee. I wish him all the best for a moose mug attempt at London.

                                50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

                                10k 40:16 June 18

                                " I have a plan to make my legs longer by wearing shorter shorts "