2024 The Waltons: Racing & Training Thread (Read 167 times)

Fredford66


Waltons ThreadLord

    Upcoming Races

    03/30 Darkwave Easter Classic 10K

    5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
    10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

    Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

     

      Upcoming Races

      03/30 Darkwave Easter Classic 10K

       

      Go, Darkwave!

       

      Watson, can you detail your Norwegian threshold workouts - how many do you do and what do they look like? And how has it been going for you? I am intrigued!

      HM: 1:47 (9/20) I FM: 3:53:11 (9/23)

       

      2024 Goals: run a FM & HM + stay healthy!

      watsonc123


        Fred - please add:

         

        03/16 watsonc123 - Trentham ParkRun DNS

         

        03/30 watsonc123 - Trentham ParkRun

         

        Mick - remind me later, and I'll get back to you re Norwegian Singles.

        PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)

         

        40+ PRs: 5km 19:31 (Oct 2020), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018), full 3:13:55 (Sep 2022)

         

        2023 PRs (hope to beat in 2024): 5km 20:34, 10km 41:37, half 1:32:32, full 3:21:05

         

        2024 PRs: 5km 20:25

          Hash - So exciting with Boston approaching.  I hope you will have time to write an epic report of the trip, logistics and race itself - I'm hoping to follow in your footsteps next year.

           

          Steve - Yes, pretty exciting for sure. And I'll definitely get a report done - that's the least I owe you guys after being AWOL this year!

           

          Half - Not sure if it's a big trip, but I'm taking my wife and our two young girls (3&6) with me, and we'll be in MA for 10 days. We don't really have any sightseeing plans (neither of us is very big on that), but we'll spend our time relaxing and (hopefully) meeting some interesting people!

          50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:24:24 (June '23 Road Race) - 10km 37:52 (2022 Local Road Champs) - Track 5km 18:49 (Aug '22) - Perish Run 3:17:42

          2024 Goals: Road/Track 10km Sub 38:00 - 5km Sub 18:30

           

           

          Marky_Mark_17


            Hash - Boston is a pretty cool city, albeit I'm not sure there's a heap of kid stuff to do there.  Some quite interesting historical stuff on the Freedom Trail, and the observatory is quite cool.  I think there is a quite a good aquarium there as well.

            3,000m: 9:07.7 (Nov-21) | 5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20)  

            10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) | HM: 1:09:41 (May-21)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

            * Net downhill course

            Last race: Runway5 / National 5k Champs, 16:22, National Masters AG Champ!

            Up next: Still working on that...

            "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

            Fredford66


            Waltons ThreadLord

              Hash - Boston is a pretty cool city, albeit I'm not sure there's a heap of kid stuff to do there.  Some quite interesting historical stuff on the Freedom Trail, and the observatory is quite cool.  I think there is a quite a good aquarium there as well.

               

              Yes, I love the aquarium there. The Boston Museum of Science has a good deal of hands-on stuff that kids tend to like.  New England clam chowder tastes better there than anywhere else I've had it.

              5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
              10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

              Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

               

              Marky_Mark_17


                 

                Yes, I love the aquarium there. The Boston Museum of Science has a good deal of hands-on stuff that kids tend to like.  New England clam chowder tastes better there than anywhere else I've had it.

                 

                You would certainly know better than me Fred! I was there most recently in 2008 lol.

                3,000m: 9:07.7 (Nov-21) | 5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20)  

                10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) | HM: 1:09:41 (May-21)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                * Net downhill course

                Last race: Runway5 / National 5k Champs, 16:22, National Masters AG Champ!

                Up next: Still working on that...

                "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                   

                  Yes, I love the aquarium there. The Boston Museum of Science has a good deal of hands-on stuff that kids tend to like.  New England clam chowder tastes better there than anywhere else I've had it.

                  How bout the west coast chowder Fred? That’s good stuff too; never shipped up to Boston but the NY/NJ/Connecticut chowder didn’t convince.

                  HM: 1:47 (9/20) I FM: 3:53:11 (9/23)

                   

                  2024 Goals: run a FM & HM + stay healthy!

                  Fredford66


                  Waltons ThreadLord

                    How bout the west coast chowder Fred? That’s good stuff too; never shipped up to Boston but the NY/NJ/Connecticut chowder didn’t convince.

                     

                    I can't speak to what they serve on the west coast.

                    5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
                    10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

                    Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

                     

                    Running Problem


                    Problem Child

                       

                      Yes, I love the aquarium there. The Boston Museum of Science has a good deal of hands-on stuff that kids tend to like.  New England clam chowder tastes better there than anywhere else I've had it.

                       

                      meh,

                      Salinas/Monterey is just as good, if not better. Bonus points if you're a fan of John Steinbeck.

                      They also have a marathon. In April. With some hills. Possibly a better medal and/or views. Also, California > East Coast. All day every day.

                      Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

                      VDOT 53.37 

                      5k18:xx | Marathon 2:55:22

                      Fredford66


                      Waltons ThreadLord

                         

                        meh,

                        Salinas/Monterey is just as good, if not better. Bonus points if you're a fan of John Steinbeck.

                        They also have a marathon. In April. With some hills. Possibly a better medal and/or views. Also, California > East Coast. All day every day.

                         

                        I can only speak of my experiences and in my life have spent but a few days in the Golden State.  Also, remember, this is a life-long New Yorker trying to find good things to say about Boston.

                        5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
                        10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

                        Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

                         

                        Marky_Mark_17


                          Another big week of training in the bag (with another 2x doubles) and the legs were sure letting me know about it by the end of the week.  Oh well, a bit of race week magic will surely fix all of that.

                           

                          Weekly for period: From: 25/03/2024 To 31/03/2024

                          <caption>Weekly Grid</caption>
                          Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                          in m
                          25/03 That run with a big moon and a broken bridge 7.02 11.29 00:52:07 07:25 04:37 8
                          26/03 That run where that distinctive Steve Miller Band bass line rolled past 10.17 16.36 01:03:59 06:17 03:55 27
                          26/03 That run where I guess a six pack of Woodstock loosely constitutes lunch 3.25 5.23 00:23:58 07:22 04:35 14
                          27/03 That run where I preferred last week’s weather 11.26 18.12 01:20:37 07:10 04:27 22
                          28/03 That run where the work is almost in the bag 9.45 15.21 00:59:41 06:19 03:55 26
                          28/03 That run with the strange tradition of the pre-Easter double 3.12 5.02 00:23:52 07:39 04:45 13
                          30/03 That run with pirates in the moonlight 7.33 11.80 00:44:19 06:03 03:45 6
                          31/03 That run with the many cats of Hobsonville and Scott Points 13.69 22.03 01:37:39 07:08 04:26 232

                          Totals: Time: 07:26:12 - 🦅Imperial: 65.29 mi - Metric: 105.04 km

                          3,000m: 9:07.7 (Nov-21) | 5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20)  

                          10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) | HM: 1:09:41 (May-21)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                          * Net downhill course

                          Last race: Runway5 / National 5k Champs, 16:22, National Masters AG Champ!

                          Up next: Still working on that...

                          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                          JamesD


                          JamesD

                            Fred - After no races in almost six months, I’ll have two in two weeks, the Invest in Yourself 5K in Omaha, Nebraska on May 5, and the Chicago Spring Half on May 19.  I’ve done the 5K the previous two years.  Running a 5K two weeks before a half probably isn’t ideal given how much recovery I usually need, but we’ll be in Omaha and Chicago for investment events that DW attends, and I may not get to run a half in the fall.  The Chicago race gets mixed reviews online, but the course is flat and beautiful next to Lake MIchigan.

                             

                            This was an OK week considering that I was busy with the arrival of the Venezuelan refugee family.  I guess my two off days were like a taper for my harder-than-tempo effort Friday, because the time was my best for this type of workout since 2021.  I assume good temperatures and wearing the Endorphin Speeds that I race in helped too.  The nearly blind dog of a neighbor banged into the outside of my bad left knee on Wednesday, leading to some swelling.  The two off days helped some, but it’s still swollen enough that I cut things short Friday & Saturday.  Luckily, it feels like the sort of thing that usually goes away after a couple of days.

                             

                            Sun - 10.1 miles in park PM @ 8:36

                            Mon -  8 miles slow TM (96:25 PM) + 0:40 walk breaks/6 min

                            Tues - 8.6 miles in park midday with late rain @ 8:35

                            Weds/Thurs - off with refugees arriving

                            Fri -  5.2 miles in park PM including strides, 3 @ 6:49

                            Sat - 5.1 miles slow TM (62:00 AM) + 0:40 walk breaks/6 min

                             

                            Total - 37 miles

                            YTD - 37.2 mpw



                            Post-1987 PRs:  Half 1:30:14 (2019); 10K 39:35 (2019); 5K 19:12 (2017); Mile 5:37.3 (2020)

                            '24 Goals: consistency, age-graded PRs, half < 1:32

                            Fredford66


                            Waltons ThreadLord

                              Fred - After no races in almost six months,

                               

                               

                              Feel free to post them in the format of the race list and I'll copy/paste them onto the page.

                              5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
                              10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

                              Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

                               

                              JamesD


                              JamesD

                                05/05 JamesD Invest in Yourself 5K

                                05/19 JamesD Chicago Spring Half

                                 

                                Thanks.

                                Post-1987 PRs:  Half 1:30:14 (2019); 10K 39:35 (2019); 5K 19:12 (2017); Mile 5:37.3 (2020)

                                '24 Goals: consistency, age-graded PRs, half < 1:32