The Waltons aka Advanced Half Marathon Training Thread - 2022 edition (Read 333 times)

JMac11


I spilled the milk

    Hello everyone here! I've updated the "marathon" thread to now just be the advanced racing thread. Looking forward to welcoming the new folks!

    5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:14:57 (5/22)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

     

    Next Race: Grete's Great Gallop 10K (8/27)

    Fredford66


    Running Musician

      Hello everyone here! I've updated the "marathon" thread to now just be the advanced racing thread. Looking forward to welcoming the new folks!

       

      So is this thread dead?  I've rarely read, and never posted on, the other thread.

      5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 39:24 (11/21); 10k 50:32 (10/21); Half 1:50:46 (4/22)

      Upcoming race(s): Italy Run 4M, 7/16; Run for the Pizza 5k, 7/18
      flavio1980


      Intl. correspondent

        Fred - We're merging the 2 training threads as most of the people here were already posting there. That should save them from posting their weeklies twice. You are off course welcome to join us there, they're a nice bunch, there's even some musicians.

        PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

        Up next: Some 5k race in September

        Tool to generate Strava weekly

        Marky_Mark_17


          You are off course welcome to join us there, they're a nice bunch, there's even some musicians.

           

          *mostly a nice bunch.  Things occasionally get a bit heated over there but I'm hoping the fact that everyone on here is pretty cool will moderate that behaviour.

          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: Southern Lakes HM, 7 May, 1:12:42 (May-22)

          Up next: Auckland 10km Road Champs, 20 August

          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

          Fredford66


          Running Musician

             

            *mostly a nice bunch.  Things occasionally get a bit heated over there but I'm hoping the fact that everyone on here is pretty cool will moderate that behaviour.

             

             

            I guess we can always come back if things go wrong, but hopefully we won't have to resort to that.

            5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 39:24 (11/21); 10k 50:32 (10/21); Half 1:50:46 (4/22)

            Upcoming race(s): Italy Run 4M, 7/16; Run for the Pizza 5k, 7/18

              If I keep posting here I may have a thread all to myself!

              50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:29:27 (2021 - Solo Effort - Whanganui 3 Bridges) - 10km 38:31 (2021 Wellington Road Champs);  - Track 5km 18:51 (2022); Track Mile 5:32 (2021)

              2022 Goals: Half Perish 3:55 pace - Road/Track 10km 3:45 pace - 5km 3:35 pace

              2022 Races: Southland XC Champs 9km July 2 - Southland Half Perish Sept 18 - Southland 10 Miler Oct 9

               

              Fredford66


              Running Musician

                No you won't. 

                 

                And even more so now that there's a disagreement over name calling going on at the other thread.

                5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 39:24 (11/21); 10k 50:32 (10/21); Half 1:50:46 (4/22)

                Upcoming race(s): Italy Run 4M, 7/16; Run for the Pizza 5k, 7/18
                Marky_Mark_17


                  You're welcome over there as well Hashiritai.

                   

                  Unfortunately "let's behave ourselves" is not off to a great start there.  To be fair Mikkey has attempted to haul RP into line on that one though.

                  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: Southern Lakes HM, 7 May, 1:12:42 (May-22)

                  Up next: Auckland 10km Road Champs, 20 August

                  "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                    I'm not totally sold on this. What was the reasoning?

                    I see too many personality differences that will not end well.

                     

                    Fred - We're merging the 2 training threads as most of the people here were already posting there. That should save them from posting their weeklies twice. You are off course welcome to join us there, they're a nice bunch, there's even some musicians.

                    50+ PBs -  

                    5k 18.21 Hagley Parkrun  July 21      82.27 % age grade

                    10k TT 37.21 may 2nd 2021 strava run 82.51 % age grade

                    Half marathon  1.23.30 may 21 80.11 % age grade

                    " If you don't use it you lose it,  but if you use it, it wears out.

                    Somewhere in between is about right "      

                     

                      I'm not totally sold on this. What was the reasoning?

                      I see too many personality differences that will not end well.

                       

                       

                      Yeah, same. I like being a Walton πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

                      50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:29:27 (2021 - Solo Effort - Whanganui 3 Bridges) - 10km 38:31 (2021 Wellington Road Champs);  - Track 5km 18:51 (2022); Track Mile 5:32 (2021)

                      2022 Goals: Half Perish 3:55 pace - Road/Track 10km 3:45 pace - 5km 3:35 pace

                      2022 Races: Southland XC Champs 9km July 2 - Southland Half Perish Sept 18 - Southland 10 Miler Oct 9

                       

                      Marky_Mark_17


                        I'm not totally sold on this. What was the reasoning?

                        I see too many personality differences that will not end well.

                         

                         

                        Yeah I'm inclined to agree on the personality differences but I'm giving it a shot for now (and I'm probably one of the personality differences!).  I don't know what the logic was, it just kinda happened.  It had been discussed a year or two back and I was against it then for similar reasons to yours Piwi.  Regardless, I think I'll dual post for the time being.

                         

                        Another decent week of training in the bag.  Pretty much perfect winter running weather here apart from some rain on Friday night making for a splash around the track on Saturday.  Sunday's long run was about as good as it gets for winter conditions and I half-wished I'd had my phone to take a picture as I've never seen the water so glassy calm at Christmas Beach, it was pretty beautiful with the sunrise coming up to the east.

                         

                        Still kind of counting down until races but that's two months off so there's a fair bit of counting to do.

                         

                        Weekly for period: From: 20/06/2022 To 26/06/2022

                        Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                        in m
                        20/06 That run with patched gang members at one end and a karakia at the other 6.30 10.14 00:45:58 07:18 04:32 21
                        21/06 That run where the gloves were most definitely on 8.82 14.20 00:59:26 06:44 04:11 201
                        22/06 That run where I was the king of the deadzone 11.36 18.28 01:14:30 06:33 04:05 35
                        23/06 That run where winter rules 10.00 16.10 01:01:48 06:11 03:50 34
                        25/06 That run where you really know a track when you instinctively avoid the puddles in the dark 6.98 11.23 00:42:01 06:01 03:44 48
                        26/06 That run where I almost wished I’d taken my phone 16.82 27.06 02:00:09 07:09 04:26 306

                         

                        Total distance: 97.00km (60.3 miles)

                        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: Southern Lakes HM, 7 May, 1:12:42 (May-22)

                        Up next: Auckland 10km Road Champs, 20 August

                        "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                          Mark 2 months will be great for fine tuning. Nice week.

                           

                          My week below. I also had 3 surfs and a couple of upper body and core sessions.

                          Weekly for period: From: 20/06/2022 To 26/06/2022

                          Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                          in m
                          20/06 Recovery 4.98 8.01 00:44:23 08:55 05:32 4
                          21/06 Lunch Run with 6km tempo 7.47 12.02 00:53:56 07:13 04:29 2
                          22/06 Afternoon Run 4.98 8.01 00:43:04 08:39 05:23 4
                          25/06 Morning Run with Phil and Jacques 11.82 19.02 01:35:03 08:02 05:00 6
                          26/06 Morning Run with Phil and Jacques 15.55 25.02 02:03:08 07:55 04:55 203

                          Total distance: 72.08km

                           

                          2 sick days  but recoverd well.

                           

                          Steve nice job -5c bloody cold. We had close to a frost 

                           

                          Watson that trail race sounded hard-core.

                           

                          Hash nice negative split today with serious hills!

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          50+ PBs -  

                          5k 18.21 Hagley Parkrun  July 21      82.27 % age grade

                          10k TT 37.21 may 2nd 2021 strava run 82.51 % age grade

                          Half marathon  1.23.30 may 21 80.11 % age grade

                          " If you don't use it you lose it,  but if you use it, it wears out.

                          Somewhere in between is about right "      

                           

                            Kia ora, fellow Waltons!

                             

                            Here's my week - just enough mileage to beat Mark - not too much that I hit a round 100km Smile

                             

                            Mark - I sometimes take my phone for that very reason - don't want to miss a good sunset/sunrise!

                             

                            Piwi - Jealous. Would love to be back living in a place with good surf close by. Although at my age, I also want warm water...

                             

                            DW & Fred - Today's long run and my weekly mileage are dedicated to you! Smile

                             

                            Weekly for period: From: 20/06/2022 To 26/06/2022

                            Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                            in m
                            20/06 Easy Breezy 50mins! 5.61 9.03 00:50:33 09:01 05:36 232
                            21/06 400s - A Baker’s Dozen (minus oneπŸ˜†) 8.77 14.11 01:13:42 08:24 05:13 367
                            22/06 More George Mallory than Edmund Hillary 4.76 7.67 00:44:04 09:15 05:45 187
                            22/06 Love a $1500 Car Bill! 4.50 7.23 00:40:08 08:55 05:33 115
                            23/06 A Tempo-Fartlek Mosh Pit 9.94 16.00 01:26:40 08:43 05:25 181
                            24/06 Matariki Long Weekend! 9.08 14.61 01:18:41 08:40 05:23 214
                            25/06 Like Climate Change - Warming Up 0.95 1.52 00:09:17 09:46 06:06 12
                            25/06 The Mighty Michigan - 5:48, 4:16, 2:47, 1:17 5.16 8.30 00:36:45 07:07 04:26 153
                            25/06 You gotta cool it now 0.93 1.49 00:14:38 15:44 09:49 31
                            26/06 Neg-Split 19.5km Long Run πŸ˜„ 12.12 19.51 01:38:10 08:06 05:02 256

                            Total distance: 99.46km (61.82mi)

                            50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:29:27 (2021 - Solo Effort - Whanganui 3 Bridges) - 10km 38:31 (2021 Wellington Road Champs);  - Track 5km 18:51 (2022); Track Mile 5:32 (2021)

                            2022 Goals: Half Perish 3:55 pace - Road/Track 10km 3:45 pace - 5km 3:35 pace

                            2022 Races: Southland XC Champs 9km July 2 - Southland Half Perish Sept 18 - Southland 10 Miler Oct 9

                             

                            Fredford66


                            Running Musician

                              I may stick around here a while too.  I'm not yet sure the other thread is quite my flavor, though I'm going to give it some more time rather than go just off first impressions.

                               

                              Hash - Nice week of work there.

                               

                              Piwi - Glad to hear you recovered from the sick days.  I understand your concerns about the merged thread, so I'm glad you (and the others here) are playing it safe for now.

                               

                              Mark - Not having been on the other thread, I wasn't aware of the merger discussions.  I may be a personality conflict too, but more in terms of my tolerance level (though I admit I need to work on being more tolerant).  Was it coincidence that you wound up with a round number of kilometers, or did you end your last run of the week with exactly what was needed to get there?

                               

                              Date β–Ό Activity Type Distance Duration Pace Temp
                              6/26/2022 Run Easy 7.5 mi 1:17:54 10:24 69
                              6/25/2022 Run Easy 5.0 mi 50:38 10:08 69
                              6/24/2022 Run Pace 6.0 mi 56:53 9:29 61
                              6/23/2022 Run Easy 5.0 mi 53:03 10:37 64
                              6/21/2022 Run Repeats 9.1 mi 1:29:24 9:50 58
                              6/20/2022 Run Easy 4.0 mi 42:36 10:40 57

                               

                              36.6 miles total.  Trying a new format for my weekly summary.  Note:  the 9:50 pace for my repeats includes the recovery runs and the 2-mile runs to and from the track, so of the 9 miles run, only about 1/3 of them were at speed.  A similar story for the pace run, which included 3 miles of warm-up/cool-down.

                               

                              Yesterday's 5 included 4 with my son.  I was coming off an HM pace run the day before while he had fresh legs, so he was kind of pushing me, which I need sometimes.  Today I got out while he was still in bed, so I was able to run my 7½ at my own pace.

                              5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 39:24 (11/21); 10k 50:32 (10/21); Half 1:50:46 (4/22)

                              Upcoming race(s): Italy Run 4M, 7/16; Run for the Pizza 5k, 7/18

                                Hello everyone It's been a while.

                                After 2 vacation within a short time frame I have had to refocus on some issues and deadlines at work.

                                I've tried to start picking up the running since coming back from Guam.

                                I'm still planning on Dec HM trying to make plans now to book a room for a week.

                                I'm also looking in to getting a coach for the first time and have had a first talk with one last week.

                                 

                                I'm not even going to try and go back and catch up on everything hope everyone is doing well.  Although I did see something about merging Threads.  I think I'll continue to post here, as it sounds as though a few others will too.

                                 

                                last week for me was getting back to normal coming in at 35 miles hope to stay here for a few weeks before making the jump to 40 again.

                                hope to have a coach and plan starting end of July first of August.

                                Weekly for period: From: 06/20/2022 To 06/26/2022

                                Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                                in ft
                                06/20 Me oh My 6.89 11.08 01:15:48 11:00 06:50 220
                                06/22 Progression run 5.30 8.53 00:44:03 08:19 05:10 72
                                06/23 That time the water was off. 4.51 7.26 00:38:14 08:29 05:16 26
                                06/25 Steady run Med hard effort 11.36 18.28 01:40:15 08:49 05:29 548
                                06/26 low heartrate run 7.10 11.43 01:05:40 09:15 05:45 79

                                Total distance: 35.16mi

                                PR's

                                1m  5:38 (2018)

                                5k    19:59 (2019)

                                HM  1:33:56 (2018)

                                FM  3:23:07 (2018)