The Waltons aka Advanced Half Marathon Training Thread - 2022 edition (Read 365 times)

SteveChCh


Hot Weather Complainer

     

    Even then, it's remarkable how often basic conveyancing can get messed up.

     

    Don't I know it...

    Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

    Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

    Race plan:  Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

      James that's very nice of you helping that Japanese lady although it sounds like it's getting pretty intense.

       

      Mark great job on the 400kms. Did you watch the Goldcoast Marathon and Half etc ? Looked like perfect running conditions.

       

      Watson nice kms. I've seen a few people on strava having big GPS issues recently ? Mark included.

      Good job on the Parkrun.

       

      Fred nice miles in the heat. My running always drops off in summer.

       

      DW stellar week and good to see you got some useful data from what is working and what isn't.

      My wife is 50 this week so menopause is a hot topic.

      She's walking 50kms today by herself.

      It's a work day here so I'm supporting her in between jobs. She's done about 13 miles so far.

      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 "      

       

      Marky_Mark_17


        Piwi - all the best to your wife!

        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, 21 August

        "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

        SteveChCh


        Hot Weather Complainer

          Something is definitely going on with GPS, every second post on Strava today from NZ runners mentions the crazy GPS.

           

          piwi - 50km walk?  Is it symbolic for her 50th birthday?  What a huge effort.

          Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

          Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

          Race plan:  Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

          Marky_Mark_17


            Something is definitely going on with GPS, every second post on Strava today from NZ runners mentions the crazy GPS.

             

             

            It was problematic early last week as well.  One guy I follow on Strava had travelled the width of the South Island, apparently around 12km.

            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, 21 August

            "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

              Steve/Mark yes just doing 50kms for turning 50. She ended up with 52kms. Actually crashed out right now on the couch feeling queasy 

              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 "      

               

              Fredford66


              Running Musician

                The weather for my 4-mile race was much better than forecast, at 72º (22C) with low humidity. I ran 31:35.5, 5th of 42 in my AG, 185/893 OA and my second fastest 4M result ever. I'll write up a report later. For now I'll just say it was a very good day. (My son improved his 4M PR by 22 seconds, but I cut one second off his margin of victory over me in our last joint 4M race.)

                 

                ETA:  I was just looking at the Garmin data and I'm rather pleased with my pacing in the race.  The dip around the 20 minute mark was at a hard left turn onto a narrower path and the slow-down near the end came when we ran up 10' to cross a foot bridge, went down a steep 10' off the bridge, then after about 20 yards, a steep 6' back up to the path along an embankment.  Other than the slight downhill start, I was able to mostly keep my pace steady throughout, rather than fading late, or going out too slow and having too much left.

                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): Grete's Great Gallop 10k, 8/27
                darkwave


                Mother of Cats

                  Steve/Mark yes just doing 50kms for turning 50. She ended up with 52kms. Actually crashed out right now on the couch feeling queasy 

                   

                  Piwi - that's quite impressive.  How long did it take her?  I find walking 50K more imposing than running 50K, just because of the time on one's feet.

                   

                  Fredford - congratulations on a very nice run!  Same for your son!

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                  Fredford66


                  Running Musician

                     

                    Piwi - that's quite impressive.  How long did it take her?  I find walking 50K more imposing than running 50K, just because of the time on one's feet.

                     

                    Fredford - congratulations on a very nice run!  Same for your son!

                     

                    DW - Thank you very much.

                     

                    Piwi - 50k is a great way to celebrate a milestone.  Nicely done by your wife.

                    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): Grete's Great Gallop 10k, 8/27

                      Fred nice job !

                       

                      DW it took her around 8 to 9 hours. I gave her my GPS watch in the second half as the fitbit was way out on distance. She was walking at about 9 min/km pace.

                      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 "      

                       

                      SteveChCh


                      Hot Weather Complainer

                        Fred - Great effort.  I have to admit, I had some dread about how you would go with the weather forecast.  Glad it was slightly better than expected and you nailed it.  Racing through summer should set you up nicely for some PR attempts in the Autumn.

                         

                        piwi - that is a cracking pace for walking.  Admittedly I'm a slow walker but there's no way I could hold that pace for 52km.  Probably would struggle for 5km.

                        Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                        Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

                        Race plan:  Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

                        Marky_Mark_17


                          Fred - Great effort.  I have to admit, I had some dread about how you would go with the weather forecast.  Glad it was slightly better than expected and you nailed it.  Racing through summer should set you up nicely for some PR attempts in the Autumn.

                           

                           

                          Yep top work Fred.  I totally agree with Steve here.  If you can smash out a decent effort in summer, you may find you get a genuine boost when the weather cools down a bit.

                          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, 21 August

                          "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                          Fredford66


                          Running Musician

                            Piwi, Steve, Mark - Thank you all.  The drop in humidity the day before was a big boon for me.  I agree with Mark that one of the benefits of summer training is the extra energy you feel in autumn when the temperatures start to fall.

                            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): Grete's Great Gallop 10k, 8/27
                            watsonc123


                              I have seen a lot of NZ runs on Strava with bad GPS over the last week, but not overseas runners.  I don't think it's GPS brand specific.  I'm wondering whether it's atmospheric?  Maybe the upper atmosphere above NZ had unusual amount of water vapor which would cause light refraction?

                              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)

                              Marky_Mark_17


                                I have seen a lot of NZ runs on Strava with bad GPS over the last week, but not overseas runners.  I don't think it's GPS brand specific.  I'm wondering whether it's atmospheric?  Maybe the upper atmosphere above NZ had unusual amount of water vapor which would cause light refraction?

                                 

                                Definitely could be something like that.  The other thought that occurred to me was whether it was a specific time of year issue based on the Earth's current position and maybe some sort of weak/dead spot in terms of GPS coverage.  But that would be highly unlikely given that I think there are 31 GPS satellites.

                                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, 21 August

                                "CONSISTENCY IS KING"