2021 Sub 3:00 Marathon Thread (Read 425 times)

    Mikkey was looking good back then. I wonder what he looks like now  😅

     

    Lookin' good Mikkey!  How's the golfing going?

    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 "      

     


    Elite Jogger

      Mikkey was looking good back then. I wonder what he looks like now  😅

       

       

      I still look as beautiful as my garden!

       

      I’ll post a selfie next week next to one of my many roses and you can judge for yourself.

       

      Red, white or pink?

      5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

      CalBears


         

        I still look as beautiful as my garden!

         

        I’ll post a selfie next week next to one of my many roses and you can judge for yourself.

         

        Red, white or pink?

         

        Are there people in UK who are working? Or is that a part of the Brexit deal - break with us and never walk alone - sorry - work again?

        paces PRs - 5K - 5:48  /  10K - 6:05  /  HM - 6:14  /  FM - 6:26 per mile


        Elite Jogger

           

          Are there people in UK who are working? Or is that a part of the Brexit deal - break with us and never walk alone - sorry - work again?

           

          We are going through a very difficult pingdemic at the moment.

          5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

          JMac11


          Milkman

             

            We are going through a very difficult pingdemic at the moment.

             

            Forgot to mention Mikkey - I played Whistling Straits last week. It gave me some good insight into all the places where the US is going to crush Europe this fall 

            5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:00 (10/21)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

             

            Next Race: Unknown 


            Elite Jogger

               

              Forgot to mention Mikkey - I played Whistling Straits last week. It gave me some good insight into all the places where the US is going to crush Europe this fall 

               

              Nice!  The only Major course I’ve played is Royal Portrush.

              5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

              flavio1980


              Intl. correspondent

                I think if I try long enough I might be able to hit a golf ball with the golf club. There's an equal chance of me hitting the ground and another big chance of hitting my own legs 😂

                 

                On running news I've gotten a nice workout done today, the upper hamstring niggle has faded, crisis averted, for now.

                PRs: 1500 4:51 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

                Up next: Rest and recover

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                CalBears


                  Well, Mikkey, looks like I was wrong and I am concerned with you getting qualified for Boston 2022 . Any plans to run a qualifying time before Boston 2022 registration starts?

                  ...

                  B.A.A. Announces 2022 Boston Marathon Registration Dates & Qualifying Window for first Patriots’ Day Boston Marathon since 2019

                   

                  REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8 AT 10:00 AM ET

                   

                  BOSTON— Registration for the 2022 Boston Marathon will take place over five days, November 8–November 12, 2021. The 126th Boston Marathon, scheduled to take place on Monday, April 18, 2022, will be the first race held on the traditional Patriots’ Day date since 2019.

                  The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) will use the same registration process for qualified runners as it used for the 2021 race, allowing any athlete who has achieved a currently valid Boston Marathon qualifying time to submit a registration application between November 8-12, 2021 through the B.A.A.’s online platform, Athletes' Village. Registration is not first come, first served and applications will be accepted until 5:00PM ET on Friday, November 12. The qualifying window began on September 1, 2019 and will close at 5:00PM ET on Friday, November 12. Qualifiers may submit an application at any point during the registration window.

                  ...

                  paces PRs - 5K - 5:48  /  10K - 6:05  /  HM - 6:14  /  FM - 6:26 per mile


                  Elite Jogger

                    Well, Mikkey, looks like I was wrong and I am concerned with you getting qualified for Boston 2022 . Any plans to run a qualifying time before Boston 2022 registration starts?

                     

                     

                    I’m still hoping to run London on 3rd October, but I got PF pretty bad a couple of months ago and still not 100% recovered from it, plus putting most of my weight on the other foot meant that my heel spur flared up again. I have an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon in a couple of weeks time for possible surgery on the heel spur as it’s been bothering me for 2 years now. He’s got a very good reputation so I’ll take his advice on the pros and cons. Yes, I can get by on training with it, but do I want to aggravate it just to get back in sub 3 shape again? Surgery would be a gamble, but if I was able to train pain free again it might be worth?  Let’s wait and see!

                     

                    Hope your training is going well and I’ll give you an update next month! 👍

                    5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

                    CalBears


                       

                      I’m still hoping to run London on 3rd October, but I got PF pretty bad a couple of months ago and still not 100% recovered from it, plus putting most of my weight on the other foot meant that my heel spur flared up again. I have an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon in a couple of weeks time for possible surgery on the heel spur as it’s been bothering me for 2 years now. He’s got a very good reputation so I’ll take his advice on the pros and cons. Yes, I can get by on training with it, but do I want to aggravate it just to get back in sub 3 shape again? Surgery would be a gamble, but if I was able to train pain free again it might be worth?  Let’s wait and see!

                       

                      Hope your training is going well and I’ll give you an update next month! 👍

                       

                      You wanna postpone to 2023? I don't wanna compete with 3:30 old dude - it's unfair!

                      paces PRs - 5K - 5:48  /  10K - 6:05  /  HM - 6:14  /  FM - 6:26 per mile

                      Marby


                        Mikkey: The bottlebrush grows well and is very common around these parts, yours does look like it is thriving.  Hope you get the feet sorted and can get back at it.

                         

                        My last couple of weeks were very light.

                         

                        12-18 July – Nada

                        19-25 July – 51k

                         

                        10k easy on Mon, Wed and Fri.  Sunday: I had a half marathon pacing job. My sister has been training for her first half marathon. She had entered two events only to have both canned due to the virus (we are currently in our fifth lockdown) and decided to run as a virtual race.  Her stated goal was sub 2 hours but I knew that was a bit soft based on what she had done over 5k.  She pushed hard and came in with 1:57.

                         

                        I had a good chat with a local coach last week.  As soon as restrictions ease (50:50 chance that happens Wed) I’ll head down for a session with the squad.

                        10K 41:35 (2016), Half 1:27:01 (2015) Marathon 3:02:48 (2015)

                        flavio1980


                        Intl. correspondent

                          Here's an exclusive video of Cal and Mikkey in a few years, continuing to fight for glory in the golden years:

                          WMA 100m men 90-99 years old

                           

                          And my week below. I woke up Wednesday morning with a niggle in my upper right inner hamstring bothering me. It was bad enough I was wondering if I should run at all. I figured it had to be the long run shoe I'm using which is approaching 750 miles / 1200km.

                          Unfortunately there are no Altras on sale in Brazil. And Runningwarehouse, which used to be my supplier in the past, is no longer shipping these to Brazil (The BR government charges a 100% import fee but it was still worth it).

                          So I was left with the lesser, narrower shoe brands. Obviously Nike and Adidas and most of the shoe brands are out cause they're made in the shape of a pencil.

                          My feet are in the shape of a triangle, like duck feet.

                          I was left with Hoka. I did some research and it seemed like the Hoka Bondi 7 is the widest (in terms of toebox) shoe in the Hoka line up.

                          Unfortunately developing countries like Brazil don't have the concept of wider sizes, a 4E might serve me well here. Also, the stores do not carry US size 9. It's either 8.5 or 9.5.

                          So I got the Hoka Bondi. I will have to negotiate with my toes for about a month until I'm back in Europe and can go back to my beloved Altras for my long runs. My toes will be compressed and they will scream at me, but it will have to do for now.

                          I was able to finish that run, but then Thursday morning though I was better, I was not yet 100%, so I ran Friday's easy run instead of the prescribed workout.

                          I then woke up much better on Friday and ran the prescribed workout.

                          Today's long run was very tough again, but I keep reminding myself that these last few miles are like the last few miles in the marathon.

                          I'm always with an excess of aerobic capacity and lack of muscular endurance so 5 miles at 7' pace was relatively easy breathing, but my hips and legs in general were complaining about being tired.

                          11 weeks to go!

                          Weekly for period: From: 07/19/2021 To 07/25/2021

                          Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                          in ft
                          07/20 5x (90s on 90s off) + last 2 miles faster 9.56 15.39 01:13:45 07:43 04:48 171
                          07/21 Morning Run 9.01 14.49 01:15:45 08:24 05:14 243
                          07/22 Morning Run 9.01 14.49 01:11:41 07:57 04:57 174
                          07/23 9x (1k@3:45 w 90s E) avg 3:45 + 4x(150m w 90s E) 11.51 18.52 01:25:00 07:23 04:35 128
                          07/24 7.5mi + 5x10s uphill sprints 7.90 12.71 01:04:02 08:06 05:02 157
                          07/25 13mi E + 5mi sub 7' pace 18.01 28.98 02:15:42 07:32 04:41 210

                          Total distance: 65.00mi

                          PRs: 1500 4:51 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

                          Up next: Rest and recover

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                          OMR


                            Mikkey:  We inherited a large garden when we bought our house, so we had to become "gardeners."  The bottle brush plant looks awesome!

                            Marby:  Congrats on the successful pacing job, and to your sister for going sub-2!

                            flavio:  Ugh on the shoe woes!  Nice week, and hopefully those faster finishes at the end of long runs will pay off.

                             

                            My week.  We had some family stuff on Sunday/Monday, so those wound up being rest days.  But I was due for a bit of a down week anyway.

                             

                            S:  Rest

                            M:  Rest

                            T:  8.6M @ 8:07

                            W:  7M @ 9:03 w/12 x 75sec hill repeats @ 5K effort.  Decided to drive out of town for this one due to smoke from Canadian wildfires, and ran on a much steeper hill than what I am used to.

                            T:  7.1M @ 8:22

                            F:  8.3M @ 8:26

                            S:  13.1M @ 8:03

                             

                            Total:  44.2M

                            JTReeves


                              Mikkey: I hope you can get that heal spur dealt with. It seems like something that could have a quick recovery after surgery.

                               

                              Marby: That's great you were able to help out your sister with her goal!

                               

                              flavio: That's rotten luck with the Altras not available in Brazil. Could you cut out some of the upper in the toe region on one of your other shoes to relieve the pressure?

                               

                              OMR: Those were some solid hill repeats, I took a peak at the incline on them; steep!

                               

                              An uneventful but satisfactory week for me. Decent threshold workout on Thursday (moved from Wednesday to take advantage of a rare sub 60 deg dew point morning) and a hilly long run today. Just like Flavio, 11 weeks to go!

                               

                              Weekly for period: From: 07/19/2021 To 07/25/2021

                              Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
                              in ft
                              07/20 Morning Run 12.22 19.67 1:36:56 7:56 4:56 771
                              07/21 Morning Run 10.16 16.35 1:22:53 8:09 5:04 528
                              07/22 3 x 2 mi (12:15, 12:13, 12:00) 12.48 20.09 1:25:14 6:50 4:15 518
                              07/23 Morning Run 8.10 13.04 1:08:28 8:27 5:15 446
                              07/24 Morning Run 10.18 16.38 1:26:41 8:31 5:18 561
                              07/25 Long Run 18.06 29.06 2:24:03 7:59 4:57 1007

                              Total distance: 71.21 mi

                              2:52:16 (2018)

                              Running Problem


                              Problem Child

                                CIM training starts HOPEFULLY this upcoming weekend. I have been feeling sick so I skipped runs this week and the fires have made the air quality worse than what I’m willing to run in. So my build up was about a week long and I’m going into training with just one 5k under my belt. This should get interesting.

                                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 54.9

                                5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07