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The sub 1:30 half thread

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19 May
8:00pm, 19 May 2019
7545 posts
larkim
Blog done. Unexciting though!!
9:03am
9:03am, 20 May 2019
31418 posts
HappyG(rrr)
Good effort larks (race and blog!) :-) G
10:20am
10:20am, 20 May 2019
7546 posts
larkim
Ta. Happy to draw a line under Spring 2019 now and properly get myself "up for it" for the autumn. With XC races and Borders League races this winter, I may have over-raced myself and taken the sparkle off my race day mentality so need to fix that for October.

I think I underestimated how much of a distraction it was having Mrs L doing the race too - though in the end, it was supposed to be her Christmas present and she pointed out a few times that she was mildly irked that I did the race too!!
10:24am
10:24am, 20 May 2019
49 posts
riggsy99
Good effort larkim

Putting my name down for a go at sub 1:30 for the coastal half marathon in cleethorpes on September 15

Will be part of my marathon build up
10:42am
10:42am, 20 May 2019
31419 posts
HappyG(rrr)
Ooh, that's a good point larks. If it was meant to be "her" race, bit naughty of you not to be other side of the barriers cheering her on! That must have cost you 30s!

Good luck clare with sub 90. And riggsy, you should be a shoe in. I'm sure I went 1:29 at Loch Leven when I was 3:13 at Abingdon. Unless it's crazy hilly? :-) G
10:51am
10:51am, 20 May 2019
7547 posts
larkim
Sub 90 should be a cruise riggsy based on your marathon 3:13 - though nothing is ever certain; you've definitely got the pace for it though.

Though the word "coastal" could well tell it's own story!!

And clare too - fingers crossed for a good build up and a champs qualifiying 1:30!

I've not done a big race like Chester for a while (Snowdonia doesn't count), it feels odd finishing 128th out of 4300 when finishing top 100 in the 250-300 runner Borders League races requires me to run at least as hard as I did on Sunday!

@HG - I did make sure I got back in time to cheer her up the hill (going uphill is not her strength, though she descends like a demon!). Plus she got chauffered to the race, chauffered home, what more could she want!
2:48pm
2:48pm, 20 May 2019
52 posts
riggsy99
Larkim and HappyG
Not hilly at all but does have mile 8 to 10 off road until it joins the sea front for the last 3 miles and last year felt quite windy (about 20 mph according to my Garmin )

Good luck Clare

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For those who want to go sub 1.30 in a half marathon and/or those that have already done it and want to give advice. Share your journey here.

These are the upcoming attempts:
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15th Sept - Humber Coastal - riggsy99
13th Oct - Manchester - clare1976, Nelly
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