Global One-hour Virtual Race update — how far can you go in an hour? — and a personal update

Hello, all you superhip peoples:

From a personal perspective, things are going well. As an Arthur Lydiard expert (flex) I am doing my first Lydiard cycle in about 14 years and am enjoying the heck out of it, sorta.

Didn’t build too much of a base (aerobic) because I kept getting calf pulls at 60-miles or 100K-ish-per-week, so down around 30-45-miles or 50-70K  now(tough speaking two languages, Imperial and Metric, but nevertheless). Went through the hill phase barely unscathed. And now nearly finished the anaerobic phase. One more workout, then onto time trials and racing. Let’s see how this goes. My goal is just to bang off some 5K races and see if I can get around 20:30-20:59.99999999 – ha-ha. My master’s best is 17:58 from age 42 and now at 55 (going on 2, I am an emotional toddler), I hope to get close to the age-grading equivalent performance level. That’s rich, though. Realistically I can run around 22-flat at this time and the racing will start in a month…..

All is good [touch wood, lucky rabbit’s foot etc — except I think the rabbit is unlucky isn’t it? Having lost a foot?].

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So, the Global One-hour Virtual Race is on. Not as many people signed up as last year YET, however, there are some and we have extended the deadline to April 30 to get your time in.

Here is the little confirmation list below. Remember it is just $5 as a suggested donation. $30 if you want a commemorative hat. Proceeds to KidSport, so all kids can play.

How far can you go in an hour?

Confirmation list: 2021 Global One-hour Virtual Race

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    • #19495
      ChristopherKelsall
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      Hello, all you superhip peoples: From a personal perspective, things are going well. As an Arthur Lydiard expert (flex) I am doing my first Lydiard cy
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    • #19501
      Petemeads
      Participant

      Hi Chris,
      You got me looking back at my old parkrun results – never ran 5k when I was a runner – and my PB came from this week 10 years ago, 22:03 at age 60, equivalent to 17:44 in Master’s terms.

      Yesterday’s 5k virtual Club race was 23:41 at age 70 – incredibly, this equates to 17:20 in Master’s terms (using the 2010 stats that parkrun use).

      You have cheered me up no end by making me check my ‘progress’ like this! Looking back even further, I found my best performances equated to about 73%, yesterdays was 74.5%

      Onwards and upwards!

      Pete

    • #19506
      ChristopherKelsall
      Participant

      Good stuff, Pete.

      That’s solid running. Good work.

      I am going to try a time trial this Saturday and aim for 13:12, which if I don’t strain too much, I figure will get me to sub-22. Not as good age-graded as you, but happy after 12 years off.

      Oh yeah, and my final anaerobic session went well: 3 x 1K @ 4:03, 4:12, 4:15, 3:08 (800m), so average around 4:10-ish). None of that was on the track, but loose gravel, except for the 800m on asphalt. No super shoes.

      First result in from Global Virtual One-hour Race, race extended, three hats drawn

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