Bret

March 2015

Previous MonthRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesBret's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewYear View
Graph View
Next Month
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

Location:

Milton,GA,USA

Member Since:

Jul 27, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

PR's -

Mile - 4:38    (High School)

2 Mile - 10:12 (High School) 

3 mile - 15:51 (High School)

10k - 35:19 (High School)

Marathon - 2:59 marathon (London -2013)

Half marathon - 1:25:18 (Deseret News 2013)

Ran 5 of the World Marathon Majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin) at least twice.

7 x Boston Marathon (1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2020 (virtual due to covid) 2021

11 x NYC Marathon (1997, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 3 hour marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue to enjoy running and racing as long as my body permits me.  

Personal:

Old guy - (grandfather even) been running for 40+ years.  

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 43.25 Month: 139.25 Year: 139.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
244.2510.003.500.00257.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles on a cool damp afternoon - followed by 3000 meters of rowing.  

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles on the treadmill after work.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

PM - 7.25 miles on the treadmill.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - a fair bit slower than yesterday on the treadmill - needed some recovery effort today.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.005.000.000.008.00

PM - decent tempo effort on the treadmill today.  Slowly inching my way back to fitness.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - ran with a neighbor, Dan who I had a couple of runs with last year when we first moved here.   He's just way too fast for me.  My preference would have been a long slow easy run, but he and I have exchanged texts for weeks trying to coordinate a run together. Had I not done the tempo run yesterday I would have been fine - as it was, I probably ran even faster this morning than yesterday.   Needless to say, I was completed knackered afterwards.  

Will perhaps do some easy jogging later today for a few more miles of volume.  All in all, a pretty solid week of training for the first time in a while.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - really slow easy run of 8 miles in the time it would have normally covered over 9 miles on a pretty hilly route.  Good recovery run on a spectacular weather day.  Mid 60's with less than 20% humidity.  Felt like springtime.  Although the rest of the week is supposed to be cloudy and rainy - so glad I got to enjoy today.  

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - about 7 miles at lunchtime. 

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

PM - 9 miles on the treadmill.  Feeling as though I am making some progress in my fitness. 

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM - early start due to early work meetings - 7.25 easy on the treadmill.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running.  Unplanned but likely needed day of rest.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM - had a nice run today with my neighbor Dan.  Cool and drizzly outside, but not as cold and raw as yesterday.  Dan had a limited window of time to run, so we did about 6 miles together and then I slowed down and did another 4-5 or so to finish up.

 

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

PM - 13.5 miles on a warmer but very nice afternoon. 

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - a little over 7.5 miles on the treadmill this morning before work.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 aerobic miles on the treadmill.  Felt a little ragged starting off, but found a nice groove and enjoyed the run.  

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

PM - roughly 7.5 miles.  Wasn't feeling it today.  Kept it slow. 

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

PM - 8.5 miles on the treadmill while watching the tournament. 

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.005.000.000.008.00

PM - tempo effort on the treadmill.  2 mile warm up then 5 miles at tempo with a 1 mile cool down.  Seeing improvement on the HR with the tempo, but still a good bit away from where I would like to be.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

PM - just short of 12 miles - long recovery run.  Probably further than I had planned.  Must have also walked with the new dog at least 3 miles today - 1 mile per walk or so. Very active pup.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - cool rainy afternoon- 6 miles.  A little stiff and slow to start.  Roads were wet and the roadsides muddy - so I decided to run a bit shorter than originally planned.  Needed that - I guess -  and so I finished well.   

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles on the treadmill at the gym.  Good high / moderate aerobic effort at what turned out to be a decent pace - so, continued improvement in fitness.  I think I had some nutritional issues over the last several days.  Not enough calories and iron.  Weight is down considerably now from the start of the year.  Need to maintain better diligence with the intake as my mileage volume and speed increase.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

AM - 3 miles easy and 3000 meters of rowing before work this morning.  Planning to do a run with a friend who is in town after work this evening.

 

PM - 6.5 miles with Ken.  Nice run, good to catch up with an old friend.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.003.500.008.50

PM - I did a workout today.  Pleased with it.  Did not really plan to start doing any workouts for another week or so, but on my way to the gym, the thought of running steady aerobic miles was not very motivating - so I decided to run some 800's and see how I felt.  2 mile warm up then 7 x 800 at what eventually averaged to just under 3:00 per rep.  I did a 400 rest at around 10 min pace.  I started out cautiously at 3:15 and then 3:05/6 and then just decided I felt as though I could run 2:56/7 the rest of the reps.  I had no set quantity in mind.  Just decided after the 7th one, that it was probably enough volume and stress for the day.  Cooled down for a mile after.    

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

PM - 7.5 miles easy - steady on the tm after work.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles easy on the treadmill after work. 

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

PM - good longish run of 12.5 miles this afternoon.  Quite chilly in the low 40's.  Happened upon a track meet going on at Milton High School.  Caught the start of the women's 4 x 400 - team from North Sorings set a track record according to the announcement.  Found a very cool wood chip trail around the school which is their cross country training course and likely where they race too.  Well marked with permanent mile and kilometer signposts.  Challenging too.  I may end up doing some workouts there. 

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

PM - roughly 9 treadmill miles before heading out on a business trip to India for the week. 

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

PM (US time) / AM (India Standard Time)  - arrived just before midnight Monday and got to the hotel and to bed in the early hours.  Got a relaxed 7 or so miles on the treadmill in before a day of meetings at work.  

 

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - Bangalore time - around 9 miles on the treadmill.  It is in kilometers and only goes for an hour before resetting, and I forgot exactly how many meters I covered before I started it up again.  Hot steamy, smoggy and overall not good running conditions outside. I have to meet with a client tomorrow and take a journey to Hyderabad and back.  Running may be a challenge to fit in.  

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
244.2510.003.500.00257.75
Debt Reduction Calculator
Featured Announcements
Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):