Bret

June 25, 2022

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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.  

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Miles:This week: 12.00 Month: 101.75 Year: 987.15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM - out the door at 4:40 am with a plan to get most of my long run in before sunrise.  Wanted to run very easy so went without a watch or ipod and headed out Dunedin Causeway to Honeymoon Island and back along the Pinellas Trail - thought this was going to be about 16 miles but on the map it looks to have been only about 14 miles.  Very enjoyable and relaxing run.  Peaceful going over the drawbridge with the lightly gusting winds from the tropical system in Gulf and the intracoastal waters lapping at the seawall...my footfalls squish, squishing along (humidity makes my feet / shoes get so soaked, they sound like wet sponges after about an hour of running in the summertime).  Light rain for the last couple of miles.  Good start to the day.

PM - following the morning's run, I made pancakes for the family and then we went to an outting at John Chesnut Park with a networking group Tracy works with.  The rain held off for a while and we enjoyed a game of volleyball and kickball - with the usual picnic foods on hand.  Packed everything up in time for the rains to come in.  Caught a short nap, watched Spain defeat France in the Euros, and then headed out in the rain for a nice 6.5 mile run.  The restorative power of the long easy aerobic run cannot be understated.  I was pretty tired yesterday, but this morning's long run seemed to bring me back into balance, and so I moved along at a decent clip this afternoon.  High mileage week for me too. 

Comments
From Bam on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 08:58:21 from 62.40.52.59

Nice one Bret. My feet were squishing today, but not from sweat, rather mountain mizzle. Nice write up and nice run.

From Bret on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 11:25:06 from 96.252.165.20

Thanks Bam - you've inspired me to step-up my game on my write-ups! :)

From Bam on Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 00:10:20 from 89.204.247.189

106 beautiful miles - well done. But more importantly, you're into football (soccer). Spain are looking good - as usual - but I've a few quid on Germany and I suspect that the Germans will do the job: they're more clinical and direct than Spain. Plus look what Bayern and Chelsea did to the Spanish in the Champions league. Tonight's game should prove interesting - England v Italy. I'm rooting for England but I'm not sure if they'll turn over the Italians. You write off the Italians at your peril. As for the Irish... best we don't mention them:)

From Bret on Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:00:28 from 96.252.165.20

Ah my friend - I love the game. This has been a good tournament too. Agree with you on Germany as having a good chance to win it all (though I loved the Greek equalizer on Friday - clinical counter).

As between England and Italy, I think they are well-matched - and I think both have done better than I would have expected going into the tournament. I like England to win, but unfortunately think they have less of a chance against Germany than does Italy.

Really have enjoyed watching Spain over the last few years - they play the game the way only others can hope to aspire in their game. I can't quite figure out what is lacking this year - other than they are getting a little older (aren't we all). Though I cannot understand the substitution of Fabregas with Torres - Can't they both be on the pitch at the same time - I think it would be a better move for them to substitute with someone else.

My flight is right at the time of the game today - so hoping there is a wifi availability to allow me to watch whilst in the air.

Oh yeah - not a Chelsea fan by any stretch (Arsenal supporter) - but thought it was great when they beat Bayern (lost respect for Ribery who seems to dive all the time now and never liked glass-bones Robben).

Lastly, the Irish...as the broadcasters put it - "we love the enthusiasm of the Irish fans" - in other words they couldn't say much for the team. Too bad - love Robbie Keane!

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