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Jul 27, 2010



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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.

6 x Boston Marathon

10 x NYC Marathon



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.  


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: 0.00 Month: 195.25 Year: 1750.21
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PM - 20 miles in the city of brotherly love.  Had to be here for a work commitment early tomorrow.  Arrived around 1 pm - and decided I had time to gear up and get my long run in.  Found my way across town to the Schuylkill River Trail - then made a turn at the Wissahickon bike trail and then found myself on Forbidden Drive (Jason D).  Really nice scenery.  Beautiful area to run.  Had great weather and the wind at my back after the turn around - 3 miles fast finish. 

From Drew on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 17:54:46 from

Nice run, Bret. I lived in Philadelphia briefly at 20th & Chestnut in Center City, if that rings a bell. A couple blocks from Rittenhouse Square. I wasn't running much in those days - not familiar with that trail.

From Jason D on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 20:03:55 from

What time were you out? That's EXACTLY where I was today!

From Jason D on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 20:07:01 from

That's about the time I was out. You don't have Strava do you? They have a "Flyby" function that is pretty cool.

From Bret on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 06:00:01 from

Jason D - that's really funny. I think that I would have been there around 3:45 to 4:30. I don't have Strava - but I am pretty sure I would have noticed someone running at the clip you were going. I was in fact thinking while I was running, that I could possibly run into you particularly when I was on Forbidden Drive. Mind you, I never had a plan to head up there, but that's where I ended up.

Drew, the trail along the Schuylkill is pretty popular, but very scenic; but the one up where Jason D runs is completely canopied in trees and is in a gorge of sorts. Really cool. I would be really spoiled if I could have these kind of running trail options.

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