Bret Jardine

Mayor's Corporate Challenge 5k

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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 all 5 of the World Marathon Majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin)

5 x Boston Marathon

Triathlete - sprint to half-ironman distance

Climbed Alpe d'Huez on my bike 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 3 hour marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue to improve times on all distances from 5k to marathon

Personal:

Married with three daughters - each of them are recreational runners.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 43.86 Month: 181.11 Year: 1496.21
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 mile shake-out run with Finn on the golf course.

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Race: Mayor's Corporate Challenge 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:21:34
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.003.110.005.61

Nice after-work race in downtown Alpharetta - with a food truck event as well.  Had a decent race tonight.  Not that the time sounds fast, but going into this 5k I looked at my time at the Des News half a few weeks ago and plugged that time into Daniel's tables and also McMillan's predictor - and they showed a predicted 7:02 pace and 6:58 pace respectively - and as it turns out - I ran just a little bit better than that 6:54 per mile on a fairly hilly course. Also, Daniels said I should avg 170 HR - which is exactly what my Garmin recorded.  So I was pleased with that.

I am having a somewhat difficult time re-calibrating my expectations of times/pace (not sure if over age 50 this is where I am - or post-lengthy injury battles over the last 1.5 years, it will just be a slow progression to faster times).  

Splits were 6:32, 7:09 and 6:58.  Middle mile was mostly uphill.  

Good competitve feeling in the race too.  I was never passed by anyone I did not eventually overtake - and I finished strong.

Riley was working at South Main Kitchen - and Tracy and Bradlea met me there after the race for a food truck dinner (Philly cheesesteak...mmm).  

Great evening overall.

 

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles very easy on the treadmill at lunchtime due to an unpredicted thunderstorm.  Listened to part of a podcast with Scott Douglas - editor at Runner's World.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.254.001.500.008.75

AM - 3.25 miles early in the dark on the golf course with Finn before work.

PM - lunchtime workout - outside 7 x 400 at 5k pace with a 400 rest.  Used the Garmin workout feature - only had planned to run 6 x 400 but I lost count.  Warm outside, but a solid effort.  First couple of reps were slow and awkward-feeling, but the middle few were better. 

Looking on the Garmin Connect site for the data - it give you options to identify the type of activity, e.g. running, cycling etc. but one of the categories is "Wingsuit Flying".  Interesting.  Wonder how often that comes up.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

PM - 3.5 miles at lunchtime on the treadmill.  A little tired today, but no soreness or fatigued muscles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.002.000.000.0018.00

PM - 18 miles on the treadmill today - I had recorded the Olympic marathon during church - and then avoided any newfeeds until I could watch it and get my long run in.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
33.256.004.610.0043.86
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