Bret

September 22, 2018

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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: 51.35 Month: 172.80 Year: 1709.48
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.006.000.000.008.00

PM - treadmill tempo 1 mile warm up then 6 miles at tempo with a 1 mile cool down.  Did not feel that great.  Thought about pulling the plug on it about halfway - but pushed through.  My training practice, perhaps a little old school (seeing as I am kinda old) has almost always been to grind through planned workouts even when they are not going particularly well - and I know there is a school of thought to do the opposite - but how do you know when.  And, if you push through tough workouts when you don't feel that well, won't that experience assist you later in races when things get tough?

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 17:27:56 from 67.177.28.4

My philosophy nowadays is not to plan workouts but to do them only when I feel motivated to do so. Usually works. If I'm excited about a workout or at least not dreading it, it usually works out pretty well.

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