Bret

Milton Mayor's Cup 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: 6.00 Month: 136.85 Year: 1013.30
Race: Milton Mayor's Cup 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:20:39, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.003.135.63

Race - 5k - Milton Mayor's Cup.  Made a decision this morning with decent weather to do this race to get an idea of where I am fitnesswise.  Reasonably pleased with the result and grateful to see where I am physically following the heart stent implant in December.  

Small field, relatively flat course; cool but a little humid in the upper 40's to lower 50's.   I was a bit cautious in the first half mile - not sure how things would feel, but it was more mental than physical.  Three guys went out to the front, with one who looked to be in high school, running in long sweat pants, but he was legit (I think he won.)  Once I got past the initial nerves, I moved up on the third place runner when the two front runners gapped him; I passed him just before the mile mark and stayed slightly ahead of him through 2 miles, when he came back by me early in mile 3.  No one was close behind me, and I lost contact rather quickly, being satisfied where I was.  Finished reasonably well for 4th place overall.  Splits were 6:35, 6:28 and 6:46. 

I looked back at my races from last year - and this was a nearly identical time to a 5k I did in January 2018.  With limited/restricted (doctor's orders) volume in my training, and a few sporadic / occasional tempo efforts and a couple of workouts in the last 45 days - not a bad time - all things considered.

 

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 03, 2019 at 11:48:03 from 67.177.30.39

What a surprise! That's a great time given your last few months. I suppose we have a deep reservoir of fitness?

From Bret on Sun, Mar 03, 2019 at 15:57:07 from 99.1.220.106

Yep - a pleasant surprise indeed. We probably have 40+ years of fitness reserve Rob! :)

From dugco on Sun, Mar 03, 2019 at 20:00:02 from 73.42.16.20

Nicely done, Bret. I think I will forego your recent preparation system... at least the whole near heart explosion thing.

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