Bret

Dunedin St. Patrick’s Day 10k

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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: 0.00 Month: 81.12 Year: 1834.30
Race: Dunedin St. Patrick’s Day 10k (6.214 Miles) 00:42:41, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.006.200.000.007.20

 

I was in the Tampa area for a wedding this weekend and decided to run this 10k in downtown Dunedin.  A little iffy about my foot - and the race was clearly set up for low key competition - (5k to follow at 9:30 to coincide with the beginning of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations - which is a big deal in this little town.  So I felt like running a tempo effort and gauge my intensity so I would do no harm to the foot.  

The race course was literally out and back on The Pinellas Trail from just north of the BlueJays stadium to Curlew road and back.  I started off easy and locked in a 6:50-ish pace.  Gradually I picked off runners one by one until just before the turnaround when I found myself in 2nd place overall.  The 1st place runner was a good couple of minutes ahead but clearly out of reach for me.  The first woman who I had passed around the 2 mile mark stayed close and passed me at just over 4 miles.  She gapped me a bit but then I maintained the same gap through finish.  

Good splits 6:55, 6:44, 6:43, 6:51, 7:00, 6:57 and 6:32 pace for the last .2.  Foot felt solid.  Pleased with the results.  

Comments
From Donald Davis on Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 21:02:13 from 96.18.226.22

Congratulations on a good tempo paced 10k and a solid foot!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 22:50:08 from 67.177.28.4

Awesome! I'm jealous.

From jtshad on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 13:26:19 from 141.221.191.225

Nice race!

From Jason D on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 18:10:31 from 73.144.91.168

Good work, Bret.

From allie on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 21:32:52 from 71.199.20.13

nice race, sounds like a fun time

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