Bret Jardine

AJC Atlanta Peachtree Road Race

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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.

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Miles:This week: 19.50 Month: 71.70 Year: 1902.76
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
168.0013.118.200.00189.31
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles on the treadmill.  Had wanted to run outdoors but the heat and humidity changed my mind.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - just 3 miles this morning with Riley and Finn before church.  Really wanted to do a second run today, but also want to have a decent race in the Peachtree on Tuesday, and so want to be rested - so decided against a second run and will go short again tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 easy treadmill miles.  

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Race: AJC Atlanta Peachtree Road Race (6.214 Miles) 00:44:44, Place overall: 1209, Place in age division: 60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.006.200.008.70

Peachtree Road Race today really fun as my whole family participated with my wife and two of my daughters walking/jogging and with Riley and I running.  

My "A goal" was high 42 mins to mid 43; my "B goal" if the temps and humidity was bad was to try to keep it under 45 mins.  So with a "red flag" warning out today - I was ok with hitting my B goal today.  

I got placed in the B wave and was quite frustrated for nearly the while first mile trying to find space to get on pace.  Splits were 7:14, 6:39, 6:29, 7:30, 7:27, 7:21.  The second half of the rest is primarily a series of uphills.

Ran nearly 3 mins faster than last year.  I can live with the result today.  Felt relatively fine afterwards and feel good about my fitness trending better each month since the spring. Marathon in the fall.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 4 miles easy on a wet/steamy morning in the neighborhood with Finn.

PM - 10 aerobic miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM - 10 miles after work on the treadmill- aerobic effort. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

PM - 8.5 miles outside at lunchtime.  Too hot and I ended up on a course that was extremely hilly.  Struggled through.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM - 3 miles easy in the morning.  

PM - 12 miles easy and slow on the treadmill.

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Semi-planned day of rest.  Legs had been sore - but the long slow run yesterday eliminated that issue.  Just a bit on the sleepy-side today - and lots of family committments - So no running today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 3 miles easy with Finn this morning before work.

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.002.000.008.50

AM - 3.5 miles at lunchtime with lots of rolling/stretching.  I noticed yesterday evening and this morning some right hip pain/soreness - which I have noticed a couple of times over the last few weeks.  I think it is tied to higher volumes/frequency of treadmill running.   I have been doing my main workout at midday and recently have increased the volume - but because it is very hot/humid in the summertime here - I struggle to do those workouts effectively outdoors at that time.  Hence, I choose to run on the treadmill - which I think is resulting in too much repetitive workload in the same "static" position.  Anyway - to solve for this during the warmer months - I will attempt to shift my main workouts to morning or evening - in order to limit treadmill use.   So the easy run at lunchtime today was outdoors and I had no discomfort or soreness during or after.  Will try to get a workout done this evening after work, but outdoors.  

PM - workout 4 x 800 with a 400 rest; mile warmup and cool down; outdoors in the Fowler Park track.  3:11, 3:05, 3:04 and 3:03.  Pleased with the effort.  First one was a little off in pacing - but the next 3 were good.  Both hips were sore after the last one and though I had thought about doing a few more reps - I thought better of it.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM - lunchtime - 6 miles on the eliptical followed by 2000 meters of indoor rowing.  Good amount of foam rolling and stretching afterwards. Right abductor pain/soreness (and a little left side too) made me decide to opt for the cross training solution today.  I have a pattern of ignoring/not recognizing/denying early signs of possible overuse injury - so, trying to avoid that same pattern here.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 3 miles easy with Finn and Riley after a long 4 day weekend of travel with no running.  Was concerned about the hip abductor issue from last week, and figured with two days of driving for 12 hours on Thursday and Sunday - and family reunion activities from morning until night the other days, it was going to be hard to get any running in anyway - so I figured I may benefit from some rest on the legs.  Not sure it helped.

 

PM - 4 miles at lunchtime.  It is weird - the hip feels fine - (maybe a twinge or two but only slight) when I am running.  So I am not aware of causing any injury or insult to it during the activity.  I am just stiff and sore/tight after being sedentary for  period of time afterwards. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 3.5 miles with Finn and Riley before work.

 

PM - another 3.5 miles at lunchtime.  Hip is feeling better.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn before work.

PM - 5 more at lunchtime outside.  Felt crumby.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 3 miles with Riley and Finn before work.

PM - 3 more after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 4 miles before work with Finn.

PM - 3 more at lunchtime.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM - 5 miles with Finn and Riley. 

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Rest day - racing tomorrow.

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Race: Deseret News Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:29:31, Place overall: 54, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.5013.110.000.0014.61

Good race report for me on my birthday!  Deseret New Half Marathon - My "A" goal as related to Rob Murphy the evening before the race was to run 1:30, but honestly thought I would likely run between 1:32 and 1:34.  I was extremely pleased with the result today exceeding my top goal for the day.  Weather was quite cooperative with a start temp of around 75 degrees and dry as compared to ATL humidity.  

Rob and I went up to the start together.  His goals were far too fast for me to consider running with him for any part of the race.  So - I was not even tempted to do it.  Instead, I kept pace/effort on the conservative side knowing the early part of the course contains most of the sharp downhill - and the last couple of miles are flatter and warmer.  

Quite happy with my splits - 6:34, 6:50, 6:42, 6:43, 6:50, 6:42, 6:39, 6:57, 6:32, 6:54, 6:55, 6:47, 7:20.  Last mile was the only one over 7 min pace.  

Good to see Rob and his family and to see some others from the FRB - Steve Anderson, and Allie and James.  

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

PM - had to travel out to Palo Alto today from ATL for business meetings for a couple of days.  Got out after dinner for an easy 2 miles.  Legs were sore from the half marathon yesterday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles easy in Palo Alto.  Weather was very nice last night and this morning.  Legs less sore this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - about 3 miles very early morning outside the hotel near the SFO airport.  Will be in flight much of the day.

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Travel weary.  No running. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

 

AM - 4 or so miles in the morning. 

PM - around 5 miles with Finn. Cold front came through and dropped the humidity. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - got up early this morning with a plan to get a longer run in - as I have to travel this afternoon.  However my legs still have some lingering soreness and I did not get going quite as early as planned - so just 6 miles on a hilly route with Finn.  Will be on business travel for the next 10 days.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 8 miles doing a few loops around Vondelpark in Amsterdam.  Arrived before my hotel room was ready, but the spa at the hotel allowed me access to the locker room to change clothes and go out for a run while my room was being prepared.  Worked out well, as the room was ready when I got back.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
168.0013.118.200.00189.31
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