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Jul 27, 2010



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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

9 x NYC Marathon



Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 3 hour marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue to enjoy running and racing as long as my body permits me.  


Old guy - been running for 40+ years.  

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Miles:This week: 13.25 Month: 13.25 Year: 1959.65
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No running planned for today.  Good news however.  Significant improvement in how things have been feeling (e.g. marked decrease pain with squeeze test, better night's sleep etc) following the Anti-G treadmill run yesterday.  My wife asked how running on the Anti-G treadmill could have improved how my injury feels - since I was actually running (which previously seemed to be exacerbating my condition).  Answer as best I can figure - It was as though I was running without impact or at least without normal impact - and so I would say, it is almost like I had the day off - except I got blood flow to the muscles and good cardio as well with a run-specific cross training exercise.  Really can't beat that.

Am scheduled for a session tomorrow and Friday at a different facility in the same network and will plan to schedule some sessions next week in Atlanta while there for business.   Hoping to see continued improvement whilst maintaining my fitness (or at least not losing too much of it).  

From Andrea on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 09:29:42 from

Glad you were able to find some relief using the Alter-G!

From Jake K on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 09:56:05 from

Good news, Bret!

Now you'll just have to convince your wife that you need to buy your own Alter-G :-)

From Bret on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 10:13:28 from

Of course Jake - I immediately started researching the cost for one to put in my house! Evidently, they are pretty pricey - I have seen ranges of $25k up to $75k for the first models. Perhaps if they could also function like a car I could justify the expense...

From Jake K on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 10:15:48 from

I wonder how many miles you'd have to put on it before buying your own would be more cost effective than paying per use? I don't even want to do the math on that!

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