Bret Jardine

August 2017

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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: 8.00 Month: 104.50 Year: 1620.01
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
207.850.0017.000.00224.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.002.000.0012.50

AM - 5.5 miles around Vondelpark in Amsterdam.  I always run too fast in this park.  Short on time this morning as I am headed into meeting and activities.  

PM - bonus run/workout.  On the drive to my meetings this morning I was surprised to pass the Olympic Stadium for the 1928 Amsterdam games.  Our local colleague told me the stadium is generally open to the public and there is a nice track in place.  We finished our meetings earlier than expected - and while the others went back to their hotels to rest before dinner - I had enough time to run over to the stadium which is about 1.5 miles from my hotel (perfect warm-up) and walked right onto the track (very cool) - and though there were a few folks / trainers with some athletes on the edge of one side of the track near the stands - no one stopped me or instructed that I was not permitted.  So I figured I would run a lap ... and hearing no objections, I began an impromtu 4 x 800 workout 3:07, 3:05, 3:04 and 3:05 with 400 meter rest/jog.  In the midst of my second to last rep, they closed a couple of the gates where I had entered.  As I started to exit, I noticed a "garage" door to the entry way had been closed as well.  So I had to ask someone how to get out - the smart remark - was "same way you got in"- (like you are not really allowed in here).  They then smiled and directed me down a corridor to a doorway exit.

I rather enjoyed having a chance to run on the track of a former Olympiad (89 years old)  - and get in a sneaky / cheeky workout as well!

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - 3.25 very light easy miles this morning in the park in Amsterdam.  Flight late morning to India.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

AM - Got into the Mumbai hotel at 2 am local time - was up with just enough time for 5k on the hotel treadmill before a breakfast meeting and on to the office.  Monsoon season.  Heading to Bangalore this afternoon - if my schedule permits, I will try to get a few more miles in this evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

AM - flight delays late yesterday from Mumbai to Bangalore got me in too late for a second run.  Got an early start this morning on the hotel treadmill - a little over 8 miles before a long day of meetings and another flight late tonight - this time to Singapore.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

PM - approximately 15 miles on the treadmill at a super nice hotel in Singapore.  I was really tired and had not gotten enough hours of sleep the prior night before my flight.  I arrived at 7 am local time on an overnight flight having only 1 hour of sleep in 27 hours.  So, I grabbed breakfast and went to bed and got about 5 hours of sleep, had lunch then relaxed by the pool.  Decided to hop on the treadmill to assist in getting me sleepy - which I feel was successful.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - only slept until about 3:30 am - then watched the world championships track and field - headed out for a run around 6:15 am - meandered around Singapores central business district and found a park with some steep stairs and historic monuments - and made my way back to the hotel for about 5 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 5 miles along a waterfront promenade before sunrise.  Felt a little sketchy as the lighting was not great - and it was very quiet.  Not feeling all that lively - so this was again a rather slow effort.

PM - 5 more on the treadmill before I head to the airport.  Around 24 hours of flight time ahead. 

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Decided to take a day off because of the long travel.  I could have run but decided it would be more helpful to rest.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

AM - 3.5 miles with Finn before work this morning in Atlanta.  He was very happy to get out for a run, having not had a chance to run in the last 10 days.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.005.000.0010.50

AM - 4 miles with Finn before work in a light rain.

PM - treadmill tempo after work.  5 miles.  Felt good at 6:27 pace. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

PM - around 8.5 easy miles.  Legs were noticeably impacted by yesterday's workout.  Kinda surprised by that as it was not a huge effort.  Oh well - old age I guess. 

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Surprisingly busy day - and no time for running.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.500.000.000.0017.50

PM - 17.5 miles on the treadmill.  Watched the movie "The Walk" on Friday, and then today the documentary "Man on Wire" about Philippe Petit's wire walk between the World Trade Center towers. I was 8 years old at the time - and remember it vividly with fascination.  Still captivates me.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles very easy with Finn - legs tired this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.006.000.008.00

PM - lunchtime treadmill workout 6 x mile at HM effort (6:27 pace) with a 200 meter rest/jog - with a 1 mile warm up and short cool down.  I was really tired and felt bad yesterday following my long run on Sunday afternoon, and had expected to have to wait until later this week to recover enough for a workout, but felt well enough this morning to do the workout today.  Felt great both physically and mentally.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

AM - 4 very slow miles with Finn before work.

PM - 3.5 miles in the midday heat at lunchtime. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM - 6 miles on the treadmill including striders on the indoor track afterwards.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM - 4 miles on the golf course with Finn after work.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM - 4 and change in the morning.

PM -  just short of 10 but felt terrible - so rounding up for the level of diffulty.   Probably should have pulled the plug early on this one.

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Planned day of rest.  Felt as if I was in need of a rest day after yesterday's run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 3 miles with Finn before work this morning.

PM - 4 miles at lunchtime just before the solar eclipse  - pretty hot outside - so I kept it short.  Legs felt like they had more pop in them from Saturday when they felt leaden.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

PM - had to travel this afternoon to NYC for business. Met Richie around 6:30 for a run around Central Park and back to the hotel.  Harder effort than I had expected.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 10 miles with Richie in NYC up the trail along the westside - Hudson River and back.  Humid.  Felt crappy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - squeezed in 5 miles in San Francisco early this morning.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM - 4 miles in the morning after a late night return from SFO.

PM - 4 miles after work with Finn.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM - 6 very easy miles with Finn and with my friend Dan who is relatively new to running. We went out to the Trail in Forsyth and had a nice chat while we ran. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

PM - 18 mile long run on the treadmill.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM - 3 miles very easy with Finn before work today.  Lots on the schedule - likely my only run today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM - 8 miles outdoors at lunchtime.  Joined Strava yesterday.  Ran too fast today. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles with Finn before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.750.004.000.007.75

PM - lunchtime 8 x 800 with a 2 min rest on the treadmill.  Good effort, felt solid /strong.  Ran the first 4 at just under 6 min pace AP 2:58 and then the next two at 2:54 AP and the last 2 at 2:50 and 2:45 respectively.  I question the calibration of the treadmill, but it cannot be that far off as I have done a couple of 800's workouts recently and averaged around 3:05 per rep outdoors.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
207.850.0017.000.00224.85
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