Thanksgiving Day 5k

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Member Since:

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.  

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 3.10 Month: 33.35 Year: 1979.75
Race: Thanksgiving Day 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:20:18, Place overall: 42, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


Atlanta Thanksgiving Day 5k- family tradition that my girls started with my family many years ago (and that I had with my parents when I was growing up) continues.   Most years I choose to run with the girls and their spouses/boyfriends and other friends or family who come to town to stay with us.  Every now and then I will take off and give it a go and meet them at the finish.  This year was one of those years.  Riley and Delaney were in town and my nephew and his wife were as well - none of them having run very much with the exception of Riley who is recovering from an injury.  

Cold windy and hilly - I had a decent race.  I was hoping to dip under 20 mins but the course was a little to unforgiving with the hills and a technical set of turns entering (and then the slick turf) at the Georgia State stadium - formerly the Braves' stadium now converted.  Splits were 6:24, 6:14 and 6:33.   A flat course may render a quicker time for me.  

Thankful for my family and for being able to run as well as I have been running this past year   This was my fastest 5k since 2013 according to Athlinks (shockingly).

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


From Rob Murphy on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 12:03:23 from

Hey, not bad!

Have a great day Bret.

From Bret on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 12:32:17 from

Thanks Rob. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family today. Enjoy!

From jtshad on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 12:49:19 from

Happy Thanksgiving! Good race!

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