Bret

January 26, 2020

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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 5 of the World Marathon Majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin) at least twice.

5 x Boston Marathon

10 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.  

Personal:

Old guy - been running for 40+ years.  

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 178.95 Year: 178.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

 

PM - 7 miles on the treadmill at the gym at lunchtime near my office.  Cold and rainy this morning and I did not feel like going outside.  

A year ago today I had a coronary artery stent procedure done to remediate a 90% blockage in my Left Anterior Descending artery.   Could have easily resulted in a heart attack if it had gotten any more blocked without being diagnosed or corrected - but I was fortunate enough to have some anginal type symptoms that I noticed when I was running - and I was persistent with my doctors and they were thorough in their efforts despite the seemingly contraindications of any issues (40+ years of running, no family history, non-smoker, good diet and cholesterol labs) aside from those complaints.   

Within 24 hours of the procedure I felt incredibly improved and was permitted and encouraged to resume my running within a week and was back to full training after 90 days.  

I would have been happy just to be able to run - but instead I have had a great experience this year, almost turning back the clock 6 years to times that I was running in 2013 - and I feel great.  

What a difference a year has made.  Feeling very blessed.

 

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 12:23:13 from 163.248.33.245

You were very fortunate. Glad you're still with us and still running :-)

From Jason D on Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 13:30:29 from 73.144.88.57

You did something we should all be better at doing: advocating for our own health. Happy you are healthy.

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