Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them
Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000,
first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with
the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and
195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video
was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is
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So, I finally got sucked into the whole"blogging" community. I have been running 5 miles a day since the beginning of December. Thought maybe this would help my times get a little faster, although I really only run for fun and weight loss! Today I got up and ran 4.5 on the treadmill with little girls watching TVand a sick baby crying- had to cut it a little short.
Dave drove me out 5 miles and I ran back through Middleton home. Pretty good run and great weather. Ended up with avg pace of 11:35, which is faster than I go on the treadmill. Quite a few more hills than the 1% incline on the treadmill!
Got up at 6:30 and ran on the treadmill. I was only going to go 5 but I felt really good, and 2 of my 3 girls were still sleeping, so I felt like going longer. It took me 1:09:00 but I think I have only gone 6 one other time, so I feel good. It feels so good to get up and run!
Up at 6:30 again and ran on the treadmill for an hour. Average pace was 12. Felt pretty good but I am tired.
Woke up to run at 6:30. Probably easiest morning to get up in a long time. Decided to run 6 since the girls were being good. It took me the same as the other day, 1:09:00.Feels good to push myself and go a little further!
Decided that 6 is a little better for me to go consistently. Its not too much more but it gives me a little extra. My shins started to hurt yesterday afternoon and a little this morning, so I think it is time for some new shoes! Guess I will go make Steve a visit at the store.
Ran outside today! Did a 6 mile loop around Washington. Mile 5 was pretty much up hill the whole thing so I walked a bit. My legs were tired. I think upping my miles this week was good but today was hard. I did get some new shoes yesterday from Steve. They felt really good on the run. Thanks Steve!
Ran 5 on the treadmill today. My shins were hurting so I thought I should go a little less. I want to go 6 tomorrow. Kind of a boring run. Mondays are always hard for me.
Probably my best run in a long time. 6 on treadmill 1:10:00. Felt good and I am glad I did it!
Got up early and ran on the treadmill. Didnn't go yesterday because my shins hurt, and I didn't want to make them worse. Ran 5 pretty slow miles today. It sure is hard to go when you only miss 1 day. Felt good to run though.
Slow and tedious 5 miles on the treadmill
Decided to run later this morning. After my dad and sister and nephew left (very sad) I ran 6 on the treadmill. I felt really good and decided to go 6 today and 5 tomorrow since Saturdays I am usually tired. Now, I just need to pick up Rylee from school and then I get to clean my house! Time 1:08:40 (better than the other day!)
Another 5 miler on the treadmill. I feel like I am in a slump and not really wanting to run. Not seeing the results I want to see. Oh well, I will hang in there. Maybe next week I can get some more miles in.
Well, I have a renewed energy. Decided to get ready for the Spectrum 10k. My plan this week is to run 5 Mon, Wed, Friday- then go 6 on Tues, Thurs and Sat. I felt really good this morning, actually excited to get up and run. My sister and Dad are coming down today for the week. I am excited to spend time with them, maybe even get some runs in outside! Glad to have Dave home today! Time: 58:00
Probably the best run I have had in a while. Ran 6 on the treadmill in 1:10:00. Not too fast but I feel good. I am glad I did it!
Didn't quite get to my 5 mile, had a crying little girl that wouldn't let me finish. Oh well. Felt pretty good other than my churning stomach from probably eating at Chuck-a-rama last night!
Ran 6 today, and I feel really good. It went by really fast. Plan on going 5 tomorrow, and 6 on Saturday. Good run today.
Well, after my Dad,sister and nephew left (very sad) I ran 6 on the treadmill. I felt really good so I went 6 and I will just go 5 tomorrow, since Saturdays I am usually tired. So now, I get to go get Rylee from school and then I get to clean my house! Time 1:08:40 (better than the other day!)
Ran outside today! Felt really good, but only went 4.5. End to a good week. Avg pace 11:42
Not a great morning. I was dead after being up all night with sick kids, only getting 4 consistent hours of sleep. I will be so glad when cold season is over! Only had the energy to run 3 and it was all I could do to do that much. Bad morning. Maybe I will get a chance later to run a little more.
I don't know what the deal is with me lately, but I have no desire and energy to run. I know it will pass. Tomorrow I will make myself go 5. Better night with sleeping kids did help, now I just need the desire back.
Feels really good to get up and run. Especially on Mondays. Went 5 today on the treadmill, and I haven't decided what to run this week. I have to get ready for the Spectrum 10k. Good job to all you guys who ran the Del Sol relay. You guys did great!
5 on the treadmill this morning while girls played and watched TV. Better to run after I am more awake!
5 this morning on the treadmill. I am looking forward to Spring Break next week so I can go for some runs outside! I have to get ready for the 10k next weekend!
5 this morning on the treadmill. Plan on going 6 tomorrow on the road, so that will be nice. Treadmill is getting boring, but it is very convenient! Getting ready for the 10k this Saturday.
went outside and ran today! Ran down the dog pound road, pass Costco and Pine View High, then looped back down telegraph. Finished 6 at First Stop, so I got a drink, and had a leisurely walk home! It was nice to get outside. Hope I can do the 10k this weekend in under 1:10:00 is my goal.
5 on the treadmill. Nice good run, but my legs were a little tight from yesterday. Going 4 tomorrow, then 3 on Friday to get ready for Sat.
3 on the treadmill this morning. Felt ok. Guess I am ready for tomorrow, and i am kinda excited!
||Spectrum 10k (6.2 Miles) 01:07:55|
I had a fun time running this race. I decided I like 10k's better than 5k's. My splits were 1, 10:00/2, 11:15/3,10:46/4,11:08/5,11:44/6,10:55. I got under the time that I wanted, so that was good. Dave came back and ran with me from about 4.5 to the finish. That helped alot (mostly because I couldn't walk as much as I wanted to!) I felt really good, and the new songs I added to my ipod sure did help. I really liked the aid stations. The only way those could have been better is if they had a Diet Coke for me!
Could only do 3 this morning. My legs are tired and sore! Felt good to run and stretch my legs out. Back on schedule tomorrow with 5 every day.
1.2 Ran with Laney in the jogging stroller while other 2 girls were at school. It was fun and so nice outside, so I had to get out! Pushing that stroller is hard, so we only went a little over 1.
3.8 Came back home and put Laney down for a nap, then finished up on the treadmill. It was nice to break it up a little. I do much better running in the afternoon instead of the early morning!
Long 3 miler today. Felt like I was getting the flu yesterday, so I didn't run. Just layed around freezing all day. Feel better today, but could only get in 3 with the girls NOT playnig good. Better than nothing, I guess! Better day tomorrow.
finally hit another 5 this week. Ok run to a crappy week. I hope I can make next week better. Happy Easter everyone!
Got up early and did 5 on the treadmill. It felt pretty good. Dave is still really sick. Poor guy. It has been over a week.
only got 3 in since I had a visit from a friend, and having to go pick up Pyper from a friends house. Didn't have the desire to finish. I will do 5 tomorrow. Felt good though, and I think I am losing weight. Slowly. But, I am happy about that!
ran 5 today on the treadmill. dave has pneumonia in both lungs! He isn't supposed to work the rest of the week. Poor guy. My run went really good. I bumped up the speed and finished 5 minutes faster! Feels really good.
got up early and did my 5 on the treadmill. A little slower than yesterday, but faster than my usual time. I feel like it has been a lot better week!
5 again on the treadmill. About the same speed as yesterday. Feel good about my week!
started out really slow. Didn't get the energy until mile 3. Finished good. A good start to the week for me
5.5 on the treadmill early this morning. I could not get out of bed yesterday. I am such a slacker! Felt good today, so I went a little more. I will get in a 6 this week.
early 6 on the treadmill. I am finally getting energy and the desire to run again. Feels really good.
very slow moving 5 miler. At least I got it in!
crappy run today. Went outside at 4:00, and man, was it warm! I was dying of the heat and my legs were tired. Cut it short and walked a lot. Dave says it was still good that I got out, but I am glad it is over. Better luck to me next week
5 miler on the treadmill. Felt really good and I had energy. Time was 54:08. Looking forward to a good mile week
only got in 3 this morning with the girls playing. Time was 31:08
5 on the treadmill in 55:30. It was hard to get up, but I am glad I did.
5 on the treadmill while girls played. Time 54:20. Felt really good. Time went by really fast. I am much faster later in the morning!
5 again on the treadmill. 55:30. Little slower than yesterday. It was earlier! Looking forward to a fun warm weekend with Dave home!
not the best morning run, but at least got it in.
better run this morning on the treadmill 52:34. Feels better than yesterday!
felt so good this morning. Got up before my alarm with energy AND desire to run. Splits were 11:03/11:00/10:43/10.28/9.56/10.20 overall was 62.50. I am very happy, and will try to go 6 again tomorrow!
62:52. Felt really good again this morning. Getting ready to go up to Salt Lake for the marathon. It will be fun to see my family!
usually I don't run while up in Salt Lake but it was nice weather so I decided to get out today. Only went 4, but better than nothing.
got going this morning on the treadmill 6 miles. time 1:03:20. Feel really good. Looking forward to a good running week!
Felt really good today so I decided to run again this evening. 2 miles on the treadmill at 10:20 pace. Ran 8 miles total today, which is the farthest ever! Not all at once but still! Burned well over 1000 calories. NICE!
surprised I could go 5 after my 8 miles yesterday, but I did it. I am a little tired, but I fee; pretty good. time 53:00. Looking forward to another warm day!
was only going to go 3, but I always get my energy at mile 3, so I kept going. My kids were being really good so that was very helpful. 51:45
ran 7 consecutive miles this morning on the treadmill!!! time was 1:13:30. Feel really good. The girls were still asleep so I kept going!
1:14:08 Went 7 again today. Felt pretty good, but got tired and kind of bored at the end!
so, just as I am increasing my miles, I get a dumb injury (I guess you can call it that!) I am taking a WSI class so I can teach swimming lessons again this summer (I taught last summer but I wasn't certified) The class started yesterday afternoon and goes for 2 weeks. I took the class 11 years ago in high school, so I am the oldest in the class, but at least I am a good swimmer! Anyway, we swam laps yesterday and I totally jacked up the back/ side of my knee. It hurt really bad last night and this morning so I am not going to run today. Hopefully it will cooperate tonight at my class and i can run again tomorrow.I have been wintercresting it up all day. That 7 miler yesterday and swimming for 2 hours did me in!
3 miles 31:10. The back of my knee is still hurting, so I just went 3 to work it out. dave thinks it is probably a knot and will get worked out in a few days. 3 seemed like nothing. Hopefully I can go longer tomorrow.
not such a great 5 miler this morning. The girls were pretty good, but I had to keep stopping so I could help them. Then 2.5 in I got off to help, and Laney unhooked the treadmill so I lost my time but I knew I was at 2.5. Finished up. Back of my knee feels better. I have been stretching it out really good.
7 on the treadmill this morning. 1:14:20. felt really good. Gotta make sure I stretch!!
a long 7 miler on the treadmill this morning in 1:13:02. Feel really good, it just got long after mile 4. Oh well, it's done!
7 again on the treadmill. Went by fast since I had last nights episode of Dancing With the Stars to watch! 1:13:00. Feel pretty good
32:50 Slow 3 miler this evening on the treadmill. Didn't get up and go this morning, so I went tonight although I so didn't wan to. 3 felt like nothing! My plan is to go 5-7 tomorrow.
5 on the treadmill this morning. 52:00. Tired from running last night.
||Washington City Cotton Days 10k (6.2 Miles) 01:03:43|
I decided on Friday to run the Cotton Days 10k. Didn't really train up for it, but I had been running. Ran over with James to the start. Not very many people at all. It was a fun course all except running back up the fire station hill. I ran up half, then walked the rest. I didn't want to wear myself out and not be able to run the rest without stopping. James came back after his big win, and ran with me the last .5. Thank you James. That really helped me. I finished about 3 minutes faster than the spectrum a few months ago. I really like doing 10ks. It is a good distance for me. I had a lot of fun and am looking forward to the next one!
only could do 4 this morning. My mind was somewhere else. Feel pretty good from the race on Saturday. Legs are a little stiff, so 4 was good enough for me today.
5 on the treadmill this morning. Could have gone 6, but my little one was tired of watching Wiggles. I want to go a 7 sometime this week, maybe tomorrow before my mom and sisters come down for the week!
Doesn't really feel like I went 7. Ran 2.6 outside, then came home so Dave could go to work. Finished up 4.4 on the treadmill. That part went by pretty fast, but my legs are really tired! Glad I could get it in. Now....a great day poolside with my girls, mom and sisters. I can't wait!
5 on the treadmill this morning. Happy Birthday to our little Pyper who turns 5 today! Good luck to Pineview track State meet this weekend!
5 on the treadmill again this morning. 51:50
5 on the treadmill 52:00. Ok run, my legs were not working. I don't know why I am so tired lately. Too much sun maybe!!
5 again on the treadmill while the girls played really good. I want to get in a 7 tomorrow or friday. That's my plan!
7 on the treadmill. Went by really fast. Burned 950 calories too!! Stretched really good after and did my usual stomach workout. Glad I got my 7 in today. 1:13:10
4 on the treadmill this morning is all I could get in with the girls up. feel good. It was a short run though.
7 today!! Went 4 on the treadmill, then Dave got home and MADE me go outside. Just looped around Washington 3 miles to finish up my 7. I feel really good. It is fun to go that long!
5 outside today. Finished my run at the gas station by our house and got a coke. Then I walked the rest of the way with my coke! It was great.
only 4 today on the treadmill. I was really tired and not wanting to run AT ALL! Should have gone more, but I will make it up another day.
not a very good run, but oh well. 5.7 green springs loop. went a different way thinking it would be longer, but ended up shorter!
only 4 on the treadmill this morning. came down with some head/sinus thing yesterday, so I didn't run. This morning is a little better. Didn't feel like such a great run.
6 on the treadmill this morning. Took me a while to get going, ended up being a pretty good run.
5 on the treadmill. Tired this morning, but the run went well.
5 on the treadmill this morning. Easier to get up this morning, but a pretty boring run. Hope it is better tomorrow!
only a tiny 3 on the treadmill. Long 3 miles! I just have had little energy all week. This is my lowest mileage week in a long time. I will get back into it next week. I have to!
5 on the treadmill. Best run in over a week. Last week was pathetic. I am back into it though!
went to the new rec center and ran 3 on the treadmill. It was late at night, so I was tired. It felt good to use the weights again.
6 on the treadmill today. I finally got up out of bed and did a decent run!
5 on the treadmill today. gotta do better next week.
I finally got a run in this week. Having a sick little girl throws me off! Ran 5 on the treadmill. I really need to get back into the groove!
got up early and ran my 5 on the treadmill. I am making myself run 25 miles this week. That used to be a consistent number for me, but it has been a while.
4 on the treadmill this afternoon. Missing last week was NOT good for me. Better luck to me this week!
5 on the treadmill this morning. I already have more miles than I did total last week. Pathetic!
I could only get in 3 before I had to get a screaming child out of bed. I will go another 2 or 3 later today.
up here in Sandy with my family. Ran 4 around Willow Creek area. It was nice to get outside!
same run with my sister as the other day up here in Sandy.
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