Sub 2:40 at Deseret News Marathon. Never quite conquered that beast yet.
Long-Term Running Goals:
Run a good marathon again in the future.
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
"more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.
AM-7 miles easy. Draper loop. 65-70% mhr. PM-No second run, took it easy for tomorrows workout. Being Sunday I do try to make at least an attempt to make it a day of rest. But with my job wanting me to be there it just seems like another day.
AM-13 miles with 2x3 miles at 10K-5K effort with 30sec rest for a change around. 1st at 10k, 2nd at 10k with focus on throwing the hammer down on the last mile. 85-95% mhr for 6 miles. 65-75% for 7miles.
Ran 5 easy miles at 8min/mi. with 104-106 thr for 2mi then 3mi at 7min pace 120-126 thr. Took it easy today to keep the injury recovery going. Not sure how this will play out tomorrow but I will take whatever God gives me.
Tough race today, gave it all up on those darn hills! Oh well it was fun its own twisted tortuous way. Good job everybody I was impressed with how you guys handled that long nasty uphill. It felt like watching a ship slowly pass off into the horizon while stranded at sea on a piece of driftwood.... I finally floated in at 36:28 or something.