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.
Crushed my personal best. Was only going to do 2.5, but I was feeling good with the cool weather that came in so did my longer route. Halfway through I knew I was going to beat my best time the only question was by how much. With 1 mile left I knew if I could do a 10 minute mile I would beat it by over a minute. Beat my best time by 1:28.
Was too tired to run last night, so I decided to do a morning run and actually followed through with that decision. Body really wanted to go faster at the start, but I held it back. Good thing, cause the end of the run was HOT! Body has been giving me some aches after consistently pushing faster the last week. Just wanted to get the miles in. Nice to see my average HR so low on a run.
First 4 miler ever. I drove to the canals so I could run on dirt and was sad to see that they have turned it into concrete. The other side of the canal was already paved. There was still some dirt to run on, but it wasn't very level and was often filled with tire ruts or was overly soft from the construction of the concrete path. They probably thought they were doing such a nice thing to "improve" things for the runners. Started running at 5:45 Just wanted to go slow and get the miles in. Very satisfying to be done with my run as on my drive home I saw a myriad of people getting their exercise in as it started to warm up from cool 88 degrees I got to run in.