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Jan 15, 2018

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Attended Japanese high school and finished in March 2020. Was very lucky to be able to be a member of a very good team of runners at my high school, even though I was injured most of the time and was not able to be much of a contributor. Am currently doing an Engineering internship at a large manufacturer of Automotive transmissions, etc. It is really exciting. In spring of 2021, if COVID-19 has subsided, I am planning to serve an LDS mission, after which I plan to go to college and study Engineering.

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.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 690.00
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I was just not into it today. I ran a very easy 10 miles at about 9 min. per mile. I felt like I was moving in slow motion but I just didn't couldn't pick up the pace.

I feel that I had a very good week of running this week, but I feel this is the limit for awhile. I will not do any more increase in mileage. I don't think I am able to completely recover on my recovery days, and so my hard training days are suffering for it. I might need add an additional recovery day in between the hard days.

PM: 5 mile walk

(Shoe money for the week: 240 yen ($2.40))

(Total shoe money: 240 yen ($2.40))

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10.00

10 mile easy run. Beautiful day today.

PM: 5 mile walk

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10.00

Warm up run.

10 x 1000m (30-second rest in between) (The goal was to do these in 3:40. I did them in

4:05 (+0:25), 3:36, 3:37. 3:49(+0:09), 3:38, 3:36. 3:39. 3:40. 3:45(+0:05), 3:36. Three of them were over the target goal, so I put (25 + 9 + 5) x 10 yen = 390 yen (about $3.90) into my shoe fund.)

Cool down run to about 10 miles.

I really enjoyed today's workout. I am feeling stronger and faster.

PM: 5 mile walk

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10.00

Ran about 10 miles at a fairly good pace.

Ran with a friend today. First time I have run with someone in a long time. In running with my friend today, I had forgotten what it is like running with my Japanese friends. The Japanese runners tend to have a short and fast stride. It seems choppy to me, but when I watch them run, they seem so smooth. I tried to match my friend's stride today. It was really hard for me.

PM: 5 mile walk

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10.00

Very easy 10 miles in the rain.

PM: 5 mile walk.

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10.00

Warm up run.

8 x 500m hill sprints (walked down the hill in between)

Easy cool down run to get to 10 miles.

PM: 5 mile walk.

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10.00

10 miles easy with some fast sprinting spurts mixed in.

Has been a really good week of running. I was able to do a better recovery on recovery days this week. I am not as tired as I was at the end of last week. I feel much more rested. My hard days were able to be hard, which has left me with some calf, hamstring and glute soreness, but a nice rest tomorrow should be good for that.

PM: 5 mile walk

(Shoe money for the week: 390 yen ($3.90))

(Total shoe money: 630 yen ($6.30))

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Submitted my application to become an LDS missionary today.

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10.00

Warm up run.

ran 5000m for time. My goal was to go under 19 minutes. I met my goal and was able to run it in 18:33.

Cool down run to reach 10 miles.

PM: 5 mile walk

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10.00

10 miles very easy. Felt real heavy today. Probably because of yesterdays run.

PM: 5 mile walk

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10.00

10 mile easy run.

PM: 5 mile walk

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10.00

10 easy miles in light rain.

PM: Lots of rain so did core exercises.

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10.00

Did a warm up run.

Ran 10 x 800 m fast (200 m jog/walk) in between.

My goal was to do these at about 2:50.

My times were:

2:41, 2:36. 2:40, 2:41, 2:44, 2:44, 2:47, 2:51 (+1), 2:56 (+6), 3:00 (+10)

I kind of fell apart at the end. Still having a hard time judging pace.

Did a cool down run to reach 10 miles.

Shoe money for today was (1 + 6 + 10) x 10 yen = 170 Yen (about $1.70)

PM: 5 mile walk

I love my afternoon walks. I have been getting some great photos of spring flowers.

The temperature this afternoon was 27C (about 80F) and the humidity was 60%. I was thinking....this is only May, in a couple of months the Olympics will hopefully be held in Tokyo. The temperature is going to be hot and the humidity is going to be high. Running will be like running in a hot steam room. I wonder what athletes are doing to prepare for that, or if there is anything anyone can do to prepare for conditions like that.

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10.00

Was planning on doing some hill sprints today, but I was still quite sore from yesterday, so I decided to do an easy day. 10 easy miles. PM: 5 mile walk (Shoe money for the week: 170 yen ($1.70)) (Total shoe money: 800 yen ($8.00)) *Thoughts on this week: I have tried to put more emphasis on total recovery between hard days, and this week I have seen that it has made a difference. When running 5000m for time yesterday, I noticed that before my legs, lungs or anywhere else became tired, I started getting a burning in the stomach, which to me indicates that my core is weak. I think I need to start more training to strengthen my core.

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12.00

Ran 12 miles with 100m, 250m, 500m, and 1000m fast spurts continuously mixed in.

I was dead at the end of this run. It was much harder than I had imagined.

I am going to increase the daily mileage goal this week to 12 miles a day. I will continue my walks in the afternoon if the weather permits. There is supposed to be a lot of rain this week.

PM: 5 mile walk. It started raining before I got home, but I didn't get too wet.

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12.00

Very very easy 12 miles. I was running so slow I didn't think I was ever going to finish this run. I am still quite sore from yesterday.

PM: 5 mile walk.

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12 miles easy with 100m sprint once every kilometer.

PM: Heavy rain so no walking today.

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12.00

12 very easy miles.

PM: 5 mile walk

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12.00

I looked out the window before my run and it didn't look like it was raining, so I went outside to run. It was misting but I decided that it was not bad enough to stop me from running.

I ran an easy 12 miles. The misting was worse than I thought, and I was soaked all the way through by the time I finished.

PM: No walking today because of rain.

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12.00

Warm up run.

10 x 500 m hill sprints (walked down the hill)

Cool down run to get to 12 miles. Started to rain a little toward the end but nothing serious.

This is the beginning of the rainy season here in Japan.

PM: 5 mile walk. I started watching a little league baseball game in the park during my walk while I was doing some stretching. I don't really watch baseball much, but for some reason I really got into this game and ended up watching the entire game. It was really exciting. When I started watching, team A was leading 1 to 0. In the last inning team B tied the score and 1 to 1, so the game went into an extra inning. In the extra inning, team B scored 3 points, so I thought the game was over, but then team A was up, and they scored 3 points, and the last batter made a hit and the final run came in and team A won. It was really exciting and got my heart pumping.

(Total shoe money: 800 yen ($8.00))

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5 mile walk in the afternoon. I walked past the track and field complex. I was surprised to see that they were having the prefecture high school track championships today. They weren't allowing people into the stadium to watch, but I went by the practice field and around the stadium to see if I could see any of my old teammates from my high school, but I didn't see anyone. They must have all been inside the stadium. Seeing that today made me wish I was still in high school and racing.

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12.00

Warm up run.

10 x 1000m (20 second rest with stretching in between) Goal time was 3:36

My times were: 3:39 (+3), 3:34, 3:33, 3:35, 3:34, 3:36, 3:32, 3:24. 3:30, 3:26

The last five were better than the first five. I was very tired throughout the workout. I only had one recovery day between the last hard workout, so maybe right now, one recovery day is not enough between hard workouts.

Cool down run to get to 12 miles.

(total shoe money for today 3 x 10 yen = $0.30)

PM: 5 mile walk

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12.00

Very very easy 12 mile recovery run.

PM: 5 mile walk

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15.00

15 mile long run.

It is supposed to rain tomorrow so I did a longer than normal run today. It was not much more than what I have usually been doing, but just the few miles extra seemed really difficult for me.

PM: Short walk

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12.00

Warm up run.

5 x 2000m (with 1000m jog in between).

My goal was to run these in 7:10.

I could tell from the start that today was not going to be my day for running fast. My body felt so heavy and exhausted from yesterday's long run, but I decided to do the workout anyway and see how well I could handle trying to run fast in an exhausted state. The results were not the greatest.

My times were: 7:20 (+10), 7: 24 (+14), 7:24 (+14), 7:30 (+20), 7:40 (+30)

Lots of shoe money today (10 + 14 + 14 + 20+ 30) x 10 yen = 880 yen (about $8.80)

I would like to try this workout again sometime when I am fresh.

Did a cool down run to get to 12 miles.

PM: VERY heavy rain! No walking this afternoon.

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Total Distance
12.00

12 miles at a fairly good pace. I felt like i had much more energy today than yesterday.

I am going to Chinatown today for lunch.

PM: Ate way too much for lunch, but it was delicious Chinese food. Walked 5 miles.

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12.00

Warm up run.

10 x 500 m hill sprints (walk down the hill)

Cool down run to get to 12 miles.

PM: 5 mile walk

(Shoe money this week: 800 yen (about $8.00))

(Total shoe money: 1680 yen (about $16.80))

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12.00

Warm up run.

1000m + 2000m + 3000m + 4000m at a fast pace (20 second rest with stretching in between)

Cool down to 12 miles.

I really enjoyed this workout. My watch battery died, so I wasn't able to time these runs.

PM: 5 mile walk

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289.00
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