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Einstein-Marathon Ulm

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Member Since:

Jan 23, 2018



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:


Merzig (04/09/05): 3:56:41

Cologne (05/09/11): 3:26:16

Frankfurt (07/10/28): 3:17:16

Essen (09/09/11): 3:23:34

Frankfurt (18/10/28): 3:16:46

Ulm (19/09/29): 3:11:53

Personal Bests:

10k 37:24 (2009)

HM 1:23:42 (2009)

M 3:11:53 (2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • 5k < 19:00
  • 10k < 39:00

Long-Term Running Goals:

Marathon < 3:00

improve my 10k and HM-PB


married, two children, born 1981, 40 hours-a-week-job in a local townhall

Favorite Blogs:

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: 699.01
Race: Einstein-Marathon Ulm (26.2 Miles) 03:11:53, Place overall: 34, Place in age division: 8
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Einstein-Marathon Ulm: with 3:11:53 hrs, I ran a new PB by almost 4 minutes. But to be honest, I wanted to sub 3:10. Despite the growing wind, we had almost perfect conditions. But I knew from km 15 on, that 3:10 would be hard today. At halfmarathon, I got passed by the first woman which demoralized me a bit. Fortunatly, a Marathon-relay-runner kept me going from km 23-35, but the splits were already a bit over 4:30/km. After that, it was a big fight. At least I passed the first woman and a few other runners between 35 and 40 km. And my splits didn't get as slow as in the marathons before. Also, I had no cramps. It's a long way until sub 3, and I'm not sure if it makes sense...

Race time: 3:11:53 (PB by almost 4 min)

miles last 12 weeks (incl. marathon-race): 536 (862,5 km); avg. 44.7 miles (71,9 km)

miles last 12 months: 2081 (3348,7 km); avg. 40 miles (64,4 km)


5k 22:17

10k 22:23

15k 22:19

20k 22:22

HM 1:34:46

25k 22:41

30k 22:35

35k 23:14

40k 23:16

42,2k 10:46 (2. HM 1:37:07), but my GPS says it were 180m more. So those 10:46 are for 2.38 km in reality.

From jtshad on Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 14:48:34 from

Congrats on the personal best! Great race!

From I Just Run on Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 18:06:34 from

Nice Race Congratulations...!!!

From Donald on Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 21:04:05 from

I think sub 3 still makes sense, and great job today! Is this a big race, with Berlin being on the same day?

From Tom K on Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 08:45:39 from

Great Work! Congrats on the PB!

From Martin on Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 14:10:44 from

Thank you, guys!

From Tom Slick on Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 10:22:39 from

Martin _ Outstanding effort and super great time!

From Martin on Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 14:27:21 from

Thank you!

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 15:52:07 from

Congratulations Martin.

From Martin on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 02:28:18 from

Thank you, Rob!

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