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Location:

Rome,Italy

Member Since:

Dec 13, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Best marathon 3:14:40 (2011)

Best Half-Marathon 1:26:38 (2013)

Best 10k 40:22 (2009)

Best 5k 20:18 (2004)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Marathon under 3:10:00

Half marathon under 1:25:00

2013 Races


Long-Term Running Goals:

Carpe diem

Personal:

My name is Eugenio I was born near Rome, Italy, in 1972 and lived there for 29 years, then in 2001 I moved to Salt Lake City for work and for seven years and one month that was my home, since 2008 I am back to Italy. I started running in 2003 when I realized I could not ride my bike throughout the Utah winter.



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.

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221.10
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5.00

Easy miles, I started really slow and finished at HM pace. I am feeling recovered from last saturday. The weather was still great 20°C at 7pm it's just great for this time of the year.

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10.00

I started with an easy 5k as a warm up, then the 5k tempo at 4:00/k. During the first 3k I was exactly on pace, the last 2k were fun, I opened the throttle and finished the last 2k at 3:55/k. Overall 3:55 is closer to the 10k pace, I have to lower my expectations and run more km at slower pace (4:05/k is more reasonable). I finished with a 6k cool down and half mile walking to enjoy the cool night breeze.

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10.50

Tonight I used my recovery run to help a friend of mine, much slower than me, to do his tempo run. He really wants to finish a HM faster than 2 hours, and his 10k time is really fast compared to his 2:04 HM time. We did an 8 miler at 5:40/km (about a 2:00 HM) and he had no problem to finish it with the last k at 4:50/k. He was really happy and quite surprised about the outcome, I knew that with good pacing he would be able to do it. After leaving him I added 4 more km to pile up some more miles.

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8.10

After a 2k warm up I started a 10X800, stopped after completing 4 of them because my left hamstring was really tight. I attempted #5 but I stopped after 200m. I finished with a slow run.

I don't feel much pain while running slowly, it could be the sign that I have to increase my mileage with slow runs and reduce the intensity a little bit. It was a perfect evening for a run, cool weather and a light breeze.

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7.00

I wanted to run 10 easy miles but at 7 I was really tired.

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13.10

Easy run to finish this week with 60 miles (59.9) I was tired and this morning was hot already when I started at 8am.

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5.00

Five easy miles. 

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1.00

Yep, just one mile, I started for more, but after 2k from my car, I felt totally exhausted, I slowly walked back to the car enjoying the light rain and the cool temperatures. I just didn't feel good and a rest day would be more beneficial than keep going risking to get injured. My left hamstring injury is almost gone, I really have to dig with my fingers to find the spot, so overall I have just to relax and try to listen to my body.

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13.10

I started at 7:25pm and decided to finish when it was too dark to keep going, once I was at 21.5k at 9:20pm I decided to stop and walk the remaining 800m to the car. I didn't have any pressure, I didn't want to hit a particular pace, just miles. The weather these days is crazy, every afternoon at 4pm there is passing thunderstorm, cooling down the temperatures and making running in july really pleasant. My hamstring pain is almost gone.

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10.00

Another stormy evening, third day in a row, I didn't get wet but cooler temperatures and strong wind made the run really enjoyable.

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12.00

Easy miles after a huge thunderstorm left 3km of the road full of mud, dirt, rocks and trees. Temperatures were pleasant just humidity was really high.

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5.00

Easy miles.

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5.00

Another easy run.

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Race: Woman in trail (7 Miles) 01:14:27, Place overall: 17
Total Distance
7.50

This race has the goal to promote running among women, usually around here in your standard race women represent 20% of the whole field. In this race the race fee for women is 8 euros vs 10 euros for men, and basically all the women through the age group prizes will receive something (most of the prizes are really valuable, like gift cards from different retailers). Besides that it is a tough, hard core race that still recruits more than 150 people each year and this year the % of women approached 40%, meaning that it was a big success.

The course is brutal, just steep uphill then steep down hill and again and again (800m total altitude change) on a single track rocky/root infested trail.

My goal was to go out hard and keep it that way until the end. My splits per km say it all:

3:33, 4:09, 6:02, 13:27 (that was a long walk on four limbs up to the top of the hill), 8:18, 4:59, 4:41, 8:01, 6:38, 6:27, 6:09, 7:24 (for the last 0.3Km). When a single k it takes longer than 3k combined there is something really "funny" about a race, the race director did an incredible job on some steep hills digging  "holes" in the trail to improve the footing, but the race still remained incredibly hard. The course is really scenic because is completely in the shade of beatiful trees around the tallest peak around (1200m above sea level). In a few days they will post in the same website linked above the pictures that describe much better the beauty of this course. Overall for me a great race on a cool sunday morning.

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Total Distance
5.00

I am just tired from yesterday, 8 easy km, my quads are still sore.

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Total Distance
8.10

Except for a few downhill sections my legs were much better and I was going faster going uphill. Tomorrow it will be another easy run with some more km, on thursday I will resume some more regular training.

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Total Distance
6.20

Easy run for 8k then I really pushed into the HM rhythm for the last 2k, my legs responded, I will try a more structured tempo run tomorrow night.

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10.00

Tempo run night, 4k to warm up and I was already wet from the humidity, we had a big thunderstorm right after lunch that left the ground full of water. I started with the tempo shooting for a slower time, between 4:05-4:10/k, hoping that I would be able to sustain it for a 10k, the first 3 k were great, right on pace and easy, then on the next slightly downhill k I realized I couldn't push any faster and I had already reached my top speed, my quads were still useless, next one was slightly uphill and I did a good 4:04 then the last two slightly downhill it was a battle and at km 7 I stopped. I did 7k exactly in 29 minutes, I was hot and my legs were still shot from sunday race. I finished with an easy 5.5k cool down jog back to the car.

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Total Distance
5.50

I was really tired tonight, after a 2k warm up I took a 200m short walk just to reset the system, with more energies I started again and finished 9 k.

A nice video about last sunday trail race has been posted on you tube.

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10.00

After a slow, slow, slow warm up I started a series of 6X800 on a uphill section of the road completely in the shade, I traded the uphill with cooler temperatures and somehow it worked. To recover I jogged down the hill for the same distance. During the warm up I ventured in the full sun and at 9:00 was already unbearable. These were my splits uphill 3:19, 3:15, 3:16, 3:11, 3:14, 3:13 AP 3:14. The first three were controlled because after last night slow run I had doubts I could go fast but with the perspective of just three left I was really comfortable going faster. A couple of easy kms to bring the temperatures down.

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3.10

Rest day, just an easy 5k to kill some time at the beach.

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Total Distance
7.00

Nice progression run, I started really easy and then cruised into HM pace during the last 4k, really fun run.

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10.00

Tempo run night, I warmed up for 2.5k then I started, goal pace was between 4:05-4:10/k for 7-10k. After 9k in 37:03 I was done, I could have struggled for one more km but there was no way I could have finished 10k under 41 minutes. I jogged until 10 miles for the cool down. Tonight at least I went much longer keeping a decent HM pace.

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10.00

Easy miles on a cool evening, next few days it will be hot and miserable.

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7.00

Fast workout night. 6k warm up then 10X200. These were the splits: 36.95 40.44 36.91 37.9 36.33 37.79 35.78 37.89 37.92 37.91 AP 37.58. 2k cool down, overall a good workout.

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0.00

No run, long hours at work before my vacation.

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10.00

I went running at 5pm along a stretch of the road completely in the shade. In spite of the high temperatures everywhere else, there it was nice and cooler. I decided to do a series of uphill 1k repeats with 1.05k recovery down. These were my splits 3:53, 3:57, 3:52, 3:57, 3:58, 3:57, 3:53 AP 3:55. My target time was 4:00/k, 3:55/k was more like a 10k pace. At the end I was really tired and done.

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Total Distance
7.00

Easy miles with a slow progression, the first 8k were at jogging pace, my legs were still tired from last night, the last 3.2k I went progressively faster into MP and then HMP.

It was really hot, my shoes were wet and dripping water at the end.

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3.10

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3.80

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3.00

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221.10
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