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Dec 13, 2010



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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

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Carpe diem


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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Just a relaxing run in Pescara along the Adriatic sea. Nothing fast, I wanted just to enjoy the sun and relax.

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Tonight I managed to have the company of two of my running friends, the plan was to start easy and the move a little bit faster during the second half. We started slow for the first 3k and then things got a little bit out of control, we went from running one next to the other to run in a single line, doing  a nice "train" like professional cyclists, exchanging the lead to push the pace. Overall the AP was 4:43/k but the last 4-5k were done at HMP (their HM pace) on a uphill terrain. We finished at 8:10pm and it was really dark, we waited 20 minutes to cooldown and then we drove home.

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I am on vacation for the rest of the week and I am planning to run as much as possible. This morning I started with a 13.1 in 1:58:46, nothing fast, this afternoon I will try a few more miles.

I added 6.2 miles at 5pm at slow pace, just to add some miles. I was somehow tired at the beginning after 30 minutes and 5k I felt much better and added some kind of speed to my slow jog. 1:01 for a 10 k.

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A good slow run in the morning, if everything goes OK by saturday I will have all the rules of the good runner trashed or I will be trashed. I feel good, my feet are not worse than usual and I really want to do some miles. It is really sad that this year I have never done so far a 70 mile week and just last week the first week above 60. I am doing all these miles really slow, but so far my legs are in really good shape, it help I am on vacation and taking an afternoon nap.

13.1 in 2:02:15.

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This morning I was tired, I was dreaming doing another 13 miler, but 7 was what I could maintain. I need a nap in the afternoon.

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Morning run at slow pace and then night race to be used as a speed workout.

The morning run was OK, 6.2 miles in 58 and change.

In the afternoon I went to Rome and on the way back I got stuck in traffic, I got to Viterbo 6 minutes after the start and I could not find the guy with my bib number, otherwise I would have started anyway to chase the last runners to score some points for my team. I waited for my friends to finish the race and then really disappointed went home for a late dinner.

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This morning my legs were fresh and with a couple of friends (one of them ran last night, so he was sore) with did an easy 10k in about 60 minutes. After the first loop they both went home and I did a second one plus some extra to reach the HM distance in 52 minutes. Overall a great run with the second half at marathon pace.

This was my first week above 70 miles of the whole year, having most of the week off from work it helped especially for the recovery part. I will take advantage of the extra time in the next few days to run a few more extra miles and then I will resume a more regular schedule.

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