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
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6:30 pace run down past Costco to the river trail over to the Dixie Center then up to our office.
Just out on a run.
Cold run early this morning. When it's cold and I've got all my layers on it's hard to run at a good pace- so this run was slow.
Ran over into industrial park, up turkey farm road to the water tank, then on the trail to Green Spring and then on the road back to my house.
Because of timing this week I was able to get a good week of training in. Next week I'll be lucky to get half of what I got this week.
Ran down to new overpass, down on to Telegraph then over into Washinton, back up around Green Spring GC and back home. The bad news was it was dark for most of my run this evening. The good news is it was still nice and warm because the weather is getting good.
I didn't pay attention to my pace until the last mile and ran it at 6:00 pace. Did the whole run at 6:30 pace.
Shakin it out after wrestling practice. 6:28 pace.
6.5 miles this morning
7.25 miles @ noon
Tried to get some miles in before heading up to state wrestling. The rest of the week may be slim on the amount of miles I run.
Treadmill miles at the hotel the first day of the state wrestling tourny.
Got up early to get these in. That night I had nothing left so I just went to bed.
Last day of State Wrestling. Too much going on to get a run in.
Team finished 5th...
2 guys in the finals. One champ. Fun but long weekend. Sad it's over but I'll welcome the time it will give me to now train.
Just could not get out of bed this morning so I had to get all the miles in this afternoon.
Left my house and went up to the new on ramp in Washington then over it up to the water tank that over looks the freeway above Coral. Then made my way down that mesa to the main road and ran it down into Washington and turned north to go under the freeway and then back home.
Didn't push it at all- just want to get some miles in the next few weeks.
Week goal is 80 or so.
6.5 miles this morning golf course loop
6.6 miles this afternoon track workout
The morning run was just an easy run 6:50 pace.
This afternoon I got to the track and there was alot of people there but I didn't know any of them. So I jogged a couple miles warm up. Then Bill showed up and I talked to him then ran two more miles at 6:00 pace. Then Steve came and we decided to do some timed miles.
The first one was fast, too fast. I felt like I was pushing it and just kept hammering it out against the cold headwind. Right before I started the last lap I looked at my watch to see where I was at and I had not restarted the time when we started. It just started on top of my warm up miles... but the pace said 4:30 I know I didn't run the whole thing that fast but just guessing I was around 5:05. With the wind that wasn't bad.
Then I felt crappy and told Steve I was done with these- he made me run one more. So I said I would just run it slow and try to stay with him. So I did and drafted off him for 3 1/2 laps then passed him in the last 150 or so. Time on this one was 5:17 and Steve was like 3 seconds back.
Kind of fun to go see where I'm at but the stroy says I need to do alot of work.
8.2 miles this morning on the water tank/ industrial loop
6.2 miles this morning on the dirt loop
On the morning run I ran the first three and a half as a warm up- up to the water tank then ran 6 min pace back home.
Tonight I went out on my all dirt/sand/slick rock trail loop. I wore a garmin but only to check the distance. I tried to enjoy the run and not look at the pace.
6.5 miles in the morning around the golf course loop
7.2 this afternoon with club
Morning run was easy with no Garmin to tempt me to race the 6:30 guy.
Afternoon run was slow as well. Did a loop around Red Hills GC and back up to the running store. We started out way slow and on the trails it was slower. I did 200 jumping jacks along the way. After we hit the street I picked it up to 6 min pace to finish the last 3 or so miles. Avg pace per mile on the whole run was 7:17. It was fun to be out running with the club again after a winter off.
The loop was 6.5 miles then when Steve got back he wanted to jog the parking lot. So I did another .7 miles always on the run with the kids.
8 miles this morning
7 miles this evening
Both runs were at around 6:40 pace.
Fun with the club this morning. Most of the run was nice and easy. the last two miles we picked the pace up a little. Hit the last mile at around 5:40 pace.
Now for my sad little story...
After the run we all chatted in the parking lot for a few- and then went on our way. While I was gettting on the freeway I and approching around 70 mph I though I saw a bird hit my windsheild. I kept driving for about a quarter mile down the freeway and realized what had just happend. I had left my garmin sitting by my windshield wiper and when I got up to speed on the road it flew up and off my car. I parked along side the road and ran back down there hoping to find it- I did- only now it was in like seven chuncks with microchips and broke plastic everywhere. Sucks. Hope to get a new one soon. After running and training with one I could never go back to not having one.
8..2 miles this morning with my wife
8.2 miles this afternoon on Water tank/ industrial loop
The morning run was easy and slow for the first 4 miles. Ran with Mik'L up to powerline trail and down to houses by Green Spring. When we got to the end of the trail I sent her back on the road (three miles home) and I turned around and went back up the trail (4 miles home). Pushed the pace on the way back to finish 5 min before she got home. I was really proud of her for finishing her longest run ever- 7 miles!
This afternoon it got cold and was soggy after the rain all day. So I put on layers and went out on the water tank loop via the industrial park. I love that it rained because all the sand on my trails will be a little firmer. Hopefully the guys on horses don't come back and mess it up again.
This run was a nice smooth paced run somewhere around 6:40 pace.
9 miles this moring out and back up to the water tank through the industrial park.
8 miles this evening around golf course loop with a little extra
Good workout day. Ran this morning thinking I wasn't going to work today. Then when I finished my run I had a call to come if I wanted to. So then went and worked 5 hrs landscaping a backyard. Ended up getting a free BBQ along with pay so it was way worth my time. Then came home and did the p.m. workout. By the end of the day I was pretty trashed but felt like I got a total body workout.
6.5 miles this morning around golf course loop
10 miles this afternoon from my house to in-laws house
My morning run was slow and relaxed. Really enjoyed just being out. This afternoons run was a different story. We had Paula's Mexican food for lunch and I thought I had waited long enough to go out. Sorry. .8 miles into my 10 mile run I was getting sick to my stomach. I should have just came back home but- I would never do that. Just kept pushing along wishing it would go away. By mile 3 I was in pain- I was spitting, dry heaving, and had some bad heart burn action. This continued up to around mile 8 and from there in maybe I was just numb to the pain and just finished the run.
Lesson learned - Never eat at Paula's again before a run. I should rule her out all together because it's not even that good.
The good thing was because of all the drama in my stomach and stuff I didn't even think about how fatigued I was or how sore my legs were. So I guess you win some and lose some.
13.2 miles this morning
7.2 miles this afternoon with the club
Morning run was hard. I really struggled to get any type of pace going. Just glad to finish and get home.
Afternoon run felt great. Ran from the store up to overlook. Continued up the top with Brent. Then came back down different trail.
6.5 miles this morning
8.5 miles this afternoon
The weather has been nice until today. Windy and a lot colder. Nothing really to write home about today.
13.5 miles on a club run early this morning
1.5 miles on treadmill this afternoon
Morning run was nice... We ran from Dixie Center up the back side of the black hill up past SC High school and then over to Bluff st. Then to main and down to the Dixie Center.
The first 9 miles were riddled with uphills and it seemed to go on forever. Then we started making our way back down through town. I wasn't using the lap button so I didn't have anything cool to review when I got home. However around the last 3 or so miles we were at 6:00 min or below mile pace. I had been having stomach issues all week and this morning I almost made it without trouble. However with only one mile left in the run I had to stop at the Golden Arches and take a bio brake. It sucked because at this point of the run we were really moving along and I was starting to have fun.
Anyways finished up the last mile to the car and told the guys bye. I still needed 1.5 miles for the day to get me to 100 miles for the week so later that afternoon I hit the treadmill for a nice easy 1.5 mile run.
Glad the week is over. There is a big difference in 80 mpw and 100 mpw. I just wanted to get one in before Boston.
7.2 miles in the morning
8.2 miles this afternoon
Morning run was just a nice icebreaker for the week. I felt nice and rested and just took it slow up to the power line then down into Green Spring and back around to the house.
Afternoon run I decided to run kind of a time trial on my water tank via industrial park loop. I wanted to get mile splits and use this as a building block for the rest of the year. Goal was to run it as hard as possible and set a benchmark to race against every week.
The first 2.5 miles are uphill on a sandy trail. Then from 2.5 to 3.5 half of it is pretty level and the other half is a mother of a hill up to the water tank. So after 3.5 you’re on roads but that first few aren't easy at all.
1. 8:06 (up, up and away also slow down to cross a fence)
2. 7:24 (mostly uphill but some flat sections- all sand)
3. 6:51 (More sand and hills then a flat section)
4. 7:05 (Flat at first- but rocky- then the step rocky hill and now on the paved road)
5. 6:00 (on the road trying to get some faster turnover)
6. 5:25 (some downhill but sure doesn’t feel that fast)
7. 5:37 (half downhill and half flat-hope to hold this pace until the end)
8. 5:46 (flat and uphill-good mile for me because it felt like 6:30 and I was way surprised to see how fast it really was)
.2- 5:40 pace to finish the last couple streets
Overall- not bad. Finished with a time of 53:14 and an overall pace of 6:31. If in a few months I can bring that overall pace down to 6:20 I'll be a runner who means business.
The effort on the first 3 to 4 miles was around 6:00 pace although the times don't reflect it. Just a tough part of the course. If I can make myself run this once a week and run it hard it will be fun to see any progression.
7.8 miles in the morning
7.5 miles in the windy afternoon
I guess the weather is crappy all over the state and we may have the best of the worst. So I shouldn't be too unhappy. Although I'm ready for some nice spring St. George weather. 65-70 degrees. Because what will happen is one day it will be cold and the next day it's 90+ outside for the next five or six months.
Both runs were right at 7:00 min pace. Just easy kicking along. I did both of them on the powerline Green Spring loop. There is three ways I can finish that run. It can be 7.2, 7.5, and 7.8 miles long. Today I did the second two.
I'm not running for a mileage goal this week. I just am running what feels good. The end of this week I will be travling up to northern Utah and my miles won't be that great.
6.5 miles in the morning
6.5 miles in the evening
Ran the Green Spring loop one way in the morning before the snow and the other way in the evening after the snow. Not too much going on here. On the afternoon run my feet were a little sore in the arch area. Time to get some new shoes.
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