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.
Did my 3.5 mile morning run.
Then a 12 mile run in the afternoon. This was a lot of miles for one day for me so I took it slow. Plus I went out at about 4:45 pm so it was still close to 90 outside. I pulled an old runners trick and cut into the golf course to grab a drink of water. It tasted so good the first time that I found anouther one about a mile later. I'm down to 155.5 the lowest I've been since runing at UVSC in 2001. I really don't want to lose much more. In fact I need to start lifting a little to build my upper body. Trying to find the time or energy to lift has been an issue.
A.M. Loop @ 3.5.
Went out for a easy run (I thought). I had planned on doing 7 miles (max) but ended up going up this sandy trail that was hard to run on and cutting into my big loop trail. So I did 8.5 out in the 90-degree heat. The heat didn't really bother me. I just ate a really bad lunch and it was wreaking havoc in my stomach. I had the dry heaves around the 3-mile mark. I wish I could have just puked and got it out of there. After the 4.5-mile mark I started feeling a little better. My muscles, joints, and the rest of my body feel great. I have developed a blister on the little tow of my right foot. It hurts. I've got to dry it up so it won't be a factor in the half marathon this weekend.
Ran the a.m loop
Did the same loop backwards after work. The blister I mentioned yeasterday is bad. I put some mole skin around it this afternoon but it was still very painful to run. I've got to find a way to heal it up before Saturday so I can run. Hopefully by not going to far today, and cutting back Thurs and Friday it will heal enough so the pain wont bother me.
Ran with the club. Pretty good run. From the park and around the loop we ran it was 8.2 then I did a lap to cool down.
The blister on my right foot is pretty bad. Then on the run tonight I developed anouther blister on my left foot in the same place. Right on the end and inside of my little toes. I really can't explain why this is happening. The only thing is that it is bad timeing with the Hurricane race comming up.
Ran 4 miles then biked about anouther 6. The blisters on my feet hurt pretty bad. I'll have to take some IB's in the morning before the half to get me thourgh it.
Ran the Hurricane half marathon. I only did about .4 warm up. It was a good race. Dustin and I ran together most of the race. We didn't push it as hard as some at first, so we had to run them down. After the first two miles we were in 9th and 10th place but ended up moving into 5th and 6th overall finishes. I passed a the 4th place guy inside 150 yards then he surged with 85 yards left and passed my back. My card said my time was 1:20.14. Which I was really plessed with if its for real. I had gone into the race only wanting to best 1:25 so I beat my goal by around almost 5 min. I felt like I ran a good race, no major issues. I did do have 2 blisters one on each foot that messed with my stride a little but nothing too much.
At mile 7 I felt like I was starting to cramp up, but just then we crested the hill and started to bail off down the other side at what felt like a sprint. Then after that I started forgeting about the pain and got pumped to hang on to my place, and try and catch one more racer.
I ended up 1st in the 25-29 yr old division, and everyone got rosted by Hobbie Call who ran a smoking 1:06 and some change.
A good race, and it gives me more confidence to go out and run even faster times.
If my time was 1:20 at the Hurricane I think I can run a really good Hobble Creek race in Aug. This course has the tag line "she's fast, but she aint easy" its true. There are some pretty tought hills. Including the last one that is about a mile long during the 12th mile of the race.
I did not get up and do a morning run because I still felt kind of stiff from Saturday. So after work I pushed and pulled out 6 miles and back home. I've had better runs, thats for sure. Kind of stiff, and half way through I got dehydrated in the heat. Lost 6lbs of fluid in that one run. I have a pretty good scale and was 161.0 (in the buff) before the run and 155.0 after. I like droping pounds but not like that. It's the time of year where I need to start stashing water along the course so I can hydrate myself.
Did a run late tues night at 9p.m.
Did a good paced workout on the treadmill in our Park Central hotel in NYC. Long day of flying, glad to be here and at least got some miles in.
Ran a nice good run in Central Park in NYC. There were runners all over the place. That park is big and confuzing.
Did a good tempo run(11 miles) in central park. Also walked about 7-8 miles today.
Planned on doing a good run today but it was our last day in NY so we tried to jam everything into our schedule. Very busy. So I ran on the treadmill at tempo pace. Pretty good workout. I was glad to get in 60 miles this week. I'd planned on only getting in 5 or so a day.
Fun trip to NY. Stayed in a penthouse suite in the Park Central hotel.
Now we've got to travel back to Utah today on (Sunday).
Went on my big loop run. The first mile and a half my calves were as hard as a rock. I couldn't keep any kind of a pace. It didn't help that the first 3 miles are some good uphill. Then after I got to the top of the hill I finally started to enjoy the run and my calves started to loosen up. With only a half mile left my wife pulled up to the side of me in the car and at that point I just decided to get in so instead of 12 I only got 11.5 miles in. I didn't feel to bad about it.
Overall I felt the run was good. I'm not sure why my calves were so tight at the first. It could be that on Sunday I was sitting for hours at airports and on planes. Then on Monday back at work I was in a meeting for nine and a half hours just sitting there. With all that sitting- then going out on a run... maybe thats why. Or I could have just been sore from my last tread mill run on Saturday night in NYC. I ran it at a good speed and tread mills are harder on your calves.?
3.5 easy morning run.
Did an out and back run- 4 out, 4 back. Had some bad stomach problems. Two uncharted pit stops along the run. I also had bad side aches. I think I'm starting to clean out my system from the trip. I ate a pretty bad diet while in NY, and I need to pass it all through my system, just not off the side of the road.
3.5 miles in the morning
In this life we all find our breaking points from time to time. I found one of mine last night. Came home from work around 4 and thought about running from my house through Washington fields over to my inlaws home. It sounded good so I told my wife and she said she could pick me up over there after. Well 100 degrees + 10 miles - no hydro of any kind= Superfly almost going to the ER.
I had to stop and walk 3-4 times as I was dizzy and finding it hard to stay on my feet. I told my wife I wish I'd had a panic button that I could have pushed and had here come get me around 6 miles into the run. Because of my pride, I made myself finish, not a very smart move.
After last night theres a new rule in our home. No running when its 100 outside. I'm just gonna have to wait until after 6:30 or 7pm to go out after work.
Morning run of 3.5 miles.
Came home from work very wore out. Slept on the couch for 2 and half hours and debated about even going out. Finally talked myself into it. Just went out enough to ge an even 10 miles in for the day with the morning run.
3.5 in morning
3.5 in afternoon
Went with Dustin on a run...We went from my house to the other side of town and ran up Web hill twice. Then came home around Costco and up.
When we left I had it around 15. Then we changed a couple of things and it ended up being 16. Good workout, running Web hill is all you can handle. Its almost 1 mile from base to top.
Hope your ankle is o.k. Dustin.
He rolled it when we went cross country running thourgh some rocks and other ish...
Morning 3.5 mile run.
Did my big loop 12 miler. It was such a nice day to get out. It had been rainy and windy all day and droped the temp abou 15-20 degrees lower than last week. It really felt good. Plus I'd had a mother of a day at the office (stressed out) and it just felt good to get out and not have to deal with anything but (watching for snakes). I didn't see any...so all in all a good run.
Morning run @ 3.5 miles.
Did 4 miles out and 4 back run. Started feeling really weak. I need to eat a little more to fuel my runs.
3.5 miles in the morning.
Went exploring on some trails. Ended up going a little farther that I had planned but it was a good run. Ended up going 8.7 in the afternoon run. It was hot and dry, and for 5 miles of it I lived in fear of a snake jumping up at me. I saw about 15-20 lizzards that were between 8-12 inches long. There are some big ones out there.
3.5 mile in the morning.
6.6 miles after work.
Travel...Family... no running today
Did a tempo type run. Ran at 7,000ft + back home in Torrey, Utah. I ran at a pretty good pace. 1:02:15 for the run. I felt pretty good, got a little tight, I think I went out a little too fast at first.
Ran 9.2 miles at a pretty good pace.
Walked 2 miles with my wife and dog around the golf course.
3.5 in the morning
10 mile run after work. Felt pretty good...no issues to speak of.
3.5 in the morning
8 miles this afternoon
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