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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Did a half mile on the 13 lap "track". Then 3 miles of tempo in 16:19. It was hard to run on a track so small for a speed day, but it was great just to be warm and not have to wear so much when running. After did a mile and a half going the other way. Then I went and decided to do a mile in 6 min. to just keep a good pace. I looked at my timer 8/13 through and saw I was going slow My next 5 laps were my hardest and fastest laps, and I bearly broke 6 minutes. After I did one more mile of easy, then I did a mile on the treadmill, just to keep running straight, in the 5:40s with a quarter mile cool down. Only one other hard day this week, then the meet on Saturday.
6-easy. Some with Calvin. We ran a mile on the track, even though it had 6 inches or so of snow on it and we never actually hit hard track. Tomorrow is the last "workout" before the meet on Saturday. Even though it's a small meet, I'm still excited.
5 at easy pace with Kyler and Calvin. I was going to have a tempo run today, but I hurt my knee yesterday at the start of the run and I thought it would go away. It didn't, so I'm going easy until it feels good to run on.
Hey, it's an early spring, the temperature is all the way up to 31 today! I didn't need gloves or a hat for the first time in a long while.
7..? I went on a run with Kyler, Tyson and Calvin today. We went pretty easy except for a half mile tempo into the wind. It snowed a bit during our run, and it got really windy. My knee didn't hurt too much, only near the end, but it didn't hurt afterward, so I think I'll be able to do well on Saturday.
I went and ran at about a 7:30 pace for 2.5 miles. I was going to go a bit farther, but I had a check up of where my wisdom teeth were once were.
||USU indoor track meet (2 Miles) 00:09:52, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2|
First race of the year. I'll wanted to start it off a lot faster than last year, but I had a few mistakes. The mile took forever to start, but after warming up I felt great, and saw there was a good field, so I was definately excited for this race.
Mile-4:36(?) 4th place. I saw Ricky Faur, and I knew he would be the leader for this race. He's ran a 4:13 I think in the mile last year as a sophmore. Anyway, we started and I got boxed in really bad, but I saw Jerrel on my right side and he was weaving inbetween tons of people. I just followed him. After that the race seemed to go well. I slowly passed people and was in 2nd with 2 laps to go. This is where I made my mistake. There wasn't 2 laps to go, there was only one. I got passed by Jerrel and Jadyn Asay, but thought I would pass them on the last lap, and just keep them in distance for right now. Well, they were sprinting, there was only 150m left when they passed me. I then got in the last straightaway, and another guy passed me. This was when I realized my mistake. I quickly passed him with my 40m sprint finish (I usually have atleast a 200m one.)
2 mile-9:52 2nd place. My legs were a bit sore, but I felt alright. I led the race for the first 14 and a half laps, just running, then Jerrel passed me, and I just stuck on him trying to pass him. He ended up beating me by .23 seconds, but I alright with it. My splits were not where I wanted them to be. I really slowed down the last mile, more than usual.
PM- 4 miles with my dad at easy pace. Hopefully these mile will put me in a better spot at state.
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