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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AM-4 easy miles
PM-Easier workout today. Mile at tempo, 800 at 5k pace, and 400 at mile by 3. It went 4:55, 2:13, 61, 4:57, 2:16, 58(I got a little excited on this one), 4:55, 2:12, and 58(everyone went fast on this one, so I don’t feel bad about that). Good run today.
PM-10 easy miles then strides
PM-warm up, then tempo mile, 800@3k pace(I think), 400@mile pace, 200 @ 30, Times two. Mile was 5:00, then 2:09, 61, 29, 2:09, 60, 28. Cool down after. I felt super sore before the workout due to weights on Monday, but I’m feeling better now. I’m excited to race this weekend.
Took it easier today. Felt pretty beat from the last few days, but I think I'll be good by Saturday.
5 easy miles with some strides.
||BYU Indoor Invitational (1.864 Miles) 00:08:18, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2|
Good race, not great. I prepared near perfectly as far as running, eating, and workouts this week, but not mentally. I just wasn’t ready to race, but it was only a few seconds slower than the goal time. I’ll write more tomorrow about it.
Shakeout in the morning. Felt good. It was a little harder to stay busy and not overthink the race when you don't have classes to think of the whole day. Went and watched the mile around 1. It was a bit sad to see that most of the guys I have been training with just races that didn't reflect their fitness. This made me doubt my training and fitness because these were the same guys I trained with. This was a big mistake, and I think this was a problem for me. After I warmed up, got my spikes, and prepared. I was running in uniform, so I was super excited about that. Well, I lost track of time and didn't get as many strides in as I wanted. After that things went pretty much perfect. The gun went off and Clayson was to the right of me, and things were just nice. I got right behind Chase who was pacing us. We went out kinda fast, but then slowed down. At 1200m our splits were 64, 66, 68. Clayson realized the pace was slowing and passed me and well, him and Chase just kept going. I think my mental state wasn't there as much as it needed it to be. I was about 4:27 at the mile. They had got about a half second on me. Probably 4 meters. After that every lap Clayson just got another half a second ahead of me. The race just happened so fast. I should've stuck it harder, but just didn't want focused. The pacing was great for me, and if I would've just stuck with Clayson(he was going the exact pace I wanted to go) I would've been right where I had make a goal to be. With 200m to go I made a move and got fairly close to Clayson (one second behind him), and then with 100m left I just stopped focusing in the moment. I think if I would've pushed that last 100m, I could've been 8:16.
Overall, this race was a good learning experience. I learned that I prepared great, and that everything seemed to be in my favor today. I just wasn't focused, as well as I doubted myself when I shoud'nt have. I plan on focusing more in the next race. I'm pleased to run a new PR as well. I'm happy for Clayson, as he ran a great race. He didn't have anyone pushing him for the last 1000 meters, and I bet if I would've been close to him he could've ran faster. Fun race though.
4 mile cool down with Clayson, Noah Jacobs, and Michael after. Another cool takeaway is that I did more mileage this week than any week in high school and still ran a PR.
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