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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,United States

Member Since:

Oct 15, 2016

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Favorite Marathon: St George

Favorite Half Marathon: Cottonwood (Revel)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Overcome 2020!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finish a marathon in under 3 hours.

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.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 405.75
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Lifetime Miles: 626.66
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Lifetime Miles: 1520.56
Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Lifetime Miles: 1396.48
Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Lifetime Miles: 718.09
Total Distance
56.06
Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 18.00Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 12.78Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 23.27ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 2.01
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.03

20 second run today. I was going to see if I could do a mile run around the neighborhood. The first 5 seconds felt fine, then the back of my pelvis started to get painful.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 0.03
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0.25

Test 2. Ran down the block and back. Took it slower. Less sensitivity than last time, but it is still there. My hamstring was very tight this time, but it might be from a combo of soreness from calisthenics and not running for 3 weeks. Quarter mile!

I think I will start testing more often.

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0.24

Took longer than yesterday to feel my hip, but I ended up hurting just as much as yesterday.

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0.22

Test 4.

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0.50

Definitely the best test so far. I think this situation is slowly improving.

2 tests today. Not much change from the first test today.

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0.27

Test 6 (or 7, depending how you count it). My best test to date. At this rate, I'll at least be able to pace at the Utah Valley marathon (assuming it takes place).

This break has been a great motivator to do some quality strength training for the first time in years!

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 0.27
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0.97

Test 7. Ran twice as far and still takes longer to start feeling pain. And the pain is less. I think I still want to see a PT about this.

Test 8. Ran the same distance as earlier today, making about a mile today! Feeling pretty hopeful!

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 0.97
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2.26

Test 8. Ran over a mile this morning at a 10 minute pace. The speed is still awkwardly slow, and I know it's not the proper form for an efficient trot, but I am able to do it without my hip getting too sensitive. My hip always feels a little tense after these runs, not things are continuing to improve.

Test 8.2. Same thing as this morning. Felt about the same.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 2.26
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5.25

Test 9. This is the farthest I have run since going out of commission. There really isn't any pain. It feels like my hip is either not responding as well or is just really stiff. Either way, the situation is getting better every day. Based off my experiences the past few days, I am still thinking this is a sciatic nerve issue, caused by a strained muscle.  

3.18 in the late afternoon. There are definitely 1 or 2 muscles around my right glute that are functioning at 10%. Running is awkward and slow, but doesn't hurt! Still going in to see a PT next week.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 5.25
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4.00

Test 10. Sore from yesterday. I did a lot of squats and calf raises yesterday as well, but I am definitely not used to being this sore after a little bit of easy running. It's amazing what 4 weeks off can do.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 4.00
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7.28

Test 11. It seems weird to keep calling these tests, but I'm not 100% sure I'm okay yet. Just slowly putting more work in and seeing if things get worse.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 7.28
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9.72

Test 12. A full 90 minutes. Muscles are much less tense than Saturday. Still feel something weird under my left glute. Still suspecting piriformis syndrome. My cadence is still really low. I think the biggest struggle will be getting back to good form.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 9.72
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10.25

Test 13. Slowly improving my cadence. Still some tenseness in what I assume is my right piriformis. Excited to learn from the PT tomorrow.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 10.25
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5.50

Test 14. Tired and sore, but otherwise pretty good. Improving.

Went to see a PT about my issues today. Turns out my right SI joint was misaligned, and one of my muscles on my right side just wasn't able to function with the position my pelvis was in. It was pretty neat to see strength returning to my thigh after 30 seconds of the PT making me do specific exercises. I was given a list of stretches and exercises to do until my next appointment on Tuesday. The PT wants to make sure that my SI joint is staying properly aligned. 

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.01

Went to the PT this morning. They did dry needling and gave me some new exercises. There are some small muscles around my right hip area that area knotted up. I was given the green light to run up to 3 miles at a time. Woot! 1.5 miles before lunch.

Another 2.5 in the afternoon. It was slow, which is just fine right now, but it was also very sloppy. I think I got too excited about getting to run today...

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 4.01
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2.10

Being gentle. Yesterday was too much (2.1 miles in the early AM). Nice temperature!

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 2.10
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3.21

Easy treadmill run for just 10 minutes. It is noticeably less stressful than running on the road for some reason. Drove out to work this morning. I'm not a big nay-sayer to all these public health precautions, but I will definitely be relieved when the buses come back. 

Easy 2 miles on the road at work.

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 2.01Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 1.20
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56.06
Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 18.00Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 12.78Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 23.27ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 2.01
Weight: 0.00
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