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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
278.51
Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 86.03Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 64.11Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.80
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8.90

8.9 in 70 minutes. Early morning treadmill.

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9.60

9.6 in 75 minutes. Early morning treadmill.

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 9.60
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10.30

10.3 in 80:47. Early morning treadmill.

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11.50

11.5 in 90:14. Early morning treadmill.

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 11.50
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16.30

Easy morning treadmill, slowly working up to a moderate pace. Then I mowed the lawn (16.3 in 2:07:33)

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7.36

Really nice lunch run out in the desert. (7.36 in 59:20)

Also had a nice bday with cupcakes, song, phone calls, and board games :)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.36
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7.50

More fantastic weather at lunch time. Almost a little too warm. Expecting a very warm summer (for Southeast Idaho at least) (7.5 in 59:20)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.50
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7.50

Easy lunch time run (7.5 in 59:57)

Some strength training before dinner

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.50
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5.50

Treadmill before dinner (5.5 in 43:24)

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17.60

Long run watching Suits (17.6 in 2:19:12)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 17.60
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16.20

16.2 in 2:07:24. Easy early morning treadmill.

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0.00

Happy Mothers Day to all of you wonderful mothers out there! Thank you for keeping this world intact :)

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5.86

5.86 miles at lunch time. Had to go quick as it was a busy day (5.86 in 47:03)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 5.86
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7.76

2 mile warm up, then 45 minutes at M pace (7:30/mi). Felt pretty good, but I'm definitely not ready to run a marathon right now. Good thing it's not until October!

In other news, I signed up for the Idaho Falls Half (July 28). Happy to support Westside Elementary while trying out my first Idaho race. It's weird that I've been in Idaho for over 2 years and haven't participated in a race other than a fun run yet...

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7.38

Easy lunch time run (7.38 in 59:15)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.38
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7.39

Easy lunchtime run (7.39 in 59:15)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.39
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17.40

Decent workout. Slowly getting back into workouts. 2 easy, 6 marathon pace, 1 easy, 4 Marathon pace, long cool down. (17.4 in 2:11:52)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 17.40
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16.00

Easy long run (16 in 2:07:15)

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10.80

Easy morning run. Working from 2pm to 2am today at work to provide engineering and environmental oversight to some work. (10.8 in 1:25:40)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 10.80
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12.00

Workout after sleeping 3 hours...

2 miles easy + 3x1 mile threshold pace w/ 1 minute recoveries + 2 miles threshold pace + cooldown

8.8 in 1:05:18


Easy in the evening at the work gym (3.2 in 25:37)

Some strength training

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 3.20Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.80
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8.00

Easy miles in the morning (8 in 1:03:30)

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12.70

Easy long run in the early AM. (12.7 in 1:41:00)

Pretty tired after a weird sleep schedule (pulling night shifts) and longer morning runs. I think I will skip my 2nd workout of the week.

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6.30

Easy run at work in the early AM. My left knee has felt strangely loose during two runs this week. They weren't consecutive runs, either. Weird. Also a little strength training for shoulders and core. (6.3 in 49:51)

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12.43

Easy long run around Holladay, UT. South on Van Winkle, up Highland and then 2300 E, west on 3300 S, South on 700 E. Really pretty, but surprisingly few running paths so a lot of running on the side of the road. Seems like people are mostly out of town luckily.

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 12.43
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12.51

Some wobbly joints again today. Left knee and right ankle. Approximate M pace effort... Not as good as I wanted (12.51 in 1:37:16)

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6.70

Cut my lunchtime run after moving 100 feet. My knee was very uncomfortable (I would describe it as a "general discomfort") and I could not move with proper form because of it. Decided to wait and see how it would feel in the evening. Although still sore in the evening, it didn't mess up my form, and it seemed to relax during the run. I know I did a workout yesterday, but it wasn't THAT strenuous. The next few days should shed more light on the issue... (6.7 in 53:05)

Put a little incline and decline on this treadmill run, as the Idaho Falls Half is not very flat...

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 6.70
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9.60

Easy miles at lunch time, then some weights (4.2 in 32:40)

Pre-dinner run (5.4 in 42:52)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 4.20
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7.42

Went for an outdoor lunch run today. Risked getting caught in what looked like some potentially heavy rain. Turned out to be 10 drops of rain at the most. Ran for an hour, and the knee is feeling better each day. Avoiding workouts for now... (7.42 in 59:20)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.42
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278.51
Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 86.03Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 64.11Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.80
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