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Idaho Falls,ID,United States

Member Since:

Oct 15, 2016



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
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 19.89Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 6.60Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 2.57Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 26.22
Weight: 148.50
Total Distance

Small workout. 3x(1T,2min). Feeling more pre-race jitters than I'm used to. Thinking this will be more of a B+ race for me. (6.6 in 0:52:23)

Quick run on the treadmill at work. I almost didn't have any time to run today, and squeezed a small 25 minute window a little after noon. 2x(1T,2min). (3.5 in 0:25:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.50Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 6.60
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance

Easy short morning run. (3.64 in 0:31:19)

Easy lunch run. (4.44 in 0:37:43)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.44
Weight: 148.00
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Total Distance

Short morning run. (2.57 in 0:21:59)

Easy lunch run. (4.14 in 0:34:43)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 2.57ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.14
Weight: 0.00
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No morning run, set my alarm for 5AM and almost slept all the way (woke up at 4:52AM).

Lunch run. Hustled at 3/2 breathing for the majority of it. A good effort to hear myself breathing, but nothing too exciting. (4.24 in 0:33:44)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.24
Weight: 149.00
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Easy lunch time run. (3.57 in 0:31:25)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.57
Weight: 150.00
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Race: Pocatello Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:08:10, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

True chip time was 3:08:10. At about mile 8, I knew that I wasn't getting anywhere near sub-3. BUT this was a great race for me. Well before the halfway point, I felt myself fading. Even though I knew I wasn't getting my goal, I decided early to give this race my very best. I gave 100% and feel really good about it. The neatest thing is that around mile 19, it paid off that I kept pushing, as I passed a few people that had passed me when I was fading earlier. I'm not sure why, but I definitely got a second wind about 75% through the race and kept it until the end. If think I ran a really good race and there's not much I could've done differently during the race. After finishing, my fatigue hit me like a train and I had nothing left, not even for a really short and slow cool down (I tried). Something I can improve in the long term: get back to 140 lbs. I think that's the biggest difference between my performance today and my PR at STG last year when I was 10+ pounds lighter.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 26.22
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 19.89Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 6.60Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 2.57Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 26.22
Weight: 148.50
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