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May 16, 2015

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unofficial highest mileage week in blog history(nov 2019, 200 miles)

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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: 15.00 Month: 15.00 Year: 1468.75
Fly's Lifetime Miles: 82.00
Pegs 36 #8 Lifetime Miles: 451.00
Pegs #9 Lifetime Miles: 322.25
Peg 37 White Lifetime Miles: 248.50
Streak LT Lifetime Miles: 4.50
Peg 37 Navy Lifetime Miles: 444.50
Peg 37 Magenta Lifetime Miles: 240.00
Total Distance
120.25
Pegs #9 Miles: 117.25Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 3.00
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AM - stationary

PM - few minutes of jogging on the treadmill and some more stationary to loosen up, then drills and plyometrics. burpees kicked my ass, but i definitely have a better vertical than i did a year ago. with as much jumping as i did and my legs feeling fine this probably means i can start running again

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really wanted to run today but i had really bad stomach cramps and a jacked HR all day. long as it's not covid, whatever; hopefully i can sleep it off so i can run tomorrow. surprised how sore i am from the plyo session last night; feels like i did leg day(go figure)

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4.00

PM - 4, 6:41 pace. felt pretty good! wanted to go longer but with only 7 miles ran in the last 8 days and a weight session later tonight(albeit mostly upper body) i decided to keep it short enough to test out the legs without really testing them. i'll go for 10 tomorrow and that'll be the real gauge. looking back it's only been two weeks since the wheels fell off and i've gotten some good stationary work in so maybe i haven't lost too much fitness. hope not; i was starting to feel really good a few weeks ago. legs feel stronger from the plyometrics!

PM2 - 10 minutes on the stationary to loosen up then core, back, chest and hips. probably gonna be sore tomrrow. good!

Pegs #9 Miles: 4.00
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another day without running but this is one of the best excuses i've had in a while to miss it. i was completely ready to run but came outside to find my tires had been jacked, and no one else in the lot. it's messed up, and after filing a police report and knowing replacing this is all coming out of pocket after buying new ones just a couple months ago, i'm demoralized to the point where i don't think a run would fix it. it's a cold world man

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3.00

PM - 3 at night after finally getting new wheels on the car. i'd been up since 2am so i was pretty tired but wanted to get the legs moving so i forced myself to hilton. could have felt worse after 2 days of no running

also i got a great story out of this crappy situation with the wheels. i needed a ride to an auto shop to get lug nuts but obviously couldn't drive, and the only person available to drive me was my ex i haven't seen in about 2 years. we drive to the shop and it was honestly less awkward than i thought it'd be.

so i get back in her car and after a few seconds driving back to my place i hear her sigh and look over and she's got the whole waterworks rolling down her cheeks. i'm like yooo wassup g and she says she just found out her new bf is cheating on her. well, apparently she meant cheating on her at that very moment because she pulls off the main road and drives to what i assume was her mans' apartment and is like "there's that two-timing mfs car, i think i remember where she lives" and pulls out, slams on the gas and drives around looking for her house, i guess

so now i'm just awkwardly sitting in the passenger seat trying not to say anything like i'm in timeout or something, worried i'm about to get caught up in a first-degree murder charge. there was a look in her eyes; i've never seen it in anyone before and honestly, it put the fear of god in me lol. she drops me off and i tell her she's too pretty for prison and she peels off and now i'm praying my ex doesn't catch a case because that looks bad on my tinder resume

like any faithful ex would i (mostly jokingly) offered to beat up her new man but apparently he plays football for bama so i'd like to emphasize the fact that my exes go on to date national champions which kinda feels like a dub for me somehow

sotd: i hit it first - ray j. 

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
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3.00

AM - 3 again. started to feel the days i haven't ran the past month coming back to haunt me but i definitely felt stronger than i would have if i didn't do the strength sessions this week. it's supposed to rain from noon through tomorrow morning but i'll still try to get out there for a shakeout tonight even if i'm tired after work.

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
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5.00

AM - 5, 6:35 pace. was running on 3 hours of sleep yesterday and unfortunately didn't have it in me to do it again so slept through my alarm and didn't have much time before work, so took it a bit faster for still being half-asleep. felt much better than i have the past couple of days; i didn't look at my watch until after the run and i'm not sure if i expected the pace to be faster or slower.

feel like i've been lacking ambition in running the past couple of months, and REALLY feel like that switch got flipped the past couple days. not letting that fire get snuffed this time!

sotd - la mala ordina - clipping

Pegs #9 Miles: 5.00
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15.00

AM - 10 miles, 6:39 pace. was tired but tried to pick it up the last mile and ran a 5:58. felt less like i was flying and more like i was desperately running for my life, lol. felt good to feel that pain; although i'd rather it correspond to something in the 5:20's instead. baby steps. shakeout and plyos tonight!

PM - 5, 6:51 pace. legs felt tired but had a LOT of bounce in them. guess that's why you do strength work

PM - plyometrics. tough one!

Pegs #9 Miles: 15.00
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10.00

AM - 5, 6:36 pace. felt pretty good. took a step around mile 3 and felt my calf strain a bit. didn't feel it before or after that but told myself i'd stop at 5 to exercise caution. shame, but it's a run.

PM - 5 shakeout, 6:59 pace. felt pretty good! could feel the plyos in the legs, both for better and for worse(mostly better). weights in a couple hours!

PM - calves, quads, biceps, triceps. had a paradox where my calves felt strained from running, but the way to avoid that was by straining them more with weights, so might be incapacitated for the morning run tomorrow. either way, it was a good session.

bringing back sotd! today it's bad boy for life by p. diddy bc we're keeping the lombardi down in the dirty south!

Pegs #9 Miles: 10.00
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3.00

20 min of jogging on the turf field

Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 3.00
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5.00

5 on the treadmill before work! felt good

Pegs #9 Miles: 5.00
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8.00

AM - 8 easy before work, 6:53 pace. surprised i didn't cut the run short; it was cold with a vicious wind and corresponding wind chill. we're supposed to have a nasty winter storm hit us later today and last until tuesday morning, so monday's mileage is up in the air. hopefully the weathermen and weatherwomen are once again exposed as frauds tomorrow so i can get the work in. 

sotd: blockbuster night pt. 1 - run the jewels

Pegs #9 Miles: 8.00
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3.00

treadmill

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
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3.00

treadmill

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
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3.00

treadmill

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
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8.00

8 at hilton, 6:52 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 8.00
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7.00

7 on rodeo, first 5 at 6:17 pace. weights later.

Pegs #9 Miles: 7.00
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2.25

6:40 pace on hilton. i forget why i stopped early

Pegs #9 Miles: 2.25
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12.00

12 on sokol, 6:43 pace. weights after

Pegs #9 Miles: 12.00
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12.00

12 on sokol, 6:39 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 12.00
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3.00

3 on hilton, 6:34 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 3.00
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7.00

7 on sokol, 6:41 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 7.00
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4.00

4 on sokol, 6:43 pace

Pegs #9 Miles: 4.00
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120.25
Pegs #9 Miles: 117.25Pegs 36 #8 Miles: 3.00
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