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July 23, 2021

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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: 27.00 Month: 156.00 Year: 1421.75
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: 434.50
Peg 37 Magenta Lifetime Miles: 203.00
Total Distance

AM - 4 on mural, 6:09 pace. despite using the same phone alarm to wake up at 4am every day, today it decided to go off on silent mode(i've said it before and i'll say it again, extremely dumb feature for an alarm. my phone wasn't even on vibrate or "do not disturb"). i guess it's not a bad thing considering if i ended up waking up at 7:30 without it i probably needed more sleep than the alarm would have given me, but it also means it was already 70's with 97% humidity out the second i woke up.

having stayed in alabama the last couple summers i already knew easy running in humidity sucks, but aerobic running in humidity REALLY sucks. luckily i'm going to provo for at least a portion of this summer, but i am curious if it's something i could adjust to, if i could do something like that 23-miler at 6:13 pace i did a couple weeks back in these swampy-ass conditions. now THAT would be impressive.

PM - 3 on hilton, 5:49 pace. apparently, it was a BOGO for getting my ass kicked by humidity today, although if i'd waited another 2 hours for it to get dark out i think i would have been able to go 6-7 like i wanted. gonna just pretend this was a tempo run so i don't feel as bad for only getting 7 miles in today lol

Peg 37 White Miles: 4.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
From Eva Splaine on Mon, May 03, 2021 at 18:56:37 from

When are you going to Provo?

Be careful there.

I have heard there that there are a lot strange people in Provo. :)

From Eugene on Mon, May 03, 2021 at 21:18:43 from

trust me, they’re nothing compared to yours truly. i’m hoping to drive up later this month for an undetermined length of time, but we’ll see.

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