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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: 48.00 Month: 191.00 Year: 1938.75
Fly's Lifetime Miles: 103.00
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: 469.50
Peg 37 Magenta Lifetime Miles: 448.00
Peg Shields Lifetime Miles: 206.00
Total Distance
188.00
Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 167.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 21.00
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AM - 10. slow.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 10.00
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AM - 10 on backroads, 6:50 pace. 94% humidity, ew. for anyone who runs in either dry altitude or at humid sea-level wondering if the other is worse, i'll settle the debate and say humidity is WAY worse. feels like i can't go faster than "brisk warmup" effort without immediately overheating. it sucks, but you work with what you get.

sotd(got a few since i haven't done one in a few months):

whoop tang flow - theophilus london

yoppa - falside

coordinate - young dolph

we're all alone - masayoshi takanaka

pride - kendrick lamar

alone, together - the strokes

i wanna smoke - gangsta pat

thieves in the night - black star

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 10.00
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8.00

AM - 8 miles, 6:00 pace. put off the run until 9am instead of the normal 6am start, surprisingly felt much better out considering the humidity was much lower than yesterday. still tough to run in, but this i can work with. last mile in 5:44.

sotd: gone daddy gone - gnarls barkley

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 8.00
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6.00

AM - 6 miles, 6:07 pace. took it easier the first few miles since i couldn't run yesterday, then upped the pace to something a bit brisker for the last mile and a half in 8:12. felt pretty comfortable dipping under 5:30 pace for that long.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 6.00
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8.00

AM - 8 miles, 6:26 pace. it was hot, bright and humid early plus my urine tint this morning let me know my hydration since my last run has been piss-poor, so there was a lot of suffering on the backroads today. really wanted to go for 11 but by 8 my HR had been jacked for a bit, my muscles were starting to cramp, and i'd been dealing with sweat in my eyes since like mile #4, so i caved.

PM - plyos/core

sotd: cutthroat committee - key glock

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 8.00
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AM - 8 miles on the backroads. first 7 at 6:09 pace, then jogged the last mile because my left achilles was a little tight. i was probably being overcautious, but why risk it. very hot and humid again; i think i'm going back to starting the runs at 6 instead of 8, which honestly probably won't make much of a difference considering how ridiculous the humidity is at sunrise. like getting to choose the bullet you're about to get shot with

sotd: unfinished sympathy - massive attack

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 8.00
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6.00

AM - 6 miles on hilly backroads, 6:26 pace. been feeling less like running and more of a guessing game to how far i can get before the humidity kills me as of late. today's the halfway point of my stay in texas so i've got about 10 more days of it

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 6.00
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13.00

AM - 8 on hilly backroads, 6:30 pace. easy. stormed hard this morning so even though i pushed the run back a couple hours it was very nice out.

PM - 5 miles on the rail trail, 5:50 pace. my first day in paris two weeks ago i did 6 on this trail at 5:56 pace and it about killed me, so doing this one at 4pm instead of 6am and still having it be way easier was definitely a mental boon. happy i finally got out for a second run here, it's hard to commit to get out the door when you know it'll be heat death

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 13.00
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AM - 8 on hilly backroads, 6:26 pace. easy again, i was a little tight from the fast second run yesterday. otherwise good stuff; i might hit 100 this week if i can be consistent with the doubles. i don't even wanna know how long it's been since my last triple-digit week

PM - 5 on rail trail, 5:56 pace. felt a good bit hotter than yesterday; i think if it weren't for that 5:50's would be an absolute breeze

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 13.00
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AM - 8 miles on hilly backroads, 6:25 pace. could have been a few seconds faster, but my right calf was having a little on-again, off-again tightness. i haven't ran a step on grass in 3 weeks, my legs hate it. just 8 more days, boys

PM - 5 on rail trail. running at the hottest point of the day finally caught up to me and i got my ass kicked, badly. got a little over 3.5 at 6:01 pace then just died out. pretty sure running when it's this bad out is more wear on my body than any aerobic gains. i'd love to run at like 7pm when it's cooler but the evening is the only time all of my family is home and i'd feel guilty skipping out on that to run. not sure what i'll do for the next week, might not hit 100 after all

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 13.00
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5.00

AM - off. back was extremely sore waking up. id normally shoulder all the blame on running on the asphalt rail trail, but considering the two runs before did nothing it was probably a combination of going too hard in the heat and dying, and it being on a hard surface

PM - 5 on hilly backroads, 6:14 pace. considering i had no shade and it was high 90's and humid, i'd call this a better effort than the 5 at 5:50 pace a few days back. it was brutal. back was still very sore but i managed

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 5.00
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8.00

AM - 8 on hilly backroads, 6:19 pace. absurdly humid, was sure i'd be reeling from it and the run would be a total slog, but i surprised myself. probably cutting out the PM run until i get back to bama then hitting full mileage, i'm excited for it. hopefully the humidity isn't too bad in T-town and fall comes early this year for us.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 8.00
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13.00

AM - 8 miles on hilly backroads, 6:04 pace. felt like absolute garbage going into it, but after mile 3 just felt like i shifted gears without even doing anything. ran up the ordinarily killer hills like they were speedbumps. not gonna play the conversion game but on a faster course in fairer weather, this would have been really fast.

PM - 5 miles on hilly backroads, 5:58 pace. was overcast and drizzling at the start, but basically the second i hit the turnaround it stopped and the sun came out and the rest of the run it felt like i was running in an oven. managed to power through it with a 5:41 last mile to get the pace under 6

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 13.00
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AM - 8 on hilly backroads, 5:58 pace. extremely humid, shocker. even for how humid it's been, this was something special. so ready to be back in bama, although looking at the 10-day forecast looks like there's a lot of rain on the horizon. again, shocker.

averaged 6:12 pace for the 73 miles and still felt like i mailed it in pretty hard this week. good mental boon with starting workouts up in a couple weeks

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 8.00
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5.00

PM - 5 on rail trail. objectively the hottest run of the summer so far. first 3.5 at 6:00 pace, then my left calf started getting a cramp and i eased up. felt fine for the rest of it.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 5.00
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6.00

AM - 6 on hilly backroads, 5:59 pace. normally the first 3 miles are slower since the course starts tough but started pretty fast and eased up after 3. probably my last run in texas unless i run this afternoon.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 6.00
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3.00

PM - 3 on hilton before it started storming hard, 6:17 pace. missed hilton bad, nearly bust buck by the first step. because of the aforementioned storm i had about 15 minutes of respite between my 9-hour car drive and my run, and that was all spent unpacking, so legs were completely lifeless. got some blood flowing, at least. about to train my ass off

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
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5.00

AM - 5 on sokol, 6:23 pace. missed it, but by god all the rain bama got this past week turned that course into a waterpark. no traction at all. good news is after a bit more rain tonight it's clearing up for the next week. and, for 100% humidity i handled it pretty well.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 5.00
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8.00

AM - 8 on sokol, 6:07 pace. didn't think switching back to grass after a month of running on asphalt and gravel would have any real effect on me, but my sore hamstrings beg to differ. humid summers mean the grass is very wet in the morning which definitely makes the courses in town i have an affection for a bit more difficult, on top of my body having to deal with the humidity as well. with all that considered, solid run. i don't know if it's physically possible for me to survive a fast long run until like late september, though. doesn't mean i won't try

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 8.00
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AM - 10 miles on sokol, 6:16 pace. very sloppy conditions, haven't ran much the past few days because of absurd bouts of rain making all my courses untenable(giving the definition of that word a good stretch there). we got over two inches in under an hour at one point. i did a couple miles at the gym the past couple days but i'm not gonna log them to shame myself into getting real treadmill mileage next time it's the only option. 

AM2 - hour at the gym. mostly spent doing weights but also did some core and started off with a few minutes on the stationary bike(something i do before every morning run). did some cable kickbacks to end it and i knew by like the second kick my hamstrings are gonna be killing me the next few days. isn't supposed to rain today for once so hopefully getting a PM run tonight is on the table

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 10.00
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AM - 5 on mural, 6:36 pace. very very wet and way too hot for 7am, man. glutes are extremely sore, rest of the legs don't feel too bad though. did the last half-mile at about 6-flat pace just to test the turnover

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 5.00
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7.00

AM - 7 on a soaked sokol(aka soakol), 7:02 pace. still very sore from weights, most of it faded as i ran but i had some tightness in my left calf that wouldn't fade so i stopped a couple miles early. very easy mileage in not very ideal conditions.

Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 7.00
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6:48 pace on hilton

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 5.00
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6:42 pace on mural

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188.00
Peg 37 Magenta Miles: 167.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 21.00
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