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U of A

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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: 173.00 Year: 173.00
Fly's Lifetime Miles: 191.00
Pegs 36 #8 Lifetime Miles: 451.00
Pegs #9 Lifetime Miles: 322.25
Peg 37 White Lifetime Miles: 284.50
Streak LT Lifetime Miles: 11.50
Peg 37 Navy Lifetime Miles: 490.50
Peg 37 Magenta Lifetime Miles: 480.00
Peg Shields Lifetime Miles: 747.00
Peg Shields 2(orange) Lifetime Miles: 101.00
Total Distance
18.00

AM - 5-mile w/u on mural + turf routine, then drove to the gym because it was somehow the most favorable place for a middle-of-the-night workout considering the wind and lack of visibility, plus my ankles/knees have been a bit off from those two faster hilton runs last week. i don't know how i used to run 30 miles a day and have 20 or more of them come off that .75 mile loop, it's favorable in theory but anything faster than a jog it just kills me nowadays. something about the bends.

anyway the workout was 6 x half-mile at 0.5 incline in 2:24 w/ 2' rec shuffling around the gym, plus the 20-30" it took to ramp the treadmill back to 12.5 mph. found out the treadmills at my gym don't go any higher than that speed, i wager very few members have dared find that out and lived to tell the tale. felt like it got a little easier as i went on, if not that at least not harder. those last 30 seconds were nothing but praying i didn't stumble and go flying across the gym for all 6 though.

AM2 - lower weights n core n sauna

PM - 6 on hilton, 6:24 pace. remember this morning where i said running hilton was bad for my knees/hips? yeah me either. in all seriousness it rained heavy all day until 4 when i set out for the run, so my options were drive 30+ minutes to run gravel trails, hit the dreadmill again, or hilton. even if 6 miles of asphalt after a morning workout and lift had me terrified it went pretty alright. felt like the longer i went the more my stride adjusted to the more compact surface, and the more comfortable they were able to get. been a long time since i got a nice easy run in at hilton, the bends are a lot more kind on the ankles/knees/hips when you aren't trying to tell yourself 5:50 splits are reasonable to try to hit for basically every mile on every run lol. also got some steeplechase work in with all the puddle hopping i was doing! a 10k steeple, dear god

Fly's Miles: 4.00Peg Shields Miles: 8.00Peg Shields 2(orange) Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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