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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: 42.00 Month: 185.00 Year: 1932.75
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: 200.00
Total Distance
56.00
Peg Shields Miles: 51.00Fly's Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
16.00

AM - 11 on mural, 6:18 pace. i've been very happy with the quick morning runs the last couple days, but both days they had my ankle feeling off by the time i got off work. considering i work again today and want to do a tempo tomorrow morning, kept the effort light, particularly in the first 30 minutes.

PM - 4 on mural at 6:13 pace plus a mile of dynamics, drills and strides. felt pretty stiff the first mile of the run but focused on keeping good form and felt better the longer i went.

Peg Shields Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
15.00

AM - 4 w/u, 4-mile tempo in 21:19(5:21, 5:21, 5:18, 5:18), c/d on the turf farm for 12.

went to bed at 8pm last night, but took nearly 2 hours to fall asleep. don't know why but just felt like my body was overheating even with the AC on. i was fuming. last time i remember checking my watch it was 9:45, then woke up hot again at 11:45pm. was just pissed and didn't want to bother trying to fall asleep again so just did the workout absurdly early off 2 > hours of sleep. workout should have suffered as a consequence but it went well. wanted to go for 5 but after 3 knew i couldn't today. i'll be optimistic and say 1. if i had gotten more sleep i could have and 2. this workout being extra early means i'll have more time to recover between the weights in a few hours, and every run after.

AM2 - weights. was pumping iron for nearly 90 minutes... woof.

PM - 3 on hilton/RV, 7:10 pace. we got a couple hours of very heavy rain in the afternoon so i resigned to no PM run seeing how my beloved grass courses would be flooded, but about 30 minutes after having dinner i said screw it and ran anyway. hilton didn't end up being that wet so good call, even with it following a meal. it was only frozen cherries and eggs so it could have been worse. felt dead.

Fly's Miles: 4.00Peg Shields Miles: 11.00
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10.00

AM - 10 on sokol, 6:55 pace. pretty miserable run; i was sore, tired, and suffering from an extremely humid morning. the entire run i couldn't stop thinking about how i had an easier time keeping the pace under 6 minutes on this same run last friday than i did 7 minutes today. not that it matters in the grand scheme of things; i got the miles i needed

Peg Shields Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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0.00

off. too much rain. one day i'll have the balls to use a treadmill for anything besides tempo runs. one day.

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10.00

AM - 10 on sokol, 6:24 pace. felt a million times better than tuesday morning, was still a little sore from weights so went on auto-pilot. 6:24 isn't blazing fast in context of the last year or so but i can't remember the last time it felt that easy.

Peg Shields Miles: 10.00
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5.00

planned on working today around noon so had to try and do this workout early. did my first repeat in a 1200m in 3:48 that felt a little uncomfortable at first but pretty easy by the third lap. got about 10 seconds into the recovery, but since it was still dark out i accidentally stepped inside the track and my left foot landed in the drain. heard a crunch and my immediate thought was "oh my god, i just broke my ankle". hopped a few steps on the other foot before falling down and spending a couple minutes pounding the ground and switching between praying aloud and letting fly every obscenity i know. i think i just sprained it badly. i don't know, man. i'll play it by ear, although i think if it were broken it'd be giving me more grief right now(not that it isn't, just not as much as i'd expect from something being broken)

Fly's Miles: 1.00Peg Shields Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
56.00
Peg Shields Miles: 51.00Fly's Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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