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Location:

Orem,UT,United States

Member Since:

Mar 25, 2020

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

High school bests

Track:

800m: 2:02 (altitude - 4500 feet)

1600m: 4:26 (altitude - 4500 feet)

3200m: 9:27 (altitude - 4500 feet)

Cross Country:

3 mile: 15:14 (altitude - 4500 feet)

5k: 16:04 (footlocker west)

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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 950.30
Total Distance
233.10
Total Distance
10.00

Sleep: 10:30 pm to 5:30 am (Tuesday morning)

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Total Distance
9.00

I don't have the exact splits from my watch but I asked Brennan

800s: 2:28, 2:28, 2:26, 2:26, 2;24, 2:24. This workout was actually kind of hard for me. Maybe it was cause it was windy? Or I was just tired from getting up early. I also will say it doesn't help me to expect a workout to be "easy" because then when it starts hurting I get more frustrated about it. It helps me if I just expect it to hurt a lot no matter what. Then if it does I'm ready and if it doesn't it's just a "bonus" I guess. It was a good workout though. 

53 HR sleep 10:30 to 7:30 (wednesday morning)

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10.00

9.1 Solo. 7:38 pace I think? My legs were actually pretty tired so it was nice to go alone and just relax a bit on this one. 

HR this morning was a 49 but I might've counted wrong cause I was pretty tired today. 

Sleep 10:30 to 7:25 (thursday morning)

PM swam 30 minutes at the HPER building. I liked it it's a good workout for my arms and lungs. 

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Total Distance
10.10

HR 63. Today my legs felt better than yesterday. 

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Total Distance
9.20

Sleep 10:15 pm to 7:30 am (Saturday Morning). 

My legs felt pretty tired again today. I stretched them out pretty good after the run though. 

PM swam 30 minutes

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Total Distance
13.00

2 mile warm up

4 mile tempo: 21:25 is the total time on my watch. My watch might've been off but here were the splits I had: 5:21, 5:18, 5:13, 5:16. I fell off a little bit at the end which was too bad but I did stay mentally checked in the whole time and didn't just let them put a big gap on me. The last 400ish meters is when I fell off but the gap between us stayed the same. I was pretty tired after that but within a few minutes felt ready to go for the second rep. 

10 min-ish recovery

2 mile tempo: 10:16 total time on my watch. Splits I had 5:08, 5:06. I felt my mental game was pretty strong here. I focused hard on staying on the first probably 1000 then we hit the downhill. I was able to just lean forward and actually relax a little bit. It was like a second wind almost because when we turned and started going north right before the mile mark it hurt but I was pretty fine with it and just focused on going hard. Once we turned and started going uphill then I was trying pretty hard again to not fall off. But overall I was pretty happy with my mental game today. My legs were actually kind of tired and sore on the warm up, which was weird cause this week hasn't been crazy difficult but I was happy I still was able to hang on for the most part today and go for it.  

 

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10.00

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10.00

Morning HR: 45 sleep 10:30 pm to 6:15 am. 

Two and a half hill loops. Today effort wise was not hard. 

First loop; 2:53, :44, 2:56

Second loop: 2:46, :41, 2:53

Last rep: 2:51 

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Total Distance
8.00

Morning HR: 54 sleep 10:30 pm to 8:45 am

by myself, avg HR 148

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Total Distance
9.00

Felt kind of tired today but it was fine

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10.00

Sleep 10 pm to 6:30 am but it took me quite a while to fall asleep 

2k repeats: 6:20, 6:22, 6:11

1200m for 4th rep: 3:45 

last 2k: 6:07

I was very happy with today. I felt kind of tired yesterday for some reason so I made sure I had a lot of carbs last night and rehydrated to recover and start today feeling 100% charged back up. I think that is the problem some days is I don't recover right so I start the next day at less than 100% fueled up which Natalie had talked about in our last nutrition meeting. I felt like mentally today I did a great job of just processing the workout in the moment and not thinking about how much further to go. Before the 4th rep I was feeling a little tired but I was confident I could make the 2k so when Coach said 1200 for us I knew even more I could do it. The last 2k rep was fast! But I felt on top of the pain. The last 400 felt like we really started to move and it started to hurt pretty good but I knew I could make it by that point. I did a good job of not thinking about my breathing as well. I wasn't overly focused on how I was feeling so I was able to stay more relaxed and I think the pain bothered me less today because of that. 

Did an evening swim as well. 30 min

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Total Distance
12.00

I felt pretty tired today energy wise. I actually had an accounting test at 12 and knew it would be pretty long so I wanted to make sure I was mentally sharp so I actually ran after aruond 3 pm. Looking back I know I didn't fuel great today before my run and part of that was cause of the test, and my stomach was bothering me and feeling off. But today was just a reminder that sometimes I can do a better job of eating more before I run to have good energy and for my stomach to feel good. Legs were pretty sore today. 

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0.00

HR 53  sleep 11:30 pm to 10:30 am 

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10.00

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8.00

4x800

2:24, 2:24, 2:22, 2:22

 

This workout should have been easy but I didn't do a good job of recovering over the weekend so my legs were a bit tired. Good reminder to make sure I get my legs right for Friday. 

Evening swim as well for 30 min. 

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Total Distance
8.00

Wednesday's usually become my nice very easy run of the week. It was nice. 

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Total Distance
6.00

Course shakeout. Felt like my lungs were kinda off today but it was fine. 

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Total Distance
11.00

25:4something. 

Felt like I put myself in a good spot but lost focus for a minute and let them get away. My lungs were a lot more tired than my legs were today. I noticed my breathing was struggling a lot earlier than my legs were. Not sure why but i was okay with today's effort. Not happy but it's fine. I just need to keep doing the little things right and wait for my moment when it clikcs together well. 

My stomach also started bothering me a little bit. I wonder if next time pre race I shouldn't do oatmeal with my breakfatst, just stick with a bagel and light foods. 

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Total Distance
15.00

My legs were tired from yesterday. This was the furthest long run I have done. I felt pretty out of it after the run and maybe that was a fueling issue? I thought I did a good job on Friday night when we got back of eating a lot and well but it was fine. Used the normatec boots after the run. 

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Total Distance
9.30

HR 54

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9.00

Was tired but it was more of a sleepy tired than tired from the workout. 

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Total Distance
8.00

HR 49 sleep 10:30 - 8

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Total Distance
7.00

HR 49 sleep 10:30 - 6:30 

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Total Distance
9.50

HR: 59 

Sleep: 11:30 pm to 8:30 am

I didn't use my watch for the spits. It was an easy workout. 

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Total Distance
12.00

Today I felt really good. Not sure what it was. But I thought we were going a lot slower than usual but our pace was more like it normally is when I looked at the watch after the run. 

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Total Distance
233.10
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