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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
261.00
Total Distance
6.00

Legs felt very good and the strides did too!

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11.00

5k in 15:18 at UVU. I got a good start and today for the most part I felt really good about my mental game. I just hopped In the back of the front group and turned my mind off. The first half went by pretty fast too so I was feeling good. Jared created a gap between him and the front pack and with 4 laps to go I was still feeling good and decided to try to separate myself from the pack and catch up to him.  I separated from the pack but I couldn't close the gap all the way to Jared and got stuck by myself in between the two groups. With two laps to go I really started to feel it and got passed by a few. Looking back I should have waited longer to make a move, or just fully committed to get up to Jared and work with him. My mental game is getting a lot better but I felt it was pretty tough once I was by myself so I need to be smarter with those kinds of decisions. Splits were 4:40, 4:53, 5:05 I think. Was hoping to at least break 15 but I think I'm definitely in shape for that (without a conversion), I just need to run it smarter. 

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Total Distance
14.00

14 in orem with Ben and his little brother Isaac. Legs were a little tired but we didn't go too fast so it was good

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10.00

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10.00

1k: 2:58

800m: 2:15

600m: 1:39

400m: 62

200m: 31

Today felt good. I was surprised how easy the 400 felt at that fast of a speed. I was focused and working hard but it definitely wasn't an all out effort. 

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10.00

10 with Justin Hodges, a little slower today, my legs were actually a little more tired today than I thought they would be after yesterday's workout.

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10.00

With Spencer and Camren since most of the other guys were going shorter because they were racing Friday. Stomach was a bit weird today but it has been doing much better for the most part. 

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6.00

Nice and easy today and I got to try out the dragonflys on the track for my strides which felt really good

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14.00

My legs were feeling a little achy this morning so I was actually a little bit nervous. I did the normatec before the warmup to try to help that out as well, even though I had done it yesterday. 

2 mile warm up

3:55 for 1500m 

Splits (first 300m, then the 3 400m splits after that): 46, 1:04, 1:03, 1:00 (there were some decimals in there so that added up the extra 2 seconds)

Was near the back of the pack after the start but everyone was bunched pretty tight so it wasn't a concern and I was on the inside so I wasn't running extra. Not including the last lap, every time I made a pass it was actually on the inside because they were running more in the middle or outside of lane 1 so I squeezed by on the left. That probably won't happen often but it was very nice and probably happened 3 or 4 times within the first 800. At I think the 800m mark I was in 2nd actually and I think Mark was in 3rd behind me. At 400 left Mark took the lead and started to go so I went around the other guy at that point. I wanted to try to go with Mark, but he gapped me pretty good on the backstretch. But I was staying locked in and still going as fast as I could. I do think I was able to close the gap a little bit the last 200 but he already had built a pretty good lead on me. Overall I was pretty happy with the race, I had no idea what to expect time wise and it was cool to see how good my speed had improved just from having a good base. My high school mile pr is a 4:26. In all honestly it was probably the best race I've had since being back from the mission.

The things I am finding most helpful for me mentally duirng a race are to just try to turn my mind off and not really think at all (a neutral thought is far more powerful than a negative one and you can only have one thought in your mind at a time) and to not ever lead the race at all until it's time to make my move (and when I make my move just fully commit). I felt like it helped me mentally to distract from the pain and how I was feeling when I could just focus on the person(s) in front of me and focus on staying with them. When I watched the race afterwards there was actually a few things I didn't quite remember haha. After crossing the line it felt good when Mark turned around and could see I was the first one there behind him to finish. And a minute or two after the race I realized I didn't feel very good and then I threw up. 

Then did an 11 mile cooldown with Mark and Ben which was pretty tiring but it was fun. 

 

 

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Total Distance
10.50

First 5 miles went by so fast and I felt great. Then my stomach really started to bother the second half and I had to slow it down a good amount. 

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Total Distance
9.00

Today's workout was very very difficult. My legs felt fine but again my stomach was really really bothering me on the warm up, the whole workout, and on the cooldown. I'm not sure why because it was yesterday too. It has felt so much better the last few months than it was in the fall but I saw today as a good mental test if nothing else and I was actually very very happy I was able to lock in  and mostly stay on given how my stomach was feeling. 

1000 changing pace 3:17 

600 changing pace 1:35 

1000 changing pace 3:03

6000 changing pace 1:37

200s 30, 29, timed the third wrong so not sure, then 28

 

 

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Total Distance
10.00

By myself today, but nice and easy. Legs were a little tight. 

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8.00

Easy

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10.00

Today was the 2x2 mile tempo on the tempo loop today. 3 min recovery in between.

These are definitely the workouts I struggle the most with. I tried my best to have my mind off but the first loop felt pretty fast and so I felt like I was fighting to hang on from the go on the second rep. I fell off before even the one mile mark on the second loop. I was still trying to go as hard as I could but it definitely was even more difficult by myself. It was a little frustrating because I feel like I do so well on the track workouts and the quick fast stuff never gets the best of me but I have felt that the strength based workouts I struggle with much more often.

I need to force myself to surge every time a gap opens up on these kind of workouts because if I don't it will guaranteed get really tough when I'm separated from them. And if that meant I would blow up later, I need to be okay with that and accept that is always a possibility when we're running fast. 

First loop I had 10:31 (5:15, 5:16), second loop I had 10:47 (5:12, 5:35)

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Total Distance
13.00

Not too fast. My legs were less tired than I thought they would be from yesterday. The last few milse I could tell my legs were a little tight though. 

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10.00

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10.00

2 mile warm up. 

800m in 2:20, 600m in 1:46, 400m in 1:07,, 800m in 2:18, 600m in 1:43, 400m in 1:07

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10.00

With Mark, Justin, and Camren. Was a little tired but it was fine. 

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10.00

I was pretty tired today, so I went pretty slow on the way back (the last 5 miles). 

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5.50

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14.00

The mile was fine, I just felt like I didn't have as much in me to give today. I got a great spot at the start and 2:05 through 800. But at the 800 mark I was just feeling I was a lot more fatigued than I should. I really did feel like I tried my best to run hard I just felt like I didn't have that extra gear. I think my time was 4:19 which isn't really too great. I was disappointed and I want to get to the point where even if it's a "bad day" I can still run great. 

Pacing the 5k was fun. I went through 6 laps in a 7:09. 4:44 pace would have been a 7:07 and Coach Griggs said 4:45 pace so I think I paced it good. I was more focused on hitting the pace than running it "smart" necessarily, so there was a time or two I was a second or two off and so I went around someone or a group to make sure I stayed on. So maybe that made it hard for Justin and Evan to go with me the whole time but at least they had an indicator of where that pace was at. I felt bad that Evan and Justin didn't have their best day, it was good to see Darren run as well as he did given he was basically running by himself. 

Cooled down some until the bus left and then had to do a few more miles when we got back to Logan. 

Also a side note, my groin was starting to bother on the cooldown in Logan and as of SUnday when I am typing this it is feeling a little sore today so I will pay attention to how it's feeling and may let Paul know. 

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Total Distance
10.00

Groin bothered a little on the run today. 

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10.00

My groin was not feeling good most of the day before the run. I ran pretty slow and it actually seemed to help? Not sure, but I have been stretching it out more. 

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10.00

With Justin, Bridger, and Ben. Body felt good today. 

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10.00

8x150m at 25 second pace. Most of them were actually high 24s though. Pretty easy workout but it was fun. It did feel good to open up. 

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Total Distance
10.00

This run dragged. I think it was just because I didn't sleep great last night though

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Total Distance
261.00
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