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Location:

Thornton,CO,USA

Member Since:

Jan 22, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5k- 16:23 (2011)

8k- 27:33 (2008)

10k - 35:12 (2021)

Half Marathon- 1:16:48 (2018)

Marathon - 2:41:52 (2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Boston Streak!!

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win several marathons aside from other road races.
  • Break 16:00 in a 5k.
  • Go sub 2:35 in the marathon
  • Go 1:15 in the half

 

Favorite Blogs:

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: 79.80 Year: 79.80
Adidas Sub-2 Lifetime Miles: 99.97
Blue/Red Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 496.75
Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Lifetime Miles: 101.21
LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 436.40
Cumulus 20 White Lifetime Miles: 365.74
2022 Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 11.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.700.003.003.0028.70
Asics 2150 Green Miles: 17.00Asics 2150 Blue Miles: 11.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

cold run today, temps around 10, windchill near or just below 0. felt the wind everytime i turned east, so i was pretty frozen at the end of the run. 6 mile "long run" as i continue to work my way up in mileage. Splits:

1- 7:13.9

2- 7:21.8

3- 7:07.9

4- 7:20.4

5- 7:19.3

6- 7:05.7

TOTAL-- 43:29, 7:15 avg

did 6 x strides + protein shake after

Asics 2150 Green Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.700.000.000.004.70

Absolutely terrible running conditions today. Got 9 inches of snow from yesterday and overnight and although some was plowed, the footing was horrible everywhere. I slid all over the place and had to slow it way down and be cautious. On top of it all, I have a sore throat and stuffed up head. All told, 4.7 (kind of got off track with all the snow) in 34:51, 7:25 avg pace.

Asics 2150 Blue Miles: 4.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.003.005.50

very cold outside today, winchills below 0 so i went to the indoor track facility at iowa state and did some repeat miles. Struggled a little bit, but it was nice to get 3 reps in. Splits:

1- 5:54.9

2- 5:50.6

3- 5:51.6

Took 3 min break between each. had a decent cooldown and warmup. Did weights and took protein afterwards.

Asics 2150 Green Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 tough miles today. 10 degrees with windchill at -5. definitely not fun weather to run in. trudged through 4 miles in 30:31, 7:38 pace. footing was terrible throughout still and i am battling sickness.

Asics 2150 Blue Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.003.000.005.50

Great workout today. Went inside on the indoor track and did a 3 mile tempo run, 16 laps on that lil 300 meter track. Definitely had to push through the last 1200, but still nailed my pace each lap and was quite steady throughout the workout. Not only were my GHMP miles very even, my warmup and cooldown mileage was done in 7:11 pace. splits:

1- 6:04.7

2- 6:04.9

3- 6:05.6

TOTAL-- 18:15, 6:05 pace; note that all my miles were within 1 second of each other, definitely an encouraging sign going forward.

after the workout took protein and hit the weights

Asics 2150 Green Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

almost jumbo jet day, not only did it feel like I had one on my back, but my first two mile splits were 7:47 and 7:37--a 7:27 or 7:57 on the last mile and I'd of had the airplane trifecta, instead my last one was 7:31 for a total time of 22:56, 7:39 avg. I  needed slow today and thats what I got, so i should be good to go on tomorrow's long-ish run of 7. Around 14 degrees with wc around 2 today.

Asics 2150 Blue Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.700.003.003.0028.70
Asics 2150 Green Miles: 17.00Asics 2150 Blue Miles: 11.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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