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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: 46.75 Year: 1621.35
Adidas Sub-2 Lifetime Miles: 99.97
Blue/Red Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 496.75
Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Lifetime Miles: 88.10
NEW Asics 20 Cumulus Blue/ylw Lifetime Miles: 459.60
NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 443.60
LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 371.30
Cumulus 20 White Lifetime Miles: 170.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
39.690.0013.112.7055.50
Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 13.30Asics Cumulus 20 Blue/Ylw Miles: 18.70New Cumulus 20 White Miles: 15.00Blue/Red Wave Rider 22 Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Race: Long View Half Marathon (13.11 Miles) 01:21:19, Place overall: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.890.0013.110.0016.00

Live race today - first one longer than a 5k since March! Was really excited to do this race, on a trail from Fort Collins to Loveland. 280 feet of gain, but overall relatively flat. Goal was sub 1:23. Hit that. Main goal was to have fun and enjoy racing again. Because of covid, had to get up super early, my wave went off at 6:45am. Was up by 3:25. Race started before the sun came up, pretty cool, upper 30s, low 40s. Was kind of cool to run the first few miles in the dark. During the race, stuck with another guy who was older (found out later he was 56), he was hauling though and we passed each other 4 different times. Although he edged me out at the end, he was key to me running as fast as I did today - so great to have someone to run with. Splits weren't super trustworthy since my watch couldn't seem to find me, but they were 6:20, 6:16, 6:26 (hill), 6:15, 6:11, 6:09, 5:56, 6:16, 6:16, 6:09, 6:18, 6:12, 6:13 + change. 

Finished in 1:21:19, 6:13 pace. 4th overall. Not a bad day at all considering the 5000 foot elevation for this race and the lower training volume lately. I was pleasantly suprised with my performance, but more than anything, I had a blast doing a real race.

Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 13.30Asics Cumulus 20 Blue/Ylw Miles: 2.70
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
7.500.000.000.007.50

7.5 miles in 7:16 avg pace

New Cumulus 20 White Miles: 7.50
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
8.500.000.000.008.50

8.5 in 7:06 pace

Blue/Red Wave Rider 22 Miles: 8.50
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
8.400.000.000.008.40

8.4 in 59:56, 7:08 avg pace + strides

Asics Cumulus 20 Blue/Ylw Miles: 8.40
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
4.800.000.002.707.50

speedwork today, kind of ended up being a weird workout, 1.5 easy to warm up then right into a 1 mile uptempo, 5:42, then shut it down after .25 in 1:20 the next one, then .37 in 2:01, then .25 in 1:22, .25 in 1:25, then .62 in 3:30, total was 2.7 uptempo, the effort was what was important, esp. given how tired I've been this week after the race on Sunday then the mileage all week, 7.5 total

New Cumulus 20 White Miles: 7.50
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
7.600.000.000.007.60

7.6 today at 7:13 pace + strides and ice bath

Asics Cumulus 20 Blue/Ylw Miles: 7.60
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
39.690.0013.112.7055.50
Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 13.30Asics Cumulus 20 Blue/Ylw Miles: 18.70New Cumulus 20 White Miles: 15.00Blue/Red Wave Rider 22 Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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