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FL,United States

Member Since:

Feb 08, 2015



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Running Accomplishments:

Certified course PR's:

Mile: 4:28.0 (Florida, Jan 2020)

5K: 15:12 (FL, Jan. 2020)

10K: 31:44 (FL, Feb. 2020)

15K: 49:03 (FL, Feb. 2020)

1/2 Marathon: 1:10:34 (FL, Feb. 2020)

Marathon: 2:26:57 (WA, July 2019)

100k (63.7 miles, trail): 9:11:00 (FL, Jan. 2019)


I started running in 2010 and have (mostly) kept it a habit ever since!  

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: 41.40 Month: 157.42 Year: 2016.82
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PM: 8.2 miles, 4 fast with Darek and John.  Hot again!  Fortunately, only in the mid 80s.  I had no goals today so I suggested half-mile repeats, as it's easy and mindless.  I know I am getting closer to being recovered, but it's still not smart to hammer anything.  Workout was 8 x half mile with 2:00 recoveries.  I ended up with longer recoveries since they were a bit behind me on each, so it's probably safer to say they ended up being equal recoveries.  

Splits- 2:38, 2:39, 2:29, 2:34, 2:34, 2:36, 2:36, 2:34

The workout was not taxing, although I could do without the heat and humidity.  The majority of the intervals had some type of incline in them, so that made it a bit more fun than normal.  Next week it will be time to start getting serious.  I believe I am ready for that.

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No running.  I'm at a crossroads with running again.  I want to focus away from the marathon, but it truly keeps drawing me back in.  I have been looking at races, but I have not pulled the trigger.  I think I am over Boston.  This last iteration was... okay.  I appreciate the prestige, but the course is quite frankly, hard.  And for the price has escalated to $230 which is insane.  We'll see.  That's expensive for an apple, a snack bag of doritos, two oreos, a gatorade, and a shirt that starts to pull apart after a couple of washes.

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AM: 11.8 miles, 4 fast.  Today I just wanted to ease back into some speed.  I know I'm not recovered from the marathon even if I feel fine.  The microtears are tricky devils. 

The workout was 10x2:00 intervals with descending rest.  This is probably my favorite workout.  Starting at jogging for recovert for 90 seconds and then descending all the way down to 10 seconds of rest in 10 second increments,90,80,...,20,10.  This workout just flies.  Just went by effort.  The workout was not challenging at all until the final interval.  It's more just sort of a... surprise to the body to have to restart so quickly after stopping.  

Splits (paces per mile)-  5:24, 5:18, 5:08, 5:00, 5:09, 5:11, 5:06, 5:15, 5:02, 5:15.


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PM: 7 miles, 7:30/mile pace.

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AM: 14.4 miles, 6:44/mile pace with Darek.  Yesterday was killing me a bit, so we sped it up today to loosen everything up.  The weather was shockingly good.  Probably the first time the weather and temperature been anywhere near normal since... March?  All I know is it's the first time I wanted to run outside the moment I stepped out the door.

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