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Location:

FL,United States

Member Since:

Feb 08, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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)

Personal:

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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AM: 3 miles and then lifting.

PM: Biked for 13 miles.

Late PM: 8.2 mile workout with Darek, 6k worth of speed with honest recoveries (2:00).  ~5:50/mile pace.  The bike ride really sapped my energy for the workout, but I did try my best.

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PM: Gym for lifting and hopped on the treadmill for a couple of miles which turned into 10 miles.  Accident, I swear!  7:56/mile average.

Late PM: 18 mile bike ride.

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AM: 10.3 miles in the pouring rain.  As I have said- running in thunderstorms and through flooded streets is MUCH better than running in the sun.  The chaffing afterwards disagrees with me...

PM: 10 mile bike ride.

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AM: 15 miles, 3.3 of them fast.  6:00 intervals with 3:00 recoveries with Jeremie & Darek.  Happy 4th of July!

PM: 14 mile bike ride.

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Pretty sad.  I'm just passing the 500 mile mark here in July.  I suppose I should run more, but I am just enjoying the process.  I did sign up for a race however!  Moon over Croom a night-time all trail.  It's a (usually) rainy/muddy race in Withalacoochee forest in about a month plus.  21-miler.  I haven't run over 15 miles consecutively in about eight months, so it'll be... interesting.  The field is small- 250 total, so I might be able to just use it as a marathon prep workout.  Or, if someone wants to push the envelope, I'm usually pretty game.  Either way, excited.

PM: 11 miles @ 7:56/mile pace on the treadmill and then lifted a little.

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AM: 6x4:00 repeats with 90 second honest recoveries, followed by 3x0:15 "sprints."  5:38/mile average for the long intervals.  Felt average.

PM: 15 mile bike ride.  Was epic.

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AM: 13.5 miles.  Did a hm in 1:36 or so with 1000ft elevation on the treadmill.   Felt pretty easy, although the treadmill is tough mentally.  The hills helped break it up.  Although I wish there was the benefit of downhills on the treadmill!

Also did some lifting.

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4.896.2111.10

PM: Workout with Darek, Jeremy, & John at 4pm.  Was a sauna, but I was pumped to work hard for some reason.  I really like workouts sometimes- it's just fun to challenge myself.  Workout was 2 x 5k with 1 mile in between.  First 5k was easy and we nailed it by 10-40 seconds depending on whose watch you trust, but the second sent my heartrate a bit too high.  It was not hard, and my form wasn't breaking down, but the humidity just makes it impossible to sweat and cool down so my heart goes insane.  A year ago, myocarditis would have had me in a bad state after this workout, so it feels good to feel fine afterwards.  A tough day for running.  Tomorrow is supposed to be my first double- we'll see if I actually am successful as I'd like to do some biking as well.

The watch thing was annoying.  It keeps reading slow, but I'm in no mood to buy a new watch.  It shouldn't be an issue, so maybe it's just in need of an update.  

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AM: 6.6 miles @7:47/mile pace and lifted.  Then 12 mileson the bike.

PM: 10 miles, @9:29/mile pace.  Humidity was not the easiest, so I launched myself in the pool afterwards to bring the body temperature down.

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AM: 11.50 miles of suffering.  9:00/mile pace.  It was 7:40ish pace through eight, but then I just lost interest and got over-heated.  Just wanted to scrape to ninety miles.  Definitely seems like it will be a mistake with a long run tomorrow, as I won't recover fast enough.

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10.906.2017.10

AM: 17 miles with a 4k/3k/2k/1k tempo with speed increasing and recovery decreasing (4:00/3/2).  Was pretty fun.

PM: 10 mile bike ride.

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AM: 5.1 miles @ 8:30/mile avg. and lifting.  

PM: 6.4 miles @ 9:04/mile avg.

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12.704.5017.20

AM: 11.1 miles and a workout.  Alternating 2 & 4 minute intervals with half time recoveries.  Kept the effort reasonable. 

PM: 6.1 miles @9:32/mile avg.

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PM:  Lifted light and then medium long run on the treadmill.  Short warmup, then 1000 ft elevation half marathon in 1:36ish, then a half mile cool down.  Felt easy.  Definitely like the inclines the most- makes it more entertaining.

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8.704.5013.20

AM: 3 miles and lifted light.

PM: 10.2 miles, 4.5 fast with Jeremy, John, and Darek.

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PM: 6 miles, 9:30/mile pace

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AM: lifted then 12 miles.  7:52/mile pace

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AM: 15 miles, 9:04/mile pace.

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AM: 10.1 miles, 8:30/mile pace.

PM: 6.4 miles, 8:05/mile pace.

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13.603.5017.10

AM: Some timed intervals.  Nothing special.  6/5/4/3/2/1 with half time recoveries.  Skipped the 3-minute interval.  I was feeling light-headed.

PM: Lifted then ran 7 miles.

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PM: mid-week long run.  800ft elevation, 7:56/mile avg on the tread.  

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8.205.0013.20

AM: 3.1 miles and lifted.

PM: 10.1 miles, 5 fast with hills.  Half mile on, 1:00 off (normal running) for the five miles (so 10 reps) and surges on the hills/bridges.

 

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AM: 10.2 miles, 9:15/mile pace.  Surprisingly felt decent.

PM: 7.5 miles, 9:08/mile pace.

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11.505.0016.50

AM: Trail run with 5-mile progressive to finish it off.  Then ran a little extra to get to my distance goal of 110.  I don't really have a good reason for wanting to run that much, just felt like it this week I guess.  

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AM: 15.1 miles.  Felt quite surprisingly good after mile one.  Mile one is always a liar.  Sometimes so is mile two.  It's only when miles 3-5 are liars that you really need to wonder about your choices in life.

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AM: 11.4 miles @ 8:04/mile pace

PM: 7 miles @ 9:00/mile pace with Brian

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AM: 10.3 total miles, 4 fast.  A bunch of striders, then 12 x 400 (but really 90 second intervals) followed by 4 x 0:30 seconds.  Splits were all 1:14-1:17, and they felt quite easy and I jogged all of the recoveries.  I almost always default to running the recoveries now which I know is more intended for endurance/tempo style intervals, but at as I get older the constant starting and stopping ruins the flow.  

PM: 4.2 miles, 8:59/mile pace.

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19.900.0019.90

AM: 13.4 miles, 8:44/mile pace

PM: 6.5 miles, 8:00/mile pace

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10.706.5017.20

AM: 8 miles, one fast helping on intervals with Brian and a couple guys

PM: 9.2 miles with a workout.  Modified michigan- 1 mile hard, 1 mile tempo, 0.75 hard, 1 mile tempo, 0.5 hard, 1 mile tempo, 0.25 hard with John, Jeremy, and Darek.  Splits- 5:27, 5:56, 5:25/mile pace, 5:57, 5:39/mile pace (trees, this one is wrong), 5:53, 5:00/mile pace.

Good workout.  The half and 3/4 mile intervals had something shady happening to the distance measurement, as I know I was working harder and faster than the 5:27 mile, but I guess the splits don't matter in the end with the heat/humidity, it's really about the effort in comparison.

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AM: Lifting and then 9 miles @ 8:00/mile pace.

PM: 9 miles

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12.904.0016.90

AM: 15 miles with 4 fast in 22:21 (5:35/mi pace) in the middle.

PM: 2 miles to get to one-twenty!

I guess that answers the age-old question- how long does it take to go from 0 to 120 for mileage?  Three months.  However, a better method would be to not take off time to begin with!

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