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Pretty in Pink 15k

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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: 33.20 Month: 149.22 Year: 2008.62
Race: Pretty in Pink 15k (9.321 Miles) 00:53:10, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.009.3212.32

Pretty in Pink 15k Race report

This race is pretty infamous for being a difficult course to navigate (easy to get lost), challenging to run (lots of turns, ups, downs, and a ridiculous 180 finish into the finish chute), and annoyingly late in the morning (they run it AFTER the 5k is completed and everyone is done with the first race).  

Fortunately, it was fun, and I hung out with a ton of friends, played with a bunch of dogs, high-fived tons of runners on the double loop and everyone was cheering one another on, and then finished with going to a party at my friend Dow's house where I almost adopted a rescue dog as well as discovered "candy bacon" which is now my new favorite food.  

The actual race went okay, but I could tell my head wasn't in it today.  I just didn't feel like pacing anything or focusing.  I think that I certainly could use a break from racing at the moment.  It's odd how it can be so easily overdone.5310

Splits- 5:33, 5:37, 5:33, 5:51, 5:34, 5:41, 5:49, 5:51, 5:51, (0.35mi) in 1:54

Comments
From Drew on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 16:10:18 from 173.171.218.92

Sounds like good fun Mike - you get a break for 3 weeks, anyway. :)

From jtshad on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 13:11:40 from 141.221.191.225

A solid race for not being in the moment!

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