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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: 33.20 Month: 149.22 Year: 2008.62
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AM: 13 miles solo.

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PM: 10 miles, 7:30/mile average. Felt fine. It might be about a million degrees here in Florida, give or take a degree or two.

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AM: Track workout. Ran with a new guy Jonathan who is in clearly better shape than me. Did a ladder-style workout: 200, 600, 1000, 1400, 1000, 600, 200 with 200 recoveries between the short stuff and 600 between the long stuff. This made it easy to always restart at the line and finish at the 200.  I did try to run hard, but most importantly I wanted good form and to keep my cadence nice and high.

Good workout since it took all of the thinking out of it. I ran okay, but I feel fat and out of shape still.  

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PM: 12 miles total in Safety Harbor with 3 miles fast with Chris and some with Dylan.  Focused on relaxing and having good form.  I did not really focus on time although we were consistently between 1:19 and 1:15 for our quarters just by happenstance during the 90-second intervals.  Split about 4 miles before the workout, the 4 during with short jog recoveries and then 4 miles after.

I'd say my endurance fitness is definitely not there, as the run back home was a struggle, but that's to be expected with the low mileage.  

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PM: 9 miles in East Lake.

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PM: 7.5 miles in East Lake.

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AM: 5.5 miles in Clearwater on the bridges.

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