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FL,United States

Member Since:

Feb 08, 2015

Gender:

Male

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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.

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AM: 13 miles with John.

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PM: 10.1 miles followed some body work.

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AM: 10 miles, 5k relatively decent.  I paced Jacob in his first sub-17 goal workout.  He did okay.  He did slip on one of the intervals (interval 4), and we did have to break it up into two sets, but overall he is close.  Workout was 6x800, 1x200 with 85-second recoveries and 2:45 in between each set of 3, followed by 20 seconds recovery after the final 800 interval leading into the final 200m.  I was wicked impressed by Dylan, who joined us for the last two intervals and led the way for I think the first time ever.  I can see he was motivated by getting legged out on Thursday and losing on Saturday last week.  It's nice to see him respond positively to adversity.  You can't teach that.

Splits- 2:37 2:31, 2:37, 2:43, 2:38, 2:36, 0:30

PM- 8.55 miles, 3.5 fast with John.  We chose 600s with 200 recoveries.  I would prefer the longer interval stuff, but it's just a bit too hot to any sort of decent paces.  Workout was- 9x600, 1x200 with 200 recoveries and 20 second recovery before the final item.

Splits- 1:55, 1:50, 1:52, 1:51, 1:52, 1:52, 1:57, 1:51, 1:52, 0:31

In complete reflection the day after, I kind of dogged one of the intervals in the middle (the 1:57).  It was definitely a choice and not fitness related, as John took off that interval so I was solo.  I mentally wanted to cheat because I figured I had no accountability.  I need to avoid that if I want to progress.  Choosing comfort is never the way to get better.  Overall the workout was very doable and hit 5:00/mile pace the whole way while not reaching too deep into the tank.  I felt control the entire way despite the tired legs from the AM.  

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Planning no running today, as it will be a long day.

So in the meantime, my excitement builds for Eliud Kipchoge.  I believe he is going to run a 1:58:55 if they pace him for a 1:59.  If they don't pace him that fast, then I think he'll still get under 1:59:59.  The link below is the free link to the event on youtube.  Hopefully I'm allowed to post it here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-XgKRJUEgQ

I have been really excited for it.  I understand it's not a race atmospher- but neither really were the sub 4-minute mile attempts.  He is still running 4:35/mile- 13.1 mph- pace on his own despite there being a group with him and whatever wind resistance is accrued from the group/timer vehicle.  The only thing I'll be a bit annoyed with would be if they have the phalynx set up immediately behind the vehicle/timing screen.  I think within 20 feet would be a bit unfair.  If you have ever run directly behind a pacing vehicle on accident, you'll know exactly what I mean.

I would have loved to be there to cheer him on and watch history!  Either way, I'll be awake for it, no matter how much it messes up my Saturday, Sunday, or Monday this weekend.  Hopefully tomorrow they annouce that it will be Saturday- that'd be ideal.

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Woke up late because I was busy watching Eliud Kipchoge run a 1:59:40.  I have been reading a bunch of message boards out of excitement- some people are super salty about this race and are not as happy as I figured.  From my perspective, he could definitely do it in a regular race setting with terrific conditions (which he didn't even have today) and some competition.

The happier end of it- I went out for a late/noon run- which in Florida is generally a bad idea- but I saw a ton of people out running, which is quite abnormal, so I suppose the morning news was pretty motivating for most.

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