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

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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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