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Member Since:

Aug 10, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Marathon PR - 3:05 (3:06 at Boston)

Completed a dozen marathons and a handful of 50 mile ultras.

Short-Term Running Goals:

No idea.  Just trying to stay in shape after several heart related setbacks.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Lower bodyweight and complete some more races.

Personal:

Hooked onto running in 2005 after years of mostly powerlifting.

 

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: 1.00 Month: 130.72 Year: 130.72
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
114.400.000.000.00114.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles on the treadmill during lunch (8:57 avg).  Time just slips away from me and I end up with another low mileage week. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles outside, surprised by the pace (8:52 avg).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles outside in shorts, wet and muddy (9:40 avg).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles on the treadmill during lunch (9:37 avg).

Stregnth Training 55 minutes.  Barbell compounds: Flat Bench, Back Squat, Hang Clean, Calf Raise, Deadlift, OH Press, Chin-ups, and Lunges.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles during lunch on the treadmill (9:27 avg).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

6 miles in the morning on the treadmill (9:36 avg).  Great night of sleep for once.  The older I get the lighter I sleep it seems so now relying on ear plugs.  Finally found a set that doesn't hurt my ears.

4 miles during lunch on the treadmill (9:50 avg).  Slow and easy with hills for most of it and then progressively faster the last half mile.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

5 miles on the treadmill (9:52 avg) before watching daughter play volleyball.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

6 miles on the mill due to ice pellets weather (9:50 avg). Wanted to bail after 20 minutes but caught some good vibes.  Fast finish.

3 miles before strength training (10:00 avg)

Strength training 1 hour. Too long, like to keep this around 30-45 minutes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

8 miles jogging outside (10:10 avg).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.200.000.000.009.20

8 miles jogging outside in horribly windy conditions.

1 mile warmup before weights.

45 min strength training, barbell compounds.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.600.000.000.009.60

5.7 miles jog and walk combo (12:13 avg).  Back at it after left ITB flared up and forced me to take a couple days off earlier in the week.  Hope to tolerate jog and walk combo for a while. 

3.9 miles jog and walk combo (12:57 avg).  Left ITB cooperated, plan to foam roll and stretch again tonight.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

6 miles jog & walk combo outside, left knee was OK, not 100% but a little better.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles jog & walk combo (12:00 avg).  Knee can tolerate very slow jogging pain free so glad I can at least do that for now.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 miles on the treadmill mixing slow jogging with walking at maximum incline (13:20 avg).  Knee is slowly feeling better, but think I made matters worse by being too aggressive with stretching (back of knee and upper calf hurt).

1 hour strength training 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.550.000.000.004.55

4 miles on the treadmill again doing a jog and walk combo.  Hip stretching helps the knee!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.720.000.000.004.72

4.7 miles on the treadmill (12:46 avg).  Still nursing left ITB.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.080.000.000.005.08

5 miles of slow jogging and walking after work (12:24 avg).  Left ITB/knee held up pretty well.

Strength training 30 minutes later in the evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
114.400.000.000.00114.40
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