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June 2011

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Member Since:

Aug 10, 2008



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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.


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
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Reporting total miles for the week. Longest run today was a total slug fest 16 miles due to extreme humid conditions. My feet were squishing at the end and I hate squishy feet. As usual, completed all the miles this week at an easy pace. Maybe got down to a 6:45 mile once or twice, but that's it. I'm excited since I don't have any issues physically, just plain old tired from the warm weather. I now have more balance and I don't have the pesky aches anymore. Finally, I can just go out and run without pain of any sort. Signed up for the St. Louis marathon in Oct. Feels like a long time from now, but will be here before you know it. I hope to do a bit more in miles next week, but I'm not keeping a firm schedule. Those days are long gone!!

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Not a bad week given the really hot and humid weather and how I felt.  Longest run was 12.5 miles.  I was feeling ok early in the week then after a hot run on Wed. I could tell my body was fighting something. Whether it was an allergy or virus, I was lacking energy and just not feeling right.  I bagged the run on Thursday.  Finally cooled off for today's run.  Signed up for a 50 mile race for late in Aug.  Really looking forward to some wood trails up north.

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