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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: 28.45 Month: 15.25 Year: 1237.93
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
292.900.000.000.00292.90
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Ran outside regardless of the heat.  Ran first half in NEW running shoes (haven't bought new trainers in about 4 years) and the second half in some old racing flats.  Average pace 8:15.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Extremely hot run before lunch.  Just got in these miles as comfortable as I could in order to get back inside.  Average pace 8:14.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

Did a new shoes and racing flats combo.  Having no pain issues.  Average pace 8:11.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

Not much to say here.  Started out slow and gradually built up pace to average 8:34.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Outside run before lunch, completed 5 x fartleks during back half but no idea how fast.  Feeling really good.  After work did my circuit training:

2 x Circuit: JR 5 min + One Leg Squats + Power Tower (abs, chin-ups, push-ups) + Bridges + Standing Leg Raises

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Sluggish legs so backed off the pace.  I think the weight training is making me an overall better runner, but really cuts into the pace the days following. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Wimped out and ran on the treadmill after work.  Something I despise doing is running after work on the treadmill.  Outside after worrk I'm fine with once and a while, but on the treadmill before dinner or at night is the pits.  Overall, I have to get the running done before early afternoon or it will be a mental struggle. 

Weights after the run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.700.000.000.0014.70

Felt pretty good picking up pace. Got to stick with morning and lunch running.  Average pace 8:10.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Legs were not in the ball game this morning.  The upper hams and calves were sore from the weights on Wed.  So took it really easy and averaged 8:45 pace.  Keep thinking about the Olympic 800 meter final last night.  Rudisha was amazing to watch. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Morning run, ran based on feel (7:55 avg).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Before lunch.  Took more time for heart rate to pick up.  Felt tired first 30 minutes.

Weights later in the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.700.000.000.0014.70

Bottoms of feet are sore today probably from jumping rope yesterday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles at a  8 minute pace.

Weights later in the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.700.000.000.0014.70

Before work, felt strong all around.  Jumping rope has become a big plus.

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0.000.000.000.000.00

Normal circuit of jumping rope and weight training.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.200.000.000.0014.20

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.900.000.000.0014.90

Finding that it takes around 3 miles before my heart rate picks up enough to get comfortable.

Weights later in the day. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.600.000.000.0013.60

Really easy today because right hamstring was a little grumpy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.900.000.000.0014.90

Ran some of this on the treadmill.

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Normal circuit of jumping rope and weight training.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.600.000.000.0014.60

Feeling faster and stronger, but worried about endurance. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

All ran in the low 8s for pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.200.000.000.0010.20

Tired run this morning. 

Weight training later in the day. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Had to get to work early.  Don't feel like I've lost bodyweight, but I'm much stronger versus previous years.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.200.000.000.0014.20

Run times are really dropping.  All these done at 7:50 average.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
292.900.000.000.00292.90
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