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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: 0.00 Month: 95.20 Year: 980.78
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
145.150.000.000.00145.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

8.1 mi

Easy run before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.600.000.000.0012.60

Woke up at 5am but went back to sleep. A couple hours later was out for the usual Saturday morning run. Didn't feel good from the start. Wanted to go a bit further, but wimped out and called it quits early.

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No run. Two supersets of skipping rope, heavy bag, and speed bag work. Basic weight training afterward.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Ran 12 after work. Warm out so stayed on the shaded bike path. Focused on staying relaxed. Closed my eyes from time to time and soaked in the summer sounds.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Easy 5 before work. Probably only run of the day. Legs are a bit throttled from weights on Sunday. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.700.000.000.007.70

Temp was good, but struggled something fierce in the humidity. I was soaked and the legs were foamed at the end.

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Ain't gots nothing today. Hate it when I get in these emotional depressed funks. Don't want to do anything but eat and sleep. Here's to better days soon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

10 mi. + 6 mi. (faster finish)

Feeling much better today after stuffing my face with pizza and ice cream last night. Most of the miles today were a glorified jog, but dropped the pace at the end of second run. Need to get the Cardiologist checkup done so I can put a race on the calendar.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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No run. Two supersets of skipping rope, heavy bag, and speed bag work. Basic weight training afterward.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

Long week of work

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.005.75

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Mix of rope skipping, boxing work, and weight training. I've always enjoyed boxing since I was a kid, but thankfully didn't get real serious. Came in handy in my old neighborhood though.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

7 mi. + 3.5 mi (faster)

Dew points are high and bugs are out in full force. Work has been draining for two weeks now. Need to get back on track again.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on the treadmill, then boxing work followed by weights.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles on the treadmill during the lunch hour. Crazy hot outside. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.300.000.000.005.30

5.3 miles around noon. Terribly humid so this was a slow jog.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 mile progression run during lunch hour. Crazy humid still.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.600.000.000.0011.60

6.5 miles slow before work

5.1 miles a little faster during lunch

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
145.150.000.000.00145.15
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