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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
110.3020.000.000.00130.30
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0.000.000.000.000.00

Rest.  In California for business.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.300.000.000.007.30

Outside early before meetings.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Got back late from long day of meetings.  Decided to jump on hotel TM for these before bed. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Last run in Cali before traveling back tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Miles 2, 4, & 6 faster

Weights later in day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

Run over lunch hour.  Really lacking focus.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Ran faster every other mile.  Ran faster every other mile.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy, race coming this Saturday.

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Race: Indianapolis Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:32:45, Place overall: 80, Place in age division: 14
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.2020.000.000.0026.20

Really liked this race and the convenience of getting there. Stayed the night in a hotel with the family and our new puppy, Bella. The last several weeks have been a struggle in terms of focus, but I felt strong.  My race time is a disappointment. However, I found the course to be very challenging as the first half has a lot of hills.  Nothing steep, but constant. I didn't run a smart pace and blew all my energy on those hills.  Struggled to the finish during the last 10K and had several older gents and ladies passing me up at that point. Very humbling!!  At one point was going to quit, but kept thinking of my friend Jeff on this blog and him pushing through to finish a difficult race recently.  Just like him, I didn't want my kids to see me quitting.  Some items I need work on to make my marathon races a bit more easy next time: 

1) Bodyweight has gotten too high.  Ive gotten stronger and am injury free thanks to weight training, but I've let my weight slip higher and need to lose about 25 lbs.

2) Need more purpose in some of my daily running. I like those lazy mindless runs once and a while, but they've become the norm with me and I need a bit more planning.

3) Not sure how this got into my head, but I haven't been doing enough long endurance running and my consistency has stunk.  I can string together a couple solid weeks, but then fade.

Plan to run the same race schedule next year, but with better results.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Ran 2X all at around a 9 minute pace.  My rump and hamstrings were still stiff from the race.  Took a few walking breaks during. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Ran 2X each 7 miles with the first run on the TM.  Getting cold and dark outside again.  Legs are still a bit stiff.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

TM again with mile 3 down to low 6 mpm pace. 

Did my usual jumping rope and weights circuit after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles at a 8:19 average pace.  Lower hams and upper calves are a little tender.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
110.3020.000.000.00130.30
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