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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
145.553.002.005.00155.55
2130 Orange Miles: 19.00Asics 2130 Red Miles: 136.55
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: Easy run of 5 mi on the treadmill.  In the past, I usually take the next couple of weeks really easy.  This time around I'll try to keep the miles up higher.

2130 Orange Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.003.000.000.008.00

AM: Progression run to MP over 8 mi (7:34 avg overall).

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy progression run 10 mi with 5 x pickups (7:45 avg).  Not much else to report.  I'm slipping a bit in terms of motivation and my body is wanting a break now that the snow is flying and temps have dropped.  Seems like December has always been my hardest month, motivation wise, until I get that "fresh start" feeling going again in January.  Heading off to deer hunting this weekend.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.002.000.006.00

Easy warmup 2 mi, then fast 1 mi at 5K-10K pace, easy 1 mi, then fast 1 mi at tempo pace, and finished with easy pace 2 mi. (7:28 avg).  The plan is to continue keeping volume higher than last year and throw in a little speed 1-2 times a week.

2130 Orange Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 4.00
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4.000.000.001.005.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 13.00
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0.000.000.000.000.00

REST

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10.000.000.001.0011.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 11.00
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10.000.000.000.0010.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.001.008.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 6.00
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10.000.000.000.0010.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 10.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 5.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.300.000.000.009.30

Slushy run outside and had to go slow because of ice patches.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 9.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.002.008.00

Progression to 7:30 pace then did 2 mi total of 0.25-0.50 fartleks @ 5K-10K pace (7:23 avg pace overall).  I banged my knee hard on a church pew on Sunday so I'm keeping things low key until that heals.  It feels like an internal bruise right in the location of the ITB insertion.

2130 Orange Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

Easy run of 6.25 mi. before going bowling with some friends.

Asics 2130 Red Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
145.553.002.005.00155.55
2130 Orange Miles: 19.00Asics 2130 Red Miles: 136.55
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