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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: 14.55 Month: 92.35 Year: 1106.88
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.800.000.000.0054.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles in Vibrams followed by usual exercises with weights and banging away at the speed bag.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.600.000.000.0012.60

6 miles before work, nice and cool, but in the dark the whole way.  Story of my life.

6 miles during lunch, not really feeling it today so kept it all at a jog.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.600.000.000.0014.60

8 miles - Early before work.  Felt really good from the start and went a little faster at the end.  I've found it usually takes 2 days to recover from weights and get back to a better running mojo.

6.5 miles - During lunch.   Started out slow, "felt it" after 26 minutes so then proceeded with a couple short steep hill climbs and short fartleks (6 reps).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles - During lunch.  Felt flat so went real easy the whole way.  Days like this have me wondering how I'll ever finish another marathon.

Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, says the three-day work week will happen and that we'd all be better off if we slowed down.  Agree, but not sure if I want to work until 75 to make that happen.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

7.5 miles - During lunch on a cool overcast day.  Feeling better after 36 minutes so proceeded to do 6 x reps of strides and short fartleks.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.100.000.000.0011.10

11 miles - Treadmill run at mostly easy pace. Did a handful of 5 minute faster paced reps with equal parts rest.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.800.000.000.0054.80
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