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2007 XC Club Nationals

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Location:

Alexandria,VA,USA

Member Since:

Jun 03, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

4:34 mile, DC RR Mile, 2007

15:39 5k, Occidental College, 2007

25:52 8k, Rockville Twilighter, 2007

32:54 10k, Shelter Island (tough course!), 2004

49:30 15k, Tulsa Run, 2001

52:21 10 mile, Broad Street Run, Philly (fast course!), 2007

1:08:49 half marathon, Hobble Creek (downhill), 2001

2:28:55 marathon, St. George (downhill), 2006

2:33:04 marathon, Chicago, 2001

Short-Term Running Goals:

15:20 5k

4:25 mile

2:26:00 marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

sub 15:00 5k

sub 2:22:00 marathon

Personal:

I live in Alexandria, VA, but still consider myself affiliated with Wasatch Athletics in Salt Lake City, UT, and High Noon A.C. in Ithaca, NY. My coach is Demetrio Cabanillas.

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.

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AM: Loops around Marshall high school track for the team fund raiser.1:01:12.

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NOON: Rock Creek Trail, basically added on a mile out and back to my Temple 10 course.  1:30:26.

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NOON: Treadmill, 44:07.  Weather is getting crummy!

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NOON: 3 mile warm up, 5 x 2 min on/off at 5:00 pace on treadmill (1.5 incline), 2 mile cool down.  Just wanted to see how 5 min pace felt on the legs since I have been doing mainly fartlek workouts by feel.  Felt pretty good.  Keep my fingers X'd for Sat!  Guess I have no choice now but to go out hard!

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NOON: NIST, treadmill ,44:30

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NOON: NIST treadmill, 30:56

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PM: One lap around the XC course in West Chester, OH.

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Race: 2007 XC Club Nationals (6.2 Miles) 00:35:39, Place overall: 201
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2007 USATF National Club Cross-Country Championships, West Chester, Ohio.

I raced for the Howard County Striders.  Our team was 42/50 :), but we had a lot of fun!

Results

I was really happy with my race.  I was 201/422 with a time of 35:39... one of my slowest times, but probably one of my best performances!  I felt really good about being in the top half! I had watched the masters race earlier and having raced against a few of those guys I knew about what I should be shooting for on the course.  I knew a banner day would be 35ish (5:37 pace).  I ended up going out in 5:25, consistent with the "Go out hard and die like a man!" philosophy!  Thus, I was feeling it early.  But I managed to stay semi-relaxed and not drop off too much.  We hit the 3 mile in 16:45 (5:35 pace).  The fifth mile was a bear!  The last mile was a dog fight... but I managed to maintain my place and even passed a couple of guys in the last 0.2, which was slightly uphill... which was to my advantage against the speedy guys.  Finished in 35:39 (5:44 pace)... so as you can see, we were ALL dying!

Overall, this was one of the best racing experiences ever!  It was so cool to be among so many awesome runners.  A link to the photos of the weekend is given below.  Hope to see some of you out there next year!

Photos


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Long drive back from OH.  Phil Lang was a little green from the night before!

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Burger day at Dogfish!

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NOON: NIST 6, 43:30, I'm back!  Time to start working off the holiday gut...

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NOON: NIST 6, 41:56, sore!

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AM: GT trails with Erik and Kyle,1:20ish.

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NOON: Temple 10, 1:09:01.  Getting cold again.  Started to rain as I was finishing.  Definitely going to take me a few weeks to get my legs back.  I need a massage!

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