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.
Speedwork today. I started with a mile warmup and then a mimle of speed changes. Then we did four 400s with 90 seconds recovery. I hit 1:20 for the first three and about a 1:24 on the fourth. Then we took a lap recovery and did a 200. I hit 35, and then did 200 recovery. That was the workout, but I didn't want to be finished yet so I did an 800. I got a 2:50, even splits. Then I did a mile cooldown and worked on handoffs for the medley relay.
We ran to Sunnyside Park and did a small lap. Hoping for regions to go well tomorrow.
||Region 6 Track Meet (1 Miles) 00:05:52, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1|
I began with a mile warmup and a mile of speedchanges. Then I changed shoes and did some strides and a few skips and high knees and stretches. When the race began I was in the leading pack of 4. One of the girls dropped off, and then I was left following Kate and Emma. I tried to stay with them but they were too fast. Still, I was able to put distance between me and the runner behind me. I didn't have much of a kick at the end, probably because there wasn't anyone around me. Still, I had a good race and I qualified for state :) Afterwards I did about a half mile cooldown in my trainers.
For the medley relay I did about 2 laps warmup and 2 laps speedchanges. Then I shanged shoes and did a few more drills and worked on handoffs quickly. I was excited for the medley today, after my kick last week. This time I had more of a head start on the other teams. We were in lane 5, last ranked of the teams in the region. Right from the start our team was the leader. We had several meters lead by the time our 400 runner left. And she kept her lead, and I was very extied when I got the baton. I ran on my toes, and pushed the whole time. Our team was first, so we qualified for state =D I don't know what the time was, or what my split was (but I think I might have reached a new PR).
When I returned home I took my ipod and went for about a mile cooldown run in my neighborhood.
||Region 6 Track Meet (2 Miles) 00:12:16, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1|
I began with a warmup with Amanda. We did a mile warmup and a mile of speedchanges. Then we changed shoes and went over to the starting line. I did a few drills and stretches, like yesterday, and then we got on the line. I was ranked third, behind Kate and Emma. At the beginning I was in a pack with them and Bre. Kate led, Emma drafted behind her, and I drafted behind her. On the third lap I ran around Emma and ran next to Kate. By the fourth lap I didn't like the drafting pace and decided to try and get around it. It was too early for this in the race, however, and at that point the pack broke and Emma and Kate got quite far ahead of me. I still finished in third though, so I qualified for state. Bre and Amanda did also, so I'm very excited that we will all be running there together. Afterwards I did a mile cooldown with Amanda.
And oh yeah, our girls team won regions =D
Today we each got to choose our run. We were supposed to do 5 miles. I ran to Shriner's and back, adn then did a few laps on the track. I felt relaxed and like I was going fast... though I didn't bring my watch.
I did a speedworkout this morning. I began with a mile warmup from my house to the track. Then I did a mmile of speedchanges. I did four 800s. I wasn't hitting my best times today, but they were 3:01, 3:06, 3:08, and 3:09. I wasn't as mentally focused, probably because I was by myself. I did a lap recovery after each, and for my cooldown ran back home.
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