Jacob Pachev

AAU Junior Olympics

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Location:

Orem,UT,USA

Member Since:

Aug 06, 2014

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

100-14.4

200-28.8

300-44.4

400(down the Provo Canyon)-59.6

400-64.4

800-2:21.8

1000-3:00.2

1500-4:26

1600-5:04.51

Mile(on the track)-4:57

3000-9:54

3200-10:58

2 Miles-10:22

3 Miles-16:35(split in 17:11 5k)

5K-17:11(In the Provo canyon)

Road 5K-17:29(Haunted Half 5K)

10K-37:57(Winter Series 2020 split in 15K)

15K-58:22(Winter Series 2020)

Half Marathon-1:19:37(TOU Half 2021)

3rd place at  USATF JO nationals 2018

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 5:00 in the mile

Under 16:30 in the 5K

Break 36:00 in the 10K

Long-Term Running Goals:

Make the Olympic team

Break 2:10 in the marathon

Become a world-class runner

Personal:

I am 15 years old. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I come from a family of 11 children. I enjoy biking, chess,  and Rubik's cubes. I have been running since I was 2. My Dad created this blog.

Favorite Blogs:

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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4 easy miles. Tapering for the 1500 tomorrow. Stevie ran the 3000 today. He said he was really hot. He didn't run very well, 14:12 with 3 laps slower than 2:00. His foot has been hurting lately but he said that wasn't the problem.

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Race: AAU Junior Olympics (0.932 Miles) 00:04:26, Place overall: 35, Place in age division: 35
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I ran the 1500 today. I was in heat 2 of 4. With heat 4 being the fastest. I was hoping I could break 4:30. Everybody started super fast. They ran about 46 seconds for the first 300 meters. I ran 52 for the first 300, so i was in dead last. After about 400 meters everybody slowed down a lot, but I kept running the same pace. Dad told me to move through the pack and not get slowed down by anyone. In the next lap I moved from last place all the way to first place. With one lap to go I started kicking, then my croc slipped off a little, but I was able to get it back on. That's the first time a croc has fallen off during a race. Two of the guys behind me were better kickers than me. So i got third place. I ran 70 for the last lap. My time was 4:26.83. That's a 12 second PR! I'm really happy I could run it. Afterwards my legs were super tired. My splits were 52.8, 71.7, 71.6, and 70.6. Almost perfectly even. 4:26 converts to about 9:31 for the 3000. I'm stronger in the 3000 than in the 1500 so hopefully I can go sub 9:30 on Saturday. JoJo and William also had good races JoJo ran 4:45 and William ran 5:20..

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4 easy miles today. My legs didn't fell very good.

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6 easy miles. Legs were feel much better. MoMo and Stevie ran the 1500 today. MoMo got 13th place with 5:34. Just 7 seconds away from 8th place(top 8 are All American). He could've run faster but he got stuck behind people and wasn't passing enough. Stevie did better than on Monday. He got 5:47.

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4 easy miles. JoJo, William, and me are running the 3000 tomorrow.

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Race: AAU Junior Olympics (1.864 Miles) 00:09:54, Place overall: 15, Place in age division: 15
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I ran the 3000 at the AAU Junior Olumpics. I was in heat 2 of 3. It was really hot during my race. Almost 90°.  I started out in 37 for the first 200. As usual everyone started out ridiculously fast. So 37 seconds put me in last place.  I started making my way through the pack. A little before 800 I got boxed in. I moved into the 4th lane and made a strong surge to move into first place. After that I was never passed. I ran the next couple laps in about 78's and 79's.  After that the heat started getting to me and I slowed down to 82's. The 5th and 6th laps were really hard. I ran 86 from 2200 to 2600. My last lap was good. I ran 78. My time was 9:54.36, just barely missed my PR. But a good result for the conditions. I got 15th place overall and first in my heat. I'm very happy with my place. I was racing against 16 year olds, so hopefully next year I can get top 8. I got interviewed afterwards by milesplit. It was my first interview ever so that was exciting. William won his heat in 11:10 and JoJo ran 10:27.

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8 easy miles. We ran in Galveston, my mom's home town.

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8 easy miles. We are staying in Amarillo.

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8 miles. We're finally home! We woke up very early so we could drive home from Denver and ran at home in the late evening.

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8 miles with a fast mile. Dad, William, and I ran. The goal was for Willia. To run 5:20 pace to failure. He fell back at about 800. Me and dad kept running. We got 5:22. My legs were hurting.

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Fairly easy run today. Dad and I ran 8 miles. But we ran the last four a bit quicker. We ran about 7:10 pace for the last half of the run. Our time your was a little under an hour.

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I ran the most I have ever run before today. 13 miles! The workout Dad and I did was 1 mile at 5:30, 3 at 6:00, then 2 also at 6:00. The first mile was with William. He ran 5:47. Dad told him he needed to do another interval but he refused. Then me and Dad ran 3 miles up the canyon and started our 3 mile tempo. Chad ran the first mile with us then slower down. Dad and I ran 17:51. My legs hurt but I pushed through it and kept running. Then we ran 2 miles back up and ran our 2 mile tempo. I was feeling surprisingly good. I pushed the pace little. We ran 5:47 for the first mile. Dad told me to take off and see what I could do. I ran 83, 81 for the first 800. A mountain view high runner joined me for the last 800. I was able to run 5:31 for the last mile and got 11:17 overall. I was so tired afterwards. Dad ran 11:34. This was a good workout in preparation for the half marathon.

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8 easy miles in the morning, 4 with Bonnie and JoJo, then 4 more just with JoJo.

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8 easy miles.

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8 easy miles with Dad. 

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8 easy miles in the morning.

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8 easy miles.

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2x3 miles at 6:00 pace with 11 miles total. The first interval was tough. William was supposed to do all 3 miles with us but he dropped back after 1. Dad, Chad, and I ran 17:43. My legs were feeling pretty tired, Dad said he had a hard time as well. Chad said the pace felt pretty easy. I got pretty worked up because the pace felt harder than it should have, I need to not worry when I think something feels harder than it should. Before we did the next interval Dad massaged my legs to loosen them up. That made me feel a lot better. We split about 6:00 at the mile, it felt a lot easier than in the last interval. At 1.5 we had 8:56. I felt good so I speed up to about 84's. Dad came with me, Chad tried to keep up but fell back after about 400 meters. Dad and I ran 5:33 for the last mile, last quarter in 78. I got 17:20, Dad was right behind me. Chad was about 40 seconds behind us. He had to stop and tie his shoe (that's why you should run in crocs :)). I think changing my attitude and loosening up a bit helped a lot.  I'm hoping I can run under 1:18:00 in the half next week.

Black Baya Crocs(size 8) Miles: 11.00
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8 miles with a mile pickup in 5:50. It felt fairly easy.

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Same run as yesterday. Mile pickup in 5:52. I didn't feel very good. 

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8 miles with a half mile pickup at the end. MoMo, William, Dad, and I ran the last half mile fast uphill. William and I ran 3:07, Dad and MoMo got 3:12.

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6 easy miles.

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4 easy miles, tapering for the half marathon tommorow.

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Race: Top of Utah Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:19:37, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 1
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I ran my first half marathon today. Dad and I ran together for most of the race. The plan was for me to stay with Dad for the first 10 miles then speed up for the last 3. I felt good for the first 3 miles. We ran 5:48, 6:03, then another low 6:00. In the 4th mile, I started feeling a little strained, my heart was hurting a little but it went away. I felt surprisingly good for the next 4 miles. Even though we were running pretty fast, I think Dad and I ran a couple of 5:50s maybe even 5:40. Miles 6 and 7 especially felt very good. I wanted to go a little faster but Dad told me to hang back. My legs hurt but I just kept running the same pace. We slowed down a lot on mile 9.  I think we ran like 6:20. Dad told me to speed at mile 9. It turned out to be too soon though. My tenth mile was pretty good. About 6:00 flat. Then my legs started really hurting. I felt like I was still running at about the same pace even though I was in a lot of pain. Until I hit the hill at mile 11. That really killed me. I slowed down a lot. It was the worst I  have ever felt in my entire running life. All of the pain was in my legs, especially my thighs and quads. Dad caught up to me at about 12 miles. He could have passed me but he slowed down with me and encouraged me to keep going. With someone to run with I was able to speed back up to 6:00 pace. My legs still hurt a lot though. I had a decent kick, my total time was 1:19:37, Dad was right behind in 1:19:38. That's a pretty good time for my first half marathon.  I got 16th overall and first in my age division. I probably should have stayed with Dad for longer, but it was a good learning experience. It was a good run. A day later I'm surprisingly not super sore. What's odd is my speed is about the same as Benjamin's was at my age but my endurance is significantly worse. He ran 1:15 in his first half with similar speed to mine. I guess I just need to develop more. But I'm happy with my result. 

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8 easy miles. My legs were tired from the half marathon but it wasn't too bad suprisingly.

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8 easy miles, my legs felt mostly better. 

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