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Location:

Orem,UT,United States

Member Since:

Jan 27, 1986

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Best marathon: 2:23:57 (2007, St. George). Won the Top of Utah Marathon twice (2003,2004). Won the USATF LDR circuit in Utah in 2006.

Draper Days 5 K 15:37 (2004)

Did not know this until June 2012, but it turned out that I've been running with spina bifida occulta in L-4 vertebra my entire life, which explains the odd looking form, struggles with the top end speed, and the poor running economy (cannot break 16:00 in 5 K without pushing the VO2 max past 75).  

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for the US Olympic Trials. With the standard of 2:19 on courses with the elevation drop not exceeding 450 feet this is impossible unless I find an uncanny way to compensate for the L-4 defect with my muscles. But I believe in miracles.

Long-Term Running Goals:

2:08 in the marathon. Become a world-class marathoner. This is impossible unless I find a way to fill the hole in L-4 and make it act healthy either by growing the bone or by inserting something artificial that is as good as the bone without breaking anything important around it. Science does not know how to do that yet, so it will take a miracle. But I believe in miracles.

Personal:

I was born in 1973. Grew up in Moscow, Russia. Started running in 1984 and so far have never missed more than 3 consecutive days. Joined the LDS Church in 1992, and came to Provo, Utah in 1993 to attend BYU. Served an LDS mission from 1994-96 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Got married soon after I got back. My wife Sarah and I are parents of eleven children: Benjamin, Jenny, Julia, Joseph, Jacob, William, Stephen, Matthew,  Mary,  Bella.  and Leigha. We home school our children.

I am a software engineer/computer programmer/hacker whatever you want to call it, and I am currently working for RedX. Aside from the Fast Running Blog, I have another project to create a device that is a good friend for a fast runner. I called it Fast Running Friend.

Favorite Quote:

...if we are to have faith like Enoch and Elijah we must believe what they believed, know what they knew, and live as they lived.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 16.00 Year: 1336.24
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 627.15
Bare Feet Lifetime Miles: 446.12
Nike Double Stroller Lifetime Miles: 124.59
Brown Crocs 3 Lifetime Miles: 2191.97
Brown Crocs 4 Lifetime Miles: 275.62
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.005.000.0016.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2021-05-01 08:16:51
Workout Totals: Distance16.000Time1:59:56.10Pace7:29.76
16 total. Ran with Chad. We did 5 miles down the canyon in 29:27 (5:53,5:56,5:54,5:56,5:48). It was hard, but I was not getting weaker as the run progressed. Felt that I could have used more sleep, though.

Benjamin did 3x1.25 down after a long warm-up. 6:06, 6:00, 5:50. He finally got going by the third one.

The kids ran the 800 at the meet at the American Fork High. Results:

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2 # 6 Pachev, Mary 14 Fast Running Blog 3:44.98
3 # 3 Pachev, Bella 16 Fast Running Blog 4:22.83
2 # 7 Pachev, Matthew 12 Fast Running Blog 2:55.08 2
5 # 8 Pachev, Stephen 10 Fast Running Blog 2:54.42 3
5 # 9 Pachev, William 08 Fast Running Blog 2:47.46 5
2 # 4 Pachev, Jacob 06 Fast Running Blog 2:23.39 5
3 # 5 Pachev, Joseph 05 Fast Running Blog 2:23.62 5
2 # 1 Gow, Bonnie 06 Fast Running Blog 2:42.59 5


Matthew had a very interesting race. He opened in 92, I yelled that he was gong too slow, then he broke away from the pack ran 43, 39 almost catching the leaders.

The temperature was around 80F, so I think the kids were a bit sluggish.

Jacob went 68(good), 75 (bad). Joseph 69 (good), 74(bad). I wonder if maybe the heat got to them. For Matthew it might also have been the reason he started out way too slow. William struggled as well opening in 78, and then completely blowing up in the second lap. Bonnie had a great race, ran a PR. Stephen was evenly paced, but he had a hard time as well.

Mary and Bella ran their first official 800.
Leg 1:
Distance2.480Time20:23.80Pace8:13.47ZoneEasy Miles
Leg 2:
Distance5.000Time29:27.40Pace5:53.48ZoneThreshold Miles
Leg 3:
Distance8.520Time1:10:04.90Pace8:13.53ZoneEasy Miles

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2021-04-30 08:58:47
Workout Totals: Distance8.000Time1:01:46.10Pace7:43.26
12 total, easy runs.
Leg 1:
Distance1.000Time7:21.40Pace7:21.40ZoneEasy Miles
With William.
Leg 2:
Distance7.000Time54:24.70Pace7:46.39ZoneEasy Miles
With Joseph and Jacob, part with William and Matthew.
Fast Running Friend Workout - 2021-04-30 17:53:39
Workout Totals: Distance4.000Time31:52.50Pace7:58.12
Leg 1:
Distance4.000Time31:52.50Pace7:58.12ZoneEasy Miles
With Stephen.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2021-04-29 08:50:40
Workout Totals: Distance12.000Time1:31:40.00Pace7:38.33
12 total, easy runs. Benjamin did 14 total with a 3 mile tempo down the canyon in 14:50.
Leg 1:
Distance1.000Time7:31.70Pace7:31.70ZoneEasy Miles
With William.
Leg 2:
Distance7.000Time53:47.40Pace7:41.06ZoneEasy Miles
With Joseph and Jacob, part with William.
Leg 3:
Distance4.000Time30:20.90Pace7:35.23ZoneEasy Miles
With Stephen and Matthew.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.050.002.000.0012.05

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2021-04-28 08:46:34
Workout Totals: Distance12.046Time1:30:32.50Pace7:30.98
12 total. Tempo run with William. We did 2 down the canyon in 11:44 (5:46, 5:58). Jacob chased the rabbit and was rewarded with a PR of 10:36 (5:17, 5:19). Joseph made it to the first mile, and then his knees gave out.

Easy runs for other kids. Benjamin did his regular sub-5:00 mile pickup.
Leg 1:
Distance0.980Time7:49.40Pace7:58.98ZoneEasy Miles
Warm-up.
Leg 2:
Distance2.000Time11:44.50Pace5:52.25ZoneThreshold Miles
Tempo with William.
Leg 3:
Distance5.066Time40:31.60Pace7:59.98ZoneEasy Miles
Part with the boys, part with Benjamin, part alone.
Leg 4:
Distance4.000Time30:27.00Pace7:36.75ZoneEasy Miles
With Stephen and Matthew.

Brown Crocs 4 Miles: 12.05
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.001.000.0012.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2021-04-27 08:48:04
Workout Totals: Distance12.000Time1:31:15.10Pace7:36.26
12 total, mostly easy runs, usual distances. Joseph and Jacob did a mile pickup down the canyon in 5:58. Benjamin did a pickup as well.
Leg 1:
Distance1.000Time7:21.90Pace7:21.90ZoneEasy Miles
Alone.
Leg 2:
Distance7.000Time52:26.10Pace7:29.44
With Joseph and Jacob, part with William.
Split 1:Distance5.770Time44:39.10Pace7:44.32ZoneEasy Miles
Cumilative:Distance5.770Time44:39.10Pace7:44.32
Split 2:Distance1.000Time5:58.30Pace5:58.30ZoneThreshold Miles
Cumilative:Distance6.770Time50:37.40Pace7:28.66
Split 3:Distance0.230Time1:48.70Pace7:52.61ZoneEasy Miles
Cumilative:Distance7.000Time52:26.10Pace7:29.44
 
Leg 3:
Distance4.000Time31:27.10Pace7:51.77ZoneEasy Miles
With Benjamin.

Brown Crocs 4 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2021-04-26 08:46:19
Workout Totals: Distance12.000Time1:33:22.20Pace7:46.85
12 total, easy runs, usual distances. Benjamin did a mile pickup in 4:59, was sore from the 5000 on Saturday, which I think is a good sign.
Leg 1:
Distance1.000Time7:19.70Pace7:19.70ZoneEasy Miles
Alone.
Leg 2:
Distance7.000Time54:43.00Pace7:49.00ZoneEasy Miles
With Joseph and Jacob, part with William.
Leg 3:
Distance4.000Time31:19.50Pace7:49.88ZoneEasy Miles
With Stephen and Matthew.

Brown Crocs 4 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day of rest. Church at home.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
68.050.008.000.0076.05
Brown Crocs 4 Miles: 36.05
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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