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.
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.
...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.
A.M. Easy recovery run with Jeff. 10.18 in 1:17:50. Jenny ran 2.5 with Sarah.
P.M. 2 with Benjamin in 17:31. Julia ran 1.5 in 13:02. 0.5 with Joseph in the direction of the library. 0.25 with Jacob in 2:56.
Eva Clogs Army Miles: 12.93
Night Sleep Time: 8.00
Nap Time: 1.00
Total Sleep Time: 9.00
From Chris Bramwell on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:37:22 from 22.214.171.124
What time do you guys usually run and where do you usually meet up? I would love to join you guys on a recovery day in the morning. My email is email@example.com
From Sasha Pachev on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 16:49:37 from 192.168.1.1
Mondays and Saturdays we meet at my house at 339 N 1120 W in Provo sometimes at 7 and sometimes at 7:30 AM. Tue-Fri we run towards each other on the trail starting from our houses around 6:05 AM. So the "bus schedule" for me is Riverside Park 6:09 AM, 800 N Bridge 6:12 AM, Fire Station 6:16 AM. Sometimes I do not make it to the Fire Station because I meet Jeff earlier, but I almost always make it to the 800 N Bridge. Feel free to find us using those timings. We love to have training partners.
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