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Draper Days 5 K

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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 nine children: Benjamin, Jenny, Julia, Joseph, Jacob, William, Stephen, Matthew,  Mary, and Bella.  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: 93.66 Year: 93.66
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 627.15
Bare Feet Lifetime Miles: 446.12
Nike Double Stroller Lifetime Miles: 120.59
Camouflage Crocs 2 Lifetime Miles: 938.88
Red Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1168.62
Race: Draper Days 5 K (3.107 Miles) 00:17:17, Place overall: 13, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.700.000.003.1112.81

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-16 06:33:56
Workout Totals: Distance12.807Time1:41:39.20Pace7:56.24
Draper Days 5 K, 17:17, 13th overall, 4th master.

We did our family time challenge. Same crew as last year - myself (17:17), Sarah (29:50), Benjamin(15:56), Jenny(21:10), Julia(22:36), Joseph(19:10), Jacob(19:19), William(22:20). Average of 20:57. Those who are not pregnant (that is everybody except Sarah) averaged 19:41. Dad and boys averaged 18:48, Mom and girls got 24:32.

All the kids ran a PR (for Benjamin, road PR, other kids have never raced a 5000 on the track). I was off master's PR by 3 seconds, but got the fastest time in 2 years. Sarah ran an advanced pregnancy PR, which is quite remarkable as she has run consistently for the last 16 years, so her PRs were not that far off her potential, she is 40 years old, and is 28 weeks pregnant with our tenth child. Even though I was aware of her fitness I was pleasantly surprised with how well she did.

Top finishers:

RILEY COOK 15:22
BEN VAN BEEKUM 15:36
KENNETH RICHARDSON 15:46
BENJAMIN PACHEV 15:56
HENRY SMITHERS 16:20
ALBERT WINT 16:44
MATTHEW WOLPERT 16:52
CRAIG GREEN 17:00
DJ MATTHEWS 17:03
CAMERON DOUGHERTY 17:05
Kollin Murphy 17:08
MARK PAYNE 17:15
ALEXANDER PACHEV 17:17
IAN VALENTINE 17:20
TREVOR LAWSON 17:21
AUSTIN HANSEN 17:22
RUSSELL BEALL 17:31
NAN KENNARD 17:34
ANGIE NICKERSON 17:35
DAN CROOKER 17:38
KENNY SEARLE 17:41
STEVEN ASHBAKER 17:42
ALEX HARBERTSON 17:51
DAVID EVANS OLSEN 17:53
SARIAH LONG 18:03

I opened with 5:28 (uphill), second mile was 5:29 (downhill), then 13:45 at 4 K. Last 1.107 uphill was 6:20 (5:43 pace). I followed Matt Wolpert and Graig Green for the first 0.75 or so, then they surged, and I knew it was too fast, so I backed off and ran with Mark and Dan. Dan dropped back around 1.5, Mark took the lead shortly before 2, I tried to hang on. I thought he would drop me earlier, he almost did around 4 K, but I regrouped and closed the gap. However, with a quarter to go I just did not have another gear. I felt like I lacked a few nanograms of testosterone to be competitive in that last quarter. Nevertheless I improved from last year, and was only 3 seconds slower than my master's PR. I am very happy about this improvement.

Mark ran a great race - a new PR.

Benjamin appears to be on the mend. He was able to improve his last year's time by a little bit. His start was sluggish - 5:09, but then he shifted gears and was able to run 4:53. In the last mile he lost the steam, but still managed 5:54 for the last 1.107 uphill, which is 5:19 pace. He let go of Ken from the start, closed a little bit, but then I think let go again.

Joseph and Jacob started out too slow - 6:20, then shifted gears and ran 5:54 on the downhill mile, but then both ran out of steam - Joseph less than Jacob. At 4 K Joseph had 15:20, Jacob 15:21, then last 1 K was 3:50 for Joseph, 3:58 for Jacob. Last 1.107 - Joseph 6:56 (6:15 pace), Jacob 7:05 (6:23 pace).

Jenny got to 2 miles in 13:32 (6:48,6:44), and then ran the last 1.107 in 7:38 (6:53 pace). So she had very even effort. Her time of 21:10 is the new Pachev family women's record.

William's and Julia's splits are unknown because they did not have a watch. Julia was ahead for about 2 miles, then William passed her. Both got PRs, though - Julia by 18 seconds, William by 55 seconds. Julia set a family record for girls 13 and under.

Sarah opened in 9:33, then 9:30 on the downhill, and 10:47 for the last 1.107 (9:44 pace). Her split at 5 K was 23:53, so 5:57 for the last 1 K.

Sarah set a new virtual pregnancy standard. Now anybody who cannot break 29:50 in a 5 K is virtually pregnant - in the third trimester and with the tenth child too!
Leg 1:Distance1.200Time10:29.50Pace8:44.58
Warm-up.
Leg 2:Distance4.407Time29:51.20Pace6:46.44
The race
Split 1:Distance3.107Time17:17.50Pace5:33.92
Cumilative:Distance3.107Time17:17.50Pace5:33.92
My time.
Split 2:Distance1.300Time12:33.70Pace9:39.77
Cumilative:Distance4.407Time29:51.20Pace6:46.44
Back to meet Sarah and finish with her.
 
Leg 3:Distance5.700Time48:09.80Pace8:26.98
Distance with Benjamin, Steve, and Jake Larsen. Mark Payne and Craig Green joined us for part of it.
Leg 4:Distance1.000Time8:29.10Pace8:29.10
With Stephen.
Leg 5:Distance0.500Time4:39.60Pace9:19.20
With Matthew.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 12.81
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Comments
From steve ash on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 14:46:05 from 67.2.193.93

Well done Pachev family:)

From allie on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 15:15:46 from 24.99.46.55

congrats to all -- a very impressive family feat.

hi to jake larsen. :)

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