Breaking the Wall

October 21, 2019

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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: 163.70 Year: 3089.36
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 627.15
Bare Feet Lifetime Miles: 446.12
Nike Double Stroller Lifetime Miles: 124.59
Navy Crocs 2 Lifetime Miles: 1576.28
Neon Crocs 1 Lifetime Miles: 33.72
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.500.207.70

A.M. 2 miles with Ted and Benjamin in 15:49. Then 2 more with Ted in 14:54. Then 1.5 with Ted and Jenny, and Julia joining us for the first 0.5 then riding in the stroller the rest of the way. 0.5 in 4:54, then finished the 1.5 in 13:08.

P.M. Drive to Logan. Did a VO2 Max test, got 68.8 after 40 seconds of 11 mph at 4% grade at the end of the test, stopped it early to not be too tired for the marathon. Full details of the V02 Max test:

 

Utah State University












Exercise Physiology Lab












*** Metabolic Text Report *** 2007 / 9 / 14 15 : 41


















Patient Information












Name PACHEV, SASHA File number 91309 Doctor x







Age 34 yrs Sex M








Height 70.5 in 179.07 cm Weight 146.98 lb 66.81 kg



Tech Kevin Ball

























Test Protocol












Exercise Device Treadmill











Test degree Submaximal

























Test Environment












Insp. temp. 21 deg C Baro. pressure 641 mmHg







Exp. flow temp. Mean of room temp. and 37.0 deg C











Insp. O2 20.93 % Insp. CO2 0.03 %







STPD to BTPS 1.45

























Base Values for Sampling












Base O2 20.93 % Base CO2 0.03 %





















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TIME VO2 VO2/kg METS VCO2 VE RER RR VT FEO2 FECO2 HR REE AcKcal

STPD STPD
STPD STPD

BTPS




min L/min ml/kg/m
L/min L/min
BPM L % % bpm Kcal/m Kcal
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0.35 0.3 4.53 1.29 0.32 9.29 1.06 17.01 0.79 17.63 3.49 66.06 1.55 0.55
0.69 0.37 5.58 1.6 0.35 9.12 0.94 18.04 0.73 16.89 3.87 69.45 1.86 1.16
1.05 0.42 6.34 1.81 0.4 10.74 0.93 19.06 0.82 17.04 3.71 71.47 2.11 1.94
1.36 1.12 16.79 4.8 1.06 26.49 0.94 19.69 1.95 16.75 4.02 88.82 5.59 3.64
1.69 1.5 22.52 6.43 1.47 33.51 0.97 33.27 1.46 16.47 4.4 122.76 7.55 6.14
2.02 2.36 35.27 10.08 2.07 46.26 0.88 30.27 2.22 15.97 4.5 129.94 11.58 9.96
2.37 2.81 42.01 12 2.38 51.41 0.85 28.83 2.59 15.64 4.66 127.58 13.7 14.71
2.68 2.91 43.51 12.43 2.55 56.14 0.88 32.24 2.53 15.89 4.57 129.48 14.28 19.14
3.03 2.77 41.45 11.84 2.47 54.37 0.89 30.84 2.56 15.95 4.57 127.9 13.65 24.01
3.35 2.85 42.64 12.18 2.52 55.19 0.89 31.15 2.57 15.89 4.6 128.01 14.02 28.51
3.67 2.95 44.14 12.61 2.6 57.35 0.88 34.74 2.4 15.92 4.56 130.35 14.5 33.1
4.02 2.9 43.43 12.41 2.54 56.45 0.87 34.72 2.36 15.92 4.53 129.67 14.25 38.03
4.35 3 44.96 12.85 2.58 56.21 0.86 33.07 2.47 15.75 4.62 130.72 14.69 42.92
4.69 3.21 48.09 13.74 2.8 61.81 0.87 37.94 2.37 15.87 4.56 135.61 15.77 48.32
5 3.14 46.99 13.43 2.71 58.24 0.86 35.41 2.39 15.69 4.68 134.6 15.38 53.09
5.35 3.33 49.8 14.23 2.94 63.7 0.88 34.77 2.66 15.84 4.64 137.86 16.37 58.74
5.68 3.38 50.61 14.46 3.02 65.23 0.89 36.16 2.62 15.86 4.66 142 16.67 64.28
6 3.4 50.84 14.53 3.06 65.24 0.9 34.14 2.78 15.83 4.72 142.21 16.78 69.68
6.34 3.62 54.12 15.46 3.34 71.89 0.92 38.05 2.75 15.98 4.67 144.59 17.95 75.81
6.69 3.58 53.56 15.3 3.35 72.77 0.94 37.41 2.83 16.08 4.63 146.69 17.81 82
7.03 3.69 55.18 15.77 3.44 74.48 0.93 38.58 2.81 16.05 4.65 148.8 18.34 88.19
7.34 3.79 56.74 16.21 3.56 76.72 0.94 38.67 2.88 16.05 4.67 148.83 18.88 94.04
7.69 3.9 58.34 16.67 3.69 79.53 0.95 39.59 2.92 16.08 4.67 153.03 19.45 100.92
8.01 4.03 60.32 17.24 3.84 83.5 0.95 41.31 2.94 16.15 4.63 155.01 20.14 107.26
8.34 3.98 59.63 17.04 3.85 84.21 0.97 41.32 2.96 16.23 4.6 156 19.96 114.03
8.68 4.2 62.87 17.96 4.06 87.6 0.97 42.13 3.02 16.17 4.67 158.38 21.05 121.02
9.01 4.21 62.94 17.98 4.1 87.83 0.98 42.08 3.03 16.17 4.7 160.46 21.12 128.05
9.34 4.29 64.25 18.36 4.24 90.64 0.99 42.4 3.11 16.21 4.71 161.5 21.61 135.18
9.68 4.34 65 18.57 4.37 93.76 1.01 41.67 3.27 16.29 4.69 162 21.95 142.56
10.01 4.49 67.21 19.2 4.58 99.49 1.02 44.36 3.26 16.4 4.63 162.82 22.77 150.26
10.34 4.58 68.61 19.6 4.74 105.05 1.04 46.15 3.31 16.53 4.55 143.12 23.32 157.84
10.69 4.43 66.31 18.95 4.59 101.98 1.04 45.98 3.22 16.55 4.53 93.13 22.54 165.68
11.01 4.5 67.3 19.23 4.65 102.99 1.03 46.25 3.24 16.53 4.55 165.93 22.87 173.1
11.34 4.57 68.38 19.54 4.79 105.53 1.05 46.25 3.32 16.56 4.57 167.93 23.31 180.66
11.68 4.6 68.79 19.65 4.84 105.28 1.05 46.29 3.3 16.52 4.63 169 23.48 188.78
11.93 4.21 63.07 18.02 4.49 96.79 1.06 47.34 2.97 16.52 4.67 169 21.58 194.25




























Max VO2 4.6 L/min 68.79 ml/kg/min 19.65 METS


































Summary












Notes: After about a minute standing, started at 8 mph, grade 1%, ran 3 minutes. Then increments of 0.5 mph every minute up to 11 mph. 2 minutes at 11 mph. Then a minute at the same speed with 2.5% grade, and another 40 seconds at the same speed 4% grade.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Comments
From superfly on Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 18:53:50

Good luck.

From Lybi on Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 19:20:10

Yea Sasha! Have a great race.

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