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Salt Lake City,UT,United States

Member Since:

May 08, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Unaided -  
17:16 OktoberFAST 5K (10/11)
17:23 BAA 5K (4/12)
37:10 Memorial Day 10K (5/11)
1:17:03 Long Beach Half Marathon (10/11)
1:17:21 USA 1/2 Champs - Duluth (6/12)
2:49:01 Philadelphia Marathon (11/11)

Aided -
16:52 Fight For Air 5K (6/11)
17:08 Provo City 5K (5/12)
1:17:52 Top of Utah Half Marathon (8/11)
1:17:54 Utah Valley Half Marathon (6/11)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run consistently as I get back to 100% health. Stay patient!


Long-Term Running Goals:

Have fun training and racing.

Sub-17 5K
Sub-1:17 Half Marathon
Quality for the Olympic Trials in the marathon


I am originally from Knoxville, TN and moved to SLC with Jake in 2010. I started racing in 2011 and had some great success before a major injury hit me in July 2012. I had athletic pubalgia surgery in May 2013...then again in Sept 2014 and am still trying to get back to my old self. Although running is my true passion, I love doing pretty much anything active outdoors - backcountry skiing, backpacking, biking, etc. 

I've been running for the Saucony Team since 2011. I enjoy representing the brand and really do believe they make the best shoes :)

I work as a Quality Engineer for BD Medical in Sandy.

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Skinning Miles (1000ft ~ 2.5 Miles) Lifetime Miles: 912.35
Hiking Miles Lifetime Miles: 10.50
Total Distance

AM - 2 miles on the treadmill. I thought about running outside, but it seemed pretty worthless to get all the cold weather clothes on for such a short run. I talked to this post-competitive triathlete guy, and he told me "Go after it while you still have your mojo". 

PM - Met up with Emily Bates for the BIG WORKOUT. Half marathon 13.1 miles in 1:22:48. Mile splits were 6:21, 6:17, 6:18, 6:11, 6:19, 6:20, 6:19, 6:20, 6:21, 6:22, 6:18, 6:18, 6:15, :45. We stayed very consistent. That was my longest tempo run by 5.1 miles! I felt pretty strong throughout - the pace got harder to maintain as the miles went on, but I didn't feel like I was struggling. Overall, a great effort. I am glad that it's behind me!

I tried out a similar outfit to what I would be wearing for race day - tank top, arm warmers, long socks, shorts. I was freezing by mile 11 - my hands were numb. I may need to rethink my clothes strategy.

I'm still trying to get over the hard effort mentally. Hopefully, I will feel confident about the marathon tomorrow.

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 116.20
From JG on Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 13:19:49 from

Good luck this afternoon, am sure you will do great ... and nice you will have some good company!

From seeaprilrun on Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 22:42:52 from

I hope it went well!

From allie on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 09:08:23 from

so impressive, andrea.

i saw the clip on fb -- you looked strong, smooth, and in control. great job.

From allie on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 09:15:02 from

about the cold hands -- have you ever tried sticking hand warmers in your gloves? those have worked well for me in the past.

From Hamdog Alum on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 10:35:44 from

Andrea nice job with the tempo. Here's what I'm going to wear for 30-40 degree temps.


-Skin tight moister wicking short sleeve



-Throw-away top t-shirt or long sleeve top


-Knee high Compression socks

-Spandex/compression type of short

-Running shorts

Ears and hands

-Old headband/ear warmers

-2 layers of old cotton socks w/a cut out for the thumb, so I can slip the thumb out to grab fluids. I figure if the hands are too warm I can throw away a layer. Thought about going with the cheap throw away gloves, but my hands do better in mittens. I might bring along some hand warmers to hold while waiting for the start.

If it's too windy I may need to layer up some more with some cheap throw away clothes, but I figure I'll be quite warm 2-3 miles into the race.

From Jake K on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:03:37 from

Allie that is a great point about the disposable hand warmers. I used them for the Antelope Island 50K and just tossed them at the halfway point. They worked great. We are silly sometimes... we literally have a case of like 100 of them and haven't thought to use them since ski season!

From Andrea on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 15:30:52 from

I like the socks (mittens) idea combined with the hot hands. If I add a hat, maybe I'll be warm enough. All depends on the day of the race, of course..

From rAtTLeTrAp on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 17:39:20 from

Thin gloves and "Little Hotties" are the best for cold hands!

From rAtTLeTrAp on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 23:35:13 from

I just hold one of those little hotties in each hand with some light stretchy gloves and they stay warm even when it is down in the teens. $14 per case at costco.

From MichelleL on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 23:54:09 from

The hot hands I would buy in bulk as well, and I would use one on each side of each hand on the really cold days. I would precut a long sleeve so it can be torn away easily.

If you can do this pace in a tempo evenly, then you have some great things to help on race day: elevation drop, taper (fresh legs) and race day magic. Believe!

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