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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Skinning Miles (1000ft ~ 2.5 Miles) Lifetime Miles: 912.35
Hiking Miles Lifetime Miles: 10.50
Total Distance

AM - 5:20am came way too early this morning, especially for a workout! Drove up to Liberty Park and ran a 1.5 mile warmup at 9:30 pace (haha).

Workout was 6 x mile at 5:50-6 min pace (half marathon-ish pace) with a 0.4 jog in between. Ran the first mile way too fast, then made a modified goal to stay under 5:50 pace. Miles were 5:43, 5:47, 5:49, 5:45, 5:50. 5:49. I'm still not sure how I managed that. By the last two, I could feel the lactate build-up.

From now on, I think these kinds of workouts are going to have to be in the afternoon. It's too cold and dark and early to be moving that fast! I seem to get really cold after hard efforts (working hard to recover I guess), and today I had to crank up the heat in the car for 30 minutes so I wasn't shivering.

Interesting article about changing womens world records - http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/globetrotting/chi-running-leaders-shoot-the-sport-in-the-foot-20110920,0,7682022.column

Adidas Adizero Miles: 9.00Saucony Omni 8 Miles: 1.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 117.60
From Jake K on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:42:07 from

Great job this morning. I was impressed that you hit them all under 5:50. Mile repeats suck but they are a necessary evil. And they make marathon pace feel a lot easier! ;-)

From Kam on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:44:39 from

That warmup sounds very nice.

From jun on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:45:35 from

I pretty much agree with every single aspect of your report today.

Too early

Too hard

Too fast

Too dark

Too cold

From allie on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:52:37 from

great workout, andrea. especially because it takes more effort in dark/cold/early conditions. your training is so strong right now. keep it up.

From Rachelle on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 14:55:23 from

You are a rockstar!! I agree that it was way too cold this morning. I was freezing.

From Andrea on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 15:42:54 from

Jake - I hope MP feels easier!

Kam - I'm pretty sure the warm-up was the only truly enjoyable part :)

Jun - I must've been in a complaining mood, haha.

Thanks Allie, can't wait to run with you again.

From ACorn on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 17:02:41 from

Nicely done! Looks like you may have done 7 mile repeats, overachiever.

From Andrea on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 17:08:01 from

Acorn - Sometimes it's hard to count :) You should join in on the 5k race on Oct. 1!

From ACorn on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 17:31:00 from

I'm planning on going. Sounds like fun!

From Lily on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 18:28:52 from

On the days I do mile repeats outside in the dark, I can't seem to do them as quick as normal because I am afraid I am going to trip. I can't see!!!

Wish I was able to do the xterra races. I totally would. You are still running Sat right?

From runningafterbabies on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 23:01:33 from

You rocked that workout, Andrea. Keep up the good work. I would love to be able to maintain that pace for just a 5K :)

From JulieC on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 08:44:13 from

that's my kind of warm up mile ; D! wish those were my repeat paces more though :D good job : D.

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