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Provo City 5K

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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
Race: Provo City 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:17:08, Place overall: 1
Total Distance

AM - Provo City 5K. Warmed up 2.5 miles and then ran 5-6 strides. Didn't feel great but that doesn't mean anything before a race. Was really worried about the course being accurate because the marks were way off, but it turned out fine (just glad I had a Garmin on for mile splits).

The race started with about 15 kids that took off with Jake. Threw my pace off at first but then settled quickly into 5:30ish. The first mile had a little hill, and I hit the mile split at 5:32. Nice gradual downhill for the rest of the race. I maintained a solid pace through mile 2 in 5:25. It got hard at this point, so I was just trying to hang in there for the rest of the race. Mile 3 was 5:30. Final stretch might have been a tad long, but I'm not complaining. 0:41 for a total time of 17:08.

I feel really good about this time. Although the course is a net downhill, it is several seconds slower than a flat sea level. So I'm on the right track for that sub-17!

Ran a 5 mile cooldown with Redd and Jake. Probably should've made this a long run day, but the timing didn't really work out well with the other races, awards, etc. Not a big deal - will run a little more later today and am planning a group long run next weekend.

Hung out at the crazy Provo-inspried Cinco de Mayo after party, complete with bounce houses, face painting, french toast, etc. Lots of friends ran today and many new PRs - Emily Bates, BrandonD, Fritz (kinda), Rachelle, Allie-and-James relay duo, and lots more I'm sure. Fun times!

Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50Weight: 118.00
From runningafterbabies on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 13:03:28 from

Fantastic job, Andrea! Was this a 5K PR for you? I can definitely see that 16:XX coming soon.

From Jake K on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 13:25:22 from

17:08 is fantastic, especially on another solo effort. I see 16:4X on the clock this year when you get in the right race with the right competition. Believe it!!!

From Teena Marie on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 13:42:59 from

Once again: I am in awe!! Congrats! :-)

From Merri on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 13:49:14 from

Awesome miss Andrea! You're my hero :)

From Oreo on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 13:51:11 from

Awesome job! You are bringing the heat!! Keep it roll'n..

From Rachelle on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 14:17:53 from

You are my running Idol Andrea! You ran an awesome race and I am going to have to start paying you (in icecream of course) to teach me to pace better. Great race today and yes sub-17 is in your very near future.

Did you play in the bounce house? Don't you know it was all just set up in honor of Jakes 28th Birthday. :-)

From RAD on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 14:44:43 from

Simply amazing Andrea! Great work and wonderful report...as always. That sub 17 is right around the corner :)

Congrats on a nice win as well! Oh, and setting up that awesome after party for Jake's birthday. You are an A+ wife to throw a party like that.

From Bonnie on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 15:03:40 from

Wow! Amazing race Andrea, congratulations!

From Tara on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 15:52:32 from

Sweet! So close to sub 17 but I think you could do sub 16 on a track this year, in the bag.. Uh huh.

From catherine on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 16:00:35 from

Great job, and how fun to end with a party!

From Steve on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 16:12:13 from

5:30 miles! Wow! This is becoming the norm for you. That means I have to start some speed work, the Circuit is coming up and you just about beat me at the Minuteman last year..

From Scott Wesemann on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 16:15:47 from

Soooo impressed with your running this year. Congrats on another win.

From Andrea on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 16:45:33 from

Melody - it was an "altitude aided but not super aided" 5K PR. Whatever that means :)

Thanks guys for the congras!

From allie on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 16:55:38 from

congrats, andrea. you looked so good when you flew by. excellent race.

From scottkeate on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 17:01:56 from

Awesome race today. I feel a bit sheepish that I didn't ask you your time when I ran into you. 17:08 is a great effort! You are really on a tear lately!

From Fritz on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 17:45:53 from

Great job Andrea! At mile 10 my Garmin read 9.8 but I ended at 13.1. As per Fritz your time was 16:50.

From SlowJoe on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 17:50:41 from

Congrats on another win. That sub-17 is undoubtedly right around the corner.

From Dan Varga on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 18:00:49 from

Congrats on another, another win. Nice work. Sub 17 is well in sight.

From Toby on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 18:37:51 from

Double pump-fist! Nice win/PR/bling! You are off to an amazing season!!!

From MichelleL on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 19:12:21 from

+1 what Jake said. Awesome!

From prlman on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 19:22:01 from

Another stellar race for you things are really clicking into place. Great win :)

From Superfly on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 19:30:26 from

3 wins in 3 weeks right? TCOB (takin care of business). Great job!

From Derunzo on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 19:36:50 from

Damn! You are freakin' fast.... wow!

From BrandonD on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 20:00:02 from

Awesome streak Andrea! It was great to meet you today. Thanks for the encouraging words. You were so fast today!

From JulieC on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 20:06:52 from

congrats Andrea!! three races in a row, three wins. Great work : D.

From Lily on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 20:18:56 from

Nice job today! I wish I could have run today. I tried to contact them and get them to switch me to the 5k, but I got no response even though I did it before the deadline.

Jen Hughes, who came in 2nd is my friend. She lives down this way. She won hobble creek last year. She is an excellent runner.

From Carina on Sat, May 05, 2012 at 21:07:31 from

At this rate you should just quit your job and run races full time!!! ;) you are so amazing, congrats on another awesome win!

From Tina on Sun, May 06, 2012 at 09:04:14 from

Great race! Congrats on the win!

From Hamdog Alum on Sun, May 06, 2012 at 14:54:19 from

Great race Andrea! You're making huge progress!

From prestonmadera on Sun, May 06, 2012 at 17:35:24 from

3 wins in a row! Great job, sub 17 is right around the corner!

From Kendall on Sun, May 06, 2012 at 19:06:52 from

...And on the seventh day she won again! Congrats on another great run.

From fiddy on Sun, May 06, 2012 at 19:08:33 from

Every record fell yesterday except the women's 5k. Just trying to give you some motivation here. It's good to see you running ridiculously fast again.

From Nate on Mon, May 07, 2012 at 08:34:46 from

Congrats on the win. I see sub 17 in no time!

From josse on Mon, May 07, 2012 at 09:07:45 from

Great job on your race and rockin real good.

From Lulu Walls on Mon, May 07, 2012 at 12:32:29 from

Wow Andrea! So on your way to that sub-17. I am glad I wasn't bike pacing you on this one because even with the downhill I don't think I would have been able to keep up :)

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