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Saltair 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: Saltair 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:18:45, Place overall: 1
Total Distance

Typical conditions at any race that starts at Saltair - rainy, snowy, cold, windy, etc. I ran a 2 mile warm-up with Allie and Kassi then watched the half marathon start. The 5k was 30 minutes after and a much smaller race. The weather varied from a calm wind to very windy and raining. The race started, and the first half of the race felt relatively comfortable at just under 6 minute pace. After the turnaround was a different story. I was able to maintain my pace until about 2 miles but was working a lot harder to fight the wind and rain. I looked at my watch at 2.5 miles and was running 20 sec/mile slower. I think the wind died back down at that point, but I wasn't able to speed up. My final time was 18:45 with the course at 5-10 seconds short. Splits were 5:58, 6:01, 6:19, 5:59 pace for .07 miles. 

I ran slower than I expected/wanted, but I'm not worried. I've had a great couple weeks of training and the weather wasn't ideal today. Today served as a great workout and I did win the women's race :) Afterwards, I watched the half marathoners come in, froze, then ran a 2 mile cooldown with Collin and Kassi. Overall a well-run event and I was pleased with the organization. Big congrats to Jake A for a HUGE PR today!

Pics from the race here.

Saucony Fastwitch 6 Miles: 3.20
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50Weight: 114.00
From NatalieK on Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 15:13:58 from

Great job Andrea. Its good to see you back at it again!

From allie on Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 15:56:03 from

i agree, they did a really good job with this one. especially with the on time and organized awards ceremony.

great job today. it's so hard to get into true 5k pace in those conditions. solid race at the end of a great week.

i hope you found that black bean.

From Andrea on Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 15:59:24 from

They did well, except that the results right now link to SOJO!

Black bean was found! Thank you for not doing an emergency tracheotomy.

From Teena Marie on Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 16:58:42 from

Wow!!! You are amazing!!!

A huge congrats on the overall win!!! :)

From Toby on Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 18:20:14 from

Way to go Andrea! You have done so well with your recovery/comeback! Congrats on the win!

From flatlander on Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 18:25:53 from

Congratulations, great to see you running well again.

From SlowJoe on Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 19:47:11 from

Congrats on the win! Windy 5k's are just cruel.

From Rachelle on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:34:32 from

Congratulations Andrea! The wind/rain sounds tough and you held it together really well and came away with the win. Another stepping stone in the right direction.

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