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SLCTC Winter Series 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.

Favorite Blogs:

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: SLCTC Winter Series 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:19:30, Place overall: 4
Total Distance

AM - The last few days I've had a lot of ups and downs with injury pain so I wasn't sure if I was going to jog this or use it as a tempo run. I felt pretty good on the 2-mile warm-up with Allie and James. So tempo it was! Ran a pretty consistent 6:16 pace throughout. No problems with my hip and only a little fatigue towards the end. I think the fastest I could run with my current fitness is high 18s...not too bad. A great workout! I did not cool down at all because the race was enough stress.

Lulu was nice enough to take some photos. Here are more pics of the race.

Night Sleep Time: 9.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.50Weight: 114.60
From DaleG on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 13:46:48 from

Nice job, Andrea. I saw you fly past me as I was a half mile from the turn around.

From SlowJoe on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 14:26:52 from

Nice going, you ran just as you planned.

From Matt Poulsen on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 15:51:46 from

Great job Andrea! I'll bet it was wonderful to be in a race again, even though you used it as a workout.

From Jake K on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 16:31:47 from

Progress! Nice even pacing. You're getting there...

From Lily on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 16:33:59 from

Look at you already getting in a great even pace girly! Super proud of you. Take it easy tomorrow.

From Rachelle on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 16:34:49 from

Awesome! You are so smart to use it as a tempo and it is so good to see you racing again. :-)

From Christie on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 18:37:01 from

Love how happy you look in your photo:) Even though you were not 'racing' I bet it felt wonderful to be able to be out there again.

From Fritz on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 19:32:22 from

Welcome back to the races. I am glad it went well.

From Jason D on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 20:06:06 from

I am sure it felt nice to race, Andrea. I can tell because you are smiling a good deal :) Good to see.

From Teena Marie on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 20:10:50 from

Congrats!!! That is awesome!!! :) :) :)

From Lulu Walls on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 20:18:01 from

Yay for no hip problems. I cannot wait for you to get completely healed and happy :)

From allie on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 21:15:07 from


From RileyCook on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 21:43:23 from

Nice tempo effort. You'll be back to full strength soon enough.

From Bam on Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 09:19:28 from

Yep, I agree with Riley the chef, you're building nicely and soon enough, you'll be back to your super-duper self.

From Adam RW on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:05:08 from

It was great to see you out there and get to talk with you a little afterwards. Looking forward to more...

From runningafterbabies on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:06:25 from

Nice job! That is super fast for not RACING!

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