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Emigration Canyon 10

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Salt Lake City,UT,United States

Member Since:

Dec 08, 2012



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

13.1: 1:15:33 (2013)

26.2: 2:39:39 (2018)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy!


2018 Running Schedule

Feb 24 - Phoenix Marathon - Goal of sub-2:40 - Result: 2:39:39

April 7 - Emigration 10 - Goal of getting in a good workout while getting back into things after Phoenix

May 27 - Stillwater Half Marathon (MN) - Goal of 1:13:59

September 16 - Berlin Marathon - Goal of sub-2:34:59

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy, make improvements, eventually get under 1:10 in the half marathon and 2:30 in the marathon.


I am a bioengineering PhD currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah, where I design neurosurgical approaches for treating movement disorders.

I'm lazy about copying over from Strava, so find me over there in the mean time. Training is going well and I'm keeping the mileage slightly lower for a marathon build in the interest of consistency and really high-quality workouts.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 40.20
Skechers GoRun 4 Blue - A Bit Too Big, But Free Lifetime Miles: 105.80
Saucony Grid Type A Lifetime Miles: 94.20
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Blue Lifetime Miles: 132.40
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Red Lifetime Miles: 135.90
New Balance Vazee Summit V2 Black Lifetime Miles: 121.90
Skechers Go Med Speed 4 Lifetime Miles: 36.70
Race: Emigration Canyon 10 (10 Miles) 00:54:44, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

1.5 mile warmup at 6:44 pace, Emigration 10 in 54:44 (about half marathon effort as a hard workout for late May's goal half, but not quite a full race effort), 2.5 mile cooldown at 7:16 pace.


1. 6:17 - 200-ish' of the initial 290' net uphill in the first 1.3ish. Pretty uphill, pushed by two guys who fell off at about a mile.

2. 5:31 - Up the remaining climb, then settling into a comfortable, but fast pace on the down. Dropping the guys fully here.

3. 5:12 - Cruising.

4. 5:17 - Calf feeling a bit tight from high mileage and not tapering, so relaxed ever so slightly.

5. 5:17 - Good pace. Not too hard, but not too easy.

6. 5:22 - Getting bored of the downhill.

7. 5:27 - A little lazy.

8. 5:25 - Still a little lazy.

9. 5:19 - Fine, I'll pick it up slightly to make sure I go under 55.

10. 5:21 - Similar to 9.

Last .05 - 5:09 pace.

I'm happy with this result. It was a bit faster than I expected for this kind of effort, and I'm glad to see that the recent consistency is paying off. Up next is BOSHO. 4th try is the charm, right?


Working pretty hard at the summit:


Cruising in:


Winning gets a fist bump:

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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