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Phoenix Marathon

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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: 26.20 Year: 66.40
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: Phoenix Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:39:39, Place overall: 10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Giving myself a B+ for this, but it was enough for a pr. I'll eventually catch up and copy stuff over here.


Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 11:59:26 from


From Sasha Pachev on Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 16:32:27 from

Congratulations on a PR!

From CollinAnderson on Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 16:46:56 from

Thanks! It's been a long time coming that I got back in shape. I was repeatedly injured in 2015/2016 while simultaneously focusing more on spending time with my wife in the spare time from finishing my doctorate and starting a postdoc. I got back into decent shape last year, but I built up way too quickly and wound up with a stress fracture in the first week of September. So, I had from November until the end of December to ramp mileage carefully and get ready for real training without injuring myself again. January into mid Feb was a focus on 70-80mpw running with very high quality workouts that I always rested well for. In the end, 7 weeks of really good training was enough to get me back in shape and net me a 2.5 minute PR, even with a slightly less-than-perfect race strategy. I now have a nice fitness base and decent aerobic base to build from, and I'm extremely motivated to work both hard and smart this year. I'll take all of that into training for an upcoming half in my hometown in May and the Berlin Marathon in September, and I'm looking for substantial PR improvements in both.

From Holt on Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 22:14:07 from

Good work Colin

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