Per Aspera Ad Astra

May 25, 2017

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesCollinAnderson's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!


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: 2:42:07 (2014)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get unfat

Become able to train at a reasonably high level again

Get sort of fast again

Build up enough base to not embarass myself too badly at the 2017 Bear 100


Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy, make steady incremental 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 was sort of fast until I put running on the back burner at the end of grad school and am trying to get sort of fast again now.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 27.40 Month: 201.10 Year: 421.30
RETIRED Saucony A6 Orange #1 Lifetime Miles: 420.80
RETIRED Saucony Kinvara 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 353.85
RETIRED Nike Zoom Streak LT2 Lifetime Miles: 351.40
RETIRED New Balance 1010 - Just Awful Shoes. Only Spent $20, But Still A Waste. Lifetime Miles: 81.50
RETIRED Saucony Orange Kinvara 4 Lifetime Miles: 338.50
RETIRED Saucony A6 Orange #2 Lifetime Miles: 432.20
RETIRED Saucony Shay XC3 Red - Beat Them Up Early Playing Disc Golf In Them Lifetime Miles: 120.10
RETIRED Skechers GoRun 2 Yellow Lifetime Miles: 426.20
RETIRED Skechers GoMeb Speed 2 - Chevron Houston Marathon Edition - Beat Them Up Early Playing Disc Golf In Them Lifetime Miles: 253.40
Adidas Adizero Boost Lifetime Miles: 68.40
Skechers GoRun 3 Black Lifetime Miles: 130.50
Skechers Go Run 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 124.50
Adidas Adizero RC Green Lifetime Miles: 145.00
Skechers GoRun 4 Blue Lifetime Miles: 105.80
Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Lifetime Miles: 227.30
New Balance Vazee Summit Lifetime Miles: 253.90
Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Lifetime Miles: 125.50
New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Lifetime Miles: 26.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Bprb to natural history to spine to living room and back via standard route. 1150' of gain.

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From allie on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 18:04:56 from

duke is out and you're still winning?!

From CollinAnderson on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 23:54:22 from

Lol, yeah. Let's see how well that holds up. ;P

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements
New Kids on the Blog
(need a welcome):

Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):