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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: 1:09:58 (2018 Des News)

26.2: 2:37:45 (2019 Mesa Phoenix)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy!


2019 Running Schedule

Feb - Mesa Phoenix Marathon (AZ): 2:37:45. Lingering flu didn't help, but I still got a PR.

April - Bonneville Shoreline Trail Marathon (UT). Mostly just going to be a training run. Finally got myself into the sub-4 club last year, so I'll just have fun with it this year.

May - Stillwater Half Marathon (MN). Goal race for Spring. Looking for ~1:12.

October- Chicago Marathon (IL). We'll see where I'm at in Fall, but probably will be looking for low 2:30s.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy, make improvements, maximize my potential.


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 and improve neurosurgical approaches for treating movement disorders.

Summer 2018 update: I'm lazy about copying over from Strava, so find me over there for day-to-day runs until I eventually get around to copying everything over here.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 26.21
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
From allie on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 18:11:26 from

nice win, nice time.

that's a good race -- i miss james zwick

From CollinAnderson on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 21:38:27 from

Thanks. I'm happy with where things are at -- and more importantly, where they're headed -- right now. This was a really fun course, and I thought they did a good job with the race. Say, guess we'll see you guys out here for Fritz and Amiee's bash in June - we better get in a run then!

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