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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, aided)

26.2: 2:38:50 (2018)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy!


2018 Running Schedule

Feb - Phoenix Marathon: 2:39:39. Glad to get a sub-2:40 marathon and a new PR in my first marathon in 3.5 years.

April - Emigration 10: 54:44. Happy with this one. Glad to get a good win.

April - Bonneville Shoreline Trail Marathon - 3:59:16. Finally a sub-4 here despite the worst conditions I've run it in.

May - Stillwater Half Marathon (MN): 1:16:50. Went out at 1:12 flat pace in high heat and humidity and died very badly, barely maintaining a running cadence on the final hills. Worst race of the year by far.

June - Utah Valley Marathon - 2:38:50. Glad to nab a new PR off of mostly half training.

July - Des News Half: 1:09:58. Really surprised myself with this one.

September - Berlin Marathon - Goal of sub-2:35:00. 

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 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. I'm really thinking long term this year; thus, I'm focusing on consistency while still working really hard, and I'm glad to say that I'm not only in the best shape of my life, but my fitness is rapidly improving. I'm strongly motivated to see how fast I can get over the coming years.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
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: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:38:50, Place overall: 6
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

New PR. Thanks Sasha for dumping water on me at mile 24. Executed pretty well today and didn't puke when I started to feel the stomach going, and did a lot right after finishing. Good timing. :) Splits wete 1:18:37 / 1:20:13, so a little slowdown, but closer to even than I've been in the last couple. Garmin was 26.57, but 2 miles were 10-20 seconds fast. I certainly ran some extra stupidly following a few guys not running tangents well. Excited to see whether I can run faster than Sasha's suggestion that my equivalent at Berlin would be 2:36, maybe 2:35.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Russ on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 10:43:46 from

Wow! Great race.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 17:58:03 from

Very impressive Collin.

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