Races

I started running in 2007 with my first 10k.  Since then I have evolved as an athlete, and now compete in both running races and triathlons.  In California I trained with Santa Cruz Endurance and was a 2013 San Francisco Marathon Ambassador. Follow my training on Daily Mile and check out my races and recaps below.

5k

12/2010 – St. Paul, MN – Joyful 5k – 25:08
1/2011 – Fremont – Coyote Hills 5k – 28:55 (3.5 miles)
11/2011 – St. Paul, MN – Joyful 5k – 23:56
4/2012 – Irvine – Color Run 5k – Fun Run!
6/2012 – Aptos – Nisene Marks 5k – 24:03
6/2012 – Carmel – Run in the Name of Love 5k – 22:45
7/2012 – Minneapolis, MN – Torchlight 5k – 23:16
11/2012 – Almaden – Almaden Run, Turkey, Run 5k – 22:23
12/2012 – Santa Cruz – Toys for Tots Jingle Bell Rock 5k – 22:50
12/2012 – San Jose – Santa Run 5k – 21:52
12/2012 – St. Paul, MN – Christmas Day Joyful 5k – 23:25
3/2013 – Santa Cruz – She.Is.Beautiful 5k – 21:15
5/2013 – San Jose – SJ Giant Race 5k – 21:30
6/2013 – San Francisco – The Fabulous 5k (SFM 5k) – 22:30
9/2013 – Washington, DC – Run n’ Mate 5k – 22:12
11/2013 – Arlington, VA – Arlington Turkey Trot – 21:50
12/2013 – Reston, VA – Run w/ Santa – 22:32 (cold & slushy/snowy!)
2/2014 – Reston, VA – Run Your Heart Out 5k – 21:07
5/2014 – Arlington, VA – Friends of Montessori Education 5k -20:56 (PR)

4 Mile

7/2012 – Minneapolis, MN – Free to Run 4 Miler – 34:36
6/2014 – Ashburn, VA – Twilight Festival 4 Miler – 26:49 (PR)

8k

12/2009 – Chicago, IL – Rudolph Ramble 8k – 46:34
3/2010 – Chicago, IL – Shamrock Shuffle 8k – 39:41 (PR)

6 Mile
7/2013 – Santa Cruz – Wharf 2 Wharf – 45:15 (PR)

10k

10/2007 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Nike 10k – 56:–
10/2008 – Chicago, IL – Trick or Treat Trot 10k – 55:42
11/2010 – San Jose – Amazing Race 10k – 47:36
5/2011 – Santa Cruz – PINKEST Women’s 10k – 1:06:34
11/2011 – San Jose – Almaden Turkey Trot 10k – 50:08
3/2012 – Los Gatos – Go Green St. Patty’s Day 10k – 48:49
2/2013 – Santa Cruz – SCTC Superbowl 10k – 46:06
10/2013 – Washington, DC – MCM 10k – 47:45
11/2013 – Washington, DC – Run 4 the Parks – 45:27 (PR)

15k

5/2011 – San Francisco – Bay to Breakers 15k – 1:11:39 (PR)

10 Mile

4/2014 – Washington, D.C. – Cherry Blossom 10 Miler – 1:09:59 (PR)

Half Marathon

4/2008 – Dearborn, MI – Martian Half Marathon – 2:08:38
4/2011 – Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz Half Marathon – 1:53:21
10/2011 – San Francisco – NWM Half Marathon – 2:22:33
11/2011 – San Francisco – US Half Marathon – 2:19:54
4/2012 – Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz Half Marathon – 1:57:27
4/2012- San Francisco – US Other Half Marathon – 1:51:17
5/2012- Santa Cruz – Capitola Half Marathon – 1:51:39
2/2013 – San Diego – Women’s Half Marathon – 1:46:19
12/2013 – Carderock, MD – Gar Williams Half Marathon – 1:44:06
5/2014 – Santa Cruz – Capitola Half Marathon – 1:32:23 (PR)

Marathon

10/2010 – San Francisco – Nike Women’s Marathon – 4:46:51
11/2011- Half Moon Bay – HMB International Marathon – 4:10:46 (PR)

Trail

6/2013 – Pachacamac, Peru – Merrell Pachacamac 11.6km – 1:11:24 (PR & first trail race!)

Relay

4/2012 – Ragnar Relay SoCal
9/2012 – Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz Triathlon (relay – cyclist) – 1st Woman’s Relay Team!

Sprint Triathlon

8/2012 – Santa Cruz – Tri Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon - 1:20:04 (PR)

Special Distance Triathlon

7/2012 – Aptos – Sandman Triathlon – 1:50:36 (PR)

Olympic Triathlon

8/2011 – Santa Cruz – Tri Santa Cruz Olympic Triathlon – 2:45:45.2
8/2012 – Santa Cruz – Tri Santa Cruz Olympic Triathlon – 2:37:00 (PR) (2:35:00 + penalty)

Half Ironman

9/2012 – Santa Cruz – Big Kahuna HIM – 6:41:20 (PR!)

***All races are in California, unless otherwise noted

3 thoughts on “Races

  1. Hi Elsie! I am a fellow graduate student (masters program, not phd like you though!) and runner (though not as fast as you!)! I found you through Fit Approach’s sweat pink ambassador since you are a ‘local’ ish ambassador to me! I just got accepted into the Sweat Pink program, so if you ever wanted to have a Sweat Pink meet up/event let me know!

    P.S. I signed up for the Big Sur 9 miler and Capitola half marathon in 2013! I noticed you did the Capitola one this year :)

    • Hey Nicole! I’m glad you found me! I’m stoked to have another SPA in the area! We should definitely get together sometime, I love meeting new friends — especially those who are grad students and love running/exercise like I do :) You’re going to love Capitola half! It’s a great course – beautiful and the medals are fun! So, lets chat and get together sometime!!

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