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@AllyM

Houston, TX Raving since 2021 Active 2 years, 7 months ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Helena, MT Jun 12, 2021 1:40:54
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH Oct 31, 2021 1:34:14

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Past Races (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH Oct 31, 2021 1:34:14
Marathon Helena, MT Jun 12, 2021 1:40:54
Marathon The Woodlands, TX Mar 6, 2021 3:32:48
Half Marathon Houston, TX Oct 27, 2019 1:37:46
Half Marathon St. Louis, MO Apr 7, 2019 1:40:48

My Raves

-There were people cheering the ENTIRE course! The crowd energy was amazing. -A big hill around Mile 6 brings you the reward of an epic downhill around Mile 10--it felt … MORE

-There were people cheering the ENTIRE course! The crowd energy was amazing.
-A big hill around Mile 6 brings you the reward of an epic downhill around Mile 10–it felt like I was flying! Overall, this course was engaging and fun.
-Logistics were a breeze: pre-race communication, packet pickup, the expo, and race-day organization was easy, consistent, and very accommodating.
-The fastest half pace group this year was for 1:40, so be prepared to follow your own pace plan if you feel like pushing for something faster.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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-This local race gives you the chance to traverse some of the most beautiful, mountainous scenery that a road race can offer. Mostly appealing to local runners, Governor's Cup offers … MORE

-This local race gives you the chance to traverse some of the most beautiful, mountainous scenery that a road race can offer. Mostly appealing to local runners, Governor’s Cup offers a full and half marathon experience.
-The race format is a Point A to B, which is a fun format for making sure you get to see a lot of unique scenery.
-Most of the half marathon, leading up to Helena, is run on a highway service road–while this isn’t necessarily “scenic,” everything surrounding you is! So enjoy the clear sky and wooded mountain terrain.
-Since it’s a relatively small race, don’t count on purchasing last-minute items (like fueling options) at the expo/packet pickup.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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-A well-conducted race for Houston-area runners. -Loved the finish line swag this year! -Overall, this course is navigable & easy to run. Having a hairpin turn in a marathon course … MORE

-A well-conducted race for Houston-area runners.
-Loved the finish line swag this year!
-Overall, this course is navigable & easy to run. Having a hairpin turn in a marathon course is not ideal, but it’s also not the worst thing.
-Race day logistics and staging were smooth & optimal!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
5
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-This race, which comes every fall, is a great way to test out your fitness for fall racing. If you're brave enough to sweat through training in the summer, it's … MORE

-This race, which comes every fall, is a great way to test out your fitness for fall racing. If you’re brave enough to sweat through training in the summer, it’s also a great motivation to make it through the Houston heat.
-Free group training runs months prior to the race are a great option for first-time racers or those who enjoy running with a community!
-Day-of logistics are great: bike valet, ample space to warm up / hang out before the race, and well-indicated signage take the logistical stress out of race day.
-Don’t be nervous about the Allen Parkway Hills at the end of the half–you’re sure to have plenty of fans there on the parkway, cheering you on!
-Be prepared, if it’s a sunny day, to finish racing into the sunrise. Sunglasses are helpful!
-The post-race celebration is great–just get in line quickly for pancakes & beer or you may be waiting a while πŸ™‚

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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-Coming into downtown for the finish is an amazing scene. -This race takes you through some of the cooler parts of St. Louis! -The course is well-laid out and has … MORE

-Coming into downtown for the finish is an amazing scene.
-This race takes you through some of the cooler parts of St. Louis!
-The course is well-laid out and has some gentle hills.
-Make sure you have your pre-race transportation plan in place, as the Forest Park staging/parking area can fill up quickly!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5
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