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@BrooklandRunner

Washington, DC Raving since 2019 Boston Marathon finisher, 50 States hopeful/finisher, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher active 1 day, 1 hour ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    DC Road Runners Club

  • Rave race:

    Boston Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    London Marathon

  • I run because:

    I want to test my limits, feel alive, and set a good example for my son.

My races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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(Marathon &/or Ultra) + Half

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Houston, TX Jan 17, 2016 2:59:31
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI May 19, 2019 1:26:41

Future Races (0)

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Past Races (47)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI May 19, 2019 1:26:41
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 15, 2019 3:23:54
Marathon Beltsville, MD Feb 17, 2019 3:01:15
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 4, 2018 3:01:06
Marathon Deadwood, SD Jun 3, 2018 3:17:47
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 16, 2018 3:08:36
Marathon Washington, DC Mar 10, 2018 2:59:32
Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 14, 2017 3:01:41
Marathon Kennebunk, ME May 14, 2017 3:08:44
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 17, 2017 3:15:57
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2016 3:08:31
Marathon South Williamson, KY Jun 11, 2016 3:27:30
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 18, 2016 3:17:49
Marathon Houston, TX Jan 17, 2016 2:59:31
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 1, 2015 3:12:47
Marathon Bismarck, ND Sep 19, 2015 3:00:58
Marathon Waitsfield, VT Jul 12, 2015 3:17:34
Marathon Oceanport, NJ Apr 26, 2015 3:04:01
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 23, 2014 3:14:42
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 12, 2014 3:05:58
Marathon Vancouver, WA Jun 15, 2014 3:13:26
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 21, 2014 3:29:06
Marathon Huntsville, AL Dec 14, 2013 3:16:26
Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 20, 2013 3:09:27
Marathon Wilmington, DE May 12, 2013 3:19:02
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 15, 2013 3:19:41
Marathon Huntington, WV Nov 11, 2012 3:18:28
Marathon St George, UT Oct 6, 2012 3:04:54
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 16, 2012 3:20:08
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 16, 2012 4:07:40
Marathon Savannah, GA Nov 5, 2011 3:05:00
Marathon Pocatello, ID Sep 3, 2011 3:07:36
Marathon Providence, RI May 1, 2011 3:23:38
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 7, 2010 3:26:01
Marathon Bath, NY Oct 3, 2010 3:13:35
Marathon Washington, DC 2010 3:17:56
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 22, 2009 3:19:27
Marathon Washington, DC 2009 3:19:00
Marathon Washington, DC Mar 24, 2008 3:30:06
Marathon Columbus, OH 2008 3:18:09
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 18, 2007 3:25:55
Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 13, 2007 3:49:02
Marathon Washington, DC 2007 3:30:06
Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 11, 2006 3:27:11
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 4, 2006 3:36:47
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2005 3:29:38
Marathon Arlington, VA 2004 4:10:14

My Raves

Cellcom Green Bay Marathon & Half Marathon

Cellcom Green Bay Marathon & Half Marathon

I was really disappointed with the decision to cancel the full. I woke up to a text saying that due to flooding on the course, the marathon was canceled but … MORE

I was really disappointed with the decision to cancel the full. I woke up to a text saying that due to flooding on the course, the marathon was canceled but I had the option of running the full. The “flooding” was near my hotel which was near the end of the race. There was maybe 50 meters of water on the trail by the river when I went out for my warm up before the half. In my opinion, runners could have been directed around the water. When I got back to my hotel, the flooding had receded and wouldn’t have impacted the race. I was looking forward to racing Green Bay to add it as another state on my 50 state marathon quest. The half was run through neighborhoods and a part went around Lambeau Field. Running through the stadium was neat, but the rest of the course wasn’t particularly scenic or memorable. I know that it is a tough decision to cancel any race, but in my opinion, the organizers made the wrong call. As a final kick-in-the-pants, when I finished the half, the announcer mispronounced my name which summed up my race experience.

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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

I injured my left leg on my last training run about a week from the race. I hoped that it would be ready in time to go. It was not … MORE

I injured my left leg on my last training run about a week from the race. I hoped that it would be ready in time to go. It was not 100%, and I limped through the race, a minute off pace of what I hoped. I ran between the first and second wave with a small group of “the running wounded,” those of us fast enough to qualify and be seeded in Wave 1, but slowed by an injury just hoping to finish. I’m happy to have finished my seventh Boston Marathon and pleased that my brother finished his first.

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George Washington’s Birthday Marathon and Relay

George Washington’s Birthday Marathon and Relay

There are few options to run winter races in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic. DC Road Runners club puts on this nice race. I am biased since I am a club member. Since … MORE

There are few options to run winter races in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic. DC Road Runners club puts on this nice race. I am biased since I am a club member. Since it is in the winter, be warned that the race has been canceled in the past. The club and volunteers are great. Nice race!

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New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

What can I say? Perfect weather and a great training cycle equal a stellar result. I was on pace to break 3 until coming back into Central Park. It's a … MORE

What can I say? Perfect weather and a great training cycle equal a stellar result. I was on pace to break 3 until coming back into Central Park. It’s a lot harder than you think, but I am very pleased with my effort.

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Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon

Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon

I continued my quest to run a marathon in every state by checking off South Dakota. Who would have thought I would finish both Dakotas before even starting the Carolinas? … MORE

I continued my quest to run a marathon in every state by checking off South Dakota. Who would have thought I would finish both Dakotas before even starting the Carolinas? The weather was warm. The course was one climb over the first fourteen miles then downhill to the finish. It was well supported and gorgeous.

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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

It was a tough day: wet, windy, and a strong headwind. Despite the conditions, I ran my personal best for Boston. It took 6 tries, but I finally qualified for … MORE

It was a tough day: wet, windy, and a strong headwind. Despite the conditions, I ran my personal best for Boston. It took 6 tries, but I finally qualified for Boston at Boston.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

This tied my PR. Great effort on a perfect day. I didn't realize I was so close to my PR. I signed up because I didn't have to travel. I'm … MORE

This tied my PR. Great effort on a perfect day. I didn’t realize I was so close to my PR. I signed up because I didn’t have to travel. I’m not a huge fan of RnR, but they do put on a decent race.

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Hartford Marathon & Half Marathon

Hartford Marathon & Half Marathon

I was pleased with my effort. I was able to run a negative split on a warm day. It was in the 60s so I forgot about trying to break … MORE

I was pleased with my effort. I was able to run a negative split on a warm day. It was in the 60s so I forgot about trying to break 3. I ran a strong second half. The course and volunteers are great. I enjoyed it!

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Maine Coast Marathon

Maine Coast Marathon

I don't want to knock the entire race because a volunteer mistakenly sent us down a dead end, adding half a mile. But, that's what I most remember about the … MORE

I don’t want to knock the entire race because a volunteer mistakenly sent us down a dead end, adding half a mile. But, that’s what I most remember about the race – that and how wet and windy it was. I added another state and collected another BQ, but I am left wondering how many minutes I lost doing that out and back that shouldn’t have been.

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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

It's the Boston Marathon. This year, I traveled with my infant son alone. I managed to run the race and get him through security onto the plane and home all … MORE

It’s the Boston Marathon. This year, I traveled with my infant son alone. I managed to run the race and get him through security onto the plane and home all by myself. It’s my favorite race – run Boston at least once! It was a little warmer than I like. Someday, I will get perfect weather for Boston.

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Marine Corps Marathon

Marine Corps Marathon

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, I ran my first marathon as a father. My son Miles is two-and-a-half months. This also was my first Marine Corps Marathon in 11 years: … MORE

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, I ran my first marathon as a father. My son Miles is two-and-a-half months. This also was my first Marine Corps Marathon in 11 years: my first two marathons were the Marine Corps (2004 in 4:10 and 2005 in 3:29). Also, one note of my first two marathons: I walked portions of them. So, the Marine Corps Marathon was the only marathon I hadn’t ever run the entire way (my first Boston, 2012, was so hot that there were stretches I had to walk, but in subsequent years, I have not walked at all). With my 3:08:31, not only did I finally qualify for Boston in my adopted city of DC, I ran the whole time. Plus, with warm temperatures, this was my best time on a day that didn’t provide ideal conditions.

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Hatfield McCoy Marathon

Hatfield McCoy Marathon

It was a warm day. I couldn't believe it when in the final 5K someone said I was in third place. I apparently was the second male. The race was … MORE

It was a warm day. I couldn’t believe it when in the final 5K someone said I was in third place. I apparently was the second male. The race was won outright by a woman. The course was hilly. The spectators were supportive. The organization was top notch. This is a great race to run!

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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

Someday, I will run Boston properly. Even with a warm day, I still set a course PR by two minutes. I tried to stay with my friend, but there were … MORE

Someday, I will run Boston properly. Even with a warm day, I still set a course PR by two minutes. I tried to stay with my friend, but there were so many people and he felt stronger so he went off. I last saw him before the ninth mile. I just kept turning my legs. I recall that a Globe photographer took my photo that made it into the online site. I remembered to wear sunscreen!

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Chevron Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Chevron Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half Marathon

What a great race! I had perfect weather and a friend who lives locally. We broke 3 together. Great organization and nice race director and crew. Top notch! MORE

What a great race! I had perfect weather and a friend who lives locally. We broke 3 together. Great organization and nice race director and crew. Top notch!

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New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

It's the New York City Marathon! You'll want to run it. It is an amazing experience. It was a little warm that day. I hoped to BQ, but it wasn't … MORE

It’s the New York City Marathon! You’ll want to run it. It is an amazing experience. It was a little warm that day. I hoped to BQ, but it wasn’t to be.

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Bismarck Marathon

Bismarck Marathon

I had a really good time in Bismarck. I loved touring the state house and exploring the city. The marathon was fun and scenic. At one point, I almost took … MORE

I had a really good time in Bismarck. I loved touring the state house and exploring the city. The marathon was fun and scenic. At one point, I almost took a wrong turn because it wasn’t clear which was the race went. Overall, I was pleased with my then-PR at this race.

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Mad Marathon

Mad Marathon

It was a nice, small race. It was well organized. The course was beautiful. The hills are real. But it was a great racing experience. The organization was solid - … MORE

It was a nice, small race. It was well organized. The course was beautiful. The hills are real. But it was a great racing experience. The organization was solid – I am thankful for a fun time on a warm day on a difficult course.

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New Jersey Marathon

New Jersey Marathon

A new personal best! Held a very steady 6:52 pace through 30K. The final 10K was a straight shot back to the finish into a headwind along the boardwalk. I … MORE

A new personal best! Held a very steady 6:52 pace through 30K. The final 10K was a straight shot back to the finish into a headwind along the boardwalk. I was losing time until 5K to go the two 3:05 pacers caught me and I asked them to get me to the finish. They helped me will myself to a PR and another BQ! Nice course, but the wind stole a better time.

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Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Tulsa seemed like a forced marathon, an effort to get in another state before the end of the year. My high school friend went to college in Tulsa and never … MORE

Tulsa seemed like a forced marathon, an effort to get in another state before the end of the year. My high school friend went to college in Tulsa and never left so I got to spend time with her. She ran the half marathon and was part of her company’s marathon team. I also met up with a friend I met running in Idaho. He lives in Houston, but is from Tulsa, so coming back to run the half was a good option for him. He had just returned from India on business.

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

I had a good time racing Chicago. It was flat and fast as advertised. I didn't set a PR, but I did BQ. I achieved my goal of running the … MORE

I had a good time racing Chicago. It was flat and fast as advertised. I didn’t set a PR, but I did BQ. I achieved my goal of running the three American World majors. Great race, great crowds, and lots of fun. I love Chicago!

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Vancouver America Marathon

Vancouver America Marathon

Ran with a first time marathoner; not much to see as on highway then neighborhoods and industrial area; really strong finish. Got a massage and walked around Portland all afternoon … MORE

Ran with a first time marathoner; not much to see as on highway then neighborhoods and industrial area; really strong finish. Got a massage and walked around Portland all afternoon and didn’t feel so sore – in fact could probably have run a mile or two more.

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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

I was not very pleased with my effort. I had a great training season and set personal bests in a few race distances - most notably the half marathon Ten … MORE

I was not very pleased with my effort. I had a great training season and set personal bests in a few race distances – most notably the half marathon Ten Miler. The cost of these PRs was that I was overtrained, suffered a bad taper, and didn’t carb load properly.

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Rocket City Marathon

Rocket City Marathon

The Rocket City Marathon was my 25th total marathon, and Alabama was my 16th different state. I ran the old course which wasn't remarkable as it mostly darted through neighborhoods … MORE

The Rocket City Marathon was my 25th total marathon, and Alabama was my 16th different state. I ran the old course which wasn’t remarkable as it mostly darted through neighborhoods and along highways. In fact, next year they are using a completely new course that actually goes by some of the attractions. And, this year it rained a lot before the race and on and off during the race. Plus, I was coming down with a cold so it turned out that my accomplishment would be simply to add another state.

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Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon

Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon

What is neat about this race is you run into Windor, Canada. I thought that was fun - I had never been to Canada before this race. My effort could … MORE

What is neat about this race is you run into Windor, Canada. I thought that was fun – I had never been to Canada before this race. My effort could have been better, but it was another BQ (although not by enough to get into the 2015 race).

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Delaware Marathon Running Festival

Delaware Marathon Running Festival

I was looking to squeeze in another marathon. In retrospect, I should have chosen Rehoboth, but this was convenient and fit my schedule at the time. Two loops, humid, long … MORE

I was looking to squeeze in another marathon. In retrospect, I should have chosen Rehoboth, but this was convenient and fit my schedule at the time. Two loops, humid, long hill, ran smart, and enjoyed a good sampling of beer at Iron Hill, which was right along the walkway by the water on the race course.

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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

This isn’t my normal race recap. Due to the bombings at the Boston Marathon, my recap isn’t the regular run-down of the race but will involve personal reflections, many of … MORE

This isn’t my normal race recap. Due to the bombings at the Boston Marathon, my recap isn’t the regular run-down of the race but will involve personal reflections, many of which are stream of consciousness. My feelings on the explosions are still forming. I’m so mixed with emotions and overcome by the gravity. Something I love and have loved for many years was attacked. The world’s most famous marathon is supposed to be sacred, but then again sporting events have been targets for a while, including the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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Marshall University Marathon & Half Marathon

Marshall University Marathon & Half Marathon

While the NYC Marathon was canceled due to the hurricane, I did run in the Marshall University Marathon in Huntington, WV. It was a decent last minute substitute. The volunteers … MORE

While the NYC Marathon was canceled due to the hurricane, I did run in the Marshall University Marathon in Huntington, WV. It was a decent last minute substitute. The volunteers were gracious and helpful. It wasn’t what I expected, but it was another marathon in another state.

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St. George Marathon

St. George Marathon

The race is well organized and the scenery is tough to beat! I traveled with friends from my running club. We had a great time. We even hiked Zion National … MORE

The race is well organized and the scenery is tough to beat! I traveled with friends from my running club. We had a great time. We even hiked Zion National Park after the race. It’s definitely worth it – well supported and a good time!

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Grandma’s Marathon & Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Grandma’s Marathon & Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Minnesota was very kind to me. I guess that's why they call it Minnesota nice. I was distracted as my uncle was very sick. In fact, he passed away the … MORE

Minnesota was very kind to me. I guess that’s why they call it Minnesota nice. I was distracted as my uncle was very sick. In fact, he passed away the day after the marathon, so I thought about him the entire race. The first half of the race it was warm, so I took it slow. The second half, a cloud covering cooled temperatures, and I was able to lay down the hammer the final 10K. Nice race and very nice people!

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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

First Boston! The excitement at the beginning. Walking toward the start. Getting into my corral. The first few miles of excitement. Feeling like I was at the 20 mile point … MORE

First Boston! The excitement at the beginning. Walking toward the start. Getting into my corral. The first few miles of excitement. Feeling like I was at the 20 mile point at the 10K mark. The heat getting to me. My first walk break at the 14 mile. Trying to run to the 17 mile without walking. Run walking the rest of the way. Making sure I ran up and down Heartbreak Hill. Running past BC. Walking under the tunnel but running the rest. Seeing my family and excitement by the finish line. Feeling ill after the race. At least it wasn’t my personal worst.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half Marathon

I love Savannah. It is a great town. This was the inaugural race, so I had to check Georgia off my checklist. It was my then PR after PR-ing a … MORE

I love Savannah. It is a great town. This was the inaugural race, so I had to check Georgia off my checklist. It was my then PR after PR-ing a few months ago. I just got under the new BQ time (3:05 at the time for my age). I love Savannah and hope you will too.

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Pocatello Marathon

Pocatello Marathon

Starting in the dark, talking to the Boston runner near me, watching the sun rise over the landscape, the uphill turnaround around mile 7, holding true to pace, mile 14 … MORE

Starting in the dark, talking to the Boston runner near me, watching the sun rise over the landscape, the uphill turnaround around mile 7, holding true to pace, mile 14 the women’s winner passed me but I stayed and chatted with her until 17, the self doubt around mile 20, the hill climb as runners were walking, composing myself at mile 23 and knowing I could run ten minute miles and qualify, “BQ coming through, thank you!” the last three miles, the final sprint knowing I would qualify and the euphoria of finishing with “Thank you, Idaho!”

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Providence Rhode Races (Providence Marathon)

Providence Rhode Races (Providence Marathon)

I had high hopes for Providence, but I never found my pace. It was hillier than I thought and slightly warm. My family came to support me. The hill 7 … MORE

I had high hopes for Providence, but I never found my pace. It was hillier than I thought and slightly warm. My family came to support me. The hill 7 miles in where I knew it wasn’t my day, seeing my folks at various water stops, I came back into the city with heavy legs but I finished.

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New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

I ran this race as a long run. I even accidentally checked my watch at bag check. I got my entry through being rejected three straight times. I was just … MORE

I ran this race as a long run. I even accidentally checked my watch at bag check. I got my entry through being rejected three straight times. I was just thrilled to finally run New York – what a race!

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Wineglass Marathon & Half Marathon

Wineglass Marathon & Half Marathon

It was a beautiful course and well organized. I drove up with friends and we made a little weekend. The finger lakes are gorgeous. It was well run and a … MORE

It was a beautiful course and well organized. I drove up with friends and we made a little weekend. The finger lakes are gorgeous. It was well run and a fun time.

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Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon

Philly was hillier than expected. This was my second time running it. Looking back, I compare my performances to pre BQ days and post BQ days. My second time through … MORE

Philly was hillier than expected. This was my second time running it. Looking back, I compare my performances to pre BQ days and post BQ days. My second time through Philly was pre BQ. The course is nice and the race is well organized. Take my advice and hire a coach and run as many miles as you can fit into your schedule.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

I coached a training group and received a complimentary entry. I had a friend run with me. The course has some hills that are challenging. It was an early marathon … MORE

I coached a training group and received a complimentary entry. I had a friend run with me. The course has some hills that are challenging. It was an early marathon in my career.

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Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon

This was my first time running Philly. I toured the city before the race. It was the only race I remember where I had to go, and found a port … MORE

This was my first time running Philly. I toured the city before the race. It was the only race I remember where I had to go, and found a port o potty at mile 10. Manayunk was a nice little town at the out and back turnaround, and I turned on a fast final mile.

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Baltimore Running Festival

Baltimore Running Festival

I targeted Philly in November, and since I got this entry free, I treated it like a long run. It was a fun time running with friends and not caring … MORE

I targeted Philly in November, and since I got this entry free, I treated it like a long run. It was a fun time running with friends and not caring too much about my result. The hills are real, though.

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VCU Health Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon

VCU Health Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon

I cannot blame the race for the temperature or the pacer taking the group out too fast. I faded but was able to set a then-PR. The downhill finish was … MORE

I cannot blame the race for the temperature or the pacer taking the group out too fast. I faded but was able to set a then-PR. The downhill finish was a chance for a fast finish. I would love to run this course again if I can fit it into my schedule.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
3
SWAG
3

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Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

This was too early in my running career. I thought I knew how to BQ. I didn't know that when it gets warm, I need to back off. This was … MORE

This was too early in my running career. I thought I knew how to BQ. I didn’t know that when it gets warm, I need to back off. This was a good lesson in my career, learning how to pace and adjust.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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Marine Corps Marathon

Marine Corps Marathon

This was my second marathon and the first marathon I trained. I remember going for 3:10 and falling apart in the 16th mile. I walked a bit around Hains Point … MORE

This was my second marathon and the first marathon I trained. I remember going for 3:10 and falling apart in the 16th mile. I walked a bit around Hains Point where my friends cheered for me. I was happy to get the PR and this race probably hooked me on the marathons.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Marine Corps Marathon

Marine Corps Marathon

I had always wanted to run a marathon. I signed up for this one back in the spring. In the fall, with the Red Sox making an historic postseason run, … MORE

I had always wanted to run a marathon. I signed up for this one back in the spring. In the fall, with the Red Sox making an historic postseason run, I thought the World Series would go 7 games, so I would skip the marathon to be in Boston. But, I got tickets to go to St. Louis for game 3 and the Sox swept, so I was in DC for the race. I didn’t know how to train and I still was able to finish the race. I am proud that this remains my personal slowest time to date. Great organization and course!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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