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@chrisy129

Norwalk, CA Raving since 2016 Marathon Maniacs #13823, Half Fanatics #13635 active 6 months ago

About Me

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    A Snail’s Pace Running Club, Half Twisted Runners

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    I love to eat. Running helps me in this addiction

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Personal Bests (8)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 29, 2018 5:49:34
Double Half Marathon South Williamson, KY Jun 8, 2019 7:09:55
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 15, 2015 2:48:59
10K Los Angeles, CA Nov 26, 2015 1:07:36
5.3 Miler San Pedro, CA Sep 7, 2015 1:17:56
5 Miler Tustin, CA Aug 6, 2015 1:09:26
7K Pomona, CA Apr 18, 2015 1:03:45
5K Long Beach, CA Oct 4, 2015 35:31

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Past Races (47)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Double Half Marathon South Williamson, KY Jun 8, 2019 7:09:55
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 29, 2018 5:49:34
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 4, 2018 2:52:00
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Oct 2, 2016
5K San Jose, CA Oct 2, 2016
1st Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 31, 2016
Half Marathon Napa, CA Jul 17, 2016
Half Marathon Mammoth Lakes, CA Jun 19, 2016
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 5, 2016
Half Marathon Laguna Hills, CA May 30, 2016
Pixie Dust Challenge (19.3 Miles) Anaheim, CA May 6, 2016
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 1, 2016
5K Long Beach, CA Apr 30, 2016
Half Marathon Del Mar, CA Apr 24, 2016
Half Marathon Hollywood, CA Apr 9, 2016
200 Mile Relay Huntington Beach, CA Apr 1, 2016
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Mar 13, 2016
5K Anaheim, CA Mar 12, 2016
10K Buena Park, CA Mar 6, 2016
10K Los Alamitos, CA Feb 27, 2016
Half Marathon Temecula, CA Feb 20, 2016
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Feb 14, 2016 6:32:20
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 7, 2016 2:59:10
5K Irvine, CA Dec 5, 2015 38:37
10K Los Angeles, CA Nov 26, 2015 1:07:36
5K Las Vegas, NV Nov 15, 2015 35:57
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 15, 2015 2:48:59
10K Hollywood, CA Nov 7, 2015 1:16:31
10K Huntington Beach, CA Oct 25, 2015 1:16:20
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Oct 18, 2015 2:51:23
5K Long Beach, CA Oct 11, 2015 40:24
5K Long Beach, CA Oct 4, 2015 35:31
10K Big Bear Lake, CA Oct 3, 2015 1:29:41
10K Santa Monica, CA Sep 13, 2015 1:25:13
5.3 Miler San Pedro, CA Sep 7, 2015 1:17:56
5K Costa Mesa, CA Aug 9, 2015 1:12:16
5K La Mirada, CA Aug 8, 2015 43:03
5 Miler Tustin, CA Aug 6, 2015 1:09:26
10K Pasadena, CA Jul 18, 2015 1:18:16
5 Miler Tustin, CA Jul 9, 2015 1:09:26
10K Orange, CA Jul 4, 2015 1:34:32
5K Long Beach, CA Jun 21, 2015 41:42
5 Miler Tustin, CA Jun 18, 2015 1:11:27
5K La Canada Flintridge/Pasadena, CA Jun 14, 2015 42:19
5K Corona Del Mar, CA Jun 6, 2015 39:19
5K Laguna Hills, CA May 25, 2015 45:12
7K Pomona, CA Apr 18, 2015 1:03:45

My Raves

Hatfield McCoy Marathon

Hatfield McCoy Marathon

I've heard nothing but great things about this race and it's always been on my bucket list. Finally got to experience it myself and it did not disappoint at all! … MORE

I’ve heard nothing but great things about this race and it’s always been on my bucket list. Finally got to experience it myself and it did not disappoint at all! This race has everything that I love about a race. Laid back, super friendly staff and volunteers, and VERY supportive community.

I am a back of packer. I love to just hang back and enjoy my time on course.
Before arriving, I’ve heard from so many people that it’d be super hot and humid, so I was a tad nervous. BUT…we lucked out this year with some pretty amazing weather. It rained, which helped keep the humidity at a tolerable level, and the temp lower. The wind died down at the start of the second half, and the sun peeked out for a moment towards the end of the race. This raised the humidity level a bit for the second half, which was when I fell apart. This SoCal gal am just not used to the humidity.

The course was AMAZING! I don’t get to see much greenery in SoCal, so running in places where you’re just surrounded by super green trees everywhere is just so serene. The morning fog was still lingering in between the trees when the race started and made it feel like we were running through the jungle. Plenty of rolling hills throughout the course. Not to mention that “tiny hill” called Blackberry Mountain, which was a toughy. If that was not enough, they whammy you with another hill at mile 23. Since it rained this weekend, around mile 15 was the mud obstacle course. Honestly, I had a blast with the course.

There’s aid stations pretty much at every mile from mile 2 onward. And each aid station was manned by one of the community’s groups, whether it be the church group, school sport teams, or a supportive family. Everyone at the aid stations were SO nice, greets you with a smile, and oh so accommodating. Southern hospitality at it’s finest.

To me, what makes a race great, other than the scenery, is the course support and the race staff. EVERYONE involved with this race was nothing my Rock Stars! Absolutely AMAZING race and if I can fit it into my budget, I would be coming back for sure!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Big Sur International Marathon

Big Sur International Marathon

This race is one of my top 5 most favorite to date. Ran this in 2017 and it took a toll on me. The hills and headwind made it tough. … MORE

This race is one of my top 5 most favorite to date. Ran this in 2017 and it took a toll on me. The hills and headwind made it tough. This year, the hills didn’t seem so bad. The weather was perfect and of course, the scenery was exceptional! Many runners that I talked to during the race were running it as their first marathon ever. It’s a great course, but the difficulty level varies depending on the weather and the amount of training you’ve had going into it.

The stressor for me the last two years was making the mile 21 cut off. You MUST pass mile 21 by 11:50 am. If not, you won’t be able to continue.

The other thing to watch for is the 6 hr time limit. Since we are running on Highway 1, which is the only road from Big Sur to Carmel, they have to open the road back up for general public.

The race is very well organized. Started on time and have the BEST race announcers around. The freebie swags are OK, but the race merchandise for purchase is nicely done.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

I've ran this race for three consecutive years now. It's always been an easy course, with just one hill (not horribly steep) to go up. This is a race I … MORE

I’ve ran this race for three consecutive years now. It’s always been an easy course, with just one hill (not horribly steep) to go up. This is a race I recommend for people that wants to run their first half marathon, or try to get their PR. Since majority of the race is on PCH itself, there hardly any shades from the sun, so be cautious of sun exhaustion.

The course basically positions the Pacific ocean to one side of you at all times. It is an out and back, so it’s a perfect tanning opportunity as well. ;P Crowd support are very slim to none at most parts of the course, but some of the residence of the Seapoint area would be on the course (or their back/front yard) cheering on the runners. Definitely keep an eye out for Gavin’s water station. This cute little guy has his station setup to pass out water for the runners.

The race swag is OK. You get your typical tech race shirt, but i do like the reusable, pretty sturdy tote. Race merchandise has been sub par for the last two years, so I have not purchased any since their 20th anniversary race.

Race communication is pretty good so far. They’ve always started on time and parking this year was a bit more organized that previous years. Rather than having runners park as they wish, they have volunteers direct people in order of entry. And there’s plenty of water stations on course.

Post race food was OK. You get the banana, pretzel, fruit cup, and Cliff bar. TruMoo was definitely more prepared this year than last. They brought enough chocolate milk for runners to take two if they wish. There’s food trucks where you can buy food as well.

The beer garden this year was in a better spot. They’ve moved it onto the sand, which allowed for a bigger space for all the runners. Pas two years, the line to get into the beer garden was ridiculously long, I’ve always skipped it. I actually went in and enjoyed n=my free beer this year.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
2
SWAG
3

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Los Angeles Marathon (LA Marathon)

Los Angeles Marathon (LA Marathon)

This was my first full marathon and I could not have asked for a better one. Although 26.2 miles was a daunting feat to swallow, the event organizers really went … MORE

This was my first full marathon and I could not have asked for a better one. Although 26.2 miles was a daunting feat to swallow, the event organizers really went above and beyond to ease the pain. There were water stations at almost every mile. Not to mention the support from the crowds and volunteers. All the spectators were cheering and rooting us on and most even supplied water and treats for the runners. Definitely one I would recommend for those thinking of doing their first marathon. LOVED IT!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

The race organizers were very considerate about the temperature change this year. I appreciate these little things. I ran the Surf City 10 and the course is very similar, but … MORE

The race organizers were very considerate about the temperature change this year. I appreciate these little things. I ran the Surf City 10 and the course is very similar, but the one hill to the Bluff was the only challenging part of the course. Other than that, if you’re looking to PR, this is the race to do it.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Nike Women’s Half Marathon – San Francisco

Nike Women’s Half Marathon – San Francisco

My best friend ran the 2014 race and I was there to spectate. I loved how well organized the whole race was. All the pre and post race events, all … MORE

My best friend ran the 2014 race and I was there to spectate. I loved how well organized the whole race was. All the pre and post race events, all the supportive runners from all over the world, and not to mention the beautiful medal that any girl would LOVE! That’s why I chose this race to be my first half marathon in my life. Although the expo for the 2015 race was a bit chaotic, the race itself was very well organized. Made this first timer feel like a veteran. Course was easy and not as hilly as some would think of San Fran.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Corona Del Mar Scenic 5K

Corona Del Mar Scenic 5K

This is definitely a community supported race. Super well organized. You get to run in Corona Del Mar, through the streets of million dollar homes. The start and finish has … MORE

This is definitely a community supported race. Super well organized. You get to run in Corona Del Mar, through the streets of million dollar homes. The start and finish has the view of the beach. Super gorgeous area. The community support is awesome. Since it’s sponsored by the Corona Del Mar Chamber of Commerce, the local shops sponsors the breakfast spread at the finisher festival. No medal, just yummy breakfast. A few hills, but not so bad. Great way to burn calories so you can sample all the food at the finish.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K and 10K

City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K and 10K

Race was very well organized, but that's because it's put on by Renegade Racing. They were pretty on time and it's same day packet pick up. Shuttle back from the … MORE

Race was very well organized, but that’s because it’s put on by Renegade Racing. They were pretty on time and it’s same day packet pick up. Shuttle back from the finish to start was very well organized as well. The course runs through Laguna Hills, which in the name itself tells you that it’s going to be hilly. Loads of rolling hills. Great way to burn off some calories before the Memorial weekend celebration. Swag was just a cotton tee, but this race is so affordable, you can’t ask for more. Medal was pretty good for the price tho. It’s part of a five year series, but I’ll have to make up the 2014 race to get the Chief of Staff at the end of the series.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
2

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Cosmo LA

Cosmo LA

This was my 1st race after a 10 year hiatus, also was the first time this event was held in Pomona, CA. Not my best performance since 7K was the … MORE

This was my 1st race after a 10 year hiatus, also was the first time this event was held in Pomona, CA. Not my best performance since 7K was the longest I’ve ran in years. The course ran around the drag strip on the Pomona fairground, parking lot, and up a small section of the nearby park area. The race was very well put on though. Organized, smooth start, and you get a complimentary cosmopolitan with commemorative martini glass at the end.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
2
SWAG
4

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