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@divefin

Buffalo Grove, IL Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher, IRONMAN, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Active 4 days ago

About Me

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    AMP’D Alpine Runners

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    I like to eat

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Ironman Benton Harbor, MI Jun 27, 2021 6:52:00
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2017 4:55:00
3-Way Challenge (22.4 Miles) Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 2:26:00
Rebel Challenge (19.3 Miles) Anaheim, CA Jan 17, 2016 3:55:00
Half Marathon Highland Park, IL May 31, 2015 2:05:00

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Past Races (34)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Billings, MT May 19, 2024 2:16:00
Half Marathon Ocracoke, NC Apr 28, 2024 2:14:00
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2024 5:00:00
Half Marathon Salina, KS Nov 4, 2023 2:22:00
Half Marathon Wells, ME May 7, 2023 2:41:51
Half Marathon Seekonk, MA May 7, 2023 2:24:00
Half Marathon Seekonk, MA May 7, 2023 2:24:00
Half Marathon Warwick, RI May 5, 2023 2:31:00
Half Marathon Jackson, MS Feb 25, 2023 2:30:00
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 6, 2022 5:43:00
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 16, 2022 2:06:49
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 15, 2022 2:08:00
Half Marathon Moline, IL Sep 25, 2022 2:14:13
Half Marathon Luray, VA Sep 11, 2022 2:23:00
Half Marathon Parsons, WV Sep 10, 2022 2:24:00
3-Way Challenge (22.4 Miles) Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 2:26:00
Half Marathon Buckeye, AZ Jan 8, 2022 2:16:00
Marathon Milwaukee, WI Oct 3, 2021 6:42:00
Half Ironman Benton Harbor, MI Jun 27, 2021 6:52:00
Half Marathon Williamstown, NJ Nov 15, 2020 2:39:00
Half Marathon North Charleston, SC Jan 11, 2020 2:32:00
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 17, 2019 2:17:00
Half Marathon Stillwater, MN May 25, 2019 2:18:00
Half Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 28, 2019 2:30:00
Half Marathon Burnet, TX Apr 27, 2019 4:09:00
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 29, 2018 2:51:59
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 28, 2018 2:15:00
Half Marathon Pine Mountain, GA Jan 27, 2018 2:17:00
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2017 4:55:00
Half Marathon St. Louis, MO Apr 9, 2017 2:14:00
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 7, 2016 2:34:00
Dark Side Challenge (19.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 18, 2016 4:15:00
Rebel Challenge (19.3 Miles) Anaheim, CA Jan 17, 2016 3:55:00
Half Marathon Highland Park, IL May 31, 2015 2:05:00

My Raves

The race expo is on the small side with some nice people and local businesses that are worth checking out. Top notch race merch I purchased a hoodie. Race day … MORE

The race expo is on the small side with some nice people and local businesses that are worth checking out. Top notch race merch I purchased a hoodie. Race day was a great day weather was perfect and I was all set for a PR. The views along the rout were breathtaking and so was the elevation, for this runner. Between the pit stops to take photos and other “breaks” I wasn’t able to hit my goal time but I am happy with my results.

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Very well run race, the RD is a runner so she gets us. Amazing finisher medals for the races. I ran the challenge for the weekend. The event takes place … MORE

Very well run race, the RD is a runner so she gets us. Amazing finisher medals for the races. I ran the challenge for the weekend. The event takes place off season so the island is quiet. It’s a good get away and a nice way to shut down and relax

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The expo and race events are extremely well organized the group really knows what runners want. Crowd support is awesome the city comes out in droves to support the runners. … MORE

The expo and race events are extremely well organized the group really knows what runners want. Crowd support is awesome the city comes out in droves to support the runners. Oh and the BLING is the most impressive medal 🥇 I have ever got BIG and beautiful.

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This is a well put together small race. Excellent service from the race organizers and really nice scenery running around this neighborhood. It’s a single loop road race with lovely … MORE

This is a well put together small race. Excellent service from the race organizers and really nice scenery running around this neighborhood. It’s a single loop road race with lovely views of houses that I can’t afford LOL. Streets are open to traffic so you do need to watch your surroundings. But the traffic was really light I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all.

Side note for traveling runners DO NOT stay at the local Motel 6 they were not nice.

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I’m going to break this one down: Packet pickup was easy and they were really accommodating with swag changes Parking at the school was easy but we did get there … MORE

I’m going to break this one down:
Packet pickup was easy and they were really accommodating with swag changes
Parking at the school was easy but we did get there early. The race it self takes you down the coast for 5 miles before zigzagging you back through a beautiful beach town. Now for the down side: The race started 40 min late due to parking and shuttle bus planning. The course is about a 1/4 mile long and when getting to the finish area the lines to get post race food were very long. With the late start and the weather I would have liked to see more aid stations on course, There were 5.

Note the race directors have sent out an email saying that they are making plans to improve these issues for next year.

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You start the race off in a forest preserve and stay there for the whole event. The course takes you on an out and back then loops you around the … MORE

You start the race off in a forest preserve and stay there for the whole event. The course takes you on an out and back then loops you around the park over and over. There’s one aid amazing station on the course and the scenery was nice enough to see. Awesome race organizers very friendly. This is part of a larger challenge where you can knock off multiple states in a single weekend.

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This race is similar to a RnR race with out the higher price point the course has its ups and downs so train for hills. You get a nice tour … MORE

This race is similar to a RnR race with out the higher price point the course has its ups and downs so train for hills. You get a nice tour of the city during this race. Post race festival is a good time with food and live music. And the bling is a nice medal. This years shirt was a long sleeve tech shirt. Nothing that special.

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NY has the BEST system for getting everyone to the start of the race. Logistics are top notch. They have 5 different starts one for each wave I liked that … MORE

NY has the BEST system for getting everyone to the start of the race. Logistics are top notch.
They have 5 different starts one for each wave I liked that as well. There are some elevation changes on the course that could be challenging but I trained for the hills and the legs felt good for the full race. Temps were not my friend that day. 70’s and 75% humidity made it hard to breathe and get in to a groove. The mid course aid stations ran out of supplies and that was another thing I didn’t like. I’d expect more from a race of this caliber. While it was a pour day for running it was an amazing day for spectators, I found that there were a few areas on the course that were with out crowd support. Over all I’m glad that I got NY done but I don’t have to do that one again.

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The half marathon is a really nice combination of running through the city of Des Moines and then gets you in to a beautiful forest preserve. Good crowd support for … MORE

The half marathon is a really nice combination of running through the city of Des Moines and then gets you in to a beautiful forest preserve. Good crowd support for most of the race. Outstanding post race food options and celebration.

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Awesome race awesome course. The hills were challenging. But the view was awesome. Nice expo for a mid sized race. I had a good day and ran a good race. … MORE

Awesome race awesome course. The hills were challenging. But the view was awesome. Nice expo for a mid sized race. I had a good day and ran a good race. Best in a long time. Good swag and a super post race area with food and music

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Really good race with a lot of crowd support. Beautiful course running along the river with a couple of bridge crossings to help keep you honest. Would definitely recommend it … MORE

Really good race with a lot of crowd support. Beautiful course running along the river with a couple of bridge crossings to help keep you honest. Would definitely recommend it and I will be back to run it again.

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You need to love climbing to run this one. Lots of elevation gain over this 13.1 mile course. Good event with good swag. It’s a small event 200 participants is … MORE

You need to love climbing to run this one. Lots of elevation gain over this 13.1 mile course. Good event with good swag. It’s a small event 200 participants is the cap.

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This is a beautiful run along the river. Point to point race. Mostly trail, crushed gravel, single track and large stones make up the 1st 10 miles. The last 3 … MORE

This is a beautiful run along the river. Point to point race. Mostly trail, crushed gravel, single track and large stones make up the 1st 10 miles. The last 3 miles are paved and you finish in a park. Nice post race party

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This is a big race with lot’s of crowd support. If I lived out there I would run this one every year. There are some steep climbs mid distance for … MORE

This is a big race with lot’s of crowd support. If I lived out there I would run this one every year. There are some steep climbs mid distance for the half marathon. But the view from the top is worth it.

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If you are running the half marathon then you start at the airport and finish there as well. All road and well placed aid stations. There is a good post … MORE

If you are running the half marathon then you start at the airport and finish there as well. All road and well placed aid stations. There is a good post race party with lots of food trucks to sample from. Bring money as the post race food trucks are not included in the race entry.

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I found it funny that the call this the lakefront marathon but you don’t actually get to see the water till mile 23…. Well organized race point to point with … MORE

I found it funny that the call this the lakefront marathon but you don’t actually get to see the water till mile 23…. Well organized race point to point with mostly a downhill course. Good support from aid stations but not a lot of crowds to cheer for you as you race.

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Wind on the morning of the event prevented us from starting the swim so a biking we went. I felt strong on the course cycling and then had a good … MORE

Wind on the morning of the event prevented us from starting the swim so a biking we went. I felt strong on the course cycling and then had a good run after. I’m 50 50 on if I want to do this one again. I had a wonderful time but not enough to make me want to risk having a swim canceled again. Ironman always puts on a good show and this was not an acceptation.
The run course and bike course make for nice views.

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At the start of the race you are in this small vineyard. Cute place they grow grapes and make the wine on site. You leave and then run through the … MORE

At the start of the race you are in this small vineyard. Cute place they grow grapes and make the wine on site. You leave and then run through the local neighborhood before looping around and returning to the vineyard. Easy out and back race. When you get back to the finish you get water, soft drinks, wine and the BEST soft pretzel roll I have ever had

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You get to the race start before the sun comes up and start running at dawn. The race takes you through the city and past a large variety of scenery. … MORE

You get to the race start before the sun comes up and start running at dawn. The race takes you through the city and past a large variety of scenery. The pacers for this event were outstanding, singing and dancing their way through the course. Lots of crowd cheering along the rout and a really good finish line celebration awaits you. Before the race starts you have access to the school at the starting line. (Real bathrooms) 🙂

I don’t know what else to talk to you about so go run and have fun

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This was a difficult race lots of uneven terrain with warm granite boulders to climb up and down. Only time I have ever got a blister or bruised a toe … MORE

This was a difficult race lots of uneven terrain with warm granite boulders to climb up and down. Only time I have ever got a blister or bruised a toe on a race. The views are amazing

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There are lots and lots of climbing points on this course. I ran it the day after RnR Nashville cuz I’m a special kind of crazy. Beautiful venue and good … MORE

There are lots and lots of climbing points on this course. I ran it the day after RnR Nashville cuz I’m a special kind of crazy. Beautiful venue and good snacks at the aid stations. My Garmin showed me at 95 flights of stairs at the end of this one.

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The rock n roll races are well organized and have amazing swag with the best idea of having live music on course. What you are not told is that due … MORE

The rock n roll races are well organized and have amazing swag with the best idea of having live music on course. What you are not told is that due to noise restrictions the bands don’t start playing till later in the day. I was at mile 7 before hearing any live music. I have done quite a few of the RnR races. And if you are in to bling and swag they are a definite win.

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This race takes you from downtown Indy through some neighborhoods and then over to the race track where you get to run on the race course. There are no aid … MORE

This race takes you from downtown Indy through some neighborhoods and then over to the race track where you get to run on the race course. There are no aid stations while in the venue but plenty set up before and after you enter the track. It is definitely a one time event I don’t feel the need to run this one a second time.

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The expo for these events are awesome. Lots of cool stuff to browse and awesome guest speakers. The race it self is a blast. Tons of crowd support once you … MORE

The expo for these events are awesome. Lots of cool stuff to browse and awesome guest speakers. The race it self is a blast. Tons of crowd support once you leave the park. Can you say BLING.

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The expo for these events are awesome. Lots of cool stuff to browse and awesome guest speakers. The race it self is a blast. Tons of crowd support once you … MORE

The expo for these events are awesome. Lots of cool stuff to browse and awesome guest speakers. The race it self is a blast. Tons of crowd support once you leave the park. Can you say BLING.

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