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@diverdude0075

Greeneville, TN Raving since 2018 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 2 weeks, 4 days ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    RunnersConnect, Tricities Trail Runners

  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    100 Mile Long Haul

  • I run because:

    I run for my sanity, and the scenery.

My Races

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Future Races

Personal Bests (7)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50K Thurmond, WV May 22, 2022 6:58:17
Marathon Virginia Beach, VA 2000 3:34:39
Rival Run Challenge (19.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 7, 2019 2:31:08
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM Oct 20, 2019 1:41:15
10 Miler Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 3, 2022 1:32:05
Quarter Marathon Albuquerque, NM Dec 2, 2018 50:39
10K Albuquerque, NM Oct 21, 2018 50:39

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
50 Miler Waynesville, OH Jul 9, 2022
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 10, 2022
100 Miler Land o' Lakes, FL Jan 14, 2023

Past Races (15)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
50K Bethera, SC Jun 4, 2022 7:42:11
50K Thurmond, WV May 22, 2022 6:58:17
10 Miler Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 3, 2022 1:32:05
Marathon Abingdon, VA Mar 27, 2022 4:41:58
Half Marathon Sevierville, TN Dec 12, 2021 1:53:03
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM Sep 25, 2021 1:50:28
50K Bryce Canyon, UT May 29, 2021 10:20:16
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 17, 2019 4:57:05
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM Oct 20, 2019 1:41:15
Half Marathon Cedar Crest, NM Sep 14, 2019 1:42:35
Rival Run Challenge (19.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 7, 2019 2:31:08
Quarter Marathon Albuquerque, NM Dec 2, 2018 50:39
10K Albuquerque, NM Oct 21, 2018 50:39
Half Marathon Cedar Crest, NM Sep 15, 2018 1:43:11
Marathon Virginia Beach, VA 2000 3:34:39

My Raves

2022 is my first time doing their nighttime 50k. It was a bit brutal. Flat, so I wasn’t expecting it to be so challenging. There were lots of riots to … MORE

2022 is my first time doing their nighttime 50k. It was a bit brutal. Flat, so I wasn’t expecting it to be so challenging. There were lots of riots to trip over and a good amount of heat and humidity starting out. The heat did dissipate but that 1000% humidity was there to stay.

Volunteers and other runners were super nice and helpful. I live kinda far away so probably won’t do it again. However, it was exactly what I wanted. Good training for future challenges!

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This was both my first time doing this race and my first time visiting WV. The state and race are beautiful! So many trees! I enjoyed the run overall and … MORE

This was both my first time doing this race and my first time visiting WV. The state and race are beautiful! So many trees!

I enjoyed the run overall and am very happy with my performance, despite sweltering conditions. I kept up on electrolytes, fuel, and water which was key. Aide stations were adequately stocked though I would have like salt for the watermelon.

Conditions were somewhat muddy and wet although not too bad. What was super annoying were all the darned horse flies. Persistent little buggers. My arms and shoulders got the better workout from all the swatting !! haha.

The other runners were cool and the RD obviously cared a great deal about putting on a great event! Also, his mom handled end of run food and her pancakes were outstanding!

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Disney always put in a great race! The Ten Mile Tower of Terror was no except! Great fun course through Epcot and other places. The medal is awesome AND I … MORE

Disney always put in a great race! The Ten Mile Tower of Terror was no except! Great fun course through Epcot and other places. The medal is awesome AND I got some cool pics while finishing well. I usually don’t try to PR at Disney though due to all the turns and crowds. Great experience though every time!

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I ran for the first time the Virginia Creeper Marathon this year. It was a true pleasure!! I haven't done a small event like this in probably two decades and … MORE

I ran for the first time the Virginia Creeper Marathon this year. It was a true pleasure!! I haven’t done a small event like this in probably two decades and had forgotten how much fun they can be. It’s low key but ran by a great, friendly group of folks! Other participants were super friendly as well. No t-shirt or medal is given out; however, I love the paper weight that I received. It was done really nicely.

The course itself is on the easier side, especially as far as trail running goes. It is easier than many road marathons providing a clear, unobstructed running surface and lacking any major hills.

If my schedule allows, I would like to participate again next year!

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My first time running this and I had a blast! I didn't PR but that is ok since I didn't expect to based on recent training. I did have a … MORE

My first time running this and I had a blast! I didn’t PR but that is ok since I didn’t expect to based on recent training. I did have a good run and the course was relatively flat with some gently rolling hills. The staff/volunteers were super enthusiastic and friendly which made the event that much more enjoyable. There was a strong police force presence as well making me feel extremely safe from traffic, which was minimal starting out. It was also nice to be able to rent a room right at the starting line!

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My wife and I love Sandia Mountain and have run the half every year that this run has happened. 2021 will be our last one though since we are moving … MORE

My wife and I love Sandia Mountain and have run the half every year that this run has happened. 2021 will be our last one though since we are moving back east.
This year was a good production. There were ample aide stations with porta johns every few miles. They provided Body Armor drink which we both enjoy and feel helps.
I didn’t PR this year but had a strong, injury free run. I’m writing this the following day with extremely sore quads, haha. That is the price to pay for a downhill race!
We did the VIP option this year to be able to stay in a warm bus until it was nearly time to start. I would not pay for this option in the future. Many non-VIP runners were allowed on the bus since they showed up late. The same food was available to all.
One other note worthy observation was that there was a strong police force directing traffic and many volunteers parked along the way. I feel this was a very safe race for my wife and I.
I would continue to participate if we were staying local.

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This was my first ultra marathon. With more than 5,000 feet in elevation change ranging from 6-9k feet, it was tough. I’m glad I did it. It was the most … MORE

This was my first ultra marathon. With more than 5,000 feet in elevation change ranging from 6-9k feet, it was tough.

I’m glad I did it. It was the most difficult run I’ve ever done! The scenery and aid stations were amazing!

What set this race apart though were the other runners and volunteers! Everyone was positive, encouraging and helpful! I can’t wait to do another Vacation Races event!

I loved that there was an option to camp at the start/finish line!

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The organizers put on a great show! The swag was average and although the medal was a little small for both the half and full marathons they were nicely designed … MORE

The organizers put on a great show! The swag was average and although the medal was a little small for both the half and full marathons they were nicely designed and very blingy! There was an army of police and volunteers covering the full marathon. I never felt unsafe nor worried about my wife’s safety. Plenty of nutrition was provided along the course as well. The terrain itself was all pavement and concrete with just a very small section of smooth gravel/dirt. The concrete and pavement though changed slightly at many interfaces. It made for sore knees for my wife and my ankles and feet ached. No tripping hazards just felt hard on the joints. This could also be due to thus being my first marathon in 20 years! The bands were all awesome! They really motivated me and sounded good and loud! My wife’s only complaint other than knees for her half marathon was waiting and trying to get through the water stops, due to congestion. I didn’t have this problem on the full. Overall it was a fun town to race in but I probably wouldn’t try to PR here. The full had a lot of turn-arounds a too.

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Last year My wife and I ran Duke City 10k, and this year opted for the half. I PR’d this time and felt great doing it. Swag was a little … MORE

Last year My wife and I ran Duke City 10k, and this year opted for the half. I PR’d this time and felt great doing it. Swag was a little light this year. Nutrition at the end included water, Gatorade, fruit and healthy looking bread. They didn’t have us in the system nor our names on the bibs even though we registered way early. Save your email receipts. Some of the folks handing out bibs and shirts seemed as though they would have rather been somewhere else… My medal was really small compared to other half marathon medals I have.

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This is my second time running the Sandia Half. Last year was good but this year it was even better considering production, safety, swag, and finish nutrition! I thoroughly enjoyed … MORE

This is my second time running the Sandia Half. Last year was good but this year it was even better considering production, safety, swag, and finish nutrition! I thoroughly enjoyed the downhill race and the challenge of pacing. This one is a little tricky to pace due to the rolling hills with a few bigger hills from miles 5.5-11 (half). In my opinion this is not a course you would shoot for negative splits but instead try to bank some early fast pacing through the steeper downhill sections which I did.

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Disney puts on a great show with fantastic swag! If you’re a Disney fan you’ll love this experience. Getting a PR on the course can be challenging since you run … MORE

Disney puts on a great show with fantastic swag! If you’re a Disney fan you’ll love this experience. Getting a PR on the course can be challenging since you run through some tight areas in the parks. I was able to PR on the 10k and came close on the half, but also have been training hard. I would run Disney again but may opt to just do a comfortable pace and have fun. Lots of opportunities for pics with the characters!

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This is an out and back course, for the 1/4 marathon anyway. It wasn't overly populated, but the logistics in the parking lot (start and finish) felt a little cramped. … MORE

This is an out and back course, for the 1/4 marathon anyway. It wasn’t overly populated, but the logistics in the parking lot (start and finish) felt a little cramped. They did offer hot cocoa at the end, which was nice! My wife was rather enamored of the Rudolph socks you get in your swag bag!

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This was an ok race. They have several walking events ongoing so that if you are trying to run the 10K you had to dodge a lot of people. I … MORE

This was an ok race. They have several walking events ongoing so that if you are trying to run the 10K you had to dodge a lot of people. I probably won’t run this one again…

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I ran the half marathon which basically starts at the halfway point for the full. This is my first half marathon in 8-10 years with nothing longer than a 10k … MORE

I ran the half marathon which basically starts at the halfway point for the full. This is my first half marathon in 8-10 years with nothing longer than a 10k in that time. I thought the course was easy and fast! There was only one significant hill at about the ten mile mark of the half course. I didn’t think it was bad at all but I do frequent hill training in my day to day running.
The food at the end could have been more varied, the swag was ok but I would prefer synthetic shirts, and a line did develop 10-15 minutes before the start. I think for an inaugural race that things were ok though overall, and plan to give it another go next year with doing the full marathon.
The temp was around 50 degrees and since my wife and I took the first bus up we froze for over an hour. Should have brought the free blankets that came in the swag bag.
It will be colder at the full marathon starting point.
I live in Albuquerque and am thankful to have this opportunity so close! My finish time was blistering fast! This is a fast course with an overall 1400 foot elevation drop in just the half!!

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So I ran this in year 2000 after training for four months. I am writing this review 18 years later since I’m getting back into running and found my official … MORE

So I ran this in year 2000 after training for four months. I am writing this review 18 years later since I’m getting back into running and found my official time from so long ago. The things that stand out are that there were no significant hills, the rock bands were a lot of fun to run by, and I hit the wall at mile 22-23, otherwise would have finished ten minutes faster. May do this marathon again in celebration of youth slipping away…

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