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@diverdude0075

Albuquerque, NM Raving since 2018 50 States hopeful/finisher active 5 months, 2 weeks ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    RunnersConnect

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

    All of them! More so the half and longer ones.

  • I run because:

    I love it!  The challenge, health benefits, friendships, sometimes the solitude, connection to nature, and achievement all make running a lifetime hobby.

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
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
Quarter Marathon Albuquerque, NM Dec 2, 2018 50:39
10K Albuquerque, NM Oct 21, 2018 50:39

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Past Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Page, AZ Mar 14, 2020
Dopey Challenge (48.6 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 12, 2020
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

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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