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@enigma20

Columbus, OH Raving since 2018 active 1 day, 5 hours ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Erie, PA Sep 9, 2018 3:04:47
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Nov 10, 2018 1:29:20

Future Races (8)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 15, 2019
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 28, 2019
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 13, 2019
Half Marathon Shelburne, VT TBD
Half Marathon Quechee, VT TBD
Half Marathon Idaho Falls, ID TBD
Half Marathon Santa Fe, NM TBD
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK TBD

Past Races (24)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Nov 10, 2018 1:29:20
Marathon St George, UT Oct 6, 2018 3:06:35
Half Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Sep 15, 2018 1:35:33
Marathon Erie, PA Sep 9, 2018 3:04:47
Half Marathon Morgantown, WV Jun 2, 2018 1:32:42
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 6, 2018 1:33:09
Marathon Athens, OH Apr 15, 2018 3:35:53
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Mar 24, 2018 1:33:48
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Mar 4, 2018 1:32:43
Marathon Columbus, OH Oct 15, 2017 3:44:51
Half Marathon Dublin, OH Aug 27, 2017 1:31:52
Marathon Eugene, OR May 7, 2017 3:21:29
Half Marathon Dearborn, MI Apr 22, 2017 1:30:05
Half Marathon Athens, OH Apr 9, 2017 1:30:22
Half Marathon Boulder City, NV Jan 14, 2017 1:35:37
Half Marathon Granville, OH Nov 5, 2016 1:33:09
Half Marathon Hershey, PA Oct 16, 2016 1:32:06
Half Marathon Crazy Horse, SD Oct 9, 2016 1:32:26
Marathon Kennebunk, ME May 15, 2016 3:24:43
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Apr 30, 2016 1:35:24
Half Marathon Kitty Hawk, NC Nov 8, 2015 1:35:25
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Oct 18, 2015 1:34:35
Half Marathon Columbus, OH May 2, 2015 1:37:46
Half Marathon Dublin, OH Aug 24, 2014 1:42:30

My Raves

Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon

Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon

It was a good race overall. Starting temp was around 28 with 14 mph winds, but the sun was out. The toughest part of the race is early, between miles … MORE

It was a good race overall. Starting temp was around 28 with 14 mph winds, but the sun was out. The toughest part of the race is early, between miles 2 and 4. After that, it gets easier until around mile 12 when you climb a bridge. I went with the 1:30 pace group and they were really good, but I didn’t hear the same about some of the other pacers. Medals and shirts were really nice, but I didn’t see a lot of post race food options. Race support was rather sparse as well. The course was confusing at times and the turn around point was rather subtle and anti-climatic. I was glad I was with the pace group during those parts. The dead possum at mile 10 was rather amusing and gross at the same time. Overall, it was a good race and I enjoyed the parts of the course that go through the city.

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4
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3
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3
SWAG
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St. George Marathon

St. George Marathon

Overall, it was a beautiful course and well organized. Just because it's a net downhill course, does not mean it's easy. I enjoy some nice downhills, but it will take … MORE

Overall, it was a beautiful course and well organized. Just because it’s a net downhill course, does not mean it’s easy. I enjoy some nice downhills, but it will take a toll on your quads. There is a nasty uphill right after Veyo that seems to go on forever.
The only issues that I found were the long wait times at the race start. You have to catch a buss from the finish area to the start, which is about a 25 minute ride. You need to get there early. The race was then delayed by 30 minutes because we had to wait for the last bus to make it. It was rainy and in the mid to upper 40’s at the start. The other issue is people starting in a faster group than they should. By this point, people should know their starting pace and I shouldn’t have to dodge so many people in the beginning.
The good. Considering how there is not much civilization out there, there is decent crowd support. The aid stations were great as well, some of them offering ice packs, vaseline and icy hot rub downs. People at the finish were very helpful and offered lots of goodies and congratulations.
It was definitely a unique race.

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Air Force Marathon

Air Force Marathon

Not much to look at during the run and hardly any spectators. There were a lot of long stretches with just pavement. Weather was a big factor as well with … MORE

Not much to look at during the run and hardly any spectators. There were a lot of long stretches with just pavement. Weather was a big factor as well with temps starting in low 70’s with >90% humidity. Someone put an ugly hill around mile 8. There were a decent amount of water stations and a cool, wet sponge near the end which was much needed. Having a serviceman place the medal around my neck was cool and there was some decent treats at the end. Overall, good to support the military, but not one of my favorites.

DIFFICULTY
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2
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Erie Marathon at Presque Isle

Erie Marathon at Presque Isle

Nice flat course with water stops every mile and lots of pace groups. A little congested at the start, but it helped me from going out too fast. The only … MORE

Nice flat course with water stops every mile and lots of pace groups. A little congested at the start, but it helped me from going out too fast. The only issue is the traffic getting into and out of the park. Plan to get there early.

DIFFICULTY
2
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5
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4

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Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon

Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon

The appeal is the mostly downhill course. However, the quads will take a beating. The first 10+ miles are on a crushed limestone trail and then becomes paved and open … MORE

The appeal is the mostly downhill course. However, the quads will take a beating. The first 10+ miles are on a crushed limestone trail and then becomes paved and open the last 2+ miles. Runners take buses up winding roads from the finish line to the start. The trees help shade the course, but in my case, it also kept the humidity in. Water stops every 2 miles and one of the best food spreads at the end that I’ve seen. A lot of local places donated food and was right around the WVU campus. Not a very big race with just over 500 finishers. Not many good places for people to watch either. Not a bad race though.

DIFFICULTY
3
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4
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3
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2

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Three Creeks Half Marathon (OH)

Three Creeks Half Marathon (OH)

It was a small race, but had 3 distances all starting at the same time. The course was an out-and-back and the turn-around for each distance was obvious. Only a … MORE

It was a small race, but had 3 distances all starting at the same time. The course was an out-and-back and the turn-around for each distance was obvious. Only a few small hills, but I think my issue was all of the curves. There was nothing straight about the course. Despite being a small race, the half was fairly competitive. I attribute that to being a tune-up for most people before Boston. The shirt was nice, but the metal wasn’t great. Of the price though, it was a decent value.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

The course was about as flat as I've ever seen. Well organized and lots of on-course entertainment and water. Which is good, because it was getting warm by the end. … MORE

The course was about as flat as I’ve ever seen. Well organized and lots of on-course entertainment and water. Which is good, because it was getting warm by the end. Not as scenic as I thought it might be, but still better than most. It was nice to run down a couple main streets without traffic. It was kind of expensive, but the experience and the swag make it worthwhile.

DIFFICULTY
2
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Columbus Marathon & Half Marathon

Columbus Marathon & Half Marathon

The big Columbus races are generally well supported and this is no exception. It was very warm and humid. I struggled early in this one. They seemed to add additional … MORE

The big Columbus races are generally well supported and this is no exception. It was very warm and humid. I struggled early in this one. They seemed to add additional water stops due to the weather. At this time of the year, you never know what you might get. The second half of the course gets more difficult and a lot less spectators. Organization and start of the race is great. Swag is pretty good as well.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
3
SWAG
3

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