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@henrykat

Raving since 2021 Active 3 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Knoxville, TN Apr 2, 2023 2:24:37

Future Races (22)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Missoula, MT Jun 30, 2024
Half Marathon Sugar Land, TX 2024
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK TBD
Half Marathon Asheville, NC TBD
Half Marathon Aspen, CO TBD
Half Marathon Charlevoix, MI TBD
Half Marathon Charlotte, NC TBD
Half Marathon Cass, WV TBD
Half Marathon Honolulu, HI TBD
Half Marathon Omaha, NE TBD
Half Marathon Kahakuloa, HI TBD
Half Marathon Kalamazoo, MI TBD
Half Marathon Miami, FL TBD
Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME TBD
Half Marathon Munising, MI TBD
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH TBD
Half Marathon Woodville, AL TBD
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS TBD
Half Marathon Hudson, WI TBD
Half Marathon Charlevoix, MI TBD
Half Marathon Sagamore Hills, OH TBD
Half Marathon Wenatchee, WA TBD

Past Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Cedar Rapids, IA Oct 14, 2023 2:30:00
Half Marathon Waitsfield, VT Jul 9, 2023 2:38:28
Half Marathon Knoxville, TN Apr 2, 2023 2:24:37
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Mar 12, 2022 2:26:20
8K Chicago, IL Nov 25, 2021
Half Marathon Three Lakes, WI Oct 9, 2021 2:28:34
Half Marathon Escondido, CA Feb 15, 2020 2:52:02
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Sep 29, 2019 2:34:43
Half Marathon Lexington, KY Mar 30, 2019 2:51:31
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Sep 23, 2018 2:43:26

My Raves

Pros: -Nature trail for 11/13 miles -Cute Midwestern city, with plenty to see and do race weekend and friendly, liberal folks -Option to send race packet -Plenty of hydration stations … MORE

Pros:
-Nature trail for 11/13 miles
-Cute Midwestern city, with plenty to see and do race weekend and friendly, liberal folks
-Option to send race packet
-Plenty of hydration stations
Cons:
-Combo of out and back course with 5k and 10k meant lotsa two way runner traffic throughout
-fall colors not quite there yet (hard to hit that right, can’t blame them!)
-spectator map was slightly off
-goes past stinky factory – half mile of yucky smells

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I’m so glad I didn’t let the hills intimidate me from doing the Mad Half! The race really has the nicest vibe to it and the scenery can’t be beat. … MORE

I’m so glad I didn’t let the hills intimidate me from doing the Mad Half! The race really has the nicest vibe to it and the scenery can’t be beat. I did NOT hill train and walked plenty of times, but then enjoyed some super speedy downhill stretches as well, and felt like a million bucks upon hearing the incredible announcer say my name as a I crossed and received my hug from Dori, the race organizer. 💗
This part of Vermont is especially gorgeous and offers many a watering hole to plunge in to rinse off after- which I’ve never needed quite so badly after a race. 😆🥵
If you’re running in all 50 states, I say this is the one to do in Vermont. 🤙🏻

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This may have been my favorite half thus far! The course was really enjoyable with a lot of varied scenery - first downtown, then along a river, through a friendly … MORE

This may have been my favorite half thus far! The course was really enjoyable with a lot of varied scenery – first downtown, then along a river, through a friendly neighborhood with adorable signs and locals playing music and giving out “power boost” high fives, and then several miles along a tranquil greenway where I turned off the AirPods and enjoyed the nature sounds. I was worried the hills would get me since I didn’t train for them whatsoever, but they were gentle with plenty of flat stretches throughout. There were tons of aid stations, all including Gatorade, and the post race food selection and love band were awesome! I only wish they allowed for a morning of packet pick up and that the shirt and medal were cuter.

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This was a pretty smooth, easy race about 25 minutes away from downtown StL. The scenery was OK throughout and especially pretty for the first and final 2 miles while … MORE

This was a pretty smooth, easy race about 25 minutes away from downtown StL. The scenery was OK throughout and especially pretty for the first and final 2 miles while near the lake. There is some amount of gentle ups and downs especially with a couple bridge crossings, along with one major hill that I walked up. The aid stations were plentiful with Gatorade and water, which was frozen on top because it happened to be an extremely cold race day. I wish they’d make it more clear that you can easily drop someone off at the start; we’d been unsure beforehand and it turned out to be no problem. The medal was ok but not my favorite design; the shirt was nice!

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This was a lovely race in the beautiful Northwoods. The route was mostly on trails with almost no hills, and I spent much of the race with loads of space … MORE

This was a lovely race in the beautiful Northwoods. The route was mostly on trails with almost no hills, and I spent much of the race with loads of space to myself to enjoy the immersive forest scenery. Packet pick up was easy, and my husband was able to drop me off at the start line easily. Loved the wooden medal! Snacks and drinks at the end were simple (bananas, pb, water, chocolate milk, cookies) but perfectly tasty.

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The first 5 miles are a lovely, flat jog past orange trees. The weather that time of year is typically divine, and that was true of my race day. The … MORE

The first 5 miles are a lovely, flat jog past orange trees. The weather that time of year is typically divine, and that was true of my race day. The hill was tough, though, as you may expect. It’s a fairly narrow track with returning runners coming from the other direction, so I took it very carefully and walked much of the way up and down to play it safe. If you’re not feeling too hurried and just want to enjoy the beautiful California sunshine, I thought it was a great excuse to get out of the Midwest for a weekend in February!

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Admittedly, I did not train for hills at all (and come from the flatlands of Chicago), so I knew this would be tough, but I really didn't realize just how … MORE

Admittedly, I did not train for hills at all (and come from the flatlands of Chicago), so I knew this would be tough, but I really didn’t realize just how much those hills would take a toll on me! It didn’t help that I forgot my gels, and the aid stations only had water. The scenery was beautiful, but until I can properly hill train, I don’t think I’ll be doing this one again anytime soon!

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