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@hyakusho

Seattle, WA Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher, Seven Continents Club Active 1 week, 4 days ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):
  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    Rome

  • I run because:

    For 2022, I am in the process of attempting to run 12 marathons in 12 months time. I started this journey in October 2021 and, as of early 2022, I’ve run 6 marathons, with the next one (Orange County) on May 1st.

    I run for my overall wellbeing and sense of accomplishment.

My Races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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Half Marathon

Marathon

Ultramarathon

(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Nov 7, 2021 4:04:26
Half Marathon Vancouver, WA Sep 18, 2022 2:00:49

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Carlsbad, CA Jan 15, 2023
Marathon Sequim, WA 2023
Marathon Olympia, WA 2023

Past Races (8)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Vancouver, WA Sep 18, 2022 2:00:49
Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 1, 2022 4:27:23
Marathon Ellensburg, WA Apr 2, 2022 4:17:23
Marathon Calistoga, CA Mar 6, 2022 4:22:08
Marathon Honolulu, HI Dec 12, 2021 4:33:18
Marathon Seattle, WA Nov 28, 2021 4:20:03
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Nov 7, 2021 4:04:26
Marathon San Diego, CA Oct 24, 2021 4:19:58

My Raves

-super flat and a great run along the river. a perfect run to do with friends or those who are not major runners. just enough challenge with the distance, but … MORE

-super flat and a great run along the river. a perfect run to do with friends or those who are not major runners. just enough challenge with the distance, but not enough in terms of hills, etc. to eat them up! very well managed and easy to get to/from.

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early start (530a) but a fun, flat and largely scenic course--esp for the first 13.1. The production was outstanding and the whole event felt like the organizers had their act … MORE

early start (530a) but a fun, flat and largely scenic course–esp for the first 13.1. The production was outstanding and the whole event felt like the organizers had their act together. great course/race for first-timers!

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2
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5
SCENERY
4
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5

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If you're looking for a small, homespun race and you enjoy running in beautiful, natural and QUIET spaces, this is the race for you. While the production quality (swag, pre-race … MORE

If you’re looking for a small, homespun race and you enjoy running in beautiful, natural and QUIET spaces, this is the race for you. While the production quality (swag, pre-race communication, etc) is not anywhere near other races, this race feels very community based and the way that community runs used to be (or at least how I would imagine them to be!).

There are two hills–one around 11/12 and the other at 22/23, but they are not as brutal as you might expect and very easy to walk. The biggest challenge for me was not stopping and sitting to just take in the beauty of the river and the canyon. I usually run with something playing in my ears, but the quiet and stillness of the canyon inspired me to run without any noise and just the sound of my feet hitting the ground.

This was the first year back after two off due to COVID and it showed a bit. Pre-race communication were non-existent (I wasn’t sure that the race was even happening for certain until I picked up my bib) and for runners who revel in swag, you will be disappointed. But the people who put it on are as kind as can be and you’ll feel like a part of something. Not all races can say that.

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Well produced race with gentle course and lovely scenery. Be sure to wear sunglasses as you're basically running into the (rising) sun for most of the run. The pasta dinner … MORE

Well produced race with gentle course and lovely scenery. Be sure to wear sunglasses as you’re basically running into the (rising) sun for most of the run. The pasta dinner the evening before is probably not worth your $35 (better options in town for albeit a bit more), but the race production was top notch.

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First time post-COVID for the race meant that it was not operating at 'full strength' and didnt feel fully managed/coordinated. Planning to run again in 2022 and hoping that everything … MORE

First time post-COVID for the race meant that it was not operating at ‘full strength’ and didnt feel fully managed/coordinated. Planning to run again in 2022 and hoping that everything will be back to ‘normal’. Coming from the mainland I wasn’t fully prepared for how much my toes/feet would swell from the humidity–I think I lost 5 of 10 toenails from the run. The uphill going up Diamond Head is gradual and not as hard as you would think, coming at mile 22ish.

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This year's production was really sub-par--not as many drink stations as should be and running for most of the time on the narrow Burke-Gilman was not a great idea. Especially … MORE

This year’s production was really sub-par–not as many drink stations as should be and running for most of the time on the narrow Burke-Gilman was not a great idea. Especially going out and back on the same path. While this is my home route, I was disappointed in just how poorly managed the entire race felt…capped off by the medals and just being told to grab one out of the box (still in a wrapper), and the medal itself being super weak. I give them a pass due to COVID but having run 4 other races post-COVID, I can say that the production of this one was by far the worst.

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This is such a well done race and a lot of fun to run. The course itself is not so hard and passes through all kinds of fun spots in … MORE

This is such a well done race and a lot of fun to run. The course itself is not so hard and passes through all kinds of fun spots in the LA area. The vibe during the race is very positive with lots of spectator areas and plenty of refreshments. Even the placement of the taiko drummers on the one semi-challenging hill was brilliant.

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4
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Outstanding race production and outside of that BRUTAL hill (on an empty freeway) in miles 22-24, a great race. Fun vibe with all of the bands and the course itself … MORE

Outstanding race production and outside of that BRUTAL hill (on an empty freeway) in miles 22-24, a great race. Fun vibe with all of the bands and the course itself looping through neighborhoods and other San Diego sites. Just make sure you conserve your energy for that last hill. If the sun is out, it’ll be a killer.

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SCENERY
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SWAG
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