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Fishers, IN Raving since 2022 Active 1 week, 4 days ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Fishers Running Club

  • Rave race:

    Marine Corps Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
30 Miler Washington, IL 2015 6:25:49
Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 2013 3:58:42
Half Marathon Champaign, IL 2013 1:38:50

Future Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
8 hr Indianapolis, IN TBD
Half Marathon San Diego, CA TBD
Marathon Avalon, CA TBD
Half Marathon Del Mar, CA TBD
100 Miler Leadville, CO TBD
Dopey Challenge (48.6 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL TBD

Past Races (18)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 7, 2022 2:04:46
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 18, 2019 1:56:37
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 22, 2017 4:29:27
Half Marathon Columbus, IN Sep 23, 2017 1:57:07
Half Marathon Champaign, IL Apr 22, 2017 2:42:19
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2016 6:42:53
Half Marathon Monticello, IL 2016 2:11:57
Marathon Champaign, IL Apr 25, 2015 4:21:41
30 Miler Washington, IL 2015 6:25:49
Marathon Champaign, IL 2014 5:11:04
Half Marathon Champaign, IL 2013 1:38:50
Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 2013 3:58:42
Half Marathon Champaign, IL 2012 1:45:49
Marathon St Louis, MO 2012 4:41:06
Marathon Champaign, IL 2011 4:06:17
Half Marathon Champaign, IL 2010 1:53:08
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN 2010 1:50:17
Half Marathon Champaign, IL 2009 1:54:46

My Raves

I would say this is a local must-do race if you live near Indianapolis or are a racing enthusiast. The highlight is obviously the 2.5 mile lap on the track … MORE

I would say this is a local must-do race if you live near Indianapolis or are a racing enthusiast. The highlight is obviously the 2.5 mile lap on the track at Indy Motor Speedway, both for the legendary status of the venue and the pristine running surface. The spectator energy is really great too. (Plus you might luck out like this year with perfect spring weather.) The downsides are the roads and the surroundings. Indy is notorious for potholes, so while most of them on the course have been repaired, I still felt like I was dodging rough patches quite a bit. Also, the route from downtown to Speedway is a more run-down part of the city. Overall it’s a very good race and a prime spot to PR.

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By Indiana standards, this is a hilly course, so probably not a target for PR'ing. Not a very big field of runners, and crowds are sporadic due to the nature … MORE

By Indiana standards, this is a hilly course, so probably not a target for PR’ing. Not a very big field of runners, and crowds are sporadic due to the nature of the course (weaving through neighborhoods and over bridges around Geist Reservoir). Going forward, as a local, it’s one that I’ll run again if I’m available, but it’s not one I’ll center my plans around.

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Starts near the Pentagon, hits several neighborhoods, and of course passes by so many landmarks in DC. Organization and on-course support by the Marines were fantastic. Energy was so high … MORE

Starts near the Pentagon, hits several neighborhoods, and of course passes by so many landmarks in DC. Organization and on-course support by the Marines were fantastic. Energy was so high with so many thousands of runners and great crowd support throughout. Bonus for your cheering crew is the DC subway system which allows seeing your runner(s) multiple times. I would happily run this one again someday.

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I ran this half marathon as a tune-up for a full marathon later in the fall. Excellently served its purpose there. Smaller field on a flat/fast course through the town … MORE

I ran this half marathon as a tune-up for a full marathon later in the fall. Excellently served its purpose there. Smaller field on a flat/fast course through the town of Columbus, IN (easy access/short drive from Indianapolis). Fun bonus: Cummins is based in the town, and the race raffles off a free Ram truck to 1 lucky person who finishes the half or full marathon.

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You have to go into this one with the right expectations. It's super flat but swarming with 10s of thousands of runners, walkers, and everything in between. You basically need … MORE

You have to go into this one with the right expectations. It’s super flat but swarming with 10s of thousands of runners, walkers, and everything in between. You basically need an early seeding/wave to avoid a ton of bobbing and weaving early on. Plus, there are character photo options (so many I forget the number), which often have lines (appropriate at Disney World). And if you time it right, you can ride Expedition Everest in Animal Kingdom! Who can say they rode a roller coaster mid-marathon?! You can also grab a tasty snack or beverage during the last mile in Epcot World Showcase. Biggest downsides: (1) so many highway miles between the parks but it’s unavoidable; (2) 5AM start time so as to not interfere with theme park opening; (3) be prepared for the high price tag! All in all, very fun race.

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Flat, fast course going through the University of Illinois campus and surrounding towns of Urbana and Champaign. Great mix of neighborhoods, arterial roads, and a few parks. First ~12 miles … MORE

Flat, fast course going through the University of Illinois campus and surrounding towns of Urbana and Champaign. Great mix of neighborhoods, arterial roads, and a few parks. First ~12 miles is run with half marathoners too, so the running crowd drastically thins out for the 2nd half. Unfortunately, the spectator crowd thins out in the 2nd half too, so it can get lonely there (if that matters to you). Aid stations and supporters are great throughout though! April in Illinois means unpredictable weather: warm, cold, wet, dry, so be prepared for anything. 2015 was the year they officially closed the course due to a thunderstorm, but no one forced us off and it even stopped raining for a bit in there. This was my 3rd time running it, and I personally had a great time pacing 2 good friends to their first marathon finishes. Maybe not worthy of a long trip to get there, but a very solid regional race.

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I lived nearby and enjoyed running the trails at Farmdale, so it was a logical choice for my first ultramarathon. Very helpful and supportive staff. With 10-mile loops and a … MORE

I lived nearby and enjoyed running the trails at Farmdale, so it was a logical choice for my first ultramarathon. Very helpful and supportive staff. With 10-mile loops and a couple of aid stations, it’s easy to pack light. Great scenery out in nature. I don’t have numbers on the vert, but definitely a good challenge. I’d happily recommend anyone interested in running it!

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This half marathon has the best features to run a PR: flat course, a medium sized crowd, lots of spectators, wave starts to avoid excessive congestion, good organization, clear signage, … MORE

This half marathon has the best features to run a PR: flat course, a medium sized crowd, lots of spectators, wave starts to avoid excessive congestion, good organization, clear signage, April Illinois weather (definitely variable some years), and even some attention paid in the weeks before the race to repair the winter’s worst potholes.

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The best thing I can say about the Air Force Marathon is their organization. Everything went very smoothly, and that counts for something. The course is nice but nothing too … MORE

The best thing I can say about the Air Force Marathon is their organization. Everything went very smoothly, and that counts for something. The course is nice but nothing too outstanding in my opinion. The highlight was running through Wright Pat AFB. Be prepared for a few decent hills.

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This one was a learning moment for me. (1) Don't go out too fast, and perhaps more importantly (2) prepare for hills! I trained in super-flat conditions not thinking about … MORE

This one was a learning moment for me. (1) Don’t go out too fast, and perhaps more importantly (2) prepare for hills! I trained in super-flat conditions not thinking about how hilly St Louis is by midwest standards. I definitely hit the wall bad and probably should have DNF’d. Support and organization were good though, so I wouldn’t steer anyone away from it. I just personally have a bad taste in my mouth from my own performance.

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Mostly flat course made this one relatively easy. Being in Indy on the first weekend in November, it is normally pretty chilly, however you interpret that as good or bad. … MORE

Mostly flat course made this one relatively easy. Being in Indy on the first weekend in November, it is normally pretty chilly, however you interpret that as good or bad. There wasn’t one single thing that stood out to me, but it was just overall a good course, good organization, and good race.

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