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@karenfuss

Houston, TX Raving since 2016 active 10 months, 2 weeks ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    A Snail's Pace Running Club, Kung Fu Running Club

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

    TCS NYC Marathon

  • I run because:

    I can

My races

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50 Miler Boonsboro, MD Nov 18, 2017 9:18:33
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2017 3:27:08
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 5, 2016 1:37:00

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV TBD
Marathon Staten Island, NY TBD
50K Fish Camp, CA TBD
50K Bear Mountain, NY TBD

Past Races (9)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
50 Miler Boonsboro, MD Nov 18, 2017 9:18:33
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2017 3:27:08
Marathon Houston, TX Jan 15, 2017 3:27:43
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 13, 2016 1:43:00
Half Marathon Cascais, Portugal Oct 2, 2016 1:51:00
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 25, 2016 3:43:26
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 5, 2016 1:37:00
Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Apr 24, 2016 3:49:55
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 3, 2015 1:53:17

My Raves

JFK 50 Mile

JFK 50 Mile

I grew up in the area so I was used to running on the canal (most people say running a marathon distance on the canal is like Groundhog Day) but … MORE

I grew up in the area so I was used to running on the canal (most people say running a marathon distance on the canal is like Groundhog Day) but I’d never actually run on the Appalachian trail. It was definitely rocky and treacherous on most sections, but good to get it done in the first 16 miles. The sunrise coming up over the South Mountain climb from Boonsboro was amazing. The aid stations were great with fantastic volunteers, and the ending was at my old Middle School with good food and warmth after 9 and a half hours in the cold and rain. The locals were great, either waiting along the canal to cheer or driving along Dam #4 road towards the finish, blasting radios out of their cars. I may be biased but best 50 miler ever.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

I like the beginning of the race, crossing over the bridges over the river. I feel that the last half of the race has very little to see as someone … MORE

I like the beginning of the race, crossing over the bridges over the river. I feel that the last half of the race has very little to see as someone who is not familiar with Chicago. It was a beautiful day except for the extreme winds before the start. The volunteers and water stops were great. Having pictures next to the fountain and seeing the sunrise over the park in the morning was fantastic.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4

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Chevron Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Chevron Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half Marathon

I've lived in Houston 4 times in the last 15 years, it was nice to be on some home turf. I would say there were not enough porta potties at … MORE

I’ve lived in Houston 4 times in the last 15 years, it was nice to be on some home turf. I would say there were not enough porta potties at the start line, but it was very nice to have the GRB at the finish line so I was able to escape the rain while picking up my finisher’s swag and getting some food. Great crowd, and a lot of nice runners and volunteers too.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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Berlin Marathon

Berlin Marathon

Very well organized, large Expo. I stayed at a hotel that was listed on the website and it was right behind the start area and also had some orientation type … MORE

Very well organized, large Expo. I stayed at a hotel that was listed on the website and it was right behind the start area and also had some orientation type things that were unaffiliated with the race to help out runners staying there. The breakfast run the day before at the Olympiastadion was amazing. An unbeatable finish and medal with the Brandenburger Tor. The spectators were plentiful and provided a lot of energy, plus private musical acts that were very regularly placed along the course. I definitely recommend.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Coastal Delaware Running Festival

Coastal Delaware Running Festival

This was a beautiful race along the coast in Delaware, running alone the boardwalk twice, and I especially loved running by the WWII towers and through Cape Henlopen State Park. … MORE

This was a beautiful race along the coast in Delaware, running alone the boardwalk twice, and I especially loved running by the WWII towers and through Cape Henlopen State Park. I saw three large bucks cross the course going through the park, which was a little scary but neat. I liked the swag and thought it was very well organized, and the afterparty on the beach was very nice, with food for racers and spectators. I was able to relax and dip my feet in the very cold bay at that point. This was my first marathon.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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