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@mzfisch

Golden, CO Raving since 2020 50 States hopeful/finisher, 100 Half Marathons Club active 1 day, 12 hours ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Lakewood, CO 2012 2:01:36

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Coeur d'Alene, ID May 29, 2022

Past Races (7)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 21, 2021 2:11:34
Half Marathon Merrimac, WI Jul 10, 2021 2:08:04
Half Marathon Littleton, CO Apr 11, 2021 3:26:52
Half Marathon Gulf Shores, AL Jan 31, 2021 2:06:11
Half Marathon Moab, UT Nov 7, 2020 3:03:57
Half Marathon Gering, NE Sep 26, 2020 2:07:18
Half Marathon Lakewood, CO 2012 2:01:36

My Raves

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this race. There were so many people supporting along the route with hilarious signs! It was a fun distraction for me, as my training … MORE

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this race. There were so many people supporting along the route with hilarious signs! It was a fun distraction for me, as my training wasn’t as where I like it to be and my only goal was to have fun and finish. I typically run smaller races and trails, so I’ve also never seen pacers in a race. That was a fun attribute and a helpful goal for me to work toward. I appreciated the fact there were plentiful aid stations and restrooms along the course. The scenery was also lovely – the course winds through some beautiful neighborhoods, there is a long stretch along the Arkansas River, and a small portion of the race runs on the actual route 66. I enjoyed the rolling hills and the beautiful fall colors still hanging around (the fall color display here in Colorado is well over by now!).

Half marathon runners were given a half zip long sleeve tech shirt and another major perk was the free professional photos with tons of photographers along the route! The only disappointments for me was that our race packet was sealed and I assumed there were bib pins in there and when I got back to the hotel there were none. I also didn’t see any at the expo and had to frantically borrow some from other runners at the hotel (I’ll just make sure to bring my own next time, so this is a lesson learned and I’ll take some responsibility here). COVID delays also meant the medals were not ready to hand out, which is sort of a bummer because I love taking pictures at the finish line with my prize! I’m trying to run all 50 states so I actually really enjoy keeping the medals to display – I believe they are shipping them though? And one more picky thing: I was excited to see Lululemon was a sponsor but no swag or a discount at the store? C’mon!

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I really enjoyed running this course. I always prefer trail racing whenever possible! The "dirt crew" as the organizers affectionately refer to themselves, set up a very smooth and fun … MORE

I really enjoyed running this course. I always prefer trail racing whenever possible! The “dirt crew” as the organizers affectionately refer to themselves, set up a very smooth and fun race. Everyone was incredibly supportive, aid stations were set up well (especially the one at the top of the highest hill is a welcome sight, as well as a great spot to snap a photo if you aren’t too worried about that eating up time). They had a couple professional photographers spread out along the course (I love that because I’m one of those people that loves to buy a photo as a souvenir), the medal was unique and perfect for a trail race, and the short-sleeve tech shirt is one of my favorites that I have received! The text they printed on the back of the shirt was a little silly to me… (that you could be injured or even die) but only because I’ve competed in other races (like the moab trail race or Vail) where there are actual dangers on the course and on this course I never felt in danger at all. I guess “danger” is a relative term and perhaps this race would feel more extreme if you were from a flatter region or perhaps running one of the ultra distances! That’s my only minor criticism because I thought the course was a ton of fun to run on – I loved the rolling hills and the scenery! It was my first time visiting Wisconsin – we ended up staying for 8 days and visited several state parks, and I would highly recommend making the trip up to this fun race.

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This was my first time visiting the state of Alabama and we stayed at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, which I highly recommend! We got a discount for the … MORE

This was my first time visiting the state of Alabama and we stayed at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, which I highly recommend! We got a discount for the race and it was in a perfect location, in the park and on the beach, perfect for cooling down tired feet in the cool gulf water. We wanted to play it as safe as possible with COVID, so decided to dine mostly here as well and really enjoyed the restaurant’s food (although a bit expensive but understandable at a Hilton). The staff here was fantastic. We also enjoyed renting the free bikes and touring the park a little more!

It’s tough to comment on the race party/production due to COVID. This is the 3rd race I have run during the pandemic and they are all pretty similar with social distancing, little/no expo, etc. I did enjoy the corrals. They gave out full water bottles at aid stations and no sports drinks (is this normal?) and I didn’t like that they only offered GU energy gels – I prefer more natural brands such as Honey Stinger. However, with the flat course and humidity, I didn’t feel like I needed much supplementation during the race.

I loved running through the park – it was beautiful! I heard a few people comment that this course was not flat but I think that is relative to your individual training. Being from Colorado, this is the flattest course I have ever run to be honest. There were some minor elevation increases but not what I would call a hill, and I ran one of my fastest times at this race despite having some foot pain at mile 8-10.

The medal was gorgeous and I love my long sleeve tech shirt! I would run this race again!

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I wanted a tough challenge that really represented what it felt like to run trails in Moab and I got it. This was easily my slowest time ever but I … MORE

I wanted a tough challenge that really represented what it felt like to run trails in Moab and I got it. This was easily my slowest time ever but I was not focused on having a solid time, but rather just finishing and enjoying the amazing scenery. I packed my own water and gels because I knew I would be out there awhile and there were only 2 aid stations due to the remote location of the course. They did a great job of spacing us all out due to COVID and I am so grateful the race still happened! The professional photos turned out great and were a real highlight for me. I also received a medal and a cotton t-shirt (would prefer tech so I can run in). There were some sections that were not run-able – you had to do some scrambling – but again, an amazing and unique course I would highly recommend! This really gave me the feel of what Moab is all about and I really enjoyed my time there (it was my first time in Moab). We also spent a few days after the race exploring Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, as well as Dead Horse Point State Park. Amazing!

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I ran this race to kick off my 50 states quest (have only run halves in my home state up until this one) and I loved the scenery of running … MORE

I ran this race to kick off my 50 states quest (have only run halves in my home state up until this one) and I loved the scenery of running up Mitchell pass and around the Scottsbluff national monument. Course support was excellent with many aid stations and toilets, and very organized waves and social-distancing for COVID, with the Western State Basketball team leading each corral and cheering us on! I loved the neck gaiter they handed out, which I have now used while running and in other races too. Much better than trying to handle a mask. This was my first race back since the start of the pandemic and I was super grateful to be racing! The swag bag included a bag of white beans for chili, a cotton t-shirt (I would always prefer tech so that I can run and play tennis in it) and the finisher medal was a nice cut-out of the state. I plan on making a display for them all. Being from Colorado, I love changes in elevation and scenery, so I highly recommend this Nebraska race for that reason. I loved that it was also some trail and some road. Toward the end you run through a stunning tree-lined and American flag-lined road! The only thing I would change about this race is that there were no professional photographers on course, and I always love to buy or download race photos.

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This race was a lot of run - great support all the way through and mostly on trail. Beautiful scenery to enjoy and lots of good food at the end. … MORE

This race was a lot of run – great support all the way through and mostly on trail. Beautiful scenery to enjoy and lots of good food at the end. Beautiful medal and I absolutely love my long sleeve tech tee, that I run in all of the time… still

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