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@nanskimtn

Belchertown, MA Raving since 2019 Boston Marathon finisher, 50 States hopeful/finisher, IRONMAN Mountain of Dreams active 2 weeks, 1 day ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Western Mass Distance Project

  • Rave race:

    Mt Washington Road Race

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Pikes Peak Marathon

  • I run because:

    Running gives me the strength and health to do all the things in life that matter to me.  I think of it more in the sense of “If I didn’t run” I wouldn’t be as good a skier, or biker, or mother, or wife. Running keeps me sane!

My Races

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Personal Bests (7)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50 Miler Brownsville, VT 2011 8:30:24
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2007 3:05:59
17.1 Miler Ouray, CO 1998 3:42:20
Half Marathon Alton, NH 2007 1:28:48
10 Miler Auburn, NH Aug 25, 2018 1:14:44
7.6 Miler Gorham, NH 2009 1:35:38
11K Waterville Valley, NH Sep 29, 2019 1:35:18

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Manitou Springs, CO Sep 17, 2022

Past Races (61)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Oct 11, 2021 3:50:49
7.6 Miler Gorham, NH Jun 19, 2021 1:48:01
Marathon Falmouth, MA Oct 27, 2019 3:44:29
11K Waterville Valley, NH Sep 29, 2019 1:35:18
10 Miler Auburn, NH Aug 24, 2019 1:16:26
7.6 Miler Gorham, NH Jun 15, 2019 1:38:59
Half Marathon New Bedford, MA Mar 17, 2019 1:39:22
Half Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 13, 2018 1:34:21
10 Miler Auburn, NH Aug 25, 2018 1:14:44
7.6 Miler Gorham, NH Jun 16, 2018 1:36:52
7.6 Miler Gorham, NH Jun 17, 2017 1:40:32
7.6 Miler Gorham, NH Jun 18, 2016 1:39:50
Marathon Burlington, VT May 29, 2016 3:54:45
7.6 Miler Gorham, NH Jun 20, 2015 1:42:54
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 20, 2015 3:57:34
50 Miler Brownsville, VT Sep 28, 2014 11:39:26
7.6 Miler Gorham, NH Jun 21, 2014 1:35:54
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 21, 2014 3:45:23
Half Marathon Westfield, MA 2014 1:35:32
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 15, 2013 3:40:31
Marathon Waitsfield, VT 2013 3:42:02
Marathon Manchester, NH 2013 3:26:27
Marathon Hartford, CT 2013 3:25:43
Marathon San Francisco, CA 2012 3:21:34
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2012 3:50:04
Half Marathon Hartford, CT 2012 1:35:21
50 Miler Brownsville, VT 2011 8:30:24
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2011 3:30:27
Marathon Staten Island, NY 2011 3:26:24
Marathon Chicago, IL 2010 3:57:23
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2010 3:23:17
Half Marathon Hartford, CT 2009 1:31:20
Marathon Arlington, VA 2009 3:16:07
Marathon Burlington, VT 2009 3:19:59
Marathon Providence, RI 2009 4:25:20
7.6 Miler Gorham, NH 2009 1:35:38
Half Marathon Alton, NH 2009 1:34:32
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2008 3:18:35
Marathon San Francisco, CA 2008 3:22:24
Half Marathon Alton, NH 2007 1:28:48
Marathon Chicago, IL 2007 3:26:24
Half Marathon South Pomfret, VT 2007 1:29:35
Half Marathon Swanzey, NH 2007 1:29:04
Half Marathon Atlanta, GA 2007 1:31:09
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2007 3:05:59
Marathon Chicago, IL 2006 3:14:38
Half Marathon Alton, NH 2006 1:39:00
Half Marathon South Pomfret, VT 2006 1:33:37
Marathon Portland, ME 2004 3:41:20
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2003 3:53:53
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2002 4:15:06
Marathon Burlington, VT 1998 3:35:14
17.1 Miler Ouray, CO 1998 3:42:20
Marathon Burlington, VT 1994 3:27:14
Marathon Burlington, VT 1993 3:33:30
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 1993 4:16:14
Marathon Falmouth, MA 1993 3:45:01
Marathon Hartford, CT 1992 3:40:10
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 1990 3:53:12
Marathon Arlington, VA 1990 3:50:29
Marathon Montreal, Canada 1989 3:35:10

My Raves

Mt Washington Road Race 2021 My 8th time running this uphill prestigious race to the clouds. The weather was beautiful at the bottom we started out in the field. It … MORE

Mt Washington Road Race 2021
My 8th time running this uphill prestigious race to the clouds. The weather was beautiful at the bottom we started out in the field. It was warm and sunny as we gradually grew closer to the summit the winds increased to almost 50 miles an hour. It was cloudy misty and when you got to the top you couldn’t even see the top it was so cloudy and dark.
My training for this race was not what it had been in the past not to make excuses because I’m very strong and fit (because of all my indoor rowingi meters!). But this was a test for me to see what I could do without putting in that same kind of mileage. I walked and ran all the way up taking long strides when I walked to keep my pace. It was tough at the top with the winds but this race is all about grit and determination more than any other race.
The start was much different than it had been in the past. They started us two at a time so we ran by ourselves and not in a crowd which in itself was challenging. But it got me to start out slow and keep an even pace throughout.
My mantras were “dig deep” and “the faster you run the faster you are done!” I would count 5 walking steps – 25 running steps and it was a good ratio to keep me going and distracted at the same time.
I couldn’t find my bag at the top as we wandered around and took photos by the sign and hid in the shipping container 😳. When we finally connected with everybody we took a bunch of photos cheered everybody on that was continuing to finish and enjoy the rest of the day as the clouds cleared up in the blue skies opened up. It’s an amazing place Mt Washington ❤️.
My time was 1:48:01 and it put me 2nd in my age and our master team first and open team 2nd. This was the first race I have done since the pandemic and it really felt great to see everybody out there having a great time and seeing old friends too! Amongst the running royalty braving the worst weather I have faced at this race. Cheers to all that made that trek and for everyone’s success yesterday 💪🏼 #westernmassdistanceproject #mtwashingtonroadrace #wmdp #masterrunner #mtnrunning #newbalance #athleticbrewingambassador

Race Schwag: Love the fleece blanket and the super cool medal! My favorite things. The tshirt technical fabric is weird and I haven’t like the design the past few years, hopefully they will change it up again. The guy on the back of the shirt this year irritated some of my female friends. (maybe a female on the back of the female shirt?).

Definitely one of those races that is tough to get into and tough to keep qualifying and making the trip. But I love it and will continue as long as I have the opportunity. Year 8 for me – not a PR but pretty good considering my training has been on a rowing machine!

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Amazing volunteers braving such incredibly nasty rainy and windy weather! I love the green long sleeve tech shirt and the medal is beautiful. Much different from when I ran this … MORE

Amazing volunteers braving such incredibly nasty rainy and windy weather! I love the green long sleeve tech shirt and the medal is beautiful. Much different from when I ran this marathon in 1993! Aid stations were well stocked and sweet people cheering us on. The course was absolutely beautiful along the ocean shore and bike path into the town of Falmouth. A few hills near the end to keep it interesting too! The small expo was very nice although they took the backdrop for photos down early (I was disappointed) – the tent with chowder, food and chicken soup was a welcome treat. Wonderful community and a definitely challenging race more because of the weather. I commend their commitment to minimizing environmental impact and redusing waste. More events need to be following this protocol! Thank you for putting on a stellar event for the NE Grand Prix finale!

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This is my 5th VT City Marathon over quite a number of years because it is where I grew up and a lot of my friends and family make it … MORE

This is my 5th VT City Marathon over quite a number of years because it is where I grew up and a lot of my friends and family make it out to the marathon or as part of the Relay. The expo is medium in size, but a lot of great vendors and people that are welcoming while sharing their love for the product they are featuring. My favorites were the HOKA booth (bought some great HOKAs) and the Smuggler’s Notch Distillery (ok I had to try at least one shot of vodka) 🙂

On the course the opening singing of the National Anthem on Battery Park was a welcome send off. The only part of the course that doesn’t have as many spectators is the out and back on the highway. It’s a long stretch and a little boring. But when that is over you are back in town and headed the the bike path on Lake Champlain!

One of my all time favorite spots on the race is about mile 16-17 where you can hear the kettle drums playing in the distance. It’s the “only” hill in my estimation and memory – so the energy from the drums just pushes you to the top! Then out to the bike path along the water after a few neighborhoods serving Vermont Maple Syrup as the energy shot (super yummy but be sure to try it on your stomach prior to diving in!). The last miles are along the shore and the water gives me a sense of calm. Stayin in my zone to the end, keeping up my pace and then you can hear the crowds cheering from about a mile away! A beautiful finish area and after race treats! I would definitely do this one again! I have had some great times here and the nature and course profile is one that I do well! Thanks VCM for a great marathon!

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1998 was the year I ran this amazing race! Not for your average runner -- this was the beginning of my love for running mountains! I was 14th in age … MORE

1998 was the year I ran this amazing race! Not for your average runner — this was the beginning of my love for running mountains!

I was 14th in age – 62nd woman for this iconic, challenging race. There was sleet and freezing rain at the top and the downhill descent was rough with the large boulders and loose dirt road. This race will always be a great memory for me and hope to go back and do it again some year!

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I ran this in 1989 so this report is based on an amazing memory of my first marathon. I remember running through Old Montreal - the marathon was a beautiful … MORE

I ran this in 1989 so this report is based on an amazing memory of my first marathon. I remember running through Old Montreal – the marathon was a beautiful tour of the city of Montreal on foot – all the landmarks and beautiful buildings along the way. The volunteers and crowds were out in full force and very friendly. I remember the finish line and all the goodies – cases of Labatts beer stacked up high and the fresh fruit was a beautiful site! Sad to say I have long lost this medal – but these memories of my first marathon live on! I would highly recommend this race to others!

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