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@oldguard88

Saint Paul, MN Raving since 2015 Boston Marathon finisher active 1 year, 8 months ago

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Personal Bests (7)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 20, 2015 3:42:12
Half Marathon Stillwater, MN May 23, 2015 1:37:41
10 Miler Minneapolis, MN Oct 4, 2015 1:13:44
7 Miler Eagan, MN Jul 14, 2015 56:19
10K Eagan, MN May 26, 2015 49:18
5.5K Bloomington, MN Oct 14, 2015 33:25
5K Plymouth, MN Jun 16, 2015 25:11

Future Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon St Paul, MN TBD
5.5K Bloomington, MN TBD

Past Races (22)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Savannah, GA Mar 23, 2019 1:59:00
5.5K Bloomington, MN Oct 14, 2015 33:25
10 Miler Minneapolis, MN Oct 4, 2015 1:13:44
5.5K Bloomington, MN Sep 30, 2015
4 Miler Bloomington, MN Sep 16, 2015
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Sep 12, 2015 4:15:37
4 Miler Bloomington, MN Sep 2, 2015
10 Miler Stillwater, MN Jul 25, 2015 1:19:42
Half Marathon Napa, CA Jul 19, 2015 1:42:00
7 Miler Eagan, MN Jul 14, 2015 56:19
Half Marathon Minneapolis, MN Jul 4, 2015 1:48:23
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 20, 2015 3:42:12
5K Plymouth, MN Jun 16, 2015 25:11
10K Eagan, MN May 26, 2015 49:18
Half Marathon Stillwater, MN May 23, 2015 1:37:41
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 26, 2015 4:26:05
10 Miler Minneapolis, MN Mar 7, 2015 1:20:49
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 8, 2015 4:01:40
Half Marathon Minneapolis, MN Nov 29, 2014 1:40:59
Half Marathon Minneapolis, MN 2014 1:39:57
Half Marathon St Paul, MN 2013 1:37:42
Half Marathon Boulder City, NV 2013 1:44:00

My Raves

Overall a great race. Small race. Beautiful, flat course with shade throughout. Good race production and it is a good course to PR on if that is your goal. Cool … MORE

Overall a great race. Small race. Beautiful, flat course with shade throughout. Good race production and it is a good course to PR on if that is your goal. Cool this time of year. Conditions were ideal the day we ran. Nice medal but place finishes only receive a pin. Would have enjoyed a post race party but there wasn’t much happening after the race. All in all it was a great experience and served its purpose for a spring break get away and Boston tune up. A lot to do in Savannah and/ or Hilton Head.

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Great race series. This was the last race of the series. Beautiful time of the year for a weekday evening race. Great park too... Hyland park Reserve in Bloomington, MN.Great … MORE

Great race series. This was the last race of the series. Beautiful time of the year for a weekday evening race. Great park too… Hyland park Reserve in Bloomington, MN.Great competition, great after race eats, great giveaways!

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My all-time favorite race! Always very well organized. Great course from Minneapolis to St. Paul along the Mississippi and then along mansion lines Summit Ave. Great post race party and … MORE

My all-time favorite race! Always very well organized. Great course from Minneapolis to St. Paul along the Mississippi and then along mansion lines Summit Ave. Great post race party and then there is always plenty of time to walk back down Summit to catch the leaders for the marathon. After that head to the Liffey for a cold one!

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One of my favorite locations to run the trails...Hyland Park Reserve in Bloomington. Well groomed trails, sections of which are all wood chips. Laid back atmosphere with a nice post … MORE

One of my favorite locations to run the trails…Hyland Park Reserve in Bloomington. Well groomed trails, sections of which are all wood chips. Laid back atmosphere with a nice post race party and raffle for running related give aways. Four races in the series. Beautiful time of the year in a beautiful park. Some good local competition as well if you feel like competing.

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One of my favorite locations to run the trails...Hyland Park Reserve in Bloomington. Well groomed trails, sections of which are all wood chips. Laid back atmosphere with a nice post … MORE

One of my favorite locations to run the trails…Hyland Park Reserve in Bloomington. Well groomed trails, sections of which are all wood chips. Laid back atmosphere with a nice post race party and raffle for running related give aways. Four races in the series. Beautiful time of the year in a beautiful park. Some good local competition as well if you feel like competing. This one was only a few days after the Big CottonWood Marathon, so it was slow, but good!

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Toughest marathon I have ever run! I knew it wasn't going to be easy, but I way underestimated the slope and the pounding on my quads. I thought I was … MORE

Toughest marathon I have ever run! I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but I way underestimated the slope and the pounding on my quads. I thought I was in decent enough shape to handle it and in fact wanted to qualify for Boston. The truth started to reveal itself early on at 7 miles when I felt my quads begin to ache and I knew this was going to be an “ok, I’ll settle for just finishing.” By 13 miles I was considering dropping out altogether. My quads were literrally shot. I talked myself into just maintaining what little I had, slowing down as much as possible, and trying to take in the scenery. The constant pounding was torture. With a lot of walking the last 6 miles I managed to finish. Lesson learned…respect the slope! Very nice post race party. Weather is awesome. People are great! Free photos too.

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One of my favorite locations to run the trails...Hyland Park Reserve in Bloomington. Well groomed trails, sections of which are all wood chips. Laid back atmosphere with a nice post … MORE

One of my favorite locations to run the trails…Hyland Park Reserve in Bloomington. Well groomed trails, sections of which are all wood chips. Laid back atmosphere with a nice post race party and raffle for running related give aways. Four races in the series. Beautiful time of the year in a beautiful park. Some good local competition as well if you feel like competing.

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Nice small summer run, but plan on some serious heat this time of the year. Well organized with a very nice post race party. The scenery is also nice running … MORE

Nice small summer run, but plan on some serious heat this time of the year. Well organized with a very nice post race party. The scenery is also nice running through the outskirts of Stillwater, MN. I originally thought this race was sponsored by Liftbridge Brewery, and was looking forward to a cold one after the race, but I was wrong. It might be a nice touch though.

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Booked through Marathon Tours VIP Package. Worth every penny. This is a great destination race. Destination races did a great job and really took care of the VIPs. VIP Wine … MORE

Booked through Marathon Tours VIP Package. Worth every penny. This is a great destination race. Destination races did a great job and really took care of the VIPs. VIP Wine Tours and pre-race meal was amazing. Very memorable experience. Also spent a day in San Francisco, so plan your stay to allow a little extra time to see the sites. We stayed and the Inn at the Presidio, spent a Day at Muir Woods (also amazing) and toured a little of San Fran. We love this city!

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The Endless Summer Trail Series is one of my favorite race series of the summer. Rock Steady Running does a great job putting these on and has done so for … MORE

The Endless Summer Trail Series is one of my favorite race series of the summer. Rock Steady Running does a great job putting these on and has done so for the last several years. Lebanon Hills is less than a mile from my house so I know the trails well. They call this park the Boundary Waters of the south. I usually sign up to run all 5 races in the series. A great summer pastime. Best post race party! Great weekday trail race event!

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This is a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. New course this year was a lot easier. While I have not run the old course, I have biked … MORE

This is a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. New course this year was a lot easier. While I have not run the old course, I have biked it. They changed the finish line location which was a little disappointing. The race used to finish on the Stone Arch Bridge which was a great drop back for photos.

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Grandma's is always a winner! Duluth is a very hospitable. Scenery is great. Great restaurants and the race is well organized... very good expo as well. Safe to say they … MORE

Grandma’s is always a winner! Duluth is a very hospitable. Scenery is great. Great restaurants and the race is well organized… very good expo as well. Safe to say they have it down to a science in Duluth. The weather is always unpredictable!

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The Endless Summer Trail Series is one of my favorite race series of the summer. Rock Steady Running does a great job putting these on and has done so for … MORE

The Endless Summer Trail Series is one of my favorite race series of the summer. Rock Steady Running does a great job putting these on and has done so for the last several years. Been doing this race series for years. French is a pretty hilly course. I usually sign up to run all 5 races in the series. A great summer pastime. Best post race party! Great weekday trail race event!

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The Endless Summer Trail Series is one of my favorite race series of the summer. Rock Steady Running does a great job putting these on and has done so for … MORE

The Endless Summer Trail Series is one of my favorite race series of the summer. Rock Steady Running does a great job putting these on and has done so for the last several years. Lebanon Hills is less than a mile from my house so I know the trails well. They call this park the Boundary Waters of the south. I usually sign up to run all 5 races in the series. A great summer pastime. Best post race party! Great weekday trail race event!

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Awesome race!. Most of it was run on the bike trail in Stillwater. We were bussed out to the start. Last 3 miles were on the roads leading into Stillwater … MORE

Awesome race!. Most of it was run on the bike trail in Stillwater. We were bussed out to the start. Last 3 miles were on the roads leading into Stillwater and there were some pretty good hills. First 10 miles nice and flat, very shaded and rather fast.

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An awesome experience overall. The most beautiful course I have ever run. Great race organization save for the minor registration confusion in the beginning with my girlfriend who did B2B. … MORE

An awesome experience overall. The most beautiful course I have ever run. Great race organization save for the minor registration confusion in the beginning with my girlfriend who did B2B. We ran into one rude guy too who actually had the nerve to question whether or not she actually did Boston. But all the other people, volunteers, race expo, transportation etc… was great.

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This race used to be called 100% Irish. Of course there was an Irish Theme. Not sure why they changed it. Still a good run with a post race Finnegans … MORE

This race used to be called 100% Irish. Of course there was an Irish Theme. Not sure why they changed it. Still a good run with a post race Finnegans Beer and of course some Minnesota Hot Dish. A good race to welcome spring but I have to admit I miss the Irish theme.

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Not a bad race. Ran it once before. Not much into the Disney theme, but we went down because we had actually one a photo contest thru Marathon Tours and … MORE

Not a bad race. Ran it once before. Not much into the Disney theme, but we went down because we had actually one a photo contest thru Marathon Tours and received a free stay at the hotel. Personally, I would not do this one again. They do have the organization down to a science though. Great family race!

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Love this race... great theme. great post race party. These guys do a super job putting on this race before the winter fully sets in! It is also for a … MORE

Love this race… great theme. great post race party. These guys do a super job putting on this race before the winter fully sets in! It is also for a great cause in the fight against prostate cancer!

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Always a great race. This is a Minnesota tradition. Well organized, beautiful course and always without fail unpredictable weather. I really enjoy this race and would recommend it. They also … MORE

Always a great race. This is a Minnesota tradition. Well organized, beautiful course and always without fail unpredictable weather. I really enjoy this race and would recommend it. They also offer a 10K and 5K (I think).

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This is a great way to see the Hoover Dam and Lake Meade. Beautiful course run during the right time of year for that area of the country. For us … MORE

This is a great way to see the Hoover Dam and Lake Meade. Beautiful course run during the right time of year for that area of the country. For us it was an opportunity to thaw as well coming from Minnesota. Make sure you make time to see Vegas. Not many hotels near the race start but when we ran it in 2013 race organizers shuttled runners from Vegas. We stayed near Lake Mead (Boulder City) for ease in getting to the start and then spent a night in Vegas. We had a great time!

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Team Ortho always does a great job putting on all their races. This is a fun one, especially checking out all the costumes. Relatively flat,fast course along the Mississippi! MORE

Team Ortho always does a great job putting on all their races. This is a fun one, especially checking out all the costumes. Relatively flat,fast course along the Mississippi!

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