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@ReginaMcw

Long Beach, CA Raving since 2015 Marathon Maniacs, Boston Marathon finisher active 1 year, 2 months ago

About Me

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    AREC

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  • I run because:

    My LORD and SAVIOR allows my body to love to run!

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(Marathon &/or Ultra) + Half

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA 2014 3:22:49
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 4, 2018 1:50:49
10K Seal Beach, CA 2012 43:28

Future Races (0)

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Past Races (20)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 4, 2018 1:50:49
Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 7, 2017 3:40:24
Marathon Avalon, CA Mar 11, 2017 5:16:24
Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 9, 2016 3:43:20
Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 1, 2016
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 7, 2016
Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 11, 2015 3:33:05
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 20, 2015 3:33:37
Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 12, 2014 3:37:34
Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 4, 2014 3:28:04
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA 2014 3:22:49
Marathon Long Beach, CA 2013 3:25:35
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA 2013 3:23:56
Marathon Long Beach, CA 2012 3:29:44
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2012 3:43:23
10K Seal Beach, CA 2012 43:28
Marathon Long Beach, CA 2011 3:26:48
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA 2011 3:37:30
Marathon Long Beach, CA 2010 3:38:51
Marathon Los Angeles, CA 2009 3:51:26

My Raves

Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

Pretty flat course with slight rolling hills. Cliff gels at mile 8 - 9 with as many as you want and so many flavors to choose from it was easy … MORE

Pretty flat course with slight rolling hills. Cliff gels at mile 8 – 9 with as many as you want and so many flavors to choose from it was easy to find my favorite. Have you tried their lime? It tastes like key lime pie filling, what a treat!! Perfect timing too! It was a very long straight run to the finish, sorta boring, but with views of the ocean which can NEVER be a bad view. It was my first half (I’ve run many fulls) and it was F. U. N. fun!!!! Super nice surfboard medal.

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SWAG
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OC Marathon & Half Marathon

OC Marathon & Half Marathon

Ran this race 3 years ago and it was NOT as bad as I had remembered (however back then it was 80°). I took it easy for the first 8 … MORE

Ran this race 3 years ago and it was NOT as bad as I had remembered (however back then it was 80°). I took it easy for the first 8 to 10 then focussed on the uphills coming and tried to keep the pace group behind me. Poured rain from 1.5 to 7…like the sky opened up! Then perfect weather for the rest, slight drizzle and all. Tough time coming off the bike path with 2 small hills in the neighborhood. I’d do it again…maybe…since it’s difficult, at least for me, to get a fast time with all those rolling hills.

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Catalina Island Marathon

Catalina Island Marathon

Although the weather may say in the 60's in Avalon do not let that sway your race gear attire as you start in Two Harbors and for most of the … MORE

Although the weather may say in the 60’s in Avalon do not let that sway your race gear attire as you start in Two Harbors and for most of the day you are way above the cloud cover. It was hot with no shade for most of the day, which is how I became sunburned and a bit overheated.
Food and fluid were plentiful. Best thing which took me by total surprise were the pieces of baked potato next to a plate of salt at mile 18 ? and the only area with ice cold water what a difference that made.
This was my first trail run and the beginning was what I expected, but then the trail turned into a wide dirt Jeep road for a long time which would not have been that bad except that there were vehicles coming at you kicking up dirt and I was too tired to hide my mouth in my shirt to keep all the dust away that kicked up.
You run the last mile down a paved road into town and you feel like a star with the crowd cheering for you in bith sides of the road. That was way cool!
I read from another reviewer that they received a picture frame at the finish…I didn’t get one. ? But the finisher’s long sleeved technical shirt was great. They did have pizza and more fluids at the end as well.
Make SURE you put your name/bib number on your bag as others had some trouble retrieving their belongings at the finish as the volunteer made them tell him exactly what was in the bag making sure that it was actually that person’s bag. Be like me and write your name on duct tape in your bag, no troubles!
During this I was telling myself “never again” and now that its been 2 days I’m thinking “perhaps again,” especially knowing now what to expect!

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Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

This was NOT my best time, but I HAD the best time. Aid stations were stocked plus additional folks from their homes handing out oranges, bananas and otter pops from … MORE

This was NOT my best time, but I HAD the best time. Aid stations were stocked plus additional folks from their homes handing out oranges, bananas and otter pops from 20-22 miles. Jogged/walked the water stops to make sure I was hydrated as it did get warm out there. Great volunteers and snacks at the finish.

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Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Enjoy the scenery of running so close to the ocean. Great aid stations at every mile. Glad that they chose some different choices this year, natural gels by Honeystinger and … MORE

Enjoy the scenery of running so close to the ocean. Great aid stations at every mile. Glad that they chose some different choices this year, natural gels by Honeystinger and Nuun were provided along the course.
Nice technical shirt and I received a jacket for my 6th year of running this course! Woohoo!
It was so hot that I would have liked to have started earlier than allowed. Felt bad for all the other runners as it was around 90° when I finished at 9:30am. Also some ice on the course would have been nice (don’t know how they could have kept it from melting).
Folks in the course provided bananas and popsicles, which saved me.
Great marathon for another year in the bag!

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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

Boston is the most amazing marathon living up to all the hype! From the expo to the course to the crowd. You will NEVER have another experience like this. It … MORE

Boston is the most amazing marathon living up to all the hype! From the expo to the course to the crowd. You will NEVER have another experience like this. It was raining with headwind with cold weather, but it was so worth it. Small children out there holding their hands out for you, folks honking their horns, never a dull moment on the course. What a memorable race day!!!

DIFFICULTY
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OC Marathon & Half Marathon

OC Marathon & Half Marathon

Challenging course with freeway hills all paved roads. These last 4 miles were so difficult running alone along the riverbed. Great crowd cheering you on once you get to the … MORE

Challenging course with freeway hills all paved roads. These last 4 miles were so difficult running alone along the riverbed. Great crowd cheering you on once you get to the fairgrounds though. Would have liked more water and fuel stations for the heat we had to deal with.
I will return and conquer this race!

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Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

One hill up Edwards, the a few rolling hills on PCH, but mostly flat. Would have liked a bigger expo. Great weather, great race, Personal Record! MORE

One hill up Edwards, the a few rolling hills on PCH, but mostly flat.
Would have liked a bigger expo.
Great weather, great race, Personal Record!

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Run Seal Beach

Run Seal Beach

Don't let the name fool you. You start and finish near water but you run away from it most if the time. Still great weather and that makes it a … MORE

Don’t let the name fool you. You start and finish near water but you run away from it most if the time. Still great weather and that makes it a great run!

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Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

1st Long Beach Marathon. Great expo, great contact from race prior to event. Per paid for parking lot with no trouble. Enough water, gels were hard to swallow, I'll have … MORE

1st Long Beach Marathon. Great expo, great contact from race prior to event. Per paid for parking lot with no trouble. Enough water, gels were hard to swallow, I’ll have to work on that during training.
I’ll be back for this one again!

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Los Angeles Marathon (LA Marathon)

Los Angeles Marathon (LA Marathon)

I should have run more mileage prior to this race. I knew nothing about technical gear or proper fueling during the race. Course was up and over freeways with a … MORE

I should have run more mileage prior to this race. I knew nothing about technical gear or proper fueling during the race. Course was up and over freeways with a few folks cheering along the way. I was so glad to cross the dinish line. Had trouble finding my family.

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