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@rfrimmel

Sarasota, FL Raving since 2014 Boston Marathon finisher Active 8 years, 5 months ago

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    Boston

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    It’s fun, keeps me in shape

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Personal Bests (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50 Miler Key Largo, FL May 16, 2015 11:19:47
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 1995 3:20:20
Half Marathon Falmouth, MA Oct 26, 2014 1:31:30
7 Miler Woods Hole, MA Aug 17, 2014 50:15
10K Foxborough, MA Jul 3, 2015 43:24
5K Omaha, NE May 3, 2015 20:37

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Past Races (19)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon King George Island, Antarctica Mar 10, 2017
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 18, 2016
Half Marathon Sarasota, FL Feb 7, 2016
10K Foxborough, MA Jul 3, 2015 43:24
Marathon Minneapolis, MN May 31, 2015 3:45:21
50 Miler Key Largo, FL May 16, 2015 11:19:47
5K Omaha, NE May 3, 2015 20:37
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 26, 2015 3:33:047
Half Marathon Falmouth, MA Oct 26, 2014 1:31:30
7 Miler Woods Hole, MA Aug 17, 2014 50:15
Half Marathon Chestnut Hill, MA Jun 8, 2014 1:54:23
10K Chestnut Hill, MA Jun 8, 2014 51:018
5K Chestnut Hill, MA Jun 8, 2014
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 21, 2014
Half Marathon King George Island, Antarctica 2013
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2011
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2010
Marathon Staten Island, NY 2009 3:31:54
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 1995 3:20:20

My Raves

Looking for a 4th of July race to do while in Boston, we found this one in Foxboro, home of the Super Bowl Champs, New England Patriots. Since we didnt … MORE

Looking for a 4th of July race to do while in Boston, we found this one in Foxboro, home of the Super Bowl Champs, New England Patriots. Since we didnt register early online, we had to do it race day. Usually this is a PIA, but couldnt have been easier. Laptops with printers were ready onsite and within minutes we were registered. There were a lot of pre race activity going on around the stadium from music to face painting. There was a kids run early followed by 5K and 10K. The 5K and 10K were run separately so if you were ambitious you could do both. Both races started outside of the stadium. The 5K ran around the stadium and then inside where runners ran up the ramp to the 300 level and then around the stadium and then down the ramp to 100 level and then towards the finish line on the field at the 50 yard line. The 10K ran out into the local neighborhood which was well supported with water and small cheering crowds. The course was a nice mix of rolling and flat sections. The runners headed back towards the stadium around mile 4 and then ran the perimeter of the stadium into an adjoining parking lot which was an out and back to the stadium. Once in the gates of the stadium you are at 100 level and then you go down the ramp to field level. You go under the stadium and then out onto the field at the endzone and then a quick right and head to 50 yard line/finish line. Every finisher is displayed up on the Jumbotron. Post race food was typical water, energy drink, banana, etc. There was a nice fireworks display once it was dark. Results were emailed within one hour after finishing! Pretty impressive. Overall, a nice race. Fun finishing on the 50 yard line.

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This was my first time to Minneapolis so I didnt know what to expect as far as temperature, hills, scenery, etc. Fortunately, the weather was perfect for race day, 46 … MORE

This was my first time to Minneapolis so I didnt know what to expect as far as temperature, hills, scenery, etc. Fortunately, the weather was perfect for race day, 46 at start and maybe 56 at finish. The course is has some rolling hills and few steep hills but nothing that is terrible. The scenery was nice, running through nice neighborhoods and along the Mississippi River. Team Ortho did an excellent job with organizing the race from shuttle buses to pacers to course management. Expo hall was fair but well organized. Not many vendors. Marathoners got jackets and half marathoners go shirts which were actually very nice and gender specific. Mile markers were off from my GPS and there are no time clocks at mile markers so if you dont have your own watch, you wouldnt know your pace. Not a big deal but would have been nice to have clock at half. Water stops were plentiful and volunteers were helpful. Post race food was fair with plastic bag with chips, granola bar and something else. Food trucks were available to purchase food if you wanted. This is a point to point course and you had the option to park (fee of $12) at the start and take shuttle back after or park (fee at meter or garage) at finish and take shuttle (fee $7.50) to start. We opted for parking at the start so we didnt have to pick up shuttles at 4:30-6:00AM. And we were staying closer to the start than the finish. Overall it was very smooth with parking and getting the shuttle back. Highlights for this race: well organized, great weather, challenging course. Cons: post race food. If you are looking to do a race in Minnesota, you might want to consider this low key, well organized race.

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This is the 8th year for this race which includes a 100 miler, 50 miler, 100 mile relay and added this year a 50K. I have run the 100 mile … MORE

This is the 8th year for this race which includes a 100 miler, 50 miler, 100 mile relay and added this year a 50K. I have run the 100 mile relay twice with a six person team and one failed attempt at the 50 miles. This time I was determined and more prepared to complete all 50 miles. The race is very well organized. Race director Bob Becker and his staff of volunteers do a fantastic job. Everything is well coordinated and organized. I will address the 50 miler in this review but if you have any question about the 100 mile relay, contact me. The race starts in Marathon at mile marker (MM) 50 with the first wave of 4 starting at 9:45am. Roughly 25 runners per wave. So being in the Keys, it is already in the 80s at the start. There was a nice tailwind of about 8-10 miles per hour. The first several miles are flat and then you reach the Seven Mile Bridge with a nice but not difficult incline. The views over the bridge are beautiful blue and green waters. Very picturesque Florida Keys. The temperature continued to climb throughout the day which meant a lot of walking and less running. During the race you have the opportunity to meet the other runners since you are either walking or running with them and commiserating about the heat. This course has NO shade so sunblock is a must as well as hats, cooling bandanas, and plenty of ice. You are allowed a support crew to assist with food and hydration. Some of the runners also use pacers. There are plenty of places to stop for extra ice and other supplies and the checkpoints always have extra water and supplements. Support crews are great and for me it was invaluable. I did get a little dehydrated around mile 20 and had to increase my water and Gatorade intact. Fortunately, the sun set and it became more tolerable to run and was as then able to run the last 8 miles with very few walk breaks. The finish is at HIggs Beach in Key West. The post race foot is plentiful with fried chicken, beer, and other goodies. And Bob Becker is there to greet each runner whether individual or team. This is great race if you want to challenge yourself in both distance and heat. Many of the elite ultrarunners do this race in prep for Badwaters. And you can make it a destination and hangout in the Keys a few days and relive all those mile markers.

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This is a local run put on during the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. Most of the participants are shareholders and fund managers. About 3000 people participated this year. This is … MORE

This is a local run put on during the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. Most of the participants are shareholders and fund managers. About 3000 people participated this year. This is not an overall competitive event but there are a few speedy runners. The course starts in front of the TD Ameritrade Center and runs through downtown Omaha. The course has some slight elevation but the finish is down hill. Nice tech shirt and medals to everyone. Minimal amount of food and drink afterwards. If you happen to be in Omaha for the shareholders weekend, this is a well organized event.

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This a very scenic course like no other and it is one tough challenging race. Weather was cool with a good headwind (I hate running into the wind but just … MORE

This a very scenic course like no other and it is one tough challenging race. Weather was cool with a good headwind (I hate running into the wind but just put my head down and moved forward). The start is downhill with some rolling hills until mile nine when you have the longest ascent up to Hurricane Point. Then it’s a steep down hill to the Bixby bridge and mile 13 and the piano music. From there it’s rolling hills the last half of the race. Along the entire race are some of the most scenic views you will ever see. If you like races with cheering crowds, this is not the race for you. The highway is closed for the race so there are very sparse cheering along the road. There is plenty of support along the course with water Gatorade and fruit at each aid station. Further in the race GU was available. A real treat are the fresh sweet strawberries at mile 23. Plenty of cheering at the finish line with a very nice post race area. Some of my highlights from the race: scenery, ran with Dean Karnazes and beat him, ran a BQ (challenging course can get you to Boston), , took 3rd in age group. Also I ran “naked”, no watch or music. Because signal is poor in this area, I didn’t want to bother with weak or lost signals. There are no timing clocks at mile markers so I ran with the 3:35 pace group and we ended up finishing faster! This is must race. Cheers!

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Great course with some hills (miles 3 and 9). Limited to 1200 runners. Weather is typically cool, this year it was upper 40s at the start. Not much in the … MORE

Great course with some hills (miles 3 and 9). Limited to 1200 runners. Weather is typically cool, this year it was upper 40s at the start. Not much in the way of spectators but the scenery is beautiful. Plenty of water and gatorade along the course. Some of the same course as the Falmouth Road Race. There is also a marathon the next day if you want to do both.

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Great course, lots of current elite runners (Meb, Gebremarain) and many former elite runners (Rodgers, Shorter, Benoit-Samuelson). Hills in the beginning and at the end with nice flat section in … MORE

Great course, lots of current elite runners (Meb, Gebremarain) and many former elite runners (Rodgers, Shorter, Benoit-Samuelson). Hills in the beginning and at the end with nice flat section in the middle. Registration is by lottery and housing/lodging gets sold out quick. Many people make this part of vacation on Cape.

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This was my 3rd Boston and did it for charity. I had to go there to support all those who where killed, injuried or didnt finish the race last year. … MORE

This was my 3rd Boston and did it for charity. I had to go there to support all those who where killed, injuried or didnt finish the race last year. The BAA did a tremendous job in putting on a world class race with all the necessary security. The crowds were great and more supportive than ever. Improvements in getting out of the finish line area was appreciated. I hate being corralled after race

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This is a tough course with ice and hills. The temperature is not the big issue here. It's cold but not sub zero. Marathon Tours does an excellent job putting … MORE

This is a tough course with ice and hills. The temperature is not the big issue here. It’s cold but not sub zero. Marathon Tours does an excellent job putting this race on. I was signed up for the full but ended up doing the half because of blister on foot. The trip over to Antarctica and back can be an experience. Checkout the Marathon Tours website for past videos of the trips to get an idea of the trip. This race and the entire trip is well worth it. I’m going back in 2017

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Boston is the ultimate race for any racer. It has very special meaning to those of us who try for years to qualify and finally do. It is worth the … MORE

Boston is the ultimate race for any racer. It has very special meaning to those of us who try for years to qualify and finally do. It is worth the many hours of training to get there. The course is lined with fans. It is extremely well organized. Heartbreak Hills is not the monster people make it to be. Watch the video at the expo hall and you’ll get good insight to the course and strategy to run it.

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Qualified for Boston at this race! Tons of fans long the route. The course is not as tough as you would think. There are the bridges but overall it's a … MORE

Qualified for Boston at this race! Tons of fans long the route. The course is not as tough as you would think. There are the bridges but overall it’s a nice mix of hills and flat. The entire race is very well run. You have to get up early to get to Staten Island and wait until your corral and wave take off, so be prepared with blankets, food, drink. Also, at the finish, they make you walk about a mile before you get out of park. It’s definitely a must do race. What helped me was the pace band given out at the Nike booth in the expo hall. It wasnt the typical exact mile splits but took in account of the up and down hills. And if you check number of BQ, NYC has a good number who qualify.

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I've done Disney 3 times and plan never to do it again. Unless you are a huge Disney fan or happen to be in the area for the race then … MORE

I’ve done Disney 3 times and plan never to do it again. Unless you are a huge Disney fan or happen to be in the area for the race then do it. Nothing magical about the course. You do run through the different theme parks but the majority of the time you are out on the road.

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