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@samantha.r.legere

Schenectady, NY Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher active 1 week, 1 day ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    none at the moment!

  • Rave race:

    Mesa-PHX (half) Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Alpharetta Women's 5k and Half Marathon

  • I run because:

    It reminds me what I’m capable of, and gives me something to constantly strive for.

My races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Durham, NC Mar 17, 2019 2:05:32
15K Utica, NY 2009 1:09:00

Future Races (12)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jun 22, 2019
Half Marathon Waitsfield, VT Jul 7, 2019
Half Marathon Rockport, MA Aug 4, 2019
Half Marathon Swanzey, NH Sep 1, 2019
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Sep 29, 2019
Marathon Schenectady, NY Oct 13, 2019
Half Marathon Alpharetta, GA Nov 3, 2019
15K Schenectady, NY Nov 10, 2019
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Dec 7, 2019
Half Marathon Austin, TX Jan 19, 2020
Half Marathon Mesa, AZ Feb 8, 2020
Half Marathon Henderson, NV Mar 29, 2020

Past Races (17)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Jun 2, 2019
Half Marathon Redding, CT May 5, 2019 2:33:36
Half Marathon Slingerlands, NY Apr 13, 2019 2:06:49
Half Marathon Durham, NC Mar 17, 2019 2:05:32
Half Marathon Mesa, AZ Feb 9, 2019 2:07:07
Half Marathon Austin, TX Jan 20, 2019 2:08:31
15K Schenectady, NY Nov 11, 2018 1:30:39
Half Marathon Manchester Center, VT Sep 8, 2018 2:53:49
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jun 23, 2018 2:19:17
Half Marathon Carlsbad, CA Jan 14, 2018 2:47:01
15K Schenectady, NY Nov 12, 2017 1:29:25
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jul 8, 2017 2:09:53
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jul 9, 2016 2:11:13
Half Marathon Teton Village, WY Jun 11, 2016 2:12:40
15K Schenectady, NY 2016 1:27:20
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jul 11, 2015 2:29:45
15K Utica, NY 2009 1:09:00

My Raves

Redding Road Race – A Run for the Cows

Redding Road Race – A Run for the Cows

New favorite race! I ran the "Mighty Cow Challenge," which was a 5k immediately followed by the main half marathon race. It was the first time I have ever run … MORE

New favorite race! I ran the “Mighty Cow Challenge,” which was a 5k immediately followed by the main half marathon race. It was the first time I have ever run more than the half marathon, and I was a little injured. Thanks to the community, amazing runners and race organizers, I STILL enjoyed the race more than ever!

Upon packet pickup, I was blown away by the beauty and serenity of New Pond Farm. “Run for the Cows” is no joke! The race is literally surrounded by dairy cows and begins and ends on the farm, with the last few meters through a barn and across a grassy yard.

I enjoyed the rural beauty of the course, as we passed ponds, woods, small waterfalls, and creeks. It was almost pretty enough to distract me from the rolling hills of the course! What makes this race stand out is the obvious dedication and passion from the race director. There were SO many signs, all of which made me laugh and made it a very fun time. Categories of signs included: cows, hill marker (identifying how many of the 15 major hills runners had left), mile markers, inspirational quotes and more.

For a small race (capped at 1000 runners this year), it was EXTREMELY well organized. I was even able to grab a bagel and water before starting my race, which was unexpected and awesome. There were masseuses available after the race, as well as a small but sufficient first aid tent. Post-race food was pizza, bagels, baked goods, and fresh milk and chocolate milk from the farm! Highly recommend!

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Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon

Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon

This was the first year of this race, and it went off almost seamlessly! When an issue with buses caused a delay, the race organizers clearly communicated the new start … MORE

This was the first year of this race, and it went off almost seamlessly! When an issue with buses caused a delay, the race organizers clearly communicated the new start time and made sure it went off smoothly. The course was well maintained and fairly flat, with lots of amazing cheering groups. The after-race party was great, with a beer tent, sandwiches and free massages. I hope to run this one again.

DIFFICULTY
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4

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Durham Women’s Half Marathon & 8K

Durham Women’s Half Marathon & 8K

This year was the inaugural year of this race. I ADORED the course and ran my personal best time here - the course had so much variety and a great … MORE

This year was the inaugural year of this race. I ADORED the course and ran my personal best time here – the course had so much variety and a great combo of slight uphills and downhills, and then ventured through the woods and on the bike path. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes the scenery to be mixed up a little bit.

As much as I loved racing this course, the inaugural race was really poorly facilitated. 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time, there were still no runners lined up! Perhaps because it was cold and many people were huddled inside. The shortcoming was the announcer. It was hard to hear, and the announcer did not share much information or direct people to get lined up for the start. We were all lined up and ready to go when he announced that we would be delayed for a few minutes due to a truck blocking the route about 2 miles in. Then he provided an update that there was another hazard. This continued every couple of minutes, until the race began about 30 minutes late. The announcer was rather unprofessional about it, and kept “shushing” the crowd with phrases like, “Ladies, quiet down!”. It was almost comical for a women’s race.

At the end of the race, I went to the medical tent to find some ice for my leg that was bothering me. I stood there for a few minutes and came back a couple times, but there was no one manning the tent and no clear area for assistance. I ended up going without ice, which was fine… but was surprised that there was not more assistance available.

Despite the few strange hiccups with this inaugural race, I am definitely hoping to run it again. I really enjoyed the course, the medal and shirts were very nice, and there were plenty of photos taken and shared!

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Mesa-Phoenix Marathon

Mesa-Phoenix Marathon

As my 9th half marathon, this race will forever stand out to me as the best race I have ever run. It is such a large race and it is … MORE

As my 9th half marathon, this race will forever stand out to me as the best race I have ever run. It is such a large race and it is amazing that it is so well-organized.

1. The bus system was well-run and well-communicated. I arrived very late and really struggled to find the location for bus pick-up. I still made it, and even though I was on one of the last buses to the starting line, I still had more than ample time to warm up, use the restroom, or hang out by the heating lamps (!!) that were provided around the start.

2. They set off fireworks at the start! So neat.

3. The race itself was a lot of highway running. I really enjoyed it, and surprisingly did not find it to be boring. The scenery was still very pretty, and it was a lot of fun. The cheer sections were amazing and helped time go by quickly.

4. The people were the best! Having signed up for the race alone and as an out-of-towner, I befriended a group of ladies who welcomed me into their group as we rode the bus and warmed up together. I strained a calf muscle around mile 7, and no more than a few seconds after pulling off to the side, a runner stopped to offer some icy hot that allowed me to finish the race (with a personal best time)! It was an incredible community feel.

5. The after-race expo was unreal. Free massages by Massage Envy, french toast, and all the snacks you can imagine. There were vendors of all types, and it was a great time!

I registered for next year’s event as soon as I finished the race. I will certainly be back!

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3M Half Marathon

3M Half Marathon

I really enjoyed this race, from the packet pickup/running expo to the post-race party. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a fast course and a good running … MORE

I really enjoyed this race, from the packet pickup/running expo to the post-race party. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a fast course and a good running community.

At the start this year, the temperature was 35 degrees. We definitely hadn’t planned for that, so I would definitely recommend anticipating colder temperatures in the morning! All in all, it was a good course that definitely had a bit of a hill around the end… but I would recommend it.

DIFFICULTY
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Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon

Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon

This was my first half marathon ever, and I keep coming back. I love racing in Portland, ME, and this race stands out to me for the stellar communication, promotion, … MORE

This was my first half marathon ever, and I keep coming back. I love racing in Portland, ME, and this race stands out to me for the stellar communication, promotion, small expo, and atmosphere. I certainly have never run my fastest half marathon, as the hills near the beginning and then in the middle and end can be challenging.

The atmosphere is wonderful – the DJ/emcee is lively and upbeat, and it is hard not to get excited before the race even starts. One nice touch is that they usually offer cold towels around mile 11 – very needed on a hot day!

The coolest part about this race is that you run along the water for so long. A running tour of Portland ME is incredible. From viewing the ocean to exploring neighborhoods… all the way to running alongside the highway for a little bit, you barely get bored.

The after race party makes it an all-around festive event. I love staying for the beer, music, and general atmosphere.

This year, they changed the course from beginning on the pier to beginning/ending in the heart of the city. I found this a little disappointing, because starting on the pier was pretty cool. The finish felt impractical, because the final stretch was across very bumpy cobblestones that prevented me from finishing as strong as I would have liked.

Aside from the slight course change, I would highly recommend this well-organized and planned out race!

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Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon

Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon

This was one of the most exciting and swag-filled races I have ever participated in. The expo included so many vendors and give-aways, and I LOVE the performance long-sleeve and … MORE

This was one of the most exciting and swag-filled races I have ever participated in. The expo included so many vendors and give-aways, and I LOVE the performance long-sleeve and the tech shirt that were included with registration!

The views were stunning. It was incredible to run along the coast and see the water and palm trees alongside the road.

I would not recommend the course for someone who has not been training and who is not used to hills. It felt as though the first 6 miles were consistently uphill, directly into the rising sun. By mile 6, I was overheated and exhausted. I really wish that it was possible to begin the half marathon with the marathon, which starts an hour earlier. With a little less of the sun’s intensity on the uphills, it might have been a bit more bearable!

All in all, I really hope to run this race again someday when I am a little better prepared for the hills and the heat. It was a wonderful experience in a location that lends itself to a great vacation!

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Jackson Hole Half Marathon

Jackson Hole Half Marathon

When the Grand Teton Half Marathon sold out, I registered for this one instead. I would do it every year if I lived closer! For such a small race, it … MORE

When the Grand Teton Half Marathon sold out, I registered for this one instead. I would do it every year if I lived closer! For such a small race, it was amazingly organized. I rode the bus to the start line and honestly did not have to think for myself even once! The team provided clear directions, and it felt like a small little community.

The scenery was gorgeous, although it basically just goes along a bike path. I saw a moose in person for the first time ever and it was INCREDIBLE! Seeing the mountains at the start and during the race was also pretty amazing.

Although at altitude, the race was not markedly more challenging for me. This was my second half marathon ever, and I was just happy to have completed it. An extra bonus was the free massages they offered at the end – definitely a plus! I enjoyed exploring Jackson Hole afterward, and even got to visit Grand Teton National Park.

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