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@trainwithv

Los Gatos, CA Raving since 2017 Half Fanatic #16182 active 4 days, 1 hour ago

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    I was over 200lbs as a 13 year old and Frank shorter was my hero so I started running.  I did my first marathon as a 15 year old.   Still have the t-shirt. I now run for mental health as well as physical health

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2017 4:30:12
Half Marathon Berkeley, CA Nov 19, 2017 2:14:10
12K San Francisco, CA May 21, 2017 1:08:21
10K Los Gatos, CA Mar 12, 2017 57:02

Future Races (0)

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Past Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
10K Santa Clara, CA Dec 10, 2017 58:23
Half Marathon Berkeley, CA Nov 19, 2017 2:14:10
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Oct 8, 2017 2:23:12
Half Marathon Alameda, CA Sep 17, 2017 2:19:22
10 Miler Sacramento, CA Sep 9, 2017 1:44:05
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2017 4:30:12
12K Sausalito, CA Jul 9, 2017 1:14:49
Half Marathon Fremont, CA Jul 1, 2017 2:17:12
10K San Jose, CA Jun 4, 2017
12K San Francisco, CA May 21, 2017 1:08:21
10K Los Gatos, CA Mar 12, 2017 57:02
Half Marathon Santa Rosa, CA Aug 7, 2016 2:22:23
10K Pleasanton, CA Jun 19, 2016 1:01:02

My Raves

The Firehouse Run

The Firehouse Run

i fully support walkers at any race, but especially when a 5k and a 10k start at the same time, why can't the announcer tell the walkers and slower people … MORE

i fully support walkers at any race, but especially when a 5k and a 10k start at the same time, why can’t the announcer tell the walkers and slower people to be at the back of the pack??? and to move to the left so the runners can get through??? and I don’t know, but Pizza at the end of a race?? just seems like it kills the reason for a race

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Berkeley Half Marathon

Berkeley Half Marathon

Even though this is a hilly race, when you think the up is too much the down is great and there are always runners out there with you with lots … MORE

Even though this is a hilly race, when you think the up is too much the down is great and there are always runners out there with you with lots of spectators cheering you on

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Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose 1/2 Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose 1/2 Marathon

5K on Saturday and you can pick up your bib there and not go to the Friday night expo. Great flat courses with close parking for both the 5k and … MORE

5K on Saturday and you can pick up your bib there and not go to the Friday night expo. Great flat courses with close parking for both the 5k and 1/2 marathon, later start for the 1/2 at 8am. Great friendly race with lots of support and cheerleaders.

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Bank of Marin’s Alameda Running Festival

Bank of Marin’s Alameda Running Festival

The course is very flat with less then 1000 entries and has pacers though which is great. great food and a band afterwards. I actually did both the 5k and … MORE

The course is very flat with less then 1000 entries and has pacers though which is great. great food and a band afterwards. I actually did both the 5k and 1/2. very well organized but strange I had to pay 10$ extra to get my bib mailed when there are so few entries and i could have signed up that morning. Only their 2nd year though so probably just getting to know how to run a race.

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Buffalo Stampede 10-Mile Run/Walk

Buffalo Stampede 10-Mile Run/Walk

nice 10 mile race. flat course through neighborhoods, easy parking, out and back, nice hats given. Really a well run race, I will be back, hopefully faster next year MORE

nice 10 mile race. flat course through neighborhoods, easy parking, out and back, nice hats given. Really a well run race, I will be back, hopefully faster next year

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San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco Marathon

loved the race, great scenery, great volunteers, lots of water stations, just do lots of hill work out before you do this race and expect your times to show it MORE

loved the race, great scenery, great volunteers, lots of water stations, just do lots of hill work out before you do this race and expect your times to show it

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Across the Bay 12K & 415K

Across the Bay 12K & 415K

Really loved this race, parking was right next to the buses, on time, great scenery, just a well done race with really nice people. Just remember because of the area … MORE

Really loved this race, parking was right next to the buses, on time, great scenery, just a well done race with really nice people. Just remember because of the area was a little cold

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Zoom Quarry Lakes (Summer)

Zoom Quarry Lakes (Summer)

really well organized and nice people put on these races. Small # of entries and great course and lots of free food, free pics. Really easy for a first time … MORE

really well organized and nice people put on these races. Small # of entries and great course and lots of free food, free pics. Really easy for a first time trail runner, more of a dirt path

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The Dream Mile Bay Area

The Dream Mile Bay Area

I guess they don't care if runners come back, badly organized, ran an extra 1/2 mile , stupid 1 mins adjustment, why bother? Age groups also made no sense 35-50? MORE

I guess they don’t care if runners come back, badly organized, ran an extra 1/2 mile , stupid 1 mins adjustment, why bother? Age groups also made no sense 35-50? Wtf?

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Bay to Breakers

Bay to Breakers

I am a fairly serious runner and was in corral B. There were high kids who got past security and were in the corrals just to cause a disturbance without … MORE

I am a fairly serious runner and was in corral B. There were high kids who got past security and were in the corrals just to cause a disturbance without bibs. Also the spectators jumping out into the street to take pics going against the racers was dangerous. I have no problem with the partiers, but they should be in back corrals and not causing these issues. Maybe I am just old 🙂

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Go Green St. Patrick’s Day Run

Go Green St. Patrick’s Day Run

This is my back yard and so I run this route weekly so know it well and could run fast knowing where the end is and running by neighbors was … MORE

This is my back yard and so I run this route weekly so know it well and could run fast knowing where the end is and running by neighbors was supper fun for me

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Water to Wine Half Marathon

Water to Wine Half Marathon

Mostly on roads, about 3 miles on dirt/gravel not my best surface. 300 entries in the 1/2 marathon so a smaller race. Free beer and wine afterwards and food MORE

Mostly on roads, about 3 miles on dirt/gravel not my best surface. 300 entries in the 1/2 marathon so a smaller race. Free beer and wine afterwards and food

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Rotary Club of Pleasanton Father’s Day Spirit Run

Rotary Club of Pleasanton Father’s Day Spirit Run

great race for a great cause, scholarships. Well run, we as runners should really support them, the rotary club and boy scouts go well over board to make sure us … MORE

great race for a great cause, scholarships. Well run, we as runners should really support them, the rotary club and boy scouts go well over board to make sure us runners are taken care of

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