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@woodschr

Raving since 2019 Active 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 14, 2020 4:21:58
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Jan 19, 2020 2:36:00
10K Santa Monica, CA Sep 13, 2020 56:15
5K Thousand Oaks, CA Oct 12, 2019 33:06

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Sioux Falls, SD Aug 25, 2024

Past Races (38)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 5, 2024
50 Miler Sedona, AZ Apr 20, 2024
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 17, 2024
5K Los Angeles, CA Mar 16, 2024
Marathon Avalon, CA Mar 9, 2024
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Jan 21, 2024
Marathon Shasta Lake, CA Jan 14, 2024
5K Pasadena, CA Dec 31, 2023
10K Scottsdale, AZ Nov 12, 2023
Marathon Bismarck, ND Sep 16, 2023 5:56:00
10K Santa Monica, CA Sep 10, 2023 1:05:00
Marathon Koloa, HI Sep 3, 2023
Marathon Dillon, MT May 13, 2023
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 19, 2023
5K Los Angeles, CA Mar 18, 2023
Marathon Wilmington, NC Feb 25, 2023
Marathon Wilmington, NC Feb 25, 2023
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Jan 15, 2023
Marathon Omaha, NE 2023 5:40:00
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH Oct 8, 2022
14K Cincinnati, OH Sep 17, 2022
4-Way Challenge (35.5 Miles) Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022
1 Miler Cincinnati, OH Apr 29, 2022
5K Cincinnati, OH Mar 5, 2022
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Jan 16, 2022
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Nov 7, 2021
5K Los Angeles, CA Nov 6, 2021
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Sep 26, 2021
Marathon Ketchum, ID Jun 27, 2021
Marathon Heber City, UT May 1, 2021
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 14, 2020 4:21:58
10K Santa Monica, CA Sep 13, 2020 56:15
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 8, 2020 5:55:00
5K Los Angeles, CA Mar 7, 2020 34:49
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Jan 19, 2020 2:36:00
Half Marathon Knoxville, TN 2020
5K Thousand Oaks, CA Oct 12, 2019 33:06
10K Santa Monica, CA Sep 8, 2019 1:07:00

My Raves

Let's start with the fact that Revel puts on the best races ever. Really runner-centric. Comfy buses to the start, downhill run, lots of aid stations, the best app ever- … MORE

Let’s start with the fact that Revel puts on the best races ever. Really runner-centric. Comfy buses to the start, downhill run, lots of aid stations, the best app ever- I could go on and on. After doing Revel races, all others are spoiled for me. But Wasatch was just not a good course. We spent a lot of time in the rocky uneven side of the highway with trucks whizzing by us. Then, we were on a boring flat for a long time. I don’t blame Revel- this was high pandemic times, but the course was honestly meh.

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I did my first marathon the day before shutdowns, but I had the bug. So what was I to do? I ended up buying a last minute bib to this … MORE

I did my first marathon the day before shutdowns, but I had the bug. So what was I to do? I ended up buying a last minute bib to this race, and driving to Vegas. It was incredible. The views, the swag (a full container of Nuun Endurance?!), and the fact that it was actually available were all amazing. I was in a group of significantly faster runners (one person who ran alongside me for a while said that this was their “long run” for the week so they were taking it “slow”- cool cool, but I’m dying and this is faster than I’ve ever ran in my life) but no one made me feel less than. In fact, I credit this race with teaching me how to actually race. So many friendly people pulled alongside me for a bit and chatted. Some people came back up the route, collected my toss off clothes that I wasn’t willing to toss and took them to the finish for me. Dudes in the $250 shoes slowed to an almost crawl next to me at mile 24, and coached my breathing for me. I’ve run races with the biggest crowds ever, and this race was the most supportive I’ve ever felt. Someday, when I’m ready to BQ, I’m making the drive to Vegas and doing this race again.

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The marathon itself was everything I wanted it to be. Amazing scenery, supportive crowd, gigantic medal. I came prepared for hills, and didn't find them that challenging at all. Great … MORE

The marathon itself was everything I wanted it to be. Amazing scenery, supportive crowd, gigantic medal. I came prepared for hills, and didn’t find them that challenging at all. Great swag by all the sponsors, and the course was very carefully picked to be super representative of LA. Loved that. I wish the beer was local, though.

Getting to the marathon, on the other hand, was horrible. We planned to Metro to Union Station, and booked the 6 AM shuttle. We got to the Highland station at 5:00 AM, only to find that they don’t allow parking before 7 AM. So, we panicked and decided to drive direct to Dodger Stadium because we live ten minutes from it. Huge mistake. We sat in traffic for an hour and thirty minutes. We ended up sprinting to the gear drop, and missed our corral closing.

Then, after crossing the finish line, there were no restrooms in the finish festival. None of the restaurants would let me use the bathroom, and I ended up bleeding through my pants (time of the month). We skipped the finish festival as a result, and go on the Metro to go back to Union Station with the plan to Uber back to the stadium. No Uber would pick us up from the station. While it was awesome to have Arrowhead handing out full cases of water as swag, carrying them this whole distance was proving to be a pain. We finally got an Uber, but roads were still closed around the stadium (ten hours later) and it took a while to get in.

The marathon itself was amazing, and I’ve already signed up for next year. But the transportation issues were ridiculous. I’m debating which sounds less hellish- driving to Santa Monica and paying $25 for parking, and shuttling to the start line at 4 in the morning, or driving to Union Station and parking there and dealing with our horrible Metro system again.

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This was my first race last year, and the one where the running bug bit me. This year I was running the marathon, so I picked up my stuff at … MORE

This was my first race last year, and the one where the running bug bit me.

This year I was running the marathon, so I picked up my stuff at the expo. Last year I got it day of. Both were super easy. LOVE the shirt this year! So comfy, and baseball themed makes sense. The medal is hefty, and matches the marathon one nicely.

The course is very hilly! I went my regular 5k pace, and quickly got exhausted. I gotta remember to take those hills slower.

Self seeding means that there was a ton of weaving through people pretty much the entire way, and I put myself very far up.

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As a Pasadena native, I was proud of this one. Between the Rose Bowl, the arroyo trail, the homes, the bridge, and Old Town, an out-of-towner could run this race … MORE

As a Pasadena native, I was proud of this one. Between the Rose Bowl, the arroyo trail, the homes, the bridge, and Old Town, an out-of-towner could run this race and really get a feel for Pasadena. Packet pickup was at a variety of spot around LA. I got mine at the Rose Bowl on Friday, and it was a breeze. We parked at a friend’s house 1.5 miles away and walked in, arriving at about 6:30. It was a relaxing start to the whole thing, unlike the stopped dead traffic on Linda Vista. That looked like it sucked. Breezed through shirts, gear check, and the potty, and in the corral at 6:50. Race started pretty much on time, and we got running quickly. While the route featured some hills, interestingly enough none of them got me until the side of the Rose Bowl Loop. I feel like I left a chunk of my soul there. Cool finish onto the field of the Rose Bowl! Huge, heavy, detailed medal. I was disappointed with a mass marker brewer as the beer sponsor. This felt like such a nod to Pasadena that this seemed like an oversight. I wonder if they scrambled to find one, though- they announced them super late in the game. I PRed amazingly, which helped my mood. Definitely running this one next year!

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So first, thank you to the amazing coordinators! My husband and I traveled from out of state, and didn't know that our drive from Nashville would cross time zones. We … MORE

So first, thank you to the amazing coordinators! My husband and I traveled from out of state, and didn’t know that our drive from Nashville would cross time zones. We showed up an hour late. They told me they could use my Garmin data, and we were off.

The course was gorgeous. Everything was so cute and small town!

Not much of a finish festival (I could have used a local beer) but I did get my medal engraved.

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As a CLU alum and current Masters student, I was excited to find that they had a 5k. For current students, it was super cheap- $10! A nice, simple course- … MORE

As a CLU alum and current Masters student, I was excited to find that they had a 5k. For current students, it was super cheap- $10! A nice, simple course- no medals, but nice shirts. However, my Strava pegged the course at 3.02 mi, which was aggravating. Definitely returning next year, though! (Any chance of medals?)

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We parked kind of far and walked. After reading other reviews, I see we made the right call. The line for portapotties was crazy long- we ended up at a … MORE

We parked kind of far and walked. After reading other reviews, I see we made the right call. The line for portapotties was crazy long- we ended up at a local Starbucks with quite a few others. As we were with a stroller, we knew we were at the end, but we couldn’t hear a thing back there. I knew we had started once people moved, but that was it. The race itself was fine. Clearly marked with plenty of volunteers. The finish festival was a complete disappointment, though- it was so crowded, and the lines were insane. People kept cutting just because there were too many people and it wasn’t obvious what was a line, and what was just people stuck in a spot. Most of the swag required signing up for something, so the only things we walked away with were a resistance band, a banana, a CLIF bar, and a paper crown. The medal is gorgeous and a good weight, so that’s nice, but that festival needs some serious work. It’s making me concerned for the LA Marathon one, which I believe is in the same spot.

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