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Greg Hickman
Attended Collinsville High School
Lived in DeKalb, IL
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"Don’t let age get in the way of creating a goal and going for it.”

http://trailrunnermag.com/component/content/article/1890-how-70-year-old-bob-becker-ran-a-badwater-double
The Florida native ran 292 blisteringly hot miles through Death Valley to the highest point in the contiguous U.S.
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So true +Greg Hickman !
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Looks like heat's not going to be an issue at this year's Hood To Coast, +Raina R.​! I ended up with legs 9, 21 and 33! Hardly any uphilll, but the most miles in Van 2! Considering that I've barely been running this month, we'll see how I do!

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#SeeYouInSeaside
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Here's Some Humble Pie...
“Fourteen miles? Piece of cake.” I didn’t have any particular goal for the Post Canyon Half
Marathon other than to go run on some new trails and enjoy the views. It’s
probably a good thing, because as it turns out, I wasn’t very prepared for this
race. Due ...
“Fourteen miles? Piece of cake.” I didn’t have any particular goal for the Post Canyon Half Marathon other than to go run on some new trails and enjoy the views. It’s probably a good thing, because as it turns out, I wasn’...
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Completed my first 50K at Mount Hood...
 
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“I’m not ready for this.” That’s what I kept thinking leading up to the Mount Hood
50K. I bailed twenty miles into the Smith Rock 50K a couple months earlier due
to calf cramping that kept locking my legs up. I hadn’t done any marathon
length runs since the...
“I’m not ready for this.” That’s what I kept thinking leading up to the Mount Hood 50K. I bailed twenty miles into the Smith Rock 50K a couple months earlier due to calf cramping that kept locking my legs up. I hadn’t don...
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I'm impressed!! Good job!
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It was a very warm one day 70 mile relay from Bend to Redmond to Sisters and back to Bend, but with beer samples from local breweries at every exchange, how could you not have a blast? My team was awesome, everyone had a great time, and the scenery was fantastic (as you would expect around Bend)! We finished the day with a few brewskis and tacos at Crux Fermentation Project. It was just a spectacular day! Carpe Beer!
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Cheers guys sounds alot of fun 
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I used this app over a year ago for a while. It was a solid, simple app with a great UI and was easy to use, but I fell out of the habit of using it. I started using it again and I have to say, WOW, you've done tremendous things with this app over the past year and it's still easy to use! In good conscience, I can't continue to use this app without compensating you for the obvious amount of time, thought and energy you've devoted to this. Let me know if there's some way to do that.

One note... When I'm entering comment text, if I multi-task to another app, my comment text is gone when I come back to FitNotes. Is there a way to retain the comment text? 

Keep up the outstanding work!
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Yeah, I can deal with it, it just forces me to concentrate on one thing at a time! :)
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Looks like heat's not going to be an issue at this year's Hood To Coast, +Raina R.​! I ended up with legs 9, 21 and 33! Hardly any uphilll, but the most miles in Van 2! Considering that I've barely been running this month, we'll see how I do!

#HoodToCoast
#SeeYouInSeaside
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Hope you had a great race!! I ended up with 4 legs and finished running my last leg (27) in pouring rain and lightning at 4:30 am! What a crazy storm. 
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Here's Some Humble Pie...
“Fourteen miles? Piece of cake.” I didn’t have any particular goal for the Post Canyon Half
Marathon other than to go run on some new trails and enjoy the views. It’s
probably a good thing, because as it turns out, I wasn’t very prepared for this
race. Due ...
“Fourteen miles? Piece of cake.” I didn’t have any particular goal for the Post Canyon Half Marathon other than to go run on some new trails and enjoy the views. It’s probably a good thing, because as it turns out, I wasn’...
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A perfect day at Mount Hood for a hike. We started at the Top Spur trail head and made it all the way up to McNeil Point. Total mileage was a bit over 10, starting altitude was 3900 feet, ending altitude was around 6100 feet. Beautiful!
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Summers in the Pacific Northwest are pretty fantastic. ☺
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“I’m not ready for this.” That’s what I kept thinking leading up to the Mount Hood
50K. I bailed twenty miles into the Smith Rock 50K a couple months earlier due
to calf cramping that kept locking my legs up. I hadn’t done any marathon
length runs since the...
“I’m not ready for this.” That’s what I kept thinking leading up to the Mount Hood 50K. I bailed twenty miles into the Smith Rock 50K a couple months earlier due to calf cramping that kept locking my legs up. I hadn’t don...
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Well done, +Greg Hickman. Still trying to bag my first 50k, so I'm envious. Sorry the calf problem continues to plague you. Odd that it's primarily a downhill problem; that suggests it's not Achilles tendon tightness. Strength may, as you note, be the key. Good luck with all your future outdoor endeavors!
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So far I've been pretty disappointed in my trail running shoes. My Nikes have proven to be the most durable (I know, right?), but they're not very grippy in the mud. Both my Inov-8s and my Cascadias are literally tearing apart after only having about 150 miles on them. I returned the Cascadias today and got the Saucony Peregrines in exchange. I hope they hold up better than the others!
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That's my thinking, too, +Nate Smith ... Of course, I had never had a bad pair of Brooks, either. 
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Grew up in the US Midwest, spent a couple years in DC and now live in Portland, OR where I'm enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

I enjoy running, biking, hiking, reading, travelling (from road trips to overseas excursions), craft beers, wine, scotch, whisky, cooking and food. I can't hold my drink like I used to, but I get an "A" for effort!
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