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Are you a member of Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team? If so, please use runDPFT.com instead of RoadRacing.Rocks! Your data from RoadRacing.Rocks has been copied over, so your user account and all your race data are already waiting for you.

Not a member of Fast Track? Please continue to use RoadRacing.Rocks website.

What We're About

RoadRacing.Rocks! is a website intended for runners of all abilities and experiences. Runners who are members of Fast Track are requested to create an account on and use the www.FastTrackRacingTeam.com site instead of RoadRacing.Rocks!. Everyone else may join RoadRacing.Rocks by clicking here:

The RoadRacing.Rocks!! race calendar platform is a great tool for scheduling one's race season. Users can load it up with a all their planned races, whether they are as short as 50 meter track event to as long as a full Ironman.

The site's creator, Steve Breese encourages all runners to create a free profile on the site in order to take advantage of its many features!


Road Racing is all about...

» Running with Friends

I Run, You Run on Saturday, July 24

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Location:
various locations
Time:
various start times

l Run, You Run on Sunday, July 25

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Location:
various locations
Time:
various start times

Xtra Mile Running Fun Run on Monday, July 26

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Location:
Xtra Mile Running
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:15 PM

Group Leaders

Grayed out = has not RSVP'd

Harper College Track Workout on Wednesday, July 28

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Location:
Harper College outdoor track
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:00 PM warmup/stretch and 6:15 PM strides

Group Leaders

Grayed out = has not RSVP'd

»Special Events

Fast Track Racing Team Kids Night on Thursday, August 5

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For The Future Fast Trackers....
All are invited to bring out the kids for a night on the track!


Join the Fast Track Racing Team on Thursday night, August 5th at the Harper College track for a night of racing, fitness, and fun!


This run is FREE for all kids!


The distances offered are 100 meters, 400 meters, and 1600 meters (a metric mile). There will also be other goodies and food for the kids.


Races start at 6:30 PM and event will end at 8:00 PM. Check in will begin at 6:00 PM. Full schedule will be posted closer to the event once we know how many kids will be entered in each event.

Location:
Harper College outdoor track
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:00 PM

Parents must register their children online.



Important note: There is no parking at the track. Parking is in Harper lots next to baseball field and tennis courts only.


In the event of bad weather, we will reschedule to Thursday, August 12th.


» Track Workouts

Our next outdoor track workout is on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Harper College.

Wednesday Night Track Workout

Progressive 3-5 mile repeats
(2:30 rest)
*Optional 500m after

View in
Google Calendar

Wednesday Night Track Workout

Progressive 4x 400 (75 sec rest)
Progressive 3x 800 (90 sec rest)
Progressive 2x 1200 (2:00 rest)
1x 1600
Optional 500 at end

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Google Calendar

Wednesday Night Track Workout

Progressive 5-8x 1000
90 sec rest
optional 500 after

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Google Calendar

The RoadRacing.Rocks!'s Race Calendar and Personal Race Calendar features were programmed from scratch by the Team's webmaster, Steve Breese.  Please talk to him on the track or contact him if you have any questions or comments.


Login in to the right to display your Personal Race Calendar here. (learn more)

» Next CARA Circuit Race

Saturday, July 31, 2021
5:00 PM: Chi-Town Miles
Distance: 1 Mile
Town: Chicago, IL
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(more info)
Location: Wilson Track at Montrose Beach
Address: 4400 N. Lake Shore Drive
Additional information: Hit the track for an evening of miles races under the lights! Races for all level of runner.
Race website: https://www.cararuns.org/chitownmiles


» Perseverance

Biggest Race Nuts — 2021


» Hard Work


» Camaraderie

CARA Circuit Race Attendance

  1. Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler
    2
  2. Quarryman Challenge
  3. Spring Trail Chase 10K
    2
  4. Run for the Animals 10K
    1
  5. 4 on the 3rd
    1

Upcoming CARA Circuit Races

  1. Chi-Town Miles
    1
  2. Summer Trail Chase 5K
    1
  3. Hidden Gem Half Marathon
    1
  4. Bucktown 5K
    1
  5. BoA Chicago Marathon
  6. Pumpkin Chase 5K
    1

» Performance Tracking

Fast Track's Stats

Latest Runs


» Achievements

RoadRacing.Rocks! website's Race Results from the Past 4 Months
 NameRaceDistance Time/PaceFinish PlaceAge Graded
Score
Steve BreeseSaturday, July 3, 2021
4 on the 3rd
4 Mile25:26
Mile Pace: 6:21.5
83rd Place Male
11th Place
(M 40-44)
71.3%
Steve BreeseSaturday, June 5, 2021
Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 10K
10K41:12
Mile Pace: 6:37.8
13th Place Male
6th Place
(M 40-49)
68.9%
Brendan ThielsenSaturday, May 22, 2021
Spring Trail Chase 10K
10K34:20
Mile Pace: 5:31.5
2nd Place
Overall Male
77.8%
Steve BreeseSaturday, May 22, 2021
Spring Trail Chase 10K
10K42:08
Mile Pace: 6:46.8
20th Place Male
7th Place
(M 40-44)
67.3%
Jason DolandSaturday, April 17, 2021
Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler
10 Mile59:40
Mile Pace: 5:58
3rd Place
M 50-54
82.5%
Steve BreeseSaturday, April 17, 2021
Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler
10 Mile1:07:43
Mile Pace: 6:46.3
43rd Place Male
6th Place
(M 40-44)
68.6%

»...& Celebration!

Upcoming Birthdays

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Website News

February 11th, 2021:
Steve launched the new Group Leaders graphical content section. This feature lists all of Fast Track's group run leaders who organize and start their cadre of same-paced runners at both Xtra Mile Running and Harper College outdoor track locations. Shown grayed out by default, they receive full opacity when the leader RSVP's for that week's event thus providing confidence to their followers that they will have someone to run and pace with.

December 26th, 2017:
Steve launched the new Wednesday Night Track Workout graphical content section. This feature automatically retreives (behind the scenes) the latest track workouts from the Google Calendar and displays then on one of four sliders that the user can click through to see what the next 4 workouts will be.

September 19, 2016:
Fast Track is back! After a two year hiatus, the Fast Track Racing Team and its domain (www.FastTrackRacingTeam.com) have returned to RoadRacing.Rocks website platform. The Team can once again benefit from the platform's tried-and-true Event Calendar, Race Calendar and Trophy Case features along with several new features, including the Male/Female Rankings system and Team Leaders contact page.

July 1, 2016
Steve launched a new Racer Rankings page that includes more information like ranking position movements, profile photos, and an slideshow animation that allows uses to visualize athlete ranking positions over the entire racing season.

June 6, 2016
Steve launched the new "Beta Division" to the Racer Rankings. This allows racers who place 11th-15th in their gender or age-graded categories to also be ranked in a similar manner as the main "Alpha Division". Beta Division racers can advance to the Alpha Division by getting a top-10 finish in a circuit race.

May 20, 2016:
Steve redesigned the website to be mobile friendly and launched it with a cool new domain, www.FastTrackRacingTeam.com.

February 8, 2016:
Edward Snowden brought to light the fact that, at any given time, the Internet is being monitored, recorded, and mined for information by not only the US government, but also by people with questionable motives. To counter this, Steve Breese has enabled SSL security (aka: HTTPS, aka: "that little green lock in your browser") on all websites on the RoadRacing.Rocks platorm, including www.ArlingtonTrotters.com, www.RoadRacing.Rocks, www.PalatineGreenway.com, and www.FastTrackRacingTeam.com. This means that website users can be confident that any and all data they send and receive through the site will be automatically encrypted and thus not visible by snoopers on the interwebs.

November 6, 2015:
Steve launched the new Most Improved Racer page which list athletes who have shown the biggest improvement in their age-graded scores throughout the CARA Race Circuit. Graphs of each athlete's age-grade scores and a description of the scoring methodology are included on the page.

September 24, 2015:
Steve enhanced the Personal Race Calendar feature by retiring the Archived Races feature in favor of organizing all race on new tabs. The tabs are labeled by year which makes it much easier to find your results for past races. This improvement also reduces the amount of scrolling while using the RoadRacing.Rocks! Race Calendar.

September 23, 2015:
Steve developed lists of Past and Future CARA Circuit Races along with each race's participant count shown on a graphical bar. Hyperlinks on the bars target the race's participant list on the Trophy Case (for past races) and the Race Calendar (for future races).

September 17, 2015:
Steve migrated the RoadRacing.Rocks! website to a more dependable web host. The previous web host, Arvixe.com had been experiencing frequent and numerous outages & slow periods this past summer and could no longer be trusted to host the site. The performance with the new web host, DreamHost.com, has proven to be a huge improvement. No more waiting for pages to load!

April 21st, 2015:
Introducing the new Rankings feature! This feature automatically calculates performance rankings of RoadRacing.Rocks! members who have competed in any of the 2015 CARA Runners Choice Race Circuit and have finished in the top 10 (within our members) for either their gender or age-graded categories. This feature will add a whole new level of excitement and camaraderie while cheering on our fellow teammates as they achieve greatness in the CARA Race Circuit. The Rankings tables appear on the Top-Finishers & Rankings page while the rankings graphs appear on the Ranking Progression Charts page.

March 22nd, 2015:
The RoadRacing.Rocks! website now remembers user's last submitted pace (i.e. 7:30 min/mi) and will automatically select that pace for all group run events the next time the user returns to an Events page. This will make it easier and quicker for users to RSVP for group runs.

March 3rd, 2015:
Information about RoadRacing.Rocks! website and its benefits was posted on the Fast Track Racing Team member-only Facebook page.

Steve encourages all runners to use the RoadRacing.Rocks! site to manage their planned races and their past results. He is continuing to develop the site and plan to launch an automatic rankings feature soon. Member's login account that they used last year should still work as he did not wipe out the accounts this New Years Day like in previous years. If you don't have an account, he encourage you to create one.

February 25th, 2015:
Users can now filter race results by Distance and Finish Time. Check it out for yourself on the the Trophy Case page.

February 10th, 2015:
RoadRacing.Rocks! is now the host of District 211 Fund(d) 5K Run's website. The event's previous host domain (nwsuburbs.us) expired and was not renewed.

January 28th, 2015:
iframes containing RoadRacing.Rocks!'s RSVP functionality have been embedded into the Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team website. They are currently in place for the Monday Night Fun Run, the Wednesday Night Speedwork, Barrington Saturday Run, and Streets of Woodfield/Busse Woods Sunday Run. This allows Fast Trackers to know who will be attending these events. While on the Fast Track website, users do not need to be logged into the RoadRacing.Rocks! website in order to RSVP to an event. However, if they are logged in, they will obtain the additional benefit of RSVP removal protection.

January 2nd, 2015:
The FastTrackRacingTeam.com web domain was re-pointed to a new site designed by John Brazda and Richie Siok using the Weebly.com website builder. At the same time, Steve Breese re-launched the previous team site with a new name and domain... RoadRacing.Rocks! Fast Track members are still able to access their profile and race results using their 2014 login credentials. All the popular features from the previous site (i.e., Race Calendar, Trophy Case, etc.) are still available and will continue to be maintained and improved.