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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

Xtra Mile Running Fun Run on Monday, July 238 RSVPs

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Location:
Xtra Mile Running
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:15 PM
Current conditions in Schaumburg:
Sunday Night Forecast:
Some clouds. Low 62°. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Harper College Track Workout on Wednesday, July 255 RSVPs

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Location:
Harper College outdoor track
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:00 PM warmup/stretch and 6:15 PM strides
Current conditions in Palatine:
Tuesday Forecast:
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 86°. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

I Run, You Run on Saturday, July 28

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Location:
various locations
Time:
various start times
Current conditions in Chicago Area:
Forecast:
(not yet available)

l Run, You Run on Sunday, July 29

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Location:
various locations
Time:
various start times
Current conditions in Chicago Area:
Forecast:
(not yet available)

»Special Events

Pre-Marathon Pasta Dinner on Thursday, October 4

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Send our teammates running the Chicago Marathon (or any fall marathon) off in style at Fast Track's Annual Pasta Party.

All are welcome to come and celebrate our participants, enjoy some great food, great friendships, and great memories.

The evening includes open bar and pasta buffet.

The event starts at 6 PM. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM.

Location:
The Seville, Streamwood
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:00 PM
Current Conditions in Streamwood:
Forecast:
(not yet available)

Cost Structure


Adults: $25 per person ($30 at the door)
Children 4-12 years old: $10 ($15 at the door)
Babies/toddlers 0 - 3 years old: FREE!

Pay via Paypal below.

Please RSVP by 5:00 pm Thursday, September 27 so we can get an accurate headcount.

Link to http://www.theseville.com/

Register and Pay Here:

Quantity
Name(s) for name tags


Fast Track Racing Team Kids Night on Thursday, August 9

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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 9th 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).


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
Current Conditions in Palatine:
Forecast:
(not yet available)
Parents must register their children online.

There is no parking at the track. Parking is in Harper lots next to tennis courts only.


Event will happen rain or shine.



» Track Workouts

Wednesday Night Track Workout

Warmup around the track
6 strides
2 SETS:
2 MINUTES REST AFTER A SET
PROGRESSIVE 4 x 800M
FINAL INTERVAL OF WORKOUT:
1 x 500M
Cool down around track

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Google Calendar

Wednesday Night Track Workout


Warmup around the track
6 strides
4-5 MILE REPEATS
3 MINUTES REST AFTER EACH


Cool down around track

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Google Calendar

Wednesday Night Track Workout

Warmup around the track
6 strides
3 SETS:
3 MINUTES REST AFTER A SET
1 x 400M (90 seconds rest)
2 x 800M (90 seconds rest)
1 x MILE
FINAL INTERVAL OF WORKOUT:
1 x 500M
Cool down around track

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Google Calendar

Wednesday Night Track Workout

Warmup around the track
6 strides
4-5 SETS:
2 MINUTES REST AFTER A SET
PROGRESSIVE 4 x 400M
75 SECONDS REST IN BETWEEN
Cool down around track

View in
Google Calendar

» Perseverance

Biggest Race Nuts — 2018

70 — 80 Miles

  1. Jonathan CainResults Jonathan's Race Miles
    RaceFinish
    Time
    PaceAge
    Grade
    Miles
    S-NO-W Fun Run!30:09  6:02  71.6% 5
    F^3 Lake Half Marathon1:23:13  6:21  70.5% 13 .1
    Daniel Burnham XC Open14:49  5:58  69.1% 2 .5
    Frosty 5 Mile29:59  5:60  72.3% 5
    Oak Forest Fleadh 5k17:52  5:45  74.7% 3 .1
    March Madness Half1:23:25  6:22  70.6% 13 .1
    Good Life Race 201817:40  5:41  75.5% 3 .1
    Lakefront 10 Miler1:00:31  6:03  73.4% 10
    THE UNIVERSAL SOLE FOUR MILE CLASSIC24:12  6:03  71.4% 4
    Run for the Zoo18:13  5:52  73.2% 3 .1
    River Grove FOP 5k17:57  5:47  74.3% 3 .1
    The Dash Through Des Plaines 5k18:19  5:54  72.8% 3 .1
    Elmhurst 4 on the 4th24:19  6:05  71% 4
    Sundowner 5k18:11  5:51  73.4% 3 .1
    Average Age-Grade:72.4%
    Total Distance:75.3
    Average Race Distance:5.4
  2. Brian SweneyResults Brian's Race Miles
    RaceFinish
    Time
    PaceAge
    Grade
    Miles
    Winter Challenge Cross Country1:06:19  7:07  75.6% 9 .3
    New Orleans Rock n Roll Half Marathon1:27:54  6:42  81.2% 13 .1
    Good Life Race 201819:24  6:15  82.3% 3 .1
    Lakefront 10 Miler1:04:35  6:28  83.4% 10
    Ravenswood 5K19:15  6:12  83% 3 .1
    Great Western Half Marathon1:27:26  6:40  81.6% 13 .1
    Quarryman Challenge 5K20:03  6:27  79.6% 3 .1
    Byrdsong Race Against Hate19:08  6:10  83.5% 3 .1
    Elmhurst 4 on the 4th24:38  6:09  84.4% 4
    Waterfall Glen Xtreme 101:06:04  6:36  81.5% 10
    Sundowner 5k19:07  6:09  83.5% 3 .1
    Average Age-Grade:81.8%
    Total Distance:75.1
    Average Race Distance:6.8

10 — 15 Races

  1. Jonathan CainResults Jonathan's Race Count: 14
    RaceFinish
    Time
    PaceAge
    Grade
    Miles
    S-NO-W Fun Run!30:09  6:02  71.6% 5
    F^3 Lake Half Marathon1:23:13  6:21  70.5% 13 .1
    Daniel Burnham XC Open14:49  5:58  69.1% 2 .5
    Frosty 5 Mile29:59  5:60  72.3% 5
    Oak Forest Fleadh 5k17:52  5:45  74.7% 3 .1
    March Madness Half1:23:25  6:22  70.6% 13 .1
    Good Life Race 201817:40  5:41  75.5% 3 .1
    Lakefront 10 Miler1:00:31  6:03  73.4% 10
    THE UNIVERSAL SOLE FOUR MILE CLASSIC24:12  6:03  71.4% 4
    Run for the Zoo18:13  5:52  73.2% 3 .1
    River Grove FOP 5k17:57  5:47  74.3% 3 .1
    The Dash Through Des Plaines 5k18:19  5:54  72.8% 3 .1
    Elmhurst 4 on the 4th24:19  6:05  71% 4
    Sundowner 5k18:11  5:51  73.4% 3 .1
    Average Age-Grade:72.4%
    Total Distance:75.3
    Average Race Distance:5.4
  2. Brian SweneyResults Brian's Race Count: 11
    RaceFinish
    Time
    PaceAge
    Grade
    Miles
    Winter Challenge Cross Country1:06:19  7:07  75.6% 9 .3
    New Orleans Rock n Roll Half Marathon1:27:54  6:42  81.2% 13 .1
    Good Life Race 201819:24  6:15  82.3% 3 .1
    Lakefront 10 Miler1:04:35  6:28  83.4% 10
    Ravenswood 5K19:15  6:12  83% 3 .1
    Great Western Half Marathon1:27:26  6:40  81.6% 13 .1
    Quarryman Challenge 5K20:03  6:27  79.6% 3 .1
    Byrdsong Race Against Hate19:08  6:10  83.5% 3 .1
    Elmhurst 4 on the 4th24:38  6:09  84.4% 4
    Waterfall Glen Xtreme 101:06:04  6:36  81.5% 10
    Sundowner 5k19:07  6:09  83.5% 3 .1
    Average Age-Grade:81.8%
    Total Distance:75.1
    Average Race Distance:6.8

» Performance Tracking

Fast Track's Stats

Latest Runs


» Achievements

RoadRacing.Rocks! website's Race Results from the Past 2 Months
 NameRaceDistance Time/PaceFinish PlaceAge Graded
Score
Jonathan CainThursday, July 19, 2018
Sundowner 5k
5K18:11
Mile Pace: 5:51.2
1st Place
M 35-39
73.4%
Brian SweneyThursday, July 19, 2018
Sundowner 5k
5K19:07
Mile Pace: 6:09.2
1st Place
M 60-64
83.5%
Brian SweneySaturday, July 14, 2018
Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10
10 Mile1:06:04
Mile Pace: 6:36.4
2nd Place
M 60-64
81.5%
Steve BreeseSaturday, July 14, 2018
Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10
10 Mile1:09:05
Mile Pace: 6:54.5
28th Place Male
5th Place
(M 40-44)
65.7%
Enzo AnconaSaturday, July 14, 2018
Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10
10 Mile1:13:43
Mile Pace: 7:22.3
52nd Overall
6th Place
(M 35-39)
61.2%
Jonathan CainWednesday, July 4, 2018
Elmhurst 4 on the 4th
4 Mile24:19
Mile Pace: 6:04.8
46th Place Male
5th Place
(M 35-39)
71%
Brian SweneyWednesday, July 4, 2018
Elmhurst 4 on the 4th
4 Mile24:38
Mile Pace: 6:09.5
2nd Place
M 60-64
84.4%
Steve BreeseWednesday, July 4, 2018
Elmhurst 4 on the 4th
4 Mile25:09
Mile Pace: 6:17.3
63rd Place Male
7th Place
(M 40-44)
70.5%
Pamela KowalczykWednesday, July 4, 2018
Elmhurst 4 on the 4th
4 Mile35:05
Mile Pace: 8:46.3
141st Place Female
17th Place
(F 30-34)
54.9%
Dawn CunninghamWednesday, July 4, 2018
Elmhurst 4 on the 4th
4 Mile36:58
Mile Pace: 9:14.5
184th Place Female
18th Place
(F 50-54)
61.1%
Steve BreeseSunday, June 17, 2018
Byrdsong Race Against Hate
5K18:38
Mile Pace: 5:59.8
19th Place Male
4th Place
(M 40-44)
73.6%
Brian SweneySunday, June 17, 2018
Byrdsong Race Against Hate
5K19:08
Mile Pace: 6:09.5
1st Place
M 60-64
83.5%
Jonathan CainSaturday, June 16, 2018
The Dash Through Des Plaines 5k
5K18:19
Mile Pace: 5:53.7
1st Place
Overall
72.8%
Jonathan CainSunday, June 10, 2018
River Grove FOP 5k
5K17:57
Mile Pace: 5:46.7
1st Place
Overall
74.3%
Jonathan CainSunday, June 3, 2018
Run for the Zoo
5K18:13
Mile Pace: 5:51.8
3rd Place
Overall Male
73.2%
Steve BreeseSaturday, June 2, 2018
Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K
10K37:20
Mile Pace: 6:00.5
2nd Place
M 40-44
74.2%

»...& Celebration!

Upcoming Birthdays

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Website News

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 Team Store product ordering system, 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.RunDPFT.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.RunDPFT.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.