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Rock’n’Roll Dallas Half Marathon

#10 of 40 in 2014

#10 of 40 in 2014

Rock’n’Roll Dallas

Rock’n’Roll Dallas Half Marathon was #10 of 40 half marathons in 2014.  I had a personal record (PR)at this race last year with a time of 2:19.  I was tired and knew I would not have a PR this year. It was chilly outside with a headwind.  I was tired from the busy day before and the Bearathon half marathon in Waco.  Austin had planned to go with me and we were going to meet Casey and Voon on the train, but those plans fell through.  Even though I had several friends running the race,  I was on my own.  I parked my car at Farmer’s Branch train station and I caught the train to West End.  I was able to check my bag and precede to corral 13 for the race.

The race started and the corrals moved through. At mile 3, I had to walk and questioned myself about 13.1 miles when I am walking at mile 3. My Garmin died at mile 10 and my phone died at the end.  I felt like I was floundering with my routine, my run, my thoughts.  I most definitely was not on my game today.

I finished the race, received my medal & post race goodies, picked up my bag, and got on the train. I met Gina and the boys at On The Border for brunch which was the best part of the day.

Rock’n’Roll Dallas Half Marathon is a fun race with thousands of participants.  The course is pretty and there are bands spread out through the course.  Plenty of water stops and portapotties along the course too.  The technical shirt and medal were both great. Rock’n’Roll series marathons are well organized.  You always know what to expect at each race.  I plan on doing several of the series this year throughout the United States. They offer additional medals for completing more than one race in their series.  I honestly believe they have figured out exactly how to maximize profits for a race series.  Even though Rock’n’Roll Dallas 2014 was not my best race, I still enjoyed the race overall.