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@bayatxrunner

Austin, TX Raving since 2022 Active 1 year ago

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Personal Bests (1)

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Marathon Miami, FL Jan 29, 2023 2:55:16

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Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Miami, FL Jan 29, 2023 2:55:16
Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 11, 2022 2:59:59

My Raves

This is an excellent race for a PR. The course is flat and fast, with the hills being bridges over the Water. The race starts early before the sunrise, and … MORE

This is an excellent race for a PR. The course is flat and fast, with the hills being bridges over the Water.

The race starts early before the sunrise, and the Corral Arrangement is a mess, people bunching up trying to get into their assigned Corrals before the Race, I never seen a race start line manage the Corral Start so poorly. The early start spares you from running in the heat, but that also means less crowd support with people still asleep, but still good crowd support, even on the Bridges over Biscayne Bay. Scenry is great ranging from the high rises in Miami and Miami Beach, to running along the water and the various bridges, to the Palm Trees that line the streets.

The challenge in this city is the Weather, with the heat and humidity of South Florida. Was hash running in Vizcaya area with the sun bearing down. Going accross the Miami River on Miami Ave Bridge at the end is the last challenge before aproaching the finish line.

Excellent post race experience, plenty of food with respect to dietary restrictions, Bayfront Park is excellent area for Post Race Photos. Deffinetly a Race worth doing again.

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2
PRODUCTION
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SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Dallas is a very unique Race. You share the course with half marathoners, ultra marathoners, and relay teams, which makes for and interesting and difficult experience for determining pace. Running … MORE

Dallas is a very unique Race. You share the course with half marathoners, ultra marathoners, and relay teams, which makes for and interesting and difficult experience for determining pace. Running through Uptown Dallas along Turtle Creek into Highland Park is a blast, but when the half and full split, the full goes around White Rock Lake, where the Crowds die down and it feels like you are in the middle of a Scenic Sunday Long Run, and it can be a mental battle to continue to push through. Going out of White Rock Lake, go back up the hill you came, seems to take a piece out of you. The course takes you through some nice neighborhoods in Dallas with beautiful homes. It is more hilly than people realize, especially considering Dallas is where the Great Plaines begin, but does provide a more interesting course experience, and chances to pick up speed on down hills. Crowd support good outside of White Rock Lake area. One gripe I have about how the event is executed is that the course only has a display clock at the half, not at every mile or every 5 kilometers like other races, which makes pacing difficult if you don’t have a watch. One thing about the finish line, the Relay teams like to reunited and cross the finish line together. There is a good strech for a sprint and it is a blast to complete the race and you can watch yourself on a big video board cross the finish

BMW sponsorship makes this event special, with BMWs lining the finish line, and BMW producing a pump up video to begin the race to get everyone’s engine revving. Swag having BMW logos is nice. Finish Line Festival is a great experience with great post race area to celebrate and get photos, even with some nice BMWs.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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