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@dlellifrits

Coppell, TX Raving since 2020 Active 1 week, 5 days ago

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    It is a great stress reliever, an excuse to be outside and because I like to eat!

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Vancouver, Canada May 5, 2024 4:53:57
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Mar 26, 2023 2:08:49

Future Races (23)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Ashford, WA Jul 20, 2024
Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME TBD
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK TBD
Half Marathon Weott, CA TBD
Half Marathon Monterey, CA TBD
Half Marathon Monterey, CA TBD
Half Marathon Manhattan, KS TBD
Half Marathon South Pomfret, VT TBD
Half Marathon Estes Park, CO TBD
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM TBD
Half Marathon Lake Havasu City, AZ TBD
Half Marathon Koloa, HI TBD
Half Marathon London, United Kingdom TBD
Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME TBD
Half Marathon New York City, NY TBD
Half Marathon Newport, RI TBD
Half Marathon Solvang, CA TBD
Half Marathon Sedona, AZ TBD
Half Marathon Portland, ME TBD
Half Marathon Georgetown, CO TBD
Half Marathon Steamboat Springs, CO TBD
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA TBD
Half Marathon Bath, NY TBD

Past Races (16)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Vancouver, Canada May 5, 2024 4:53:57
Half Marathon Galveston, TX Feb 25, 2024 2:14:11
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 10, 2023 2:20:06
Half Marathon Wilson, WY Jun 3, 2023 2:13:28
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Mar 26, 2023 2:08:49
Half Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 11, 2022 2:19:13
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 20, 2022 2:14:19
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 10, 2022 2:14:56
Half Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 24, 2022 2:17:28
Half Marathon Springdale, UT Mar 5, 2022 2:22:37
Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 12, 2021 5:05:41
Half Marathon Lahaina, HI Sep 5, 2021 2:16:22
Half Marathon Coppell, TX Nov 7, 2020 2:27:28
Half Marathon Trinity Groves, TX Apr 25, 2020 2:37:00
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 24, 2019 2:37:36
Half Marathon Denver, CO Oct 21, 2018 2:32:19

My Raves

This was a beautiful run, sometimes I completely forgot I was running through a city. The rolling hills in the first part of the course were tough, but the end … MORE

This was a beautiful run, sometimes I completely forgot I was running through a city. The rolling hills in the first part of the course were tough, but the end of the race was nice and flat. By the time I finished the course a lot of the food was gone so I only received a granola bar and a water.
The bag check is at the expo the day (or 2) prior to the race rather than on race morning so we had no way to bring extra clothing with us to wear in the freezing cold before the run. It was either bring clothes we were okay throwing away or carry them on the run. The medal this year had different landmarks specific to Vancouver, so we had fun trying to identify each one that we saw either on the course or during our time in Vancouver.

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The course was very flat. The weather was great for running, however, there is no shade on the course and the sun was hot, even though the temperature outside was … MORE

The course was very flat. The weather was great for running, however, there is no shade on the course and the sun was hot, even though the temperature outside was only in the low 60’s. A lot of people were over-dressed. It did get very windy as the day went on, but for the half marathon the wind was minimal.

The race was on the smaller size, which made it easy to spread out and pass people (or be passed). There was plenty of parking, but the race course crossed the entry/exit to the beach parking lot so it was a little congested trying to leave while other people were still running.

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The Yellowstone half marathon course was new for 2023 due to the extreme amount of snowfall that the area received this year. The course this year had less trail and … MORE

The Yellowstone half marathon course was new for 2023 due to the extreme amount of snowfall that the area received this year. The course this year had less trail and less elevation changes than the original course. The first mile of the course runs through town on very wide streets, so it was really easy for runners to spread out and easily get around each other. The portion of the course that was a trail run was on a cross country ski path for about 3-4 miles. The path was grassy but was very well maintained and did not have a lot of rocks or variation in the ground level. Then we turned onto a paved pedestrian trail, which was an out and back portion of the run for about 6 miles. From there we turned onto a dirt road for the last mile or 2 to finish the race.

Even with the course changes, I still struggled with this run because of the elevation. It was also my first partial trail run and I probably pushed myself a little too hard running on surfaces I’m not used to. Regardless, the course was very pretty. I really appreciated that the start and finish were in the same location so there was no need to ride a shuttle. Also, West Yellowstone is a small town and very walkable, so parking was not an issue at all.

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The 2023 Grand Teton half marathon was a very nice race. The course was relatively flat; however I struggled a little with the elevation because I’m not used to it, … MORE

The 2023 Grand Teton half marathon was a very nice race. The course was relatively flat; however I struggled a little with the elevation because I’m not used to it, but it only slowed me down a little bit.

Starting out, the course runs on the narrow shoulder of the highway, so there is not much room for passing. However, after a short distance the course turns off the highway and the runners were able to spread out a bit more. The course runs along a nice pedestrian path for a while and then turns onto a two-lane highway where the runners are in the left lane of the road and two-way traffic is in the right lane for ~6 miles of the run. It did get a little interesting with some impatient drives trying to get through, but most drivers were patient and drove slowly. Unfortunately, this year the mountains were completely covered by clouds and were not visible at all, so we missed out on the beautiful Teton views along the course. It was still a very pleasant run and had some nice scenery along the way.

There is no parking at the finish line, so all runners and spectators must ride a shuttle bus to get back to the parking lot. The shuttle took an indirect route to get back to the parking lot, assuming to avoid the race route, and it took about 30-45 minutes to get back after the race was over.

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This course starts out in downtown San Diego. The first 5 miles are along the coast line, then you turn and head in a big loop back towards downtown to … MORE

This course starts out in downtown San Diego. The first 5 miles are along the coast line, then you turn and head in a big loop back towards downtown to finish in the Gaslamp district. The majority of the course was flat with nice even roads and plenty of space at the start to get around other runners. The course did narrow out after the first couple of miles, but there was still plenty of room to pass if needed. Mile 8 had a short steep hill and a couple of other gradual hills, then you turn the corner around mile 9 and you climb for about 350 feet over approximately 3/4 of a mile. Once you get to the top of that hill the rest of the course is easy-peasy. There is also a nice water station at the top of the hill where they have misters and wet cloths to hand out, which felt wonderful! There are several down hill sections between miles 10 and 13 that help make up the time from the slower pace of climbing the hill at mile 9.

The expo was smaller than I expected with only a few vendors. The post race swag was okay, but not the best. The weather was perfect running weather. Started out at around 48 degrees and ended around 55 degrees. The sun was out and there was very little wind. Was perfect conditions for a PR!

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This is my second year running BMW Dallas, but my first year running the half. I like this run because you get a lot for your money. The swag is … MORE

This is my second year running BMW Dallas, but my first year running the half. I like this run because you get a lot for your money. The swag is good, the expo has a lot of vendors, the post run goodies are great (this year we got tacos in addition to the regular post run snacks), and in addition to the half/full marathon you also get free entry to one of the fall fun runs (including a shirt) that they have throughout the metroplex prior to the race in December.

The spectators along the course are a lot of fun. It’s like running through a giant block party. The race is very large, which makes it a fun race but also makes it hard to set any records because there are so many runners and the first couple miles are pretty slow because it is crowded and hard to pass people. Also, the streets in downtown Dallas are pretty curved so it is best to try and stay towards the center of the road if possible to avoid sore joints later along the course.

The race is very organized and they do a great job of managing so many runners. However, the post run party got extremely crowded because it is such a small area. (I did not experience this when I ran the full marathon last year because the crowds had thinned by the time I finished.)

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The morning of this race it was so bitterly cold outside. When we started it was 23 degrees and it warmed up to about 32 by the time I finished. … MORE

The morning of this race it was so bitterly cold outside. When we started it was 23 degrees and it warmed up to about 32 by the time I finished. There was even a big patch of ice on the street in one of the neighborhoods. Luckily some nice runners in front were yelling “Ice” to warn those of us behind, otherwise I probably would have slipped and fallen. This run took us through some pretty neighborhoods and different areas of town. The section of the run that is actually on Route 66 is pretty small, but there is a nice route 66 sign on the overpass and on the road that was great for photos. The spectators along the course were amazing! (Some of the best I have experienced.) They really made all of us feel welcome and gave us lots of cheers and encouragement.

The post run celebration was a blast. They had a live band that performed (shout out to Home Skillet!) and they were a lot of fun. They really engaged with the crowd and played music that people knew.

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This was my second vacation races half marathon, but my first time running in the Smoky Mountains. It rained the entire morning, but most of the time it was a … MORE

This was my second vacation races half marathon, but my first time running in the Smoky Mountains.
It rained the entire morning, but most of the time it was a light rain and was pleasant because it kept us cool (although I could have done without the soggy feet).

The run was on a back road that was not busy and had great views of trees, mountains, and rivers for the majority of the course. The elevation map looked worse than it actually was. The road had twists and turns which led to uneven surfaces during parts of the run. My ankle and hip joints were pretty tired by the end, but overall it was a great run and well organized event.

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Course had several hills throughout but most of them were short. The spectators along the course were awesome. The energy throughout the day was amazing from both the runners and … MORE

Course had several hills throughout but most of them were short. The spectators along the course were awesome. The energy throughout the day was amazing from both the runners and the spectators. The swag included free entry to the Memorial Museum, which was very powerful!

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The course was beautiful. We experienced every type of weather during this event. Started chilly and windy, then the rain came, followed by sleet/hail, then the sun came out for … MORE

The course was beautiful. We experienced every type of weather during this event. Started chilly and windy, then the rain came, followed by sleet/hail, then the sun came out for a bit, next came a wintry mix and we finished the day with large beautiful snowflakes.

The course was a gradual incline throughout the entire run. There were a couple of large hills that were very obvious, but overall you couldn’t tell that you were gaining elevation. However, by the last ~2 miles the running started to become more difficult and a lot of people (including myself) had to start taking some walk breaks.

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The 2021 Skyline Half Marathon was an in person race, but it was re-scheduled from April to September. I had to run it virtually because I was out of town … MORE

The 2021 Skyline Half Marathon was an in person race, but it was re-scheduled from April to September. I had to run it virtually because I was out of town the weekend of the race, so my review is based on my virtual experience not the in person experience.

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This race was changed to be a virtual half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was organized nicely, but I missed the experience of running as a group. MORE

This race was changed to be a virtual half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was organized nicely, but I missed the experience of running as a group.

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Coming from TX I was nervous about running with the hills and altitude in Denver. This course was downtown where it is relatively flat so the hills were a non … MORE

Coming from TX I was nervous about running with the hills and altitude in Denver. This course was downtown where it is relatively flat so the hills were a non issue. I also trained in the TX humidity which I think helped me prepare for the altitude difference. It was a very enjoyable run and I would definitely do it again.

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