|Marathon 39 - Dallas||Story*Training*Injury*Schedule*Spectators*Statistics|
Work had me in Austin the week before, so the drive up to Dallas wasn't bad.
Hyatt was the race hotel. Nice rooms, but you either face the I35 highway or the Train tracks.
Bussed to the start, the 15 minute walk took us a half hour. The start area was confusing, with people lined up to get into the American Airlines center (I guess to keep warm), and with the Relay and Full runners on one side of the building and the Half runners on the other.
At the end of the National Anthem, 4 F15s flew over in formation. As the race started they blew confetti into the air.
At mile 10, I had to Carbo-Unload. I lost 5 or so minutes there.
We passed a kid holding up a sign that said "Ye Haa!" that made me laugh.
I held reasonable spilts to 20, and even then had energy to spare.
Updated December 12th, 2005