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Old May 8th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default New Dallas, Tx Marathon

For those looking to possibly replace St Paul on their schedules here is a new marathon in Dallas, Tx. It's being held inside the Texas Motor Speedway.


Showdown "N" Cowtown!


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Old May 8th, 2009, 03:09 PM   #2
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That should be a cool race. AND HOT!!!

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Old May 8th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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The average low temperature for that date in Dallas is 73 degrees, and the race starts at 7AM according to something I saw, so it might actually be pretty pleasant at race time.

Now I gotta figure out how to keep track of laps. Prolly just carry the GPS. There will be lots of chances to get into a paceline, it seems, so we might see a lot of people posting PRs, especially if the wind is calm.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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I'm telling you, gummy bears...
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Old May 8th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #5
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The average low temperature for that date in Dallas is 73 degrees, and the race starts at 7AM according to something I saw, so it might actually be pretty pleasant at race time.
My guess is at least 80 by the time it's over. I aim to be DFL in DFW!
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Old May 8th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #6
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I'm telling you, gummy bears...
Ha, yep, I remembered your advice on that. I keep imagining a giant melted mess of goo in my jersey pocket, and me trying to bite off the right size portion of pocket-fuzz covered bear... Actually, it would probably work pretty well... I'll have to try it on my training skates.


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My guess is at least 80 by the time it's over. I aim to be DFL in DFW!
Ya, once the sun peeks over the top of the bowl, it will warm up pretty quickly. 80 isn't too bad, though... You don't have to come in last, though. I'm sure you'll be ahead of me.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #7
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cool! I bet the surface is nice and smooth.

I'm so there.

Best part for me is when I lose my pack , they'll be another one right there!

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Best part for me is when I lose my pack , they'll be another one right there!
bingo! and you'll be able to see them coming from a, well, you know...
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Old June 18th, 2009, 05:40 PM   #9
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More information about the event and registration:


Event Info:
Showdown n Cowtown

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Old August 29th, 2009, 02:36 AM   #10
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Race was postponed (low registration #s) and no date has been set.

I'm still waiting for my refund from the organizers.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 04:02 AM   #11
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Do you think it was just too hot this year? Or was it just me who felt totally sapped and unmotivated due to the heat...

Hopefully they will figure something out. I am waiting for a refund from a different event, myself...
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