The Bloomin’ 4-Mile was a tough race. Mainly because it was so so hot. Hot and humid. Sun a-blazin! I really struggled (as did we all), but was able to push through for a new PR*!
The race was at White Rock Lake in Dallas. I always love running there. I had a couple friends also going down from the burbs, so we carpooled together.
This was part of the Dallas Running Club’s race series. It’s a pretty sweet deal – $30 for a year membership to the club and you get to run 8 races for free!!!
The course was a 2 mile out and back. I run around this lake often, so I knew what was coming – a nice little hill for us to climb once on the way out, and once on the way back. The second one especially hurt.
It was really hot, you guys. I really wanted to stop and take a
puke walk break, but I pushed on. Thankfully I did, cause it meant I was done sooner. I was pleasantly surprised at my results, considering how I felt during the race.
29:01, 7:15 per mile, 5th in Age Group, 41/440 Overall
And while I missed out on a medal, some of my friends managed to place. Big ups to them!!!
Another advantage of running around WRL are the nearby craft taco joints. They are a must after a run! Run, eat tacos, watch friends play on their phones, repeat.
So all in all, a painful, but successful day!
How bout you? Ever run a 4 mile race? Any hot races lately? Ever had mashed taters in your tacos?
Great job! Racing in the heat is TOUGH! I got a summer race coming up in a week and half.