Only 4 more days until race day! This was my last run in VA before flying to Vegas, seems appropriate it was right when the weather got really cold again, thanks VA! Side note, in the month of November I ran 111 total miles, 111 in 11/11, spooky, eh?
November 30th by hollymcline at Garmin Connect – Details.
Only 5 days left until race day!
November 29th by hollymcline at Garmin Connect – Details.
Only 6 days left until race day!
November 28th by hollymcline at Garmin Connect – Details.
One week to go! woohoo! So today I ran 13 miles straight in 1 hour and 57 minutes, a 9min/mi average, exactly what I was aiming for. So I’m feeling better going into the race, i’ve been quite nervous the past couple of days, so now I’m feeling better. I’ve also been watching way too much IT Crowd, for the 10th time, because I love this show so much, and recommend it highly to anyone who’s friends with me, as you’re probably a bit nerdy yourself.
So after the 2 hours of running, hour of grocery shopping, and 2 hours of baking I think I may go collapse now, or have a glass of wine, or both. Excitingly enough the next post will be from Las Vegas the day before the race!
Only 7 days until race day! Also, 13 miles in 1 hour and 57 minutes today, right where I wanted to be!
November 26th by hollymcline at Garmin Connect – Details.
Only 9 days left until race day!
November 25th by hollymcline at Garmin Connect – Details.
Only 11 days left until race day!
November 23rd by hollymcline at Garmin Connect – Details.
Only 12 days left until race day!
November 22nd by hollymcline at Garmin Connect – Details.
Only 13 days left until race day!
November 21st by hollymcline at Garmin Connect – Details.
I completed a 13 mile run yesterday! And i did in a 9:30 min/mi average, which is awesome, because it puts me right around 2 hours to complete the course in Vegas, which I’m hoping will go a little quicker due to adrenaline, warmer weather, and hopefully no 12 mph gusts blowing right at me as I go uphill like I dealt with yesterday. Nature can be very mean sometimes!
I’ve got 10 runs scheduled before the race on the 4th. Thank goodness this is coming to a close soon because my feet are starting to look really rough and I think they need some time to recuperate soon. After last weekends distance run I noticed one toe was really sore, the next day it had turned purple and hurt to the touch, so much so that I couldn’t wear my regular dress shoes to work, making me the weirdo in dress pants with chucks, as I don’t have many shoe options that aren’t boots or slip ons, neither of which was my toe going to accept. I got yet another pack of new socks today that are supposed to help keep your feet more comfortable and dry while I run, so hopefully that will help some with the blisters and calluses.
I looked up the race course map the other day and it looks like it’s pretty straight forward. We start down at the Mandalay Bay, which is at the far end of the new strip, and run all the way down to the Fremont Street area, aka the old strip, then come back again to end up at the Mandalay Bay. This will be exceedingly convenient as that’s where I am staying, so I can finish the race, do the obligatory photo (which I’m sure I’ll look great in /s), and then go collapse for a few hours. The half-marathoners start at 5:30, so it’ll just be getting dark and the strip will be all lit up and gaudy and awesome as a distraction from the fact that I’m running 13.1 miles. It’s all very exciting and becoming very real now that it’s only a couple weeks away.
Shirt orders for those who donated $25 or more are going in tomorrow, so if you haven’t gotten back to me on what size/cut you want do it quickly or I won’t be able to send you one. Order info can be set to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you next week!