Thursday, December 10, 2009

Las Vegas - let's Rock and Roll!

Literally. I went to Vegas to rock and roll in the Las Vegas Rock and Roll half marathon! Har har.

I was feeling puffy, but still excited.
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My mom was SO excited to meet Elvis.
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Carb loading the night before the race. More like fat-loading, courtesy of the Monte Carlo buffet.
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I'd be wearing all of this the day of.


Day of - let's do this.


I'm so grateful that I met Angie and her husband before the race. Can you believe we found each other among the other 27,500+ other runners there? Thank you so much for being a fantastic running motivator Ang. You rock so hard.




Fireworks at the start.


Mile 6ish


Can you see me?!




Me and Ang both PR'd! Aka - set personal records! Wah-hooooo!


Finish time: 2:06


Brief race report: 32 degrees at the start. Absolutely miserably cold, and it never let up. The road was a little wet and bumpy, but overall a flat course with a lot to see. Definitely more crowded than I expected, and I was starting to get hostile about having to weave to get ahead. What can you do? First 6 miles we averaged about a 10 minute per mile pace. Ugh, slow for us. After mile 6, we picked it up, averaging about 8:30 to 9:30 minute miles. My calf started to cry around mile 10 from the cold, and I was bummed but finished strong.

Overall - a great experience at the Inaugural Las Vegas Rock and Roll half marathon.

21 comments:

Angie Eats Peace said...

You did really awesome!

I feel so lucky to have found and finally frickin met you in person!

<3

weezermonkey said...

Congrats!

MrsCJ said...

That's so cool that you got to meet Angie! Congrats on a PR!! I can't believe how cold it was, I thought even December in Vegas would be warm.

CJ

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!! And I am jealous you got to run with Angie! I wish I could meet some of you. But, we just live too far from each other. :-(

beeskneeslife said...

Congrats! Looks like a fun race.

Aline said...

LOVE MAMA's picture. So proud of you friend!

melanie said...

yeay!!! too bad i didn't get to see you out there. next time!

HaveShoesWillTravel said...

Wow that's a lot of people. Congratulations!

Buena said...

it looks so fun! congratulations on a PR!! sounds like you did amazing. and even though i wasn't there running with you...i too feel lucky to have met you. you really have been a tremendous inspiration and motivator for me. so proud of you!

Serendipite said...

Awesome job D!

Jessica said...

Great job, rockstar!

JD 2 B said...

Awesome race and pace!!

Insomniac said...

Dang.
I wish I could run *one* mile at 9 minutes. :(

Maan said...

YOU rock so hard!

dapotato said...

congrats on the PR!

Tameka said...

Congrats on your PR!! You and Angie both make me want to start running, but then I have some french fries and the feeling passes. :-)

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

Why run when you can just eat at the buffet?

Winnie said...

Congratulations!

Liz said...

Wow- I can't believe the photo of all the runners on the strip! Love your cute mom with Elvis.

Congrats again!

amber said...

You rock!! I'm impressed that you guys ran in that butt ass cold weather. Brrrr!

wan said...

nice job, dude. hey - if that's puffy, i'm the fucking michelin man.