I promise a complete and full recap of the marathon ASAP, but right now I’m in fly-by mode as I soak up my last day in Vegas with The Husband. So here are just a few shots and thoughts.
First, me in the room getting ready. I decided to put my number on the my leg so I could take my long sleeves off if I got too hot.
Good decision, as the shirt came off around mile 2. :)
Me at the start with my friend Jimmy who agreed to sacrifice his marathon time and stay with me the whole time. I look terrified, and it was totally NOT planned. lmao.
While waiting I took this panoramic of the start line. (if you click it should open!)
I only took 2 shots during the race as I didn’t want to slow myself down. This one before entering Fremont St — my FAVORITE part of the run!
And this one of my time at mile marker 14 as I was in uncharted milage based on my training.
Jimmy and I at the finish!!
Me relaxing in my room afterwards.
I didn’t reach my goal of 5 hours (honestly shocked as I didn’t walk at all!) but that’s OK, I did it and I felt great almost the entire time! I didn’t hit a wall until mile 22 then it took everything I had just to keep a trot. More on this later, but I moved my corral up as I knew the time limit would be an issue. If I didn’t do that I probably wouldn’t have made the time limits.
Anyway, more later I promise. The Husband is waiting for me. Sorry!