As promised, here’s a recap of my experience with the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon.
Nevermind that it was five months ago in November 2016. I mean, that’s a long gap. But believe me, it’s still fresh on my mind.
Let me preface this by saying that running this marathon (any marathon, or triathlon, really) is like final exams in college. You put in the grueling work ahead of time so that the test is irrelevant. Right? Except only the wiz kids I knew did that. Most were like me, hoping to hit a home run during finals to make up for a lackadaisical semester.
You just can’t get away with that in a race like this. No, you shouldn’t wait until you’re 100% ready, but put in some work ahead of time.
To me, that was the worst part of this race. Four weeks of grueling runs, lost toenails, responsible eating and drinking (UGH), and several pairs of shoes.
The race itself was incredible. Just great.
(Except for the last six miles.)
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