Hi there! I took a much needed vacation and few days off from blogging but I am back from my Las Vegas 26.2! Hope you all didn’t miss me too much. I sure did miss you!
Let’s recap the last few days and talk about the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Marathon!
I arrived to Vegas on Wednesday morning with some of my girlfriends who also came in from the east coast. There is nothing more fun than exploring the city with your old college buds!
We stayed at the MGM…super close to everything on the strip.
It was a good time eating some good eats, doing some shopping, and gambling (yeah, not so much. I think I played the slot machines once.)
We also worked out at the hotel gym. I squeezed in a quick 5k for good measure. I love the treadmills that have TVs on them.
As well as some wine and window shopping at Christian Louboutin. Those red bottoms get me every time.
Most of the week went by fast but we were able to squeeze in lots of fun. Including the Michael Jackson Cirque de Soleil show. The dancing, acrobatics and music were incredible.
Sunday came around quickly! My friend Malaika was also in town and she ran the half. I stayed with her a couple of days after my friends had left and she had her own car. She took me to her favorite brunch place outside the strip. Hash House a Go Go.
We went back to the hotel and rested a bit then got ready for the night race.
The weather was super chilly for Vegas! I was not expecting it to be so chilly but it was in the 40s with 30 mph wind gusts and RAIN. We lined up to the start ready to go.
Going into this race my legs were feeling pretty tired although we took the monorail a lot while we were there. Still, Vegas is a ton of walking but my step count game I have to tell you was ON POINT. Haha. Also, I am absolutely NOT a night runner. I have morning run mojo in my veins. But I sucked it up and got it done.
The first half of the run was primarily along the strip and through part of old Las Vegas. Then it splits off and the full marathoners pretty much run through all the outskirts of the city. It was VERY dark in some parts but the street lights and flashing club lights they had on the course really helped. There was also a ton of water stations and volunteers were passing out Gu. So they kept us really hydrated which I was very happy about.
Overall I was happy with my performance for this race and especially since I ran a very hilly and challenging full marathon just last month. And I’ve run a total of 5 full marathons in 2015…the most I’ve ever run in a calendar year. So I’ll take it.
26.2 number 16 is done.
I had to buy myself a Tory Burch bag to celebrate. Now that’s my favorite kind of post run treat.
How was your weekend? Did you do a fall marathon this year?
Do you have any races coming up?
Pumpkin Spice 15k this upcoming weekend! Bring it on.