I'll admit that I was a little bummed that I couldn't participate in this year's Rock n Roll Las Vegas Marathon. The price was just way over what I'm able to pay for a race. It turns out that a lot of my local Las Vegas running friends couldn't afford to run the race either.
The Holiday Half won't have a whole lot of bells and whistles. They are going to provide, aid stations, a cotton T-shirt, and gun timing only. The course is going to be more challenging than the last half I ran.
Since my last half I have kind of been scaling back my running/working out in the mornings before work. It's been really cold lately and I feel guilty making my kids get in the freezing car extra early. I'm aiming for 3 days a week instead of all 5 days.
Workouts Since my Last Post
11/26 Tuesday - 3 miles before work (8:13, 8:00, 7:21)
11/27 Wednesday- Rest (grocery shopping and cooking don't count)
11/28 Thursday (Thanksgiving) 9 miles. My mother in law was in town visiting. I didn't have to worry about hurrying back. It was a pretty cold morning. I picked one of the hilliest routes in my neighborhood. I climbed about 530 feet and I had such a good time running that day.
|I stopped my watch halfway through my run to take a bad picture |
of the snow on the mountains.
11/29 Black Friday- I ran 3 shake out miles. (9:44, 9:02, 8:51) My legs were beat up from the hills.
11/30 Saturday- Rest
12/1 Sunday Somewhere between 9 and 10 miles. My mother in law was still in town. My Garmin was running out of juice so I stopped it at 8 miles. I ran approximately another mile and half to my house.
My daughter caught her first cold and it really knocked her out. She had a croupy cough and an ear infection. I took her to the doctor and she is doing much better this week.
12/4 Wednesday a little over 4 miles before work ( 8:34, 7:54, 8:11, 7:29)
12/5 Thursday a little over 5 miles. I discovered a new route near my work. A cold front moved in and the temps dropped down to 28 degrees that morning.
12/6 Friday- It was a rest day and I signed up for the half marathon.
12/7 Saturday- 4 miles I decided to scrap trying to get a long run in over the weekend. A cold front with possible chance of snow was moving in to the Las Vegas Valley and I didn't want risk running on icy roads. (8:05, 7:47, 7:50, 7:37)
12/8 Sunday A little over 5 miles. It was really cold out and I didn't have any specific plans for my run I ran 3 miles at a comfortable pace, then I ran 1 mile up a hill and, then I ran the last mile as fast as I could.
Mile 4-8:05 ( I'm happy about this uphill mile)
Mile .28- 1:49 (6:28 pace!!)
12/10- Four miles before work (8:19, 7:36, 7:37, 7:29)
I'm hoping I can get one more longish (8-10) miles in before the half marathon. I'm glad that I can piggy back this race off of my current running base. I don't believe I have lost much fitness since the Saints and Sinners half marathon. I think if anything I am trying to run some faster miles when I do my shorter runs.