I am 100% positive that I will not be racing a fall marathon. Rock N Roll Las Vegas was a lot of fun last year, and I think I might do the half marathon distance. But, this race is so expensive that it is still in the maybe category. There is a much cheaper half marathon option the week before called the Recycled Half Marathon. This race company hosts a race twice a year to get rid of extra shirts, medals, etc. The race is in the morning and the course is kind of hilly, it's not as fun as RNRLV. So, I can't really commit to this race either just yet.
In July I will be racing a trail 7-mile race. It's part of a 3 stage race series, my friend is trying to talk me into running all three stages for a total of 21 miles in 24 hours. It sounds doable now.
But, it is going to be hot as balls in July. And I think doing all three races may beat me up way too much. The first race is at 7 pm on Friday night, the next race is at 7 am Saturday morning, and the final race is at 7 pm on Saturday night. I know for sure that I want to race the Saturday morning 7 am race. It's right around the corner from my house behind the Sunrise/Frenchman Mountains.
I think I may register for the three-stage series, and then try to negotiate running just two of the three races..... I'll keep you posted.
I am 100% sure that I am racing the Revel marathon again next year. I bit the bullet and registered early. I'm juggling quite a few things right now(more on that later). If life is too hectic, I will drop down to the half.
We had a mild month of May (for the first three weeks), so instead of strength training, I have been running outside most days.
I haven't been working with my coach since the marathon. So I'm kind of running like an idiot. I have been doing some shorter/faster efforts on the road. No real speedwork, just tempo progression runs, I realized that this isn't the proper way to recover from a marathon, so in order not to run so much tempo I have been hitting some of the close to my workplace trails.
I can get a good workout in without the pounding of the roads, and I really enjoy climbing up the side of a hill.
I'm hoping to keep my mileage in the 15-25 mile per week range throughout the summer months. Over the weekend, Summer arrived in vegas, and I am not looking forward to running on the treadmill.
Yesterday when I was at my workplace gym, I was on the treadmill, running on an incline, and I was really concentrating. I had my headphones in my ears, and this older guy walks up to me and starts cheering me on... Oh man, I did not want to be bothered!! I gave him a scowl and kicked the treadmill up a notch.
Why do people think that this is acceptable behavior?! It didn't feel encouraging it felt awkward, and I felt like he was totally invading my space. Usually, I have no problem confronting people, but this person is a faculty member, and I'm a staff member. So I did not want to get in trouble for being outright rude to him.
I recently obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration. I waited about two months so that I could decompress and relax for a bit, but now I have started another block of studying.
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