We decided to sign up for RNR LV late in the summer. I signed up for the half and Dan signed up for the 10K. The big reason for the trip was my brother and SIL just had a baby. We wanted to go meet Josie for the first time. We were set for a double-header.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago! I’m burnt out from running. I have had a sore foot for months. I got home from Hawaii and didn’t want to keep running long. I did lots of 6 milers. I did a track work out. I saw my PT. She said I could do the half if I wanted. I wasn’t sure that I really wanted to do the half at this point.
The week before! I kind of wanted to do the half. A friend was going to run the half…at a run/walk…I kind of liked that idea. The problem was the logistics. The half and 10K started at different places. Dan would have been done with the 10K as I was starting the half.
The weekend of!! We got to Vegas Saturday morning and went straight to the expo. It was still unclear if I was going to do the half or 10k. Not sure when I really decided…I guess Sunday afternoon. It was just going to be easier logistically. I didn’t really want to run 13.1 miles anyway!
My very loose goal went from a sub 2 1/2 marathon to a sub 1 hour 10k.
That was going to be a stretch but maybe the race day magic would take over and it would go well!
My mom dropped us off about an hour early. We didn’t know how traffic would be so it was better to be safe than sorry + we know the back roads!! 🙂
They had music playing and people were stretching in a big field that they have concerts at. We did a short warm up + dynamic stretching. We headed to the start line. The Star Spangled Banner was sung by a rock band and it was awesome!!!
We were off right on time. It was time to get uncomfortable. I only do one 10K a year. I don’t really know how to race a 10K. I know you need to get uncomfortable pretty quick.
Dan left me pretty quick. We were having a battle of the Pancakes and he wanted the crown back! I knew pretty quick it was going to be a long hour.
I was trying to run fast. I just don’t have much speed these days. I thought I would just see how far I could at the pace I was going. There is not that much more of the story than that. My watch clicked at the 6 mile marker but I wasn’t at the actual 6 miler marker so I looked at my watch and I was at 58:xx. I knew my sub 1 hour was out the window.
I tried to pick it up as much as I could! I finished strong. A positive split, which rarely happens, but not by much. It was a fun race.
Dan took home the Pancake crown.
It was a super fun race. The medal is awesome! We had a fun time in the sun!! We will see if I can win back the crown at RNRAZ!!!