I can’t believe it’s race morning and I’m sitting around hanging out. I could get used to this night race thing. No running around stressed the night before. No 3:30 am wake up calls to get up and drive to the race.

I had a really yummy in my tummy breakfast [how do you not eat your way through Vegas I do not know] and am now enjoying my starbucks coffee. A nap is in order before I start to get ready and head down to the VIP shuttle at 2pm.

I really have no idea how my body is going to react to running 26.2 miles at 3 pm [6 pm east coast time]. I’m praying that I meet some fun people and get to run/chat the whole time. I’m also praying that my legs will get me to the finish line before the 4 1/2 hour cut off for the full.

I miss my littles terribly – if I didn’t have them – I’m fairly certain I would want to stay here longer. SO much to do. So much to see. So much to experience.

I had a blast at the expo at the Women’s Running Booth. Loved running into all the fabulous girls of Team Sparkle, Nuun and loved making some new friends! Hanging out at the Competitor VIP party on Friday night was truly awesome and worth a slower than normal marathon time for staying out way too late and drinking too much. You only live once right?


Are you running  Rock N Roll Vegas half or full tonight? How do you prepare for an afternoon/night race?

Recaps coming soon!!

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  1. The Vegas half is on my bucket list. One of these years I’ll make it out there! (p.s. love your t-shirt!)

  2. Looks like a great time. I’ve always woder if I’d run better in an evening race since my p.m. run are usually faster than my a.m. ones.

  3. Glad you are having so much fun! I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon last year and also had a wonderful time in Vegas. Something about the city during the holidays is really awesome. My husband came with me and we got to do Vegas in such a cool way. We went to a number of shows, did a tour of Hoover Dam and had some amazing meals. The race however, unfortunately wasn’t quite as wonderful as the rest of the trip. I prepared all day by hanging out in my hotel room, eating a huge breakfast from room service and later in the day eating what I would normally eat for breakfast for a morning race (i.e. breakfast was my night before meal and lunch was my pre-race breakfast if I’d been running a race at a normal time). Everything started great. Through 13 miles I was on track for a PR and was super excited. And then all hell broke loose when we merged with 40,000 half marathoners who were running a much slower pace and we came to a crawl. I went from an 8:30 pace to a 10:30 pace. It was so upsetting. The folks at Competitor are really great and I know they took a LOT of heat for the logistics, especially from the 6,000 of us who ran the marathon. I’m confident they will get it right this year. I managed to squeak in just under 4 hours, but the last 10 miles were extremely painful dodging all the half marathoners and having come to almost a dead stop. I know you will do great and run a crazy awesome time I could only dream of :) Have fun tonight! What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … unless it’s a marathon time posted on the Internet for the world to see :) hee hee

  4. There are so many runner/bloggers in Vegas right now, and I can’t wait to read everyone’s race recaps. I have never run a late afternoon race and I do not envy anyone who does. Although I prefer to do short run in the late afternoon, I like to do long runs first thing in the morning on weekends to get it over with. I would be a nervous wreck sitting around all day waiting for the race to begin, but I guess there are enough things to do in Vegas. Have fun and good luck!

  5. Hope you kicked that marathons a**!

  6. Denise C. says:

    Yay for marathon #23! You ROCK!

  7. I’m such a morning person, I’ve always wondered if I could pull off a night race? ie… Disney Wine Half anyone? I hope you had an awesome race– I’m looking forward to the recap!

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