Double races: what better way to bid farewell to the old and ring in the New Year? That’s exactly what we did New Year’s Eve of this year with Cadence Double Dash (and thank my friend for the awesome idea!) The last 5K of 2015 was held at 10:30 pm, followed by a break, […]
Here is another retro race report I found on my old blog. This time, it was for my first Half Marathon: The Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam. I edited to remove some links that are no longer active. Otherwise, here is the original post. It’s fun to see the excitement I have always had for running. Enjoy…
I’m very excited about finishing my first ½ marathon (13.1 miles) Saturday, March 17th, 2007.
The race was held on St. Patrick’s Day, so of course there was a Leprechaun running with us that we could try to catch. The Leprechaun turned out to be a 62 year old “runner” dressed as a Leprechaun with long lean muscular legs. He was too fast for me!
It was a beautiful day, about 80-85 degrees and the race took place on a historic trail around Lake Mead. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous, and did a fine job of keeping be occupied. I did manage to keep an eye on where I was stepping at the same time, however. I was tired by the end, but managed not only to finish in under three hours, but also injury and blister free. I have a cool coffee mug and T-shirt to commemorate. I can’t wait to see the pictures!
I’m in recovery this week; my muscles were a little sore the first three days. I attempted a 2 mile recovery walk/jog on Tuesday, but my right hamstring is still a little sore. I’m taking a few extra days off in order to avoid injury. I’m really itchin’ to go for a run (I’m addicted), but I’ll be a good girl and rest.