A story of going from being a non-runner to planning for a marathon in three years...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Weekly Workout Wround Up

November 28 - December 4

Nov 28

Rest day. I went to the running store to buy some Clif Shot Blocks and drop off something for one of my running club buddies and was sad to see everyone else running. I'm just trying to baby this weird ass pain/quad soreness I've got going on. That is, an actual pain in my ass, not a "weird-ass" pain. Please get better!

Nov 29

More rest. Although I was distracted by having dinner with two of the gals from the running club.

Nov 30

1.77 miles only so that I could break 100 miles for the month of November.

Dec 1

Another rest day.

Dec 2

Travel Day! I worked for part of the day and then hopped on a plane to Las Vegas around 6:00 PM.

Dec 3

One heck of a chilly, windy run up and down the sidewalks of the Las Vegas Strip. I managed just over 3 miles including up and down stairs, people dodging, and ducking in and out of casinos. The Strip isn't too busy at 9:30 AM but by the time I got back to my hotel it was becoming a sea of people.

Vegas Warm Up Run by snmnstrz21 at Garmin Connect - Details

At one point a hilarious street performer started running alongside me with his potbelly hanging out of a stomach-less unitard. He couldn't keep up for very long :-)

Dec 4

Las Vegas Marathon!!!

Not only will I have the memories of this race, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have some permanent reminders as well.

No, not the tattoo. I've had that years. I mean, the chafe marks! I completely forget to use Body Glide under my fuel belt and this was the result. Yes, it still hurts. And, yes, it may necessitate a tattoo touch-up in the future.

Interestingly enough, that's the only lasting injury I seem to have. The marathon didn't aggravate my hip, my shin, my quad, my ass or my knee. None of those seem to be any worse for wear after running my fastest 26.2 miles ever.

Total running mileage: 31.05