I had zero stomach problems during the race - hurrah! We shared pasta (tomato, chicken, mozzarella) at 11:30am, I had a banana around 6pm and a few fig bars in between right up to the midnight start. That's it. Success.
|The Grand Lux is fabulous|
We ate, walked around outside the hotel in the sunshine then watched a crappy film before heading off to the Hard Rock. I never felt sleepy during the run. I think sleeping late then being relaxed the day of the run helped. I had no idea how crazy stressed I had been until I wasn't stressed anymore. More vacations.
Time & Goals
I gave this race every single thing I had. I ran the first 10 uphill miles. I walked the next 3. I got running again after I thought I couldn't. The time wasn't the part that mattered. Running with the Mr, the moon, the shooting stars, the sunrise, the desert. We took pictures, we took it all in. I achieved my goal of finishing the race with time spare to check out the Little A-Le-Inn. They even have a flying saucer in the parking lot!
After 2 hours on a bus with the rest of the sweaty tired runners, no sleep and running through the night, the very first thing we wanted when we got back to Vegas was a Jack In The Box! We didn't even change (sorry other customers), just drove straight there. It was so damn good.
We were stiff for a couple of days and had a few blisters but nothing that stopped us from hiking and kayaking.
Now that we're back and it's done I feel a bit lost. Except....we are registered for a Half this weekend in Edmonton - oh right. Before ET became a thing I decided I would PR it - shit!! Should I be tapering from my recovery?