Friday, July 8, 2011

Race Announcement: Rock'n'Roll Las Vegas Marathon

With 2011 being my year of Triathlon, I had decided that I would not have the time to train for a marathon, both mentally and physically.  Well, that was until my sister-in-law, Rebecca, talked about doing the Las Vegas Half-Marathon on December 4, 2011.  Hmmm.... participate in the world's largest night time marathon?  Yeah, we'll make it happen.  Since all our money has been sunk into triathlon gear, I don't have to worry about losing it on the poker table.

In less than two weeks we had gone from having a free December to having the entire trip (registration, plane, hotel) paid for.  I like how Rebecca rolls!

So the training?  Well, Rock'n'Roll Las Vegas (RnRLV) is five weeks after my half-ironman.  I know I can handle a marathon with my cardio system but physically pounding out the 26.2 miles on the legs might be a little more challenging.  I decided to take Hal Higdon's marathon plan and compare the long runs to my Half-Ironman plan.  They actually matched up pretty well except for about four of the weekends in which I'll need to add another 30 - 60 minutes.  I'm not concerned about the midweek runs on the marathon plan until after October 29.


  1. Sounds like am awesome race, and out should be better than kansas in december!

  2. That is awesome! I hope you and Rebecca have a great race!