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terrysquier

Canon City, CO
Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 44

Las Vegas Half Marathon Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 2:36 pm 

Well, I made it. That makes four half marathons in my running career that began a couple years ago. A great time was had by all. It was a fantastic group of people, the weather was perfect, and it was a lot of fun. I didn't break any speed records but it was a terrific time. I think there were over 7,000 runners in both the marathon and half marathon. I definitely would go back again.

Terry


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Las Vegas Half Marathon Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:45 pm 

C'mon, you can't leave us hanging like that! How did it go? Give us all the gory mile-by-mile details! How did you do relative to your personal goals? Did you learn anything that would help you for your next race?

terrysquier

Canon City, CO
Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 44

Re: Las Vegas Half Marathon Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:19 am 

Well, if you must know, I did about as expected although I was hoping for better. My pace was 11:29 per mile. That was about 10 minutes total time faster than my last half marathon, but, of course, that was a different course. I'd like to get closer to at least a 10-minute pace, but that may not be possible at my age and after suffering a major heart attack four years ago.

People were fantastic and most people were there to have a good time, I felt. They had an Elvis impersonator sing the National Anthem before the race started and then he sang "Viva Las Vegas" to get everyone in the right mood. All-time great marathoner Bill Rogers (the real one) was there on the podium to start the race.

I guess the main thing I learned was that it was more important to feel good about being healthy enough to run 13 miles and have a great time doing it than it was to set any personal records.

Terry


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Las Vegas Half Marathon Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:47 pm 

That's awesome! A 10 minute improvement in your half-marathon time is HUGE!!! But as you said, the best thing is just being out there, being healthy and doing something that you love, records or no. There's no better feeling.

Congratulations on a great race! So what's next on your calendar?


OldManRunner
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Rochester, NY
Joined: 28 Nov 2004
Posts: 262

Re: Las Vegas Half Marathon Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:21 pm 

Whoo hoo! Good job! Just being able to run those 13.1 miles, and then being able to walk around under your own power afterwards is a great thing, isn't it? And so much better when you've enjoyed it with a great race filled with so many other people who love doing the same thing you do!

terrysquier

Canon City, CO
Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 44

Re: Las Vegas Half Marathon Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:59 pm 

My next planned run is a 10-miler in Pueblo, Colorado, the first of March. After that I'm going to run a half marathon along the Platte River in Denver in April and then another half marathon in Fort Collins with my daughter and son-in-law in May. Never thought I'd enjoy running races, but now I'm hooked, I guess. Not only is it a great personal challenge but other runners are such a great group of people. They're so supportive regardless of how fast you're running.

Terry


mfox

South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Re: Las Vegas Half Marathon Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:03 pm 

Wow...10 minute improvement! That's great. That's my goal this year. I want to reduce my Half-Marathon time by 10 minutes.

Keep going strong!


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