Las Vegas Marathon - Dec 7th
Though I work out a few times a week, it's been > 4 years since I've ran 5 miles or better. My typical runs vary between 1.5 - 3 miles - mostly used as a warmup prior to weight lifting.
Anyway, one of the folks at work informed me that he was planning to run the 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles) but his partner broke her toe and wouldn't be making it. He then asked if I was interested - that was three days ago.
To make a long-story short, I woke up at 4 am today and was running down the LAS VEGAS STRIP with > 10,000 other folks at 6am. (see route below)
Las Vegas Marathon - Note: the first 6 miles were a blast; after that, painful!
I've never done one of these before, but I made it through the entire 13.1 mile, grueling (for me anyway) route. A speed demon I was not... Finishing time was 2hrs and 20 mins. That's about a 10.5 minute mile throughout the course.
Presently, I'm in agony and my plan for the day is to lay completely still and OD on Tylenol!
It was brutal, but I now have bragging rights: I did it and didn't even train first -though I'm certain to pay for this lack of training over the next few days.