This update is long overdue. I’ll start the story quick. I ran the Disney Dine & Wine Half with the flu. Don’t do that. Don’t ever do that. I survived. It didn’t feel good. I was sick for, oh, three weeks….and that brings us to Las Vegas.
…I leave for Vegas tomorrow afternoon. I’ll be spending a couple days in Zion National Park with KH before meeting the team in Vegas. Having been slow fully recovering from the flu, I haven’t been training much, so I don’t expect a major time improvement. I have about six weeks between the Las Vegas half and the Tinkerbell half, so I’ll kick up training so I can kick some butt at Disneyland. Six weeks should be plenty of time…
After my first 1/2 marathon last year in Vegas caused the blogosphere/twitterverse/commenttrollers to erupt into a sea of complaints about mismanagement, course crowding, walkers blocking runners and other nonsense, I fully expected every other race I’m ever in to be a breeze. While I actually had a great time in Vegas, I know many people did not. I was mulling over that as I dodged a group of six rather large fairies walking side by side as best they could on a sidewalk big enough to hold four pretty standard sized humans.
Did another short run through Saratoga Springs Resort today. Yesterday’s was much better; today the heat and a tinge of dehydration made it not great.
So I didn’t really do much training at Disneyland. It was hot. The indoor gym was hot. I ran maybe three miles. But I did walk over 10 hours each day! And eat corn.