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Less Than 2 Weeks To The Vegas RnR Half!

Posted Nov 23 2009 10:02pm

Last week, I ran 5 runs.  It was for a total of 28.30 miles.  Some fast (for me) and some slow. My average run was 5.9 miles, average pace was 11:21.  This was not as good as last week, but it was good!  I am running again!

The long run was a little discouraging.  It has served its function and I know that I will finish my Half!  It was 8 miles on streets and 4 miles on a trail.  Unfortunately, the trail had several areas that were covered with ice, snow and mud.  I walked (inched along on some) the icy patches and tried to avoid the mud.  Pace for the long run? 13:01.  Slow!

November overall?  So far, 16 runs.  Average distance 5.6 miles.  Average pace 10:59.  Total distance? 89.3 miles.  Yep! I’m getting ready for a Something-or-other! 

I finally got my Running Elvis email!  I am a member of the Running Elvi!  The schedule is to meet Saturday @ 2:00 PM in costume for photos at the finish line.

On Saturday, December 5 at 2pm, I’ll go dressed in my Elvi best and bring the camera for a group photo at the Finish Line, which is located in the parking lot adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. 

We’ll go into the Expo then for an Expo Pep Rally and a run through the Expo and beyond as the Running Elvi!

At 5pm, doors will open for the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Pasta Party, which will take place in Mandalay Bay’s South Pacific Ballroom and be highlighted by the Elvis karaoke and costume contests for great prizes.   Tickets are selling fast.  Reserve now before they’re all gone.

I’m not sure I’ll attend the Pasta Party though.  Kind of expensive for Vegas!  I’m thinking on it, though.  I may need your opinion before I decide!

Then, we meet as the Runnin’ Elvi again at 5:00 AM on race morning. We’ll gather in the Shark Reef food court located just inside the entrance to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  We will be joined by all of the couples who will tie the knot or renew their vows at the Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony and the Running Reverend, along with tons of media.

At 5:15am, we’ll be escorted to the front of the start line and introduced to a field of more than 25,000 runners and walkers as we pose for a start line photo for the worldwide media covering the race. Once the media gets their shots, we’ll be escorted to a special mid-pack corral (14) which will be comprised of Running Elvi, the Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony couples, their Running Wedding Parties and the Running Reverend for the start of the race.

After we cross the start line as a group, I may join everyone at the mile 3.5 Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony location (Paris Las Vegas) and then I can run at my own pace.

It should be an interesting, fun time!


Picture credit to Left Coast Cowboys located @

What?  I knew it!  You want pictures from me?  I’ll se what I can do!

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