LAS VEGAS MARATHON BABY!
It started as a suggestion early one morning at conditioning camp and it sounds like it has exploded into a group goal.
We were chatting about a group event that would be cool to do together and I brought up the Las Vegas Marathon. I have had a few clients do the event and said it was awesome. It was supposedly such a cool event that they wanted to return every year after.
Now most events start @ 7am and you are done by 9 or 11am (Depending on if you are doing a half or full marathon and your speed). This event starts @ 4pm for the full marathon and 5:30 for the half marathoners. You run down the fully lit strip with thousands of spectators cheering you on (are you in yet)?
This years race is December 4th and the early bird cost for the half is $130 and $140 for the full. Can you believe it? For only an extra $10 you can run a full marathon ;-)
This is a long term goal (14 months away from today actually) but a great way to get started and think about what you need to do to get there. The more people that we could get out the better it would be. Plant the seed and recruit friends and family.
I will be planning some weekly group runs to pump up the team. We dont want anyone waiting until 16 weeks out to start training (or 3-4 weeks like some people I know). Think about the results, gains, and fitness you can achieve by then.
Write it down and pin it up where you can see it "I WILL DO THE LAS VEGAS MARATHON (OR HALF) IN 2012"
The more you run it into that head and plan it the better the chance you will stick to your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. Start small and go from there.
Are you in?