Reporting From Las Vegas On The Eve Of The Marathon Expo!
I’m in Vegas at the moment and it’s been a week of debauchery, involving no running and plenty of chocolate milkshakes.
I haven’t ran since a few days after Dublin. I went out for two fast 7 milers and both resulted in my nipples becoming severely bloodied. Since then I’ve been letting them recover and focusing solely on finishing this book.
I got an email from the guy who helped me out from the Spar in Merrion Row at the Dublin Marathon which was nice. Fuck knows how he found the blog but it was great to hear from him.
Las Vegas Marathon.
Tomorrow is the day of the expo up in the Las Vegas Convention Center so I’m trying to curtail my drinking a little so that I can easily face sunlight. I’m gonna slow down tomorrow and try to eat better and then just do my best on Sunday. There certainly won’t be any fucking cocktails on the morning of the race either
In terms of a finishing time I just want to do better than last year. I put myself under a lot of pressure with the sub 4 hour marathon in Munich and it totally fucking ruined the race for me. The reason I started running was to try to make my life better and if I can continue to finish races and improve on my own times then I’ll be a happy man.
I haven’t really been coping well with the pressure I’ve been putting myself under which is why I’ve been quiet on the blog. Vegas has been a time to breathe for me. If I do go out on Sunday and somehow record a sub 4 hour marathon then nothing will have changed. It’s just another arbitrary finishing time.
I’m trying to regather my spirit that I had before the Loch Ness Marathon. I went into that race expecting absolutely nothing of myself and went out and ran an easy race.
I’m just gonna enjoy the next 4 days in America as much as I can and then hopefully deliver a good book for you all.