Krista from Las Vegas, NV (Female)
Age on race day: 25
2007 Las Vegas Marathon/Half Marathon - Las Vegas, NV
This was my 1st half marathon and I finished in 2:20:59.
I consider myself an intermediate runner and I primarily run for fitness. I decided to run a half marathon for many reasons -- weight management, hobby, stress relief, to make friends, get to know people at work, to name a few.
The best advice I received was to start slow even if you have to walk/run. It's alright to stop a moment at a light. The worst advice I received was that you suck if you don't stick to a rigid training program.
The 2007 Las Vegas Half Marathon was better than expected. I thought the course was difficult, but the organization of the race was good. The crowd support during the race was pretty good too.
My recovery wasn't bad. I made sure to get plenty of rest after the race.
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Plans to Run Another:
I plan to run another half marathon because it was an amazing accomplishment. I only benefited from the experience and made healthier life choices, eating, drinking water, sticking to an active routine in the weeks and months leading up to the race.