Once I ran my first half marathon 5 years in the past, I solely needed to take a subway journey into Brooklyn; the race was in Bay Ridge and it was off the water. Sounds pretty, proper? False: it was pouring down rain your entire time. The course was simply up and down a few occasions so it was extremely boring. And the race was so disorganized, the volunteers who have been supposed to present us the mile markers did not even know what mile we have been on. Evidently, I swore off lengthy races after that.

Though there are loads of enjoyable, well-organized races within the New York Metropolis space, I made a decision to present half marathons one other go and join the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Las Vegas on Nov. 17. I’ve heard from mates that Rock ‘n’ Roll races are a lot of enjoyable, and the race is across the strip in Las Vegas at night time. Plus, there are tons of perks as a VIP corresponding to a Kesha live performance, after-parties, and VIP bogs (rating!).

Nevertheless, that is my first time operating a long-distance race out of city, which suggests I must be further ready. I’m solely bringing a small carry-on suitcase and a small gymnasium bag as my private merchandise, so I’ve gotta pack effectively. And whereas I’ve my Vegas outfits deliberate out buying and selling in my sneakers for some membership apparel I need to be certain I’m prepped for the race and the times earlier than and after. Try what I’m planning on packing forward.


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