Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon was this weekend and it did not disappoint!!!! This race has become a family tradition since 2009 when Dad, Amy and I ran the race together. Here is a throwback pic when we surprised Dad with matching shirts for the 2009 race.
We have continued running this race each year (minus last year for me) and added Chaz (and baby Rhett) to the group! Here is a before pic…
Trash bags made the perfect runner raincoat! We all stayed dry and once the rain stopped just threw the bags away. The rain did provide somewhat cooler temps and shade which was a nice change from previous years.
The course was tough but had tons of crowd support and live bands! Chaz’s #1 goal was 1:55, #2 goal 2:00, #3 goal finish. This #1 goal was over five minutes faster than his time last year. He used one of my very basic 12 week plans (no tempo runs or speed work) running 4 days per week. He stuck to the plan and had a really strong race!!!!
He had to stop for a potty break around mile 2 which took about 20 seconds…we were pretty much on track then around mile 7 as I’m talking his ear off he looks over at me and says “I can’t talk to you anymore, my calves hurt”. I continue talking and trying to distract him while keeping him on pace & making sure he was okay. He said he felt fine but his calves were cramping up…this had not happened to him during training, go figure! Salt tabs and lots of fluids! At mile 11 he wanted to walk. I explained to him that we could walk but that at the end he is not allowed to tell me he could have run faster nor be disappointed if he didn’t reach his goal. He walked briefly then got back on track! So proud of him at the end…HILLS!!!! His time was 1:56:12 and he was thrilled.
Splits! If only chip time was same as my watch time 1:55:22 (I stopped it when we stopped).
Post race pic sporting our medals!
Closer look at the medal!
Race swag! I like the black shirts this year and can always use short sleeve tech t’s!!!
Night before every race I lay out everything…obsessive, superstitious, creature of habit…yes, yes, yes!
Expo pic with the hubby! Love having expo at Music City Convention Center; seemed much easier with parking or we just got lucky!
We didn’t partake in post marathon concert instead we hosted my friend’s 40th birthday fiesta! No rest for the weary around here! Fun day and night!!!! Best. Sleep. Ever.
If you’re considering doing this race next year you can sign up now with pre-sale pricing!!! Link Marathon: $59
Half Marathon: $50
KiDS ROCK: $15