So far training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon has been a study in highs and lows. This past week alone started off with a strong 7 mile run on Monday, on Thursday I was worried because my coach had my first progression run on the schedule and I was so nervous I wouldn’t come anywhere close to the time goals she set (warm up mile, 9:30, 9:15, 9:00) and I surprised myself by nailing them which was a huge confidence boost (Woohoo!); however, on Saturday I had to cut my 8 mile run short because my hamstring was suddenly driving me nuts. I took it easy Sunday with a walk instead of run and went to a spin class today, tomorrow I will go see my sports med chiro and hopefully he will get me back on track.
I am also getting really excited about the race because I cannot wait to spend Labor Day weekend on the beach visiting a new town. To top that off I just found out that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon does post race concerts a bit differently than the other races in the series.
Check this out (from their website):
“Get set to sink your toes into the sand and raise a celebratory toast to your finish at the beachfront Post Race Headliner Concert under the stars featuring Train! As part of the 21st Verizon Wireless American Music Festival presented by Chevrolet, this Sunday night concert has been a race weekend highlight since the beginning of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon and is the perfect finale to cap off the holiday weekend. All Half Marathon participants and Relay participants get free entry into all American Music Festival concerts over the weekend with their race bib and 5K participants receive free entry into the Sunday night Headliner Concert with their race bib.”A free Train concert on the beach sounds like an awesome way to celebrate post race and to enjoy my Labor Day weekend vacation. I am getting pumped.
And I wanted you all to get pumped too, so I have some awesome giveaways to get you excited.
Not one, not two, but three winners will get this awesome Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon training shirt. I love the detailing on it, and that the bib number is the race date!
But, that is not all! Since I will be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & 1/2 Marathon later this year why not throw one of those shirts in as well. That means each winner will get two awesome new shirts!
If you could run any Rock ‘n’ Roll race which one would you choose?