- 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
This marathon was my 4th and I was 4 weeks into recovery from partial ligament tears in my ankle. It's safe to say my goal was just to finish with my ankle intact. However, it was such a well organized race from start to finish. They had the buses coming in and out as quickly as possible and although it was very cold in the morning, they had enough fires set up for everyone to enjoy. The sunrise was beautiful and the mountains and canyons was a great distraction from the thought of running 26.2 miles! The medals were unique and the expo was pretty solid but not as large as MCM or Twin Cities in my experience. The end of race food was the best I've had. They had so much to offer from the usual fruit and granola bars to bread and soda to ice cream and chips and bagels and much more. As soon as I finished, I immediately found the medical tent to get ice on my ankle and they were so accommodating! St. George was also a cute town and only 2 hours from Las Vegas, which is where we celebrated after!