Because I’m glutton for punishment, I signed up for the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Remix Challenge (right before I complete the RGV Run the Valley Triple Race Challenge). The Remix includes a 10K on Saturday, followed by the half-marathon the next day. It could be the full marathon or most of the other events. But I’m signed up for the half.
Why did I do this? Curse their marketing campaigns. They emailed me a photo of the 10K medal and then said I’d be eligible for another medal. I learned years ago I can just buy trophies, but I keep falling for it.
Having two races two days in a row isn’t what really makes me nervous. It’s what the half-marathon includes that has me apprehensive.
San Antonio has hills. TNT training including hill training. Yup, that one lovely hill in the area was part of our regular training. That little practice was probably the only thing stopping me from vomiting after that evil steep hill next to the San Antonio zoo.
After that was what one runner called “Trinity Terror.” We ran through part of Trinity University. They weren’t large hills, but they were hills. One man cheering runners on was waving a sign and yelling, “That is not a hill. That is not a hill.” That Jedi mind trick didn’t work.
I’ve been spoiled by the local runs that don’t have hills. And I haven’t been practicing on any hills, so… this a concern.
Former high school water girl (really) finally running.