This is the medal I was awarded upon completion:
It's not a great picture and it doesn't really depict the heft of the medal, but trust me when I say it was without a doubt one of the nicest and probably the heaviest finisher's medal I've ever gotten.
And with that, the Las Vegas Rock N Roll half marathon is officially part of my running history.
I'm now getting ready for my favorite 5 mile race, the Celtic Winter Solstice 5 miler. I set my 5 mile PR there last year (39:11), and while I don't think I'll get close to that this year I'm still looking forward to it. I did my first post-half marathon pre-5 miler run yesterday, 4 miles on a treadmill at my gym. That took me 33:35, but I ran the first mile slowly (for 4 miles) at an 8:57 pace. So all of my runs for the next week are going to be short or short-ish fast tempo runs. I might not set a PR next week, but I would like to break 40:00. Or at least 41:00.
Or 42:00. Or 42:30...