When I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was check the weather app on my cell phone. 6:23 a.m. and 90 degrees. In the context of a heat wave in Las Vegas, that constitutes suitable weather for outdoor cardio. I threw on my gear, drank a bottle of water, strapped on the […]
Elemental Running Winter 12H/6H/3H When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 Where: Wayne Bunker Park, 7351 West Alexander Road, Las Vegas, NV 89129 What: A timed race on a fast, flat 2-mile loop around Wayne Bunker Park in northwest Las Vegas. Why: To see how far and/or fast you can go in 3, 6, or 12 hours. […]
Happy when it rains? Me too!
Running a hot-weather race is no joke, and here in Las Vegas, pretty much every race between May and October has the potential to be a broiler. So what to do? Don’t let the heat melt your resolve to enjoy racing regardless of the climate. Here are 10 things you can do to keep your […]
Today was Day Two of heat training for me. I went out earlier and longer ~ 6.5 miles this time. I also enjoyed approximately .08 miles of shade on the Bonanza Trail, so I guess you could say I took it easy on myself. Tidbits gleaned on today’s run: 1. Full sun in Vegas is […]
So, my next long race will be a 12-hour overnight here in Las Vegas, in July. Since I’m from New York and have exactly zero experience running in the desert in July, let alone for 12 hours, overnight, it seemed like a good idea to get out there and get some heat training in. Today was Day […]
There are 100-milers, and then there are HUNDRED MILERS. The former are often run on groomed, short loop courses, studded with aid stations and Porta-potties, and are difficult just by their very nature. (Running 100 miles under any circumstances is not for the faint of heart or tender of foot.) The latter, those that merit […]