Sunday, March 4, 2012

Runnin' The Strip

The week of 2/20 found me at a conference in Vegas for a few days.  I was fresh off the Red Hot, but had the itch to run a bit after sitting around most of the day.

If you're looking for trails you can run to from the Strip, they're no where to be found.  Even though you can see mountains in almost every direction, you'll need a car to get there.

So running the Strip was my only non-treadmill option.  Unless you like constantly weaving around people, I learned quickly that the only time to run the Strip is early.  That may be a problem for some, but I'm not much of a nightlife guy, so I ventured out around 6am and joined all the other runners pounding the pavement.  It was actually an enjoyable run.  There's no shortage of things to look at. They have elevated pedestrian walkways at most major intersections, so you get several small climbs mixed in.

I don't have much else to report from a running front.  My next race is the Quad Rock 50 in May, so I'm looking forward to a training block without the pressure of an immediate race.  I need to start ramping up my miles and begin getting back over to the foothills for some climbing.  More importantly, I still need to heal up the ache in my knee.


  1. At the HiMSS conference? Me too! And ran the strip, while eyeing those mountains, so close, yet so far. Being me first time in Vegas, it was fun to run it.

  2. Yup, that's the one. Prior to heading out there, I looked online for trails and read all about Red Rocks Canyon. Renting a car wasn't an option, so it'll have to wait until next time.