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2012 Hoover Dam Half Marathon

Race Name: Hoover Dam Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K

Date: December 15, 2012

Distance: Half Marathon

Footwear: Altra Superior (Rob), Vibram Spyridon (Ryan), Brooks Pure Grit (Scott)

Time: 2:00:14 (Rob), 2:10:20 (Ryan), 2:17:16 (Scott)

2012 Hoover Dam Half Marathon

 

With this being Ryan’s first official half marathon, and a return to the course that holds my half marathon PR, we had high expectations for this race all year. After running a 1:56 last year, I wanted to better my time — and hopefully beat Dalyn’s PR of 1:53 set at Surf City in 2011. Ryan and I decided that 1:50 was our goal, while Scott just wanted to finish as he was still nursing some injuries from the past couple months.

In truth, none of us were 100% healthy coming into the race, which made our goal time pretty out of reach from the start, but it’s good to have goals all the same. Since running the Bootlegger 25K a month ago, I’ve only ran on Saturdays, skipping the important mid-week runs while waiting for my bruised right foot to heal (it almost has), while Ryan has had knee issues after playing six soccer games in a row a couple weeks back.

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By on December 19, 2012 in Race Reports

Bootlegger 25K

Race Name: Bootlegger 25K/50K

Date: November 10, 2012

Distance: 25K

FootwearAltra Superior

Time: 3:01:36

Bootleg Canyon has become one of the places that we really enjoy running in the Las Vegas valley, so when I heard about the Bootlegger 25K/50K I decided it was a must-do for me. I always enjoy getting out and meeting new trail runners from the Las Vegas area, and what better place is there to do so than at one of the several trail races we get here annually.

Only in its second year, with this year being the first time a 25K distance has been offered, the Bootlegger 50K should quickly gain in popularity considering the challenge it provides and the two race directors, Ian Torrence and Josh Brimhall, both being well-known ultra runners. Bootlegger picks up where the World of Hurt 50K left off after disappearing for reasons unbeknownst to me after the 2008 race. Both Josh and Ian raced in the World of Hurt, along with ultra-legends such as Hal Koerner, Scott Jurek, and Jenn Shelton.

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By on November 12, 2012 in Race Reports