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Warrior Dash Las Vegas 2012

Race Name: Warrior Dash Las Vegas

Date: October 20, 2012

Team Members: Rob, Ryan, Scott, Taylor, Nickee, Dustin

Footwear: Vibram Spyridon LS (Rob), Vibram Spyridon (Ryan), New Balance MT-101 (Scott)

After scheduling Tough Mudder for October 6, a mere two weeks before Warrior Dash, it certainly wasn’t on our radar of events that we’d be doing. We’re also obstacle race fiends and always appreciate a good deal, so when a Groupon popped up in our inboxes, we jumped on it!

After Tough Mudder two weeks ago, we really toned down our training and relaxed for a couple weeks, but we knew there was almost nothing we could do (short of breaking a limb) in just two weeks that would make Warrior Dash hard after completing Tough Mudder. That being said, we still expected to have a good time and we weren’t disappointed!

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By on October 24, 2012 in Race Reports

Moonlight Madness 30K

Race Name: Desert Dash Moonlight Madness 30K

Date: November 12, 2011

Distance: 30K

Footwear: New Balance MT-101

Time: 4:11:18

So where do you start when you write about the most difficult, but also most fun, race one has run to this point of one’s life?

Let me start by saying that previous to this race, I enjoyed running trails. Unfortunately, running “trails” within running distance (or a short drive) of my house mostly consists of running dirt roads and Jeep trails through the desert. Having said that, I believe I can now say that I LOVE running trails, having spent about 4 hours on mostly singletrack trails winding through Cottonwood Valley on the southwest side of the Las Vegas Valley. As long as I can talk some runner friends into joining me for some runs, I will absolutely be running these trails in the future; especially since they are only a 10- to 15-minute drive from my house.

Okay, back to the race. Traditionally, this race has been held solely as “Moonlight Madness” by Desert Dash, a local running group/race organizer. However, this year was the beginning of the Day and Night series, allowing runners to choose between running a 5K, 10K, half marathon or 30K in the morning or at night (or both!). Since I had missed the previous Moonlight Madness Half Marathon in May due to my IT-band injury, I never even considered running the morning races. The day before the race, as I was picking up my packet, I started questioning the decision of running 18.6 miles in the dark on trails I had never set foot on previously. Why? As of packet pickup, I was the sole registrant for the nighttime 30K. Yep. Me, myself, and I, along with almost 19-miles of trails in the middle of the desert in the dark. What could possibly go wrong?

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By on November 16, 2011 in Race Reports, Trail Running