When I think of Las Vegas I do NOT think of great running trails but oh how wrong I am.
Mike (my brother in law) and I pulled up to the 'pagoda' that seems to be a trailhead of sorts and has water (obviously essential in the summer) and toilets. Luckily there was a trail map here too so I was able to get one last look at our route.
The weather was amazing. The sky was BLUE. As we climbed we were running into the wind and it was a little chilly in the beginning but I didn't care. I was on a great, new trail, I felt super and day (like the terrain) was a 180 degree change-up from Seattle. Variety is good.
We cruised along at a leisurely pace and I found myself running up on the berms just like I would if I was on a bike. :) In fact, there was a hardly a moment that I was not thinking how much freaking fun this trail would be on two wheels.
As the day warmed up and we got out of the wind I was able take off clothes and suddenly I was running in just shorts and a short sleeve shirt! I was liking this. A lot.
|10:00 AM - small helping of cheesy/egg bake w/salsa, water
|small bottle w/1 scoop Cytomax
|My right foot aches a bit just doing nothing but it was fine during the run today. I made an effort not to go fast.
|Time of Day
|mid 40s to low 50s, sun, dry, some wind
|shorts, Patagonia short sleeve shirt, Patagonia long sleeve shirt, SmartWool hat, Polypropylene gloves