Great run and report Larry!!!
As always, great pics.
Glad you had a good experience -- considering the dearth, of parking, outhouses, and cats.
(note to self: Bring --cat ---to ---next ---race),
Good job Larry and congratulations! I laughed out loud at several points while reading this report and had to read it a few times for missed details. You remembered so many great moments and the photos are wonderful.
Thank you for taking us all along. I bet another one is in your near future.
Great job Larry. I was originally going to run the 1/2, but this year I opted to stay home and run the City of Angel's 1/2 instead. I ran the Las Vegas 1/2 last year and with my losing at the tables the night before, this race was by far the most expensive race I ever ran!!! (hotel, airfaire, gambling loss, massage after the race, etc).
I wish I could have warned you about the parking! How frustrating. This is one heck of a large group of runners, I'm so happy you found a place to park and got to start on time.
When I ran it, it was also colder and very windy at times, you lucked out with better temp's and no wind.
Oh, the "blue" people - they're called the Blue Man Group, they started the race last year as well. Lots of interesting entertainment along the way, glad you had a great time and finished safe and sound.
What a delightful report! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and shared some of the fun with us. I can't wait for your next one! I'm glad you got a rose for Kay. You're a good guy Larry. I'm happy you found your second chance.
Next time you guys run the marathon in Las Vegas, ask a local who is running the race how to get to the parking lots. The parking for this race is actually some of the easiest I'm ever had in over 40 races, including much smaller venues.
As a side note, the day before the race isn't just to pick-up the goodies bag, but also to scope the area and the course the day before... Live and learn.
Hi Boomers! Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I didn't mentioned what I learned. I will be signing up for a dish so that I can get high speed internet!
Must say that this event was wonderful and now it's time to figure out how to do another one this spring.
Good runs All, Larry
"If you see a man running up a mountain trail in Montana with a fly pole attached to his back, you are probably lost. LDD
Originally posted by RunsTheBitterroot:
... the last 3 miles I was not exactly happy that it was just about over.
... I noticed a woman with a tee shirt that said, why run faster if you can follow this ...
Larry, I guess it's time to try an ultra. In the marathon I just ran, there were shirts that said, "Does this skirt make my butt look fast?" Thanks for the entertaining RR.
a volleyballer with a running problem
What a great report and a clever run. I think staying below 70% is a good idea. The parking must have been the hardest part, the pics are great and I think I would have stayed for quite a while behind the running feature !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
Thanks for the report and fab pics.