Saturday, March 05, 2011

Colleen E – Race Report – Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon ½ Marathon – Las Vegas
March 5, 2011
Time: 2:13
Unofficial winner of the prego division
Race report: This was an absolutely gorgeous course that I would highly reco for anyone looking to do a full or ½ marathon.  The field size is relatively small (~1000), but the race was really well organized and run.  For us flatlanders, the combination of hills (you climb 1000+ ft in the first 5 miles) and elevation make it an extremely difficult course, so probably not a place to get a PR, but worth it if you want a challenge and some beautiful scenery.  I personally had to do a lot of walking in the first 5 miles, but that seemed pretty common.  Even my husband, who finished in 1:46 walked a bit and had 2 of his miles splits at 10+ minutes despite averaging just over 8min/mile overall.

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