Race Report: 2014 Super Spartan Las Vegas

The 2014 Super Spartan Race in Las Vegas, NV, could not have been held under better weather conditions. The weather was warm, but not hot (a rarity for Las Vegas), it wasn’t raining (which, oddly enough, it had been doing for the days prior), and our wave started early but not too early. But a perfect start didn’t lead to …

Mary Jane Falls & Cathedral Rock Trail Report: Running Hypoxic

[singlepic id=1373 w=320 h=240 float=left]An airplane cabin, at altitude, is only pressurized to an altitude of 8,000 feet. Being a pilot, I experience that altitude all the time and I feel comfortable with it. It’s a whole different world trying to trail run at that altitude, however, particularly when the top of the hike is at almost 9,000 feet. That’s …

Race Report: 2011 Sin at RnR Las Vegas Marathon

After the disaster that was called the “Zappos.Com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon” the reputation of RockNRoll (@RunRocknRoll) marathons was not only tarnished and hammered on Facebook/Twitter and other social media, but everyone from competitive to back-of-the-pack runners seemed to tell the similar stories of horror. And despite injuries many runners incurred from too many runners trying to squeeze …