Tag Archives: Las Vegas

I’ll cut to the chase: I have been absent from blogging because I’m bummed that I am still riding the bike. My attitude about it is improving, but please bear with me while I get a grip on my non-running.

In happier news, I was lucky enough to go to Las Vegas last weekend to meet up with Chris (who had been there for work already) and his family. I wasn’t sure if Las Vegas would be my thing, but after discovering Red Rock Canyon I’m totally sold.

We will definitely bring our climbing gear next time. I should have taken a clue from Shelby’s post and gotten with the program, but laziness and my disdain for checked luggage got the best of me.

Next time. There will be a next time.

Although we did not get to go climbing in Red Rock Canyon, we did get to go for an awesome hike up Turtleback Mountain. Hiking may or may not have extended my recovery time, but I’m ok with it. Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and go with the right thing to do at the moment.

Yes, I went hiking in a running skirt. I didn’t pack for the trip thinking that there was hiking involved. I would also like to note that I (irrationally) felt extra cool as I booked up the hill past throngs of people decked out in hiking boots and carrying trekking poles.

While in Las Vegas, I also decided to do a short run to test out my ankle a bit. I planned on three miles because three seemed like long enough for it to give me feedback, but short enough to avoid doing much additional damage.

The run didn’t go so well both in that I got lost and ended up running farther than three miles and in that my ankle hurt like crazy by the time I finished. I definitely shouldn’t have been running.

Back home and back to the bike now:

  • Sunday: 6.2 @ 9:19 + 4.45 hike on Turtleback Mountain
  • Monday: rest
  • Tuesday: 17 miles on bike trainer (average HR ~ 160)
  • Wednesday: 17.37 miles on bike trainer (easy – average HR ~ 142)
  • Thursday: 17.16 miles on bike trainer (average HR ~ 151)
  • Friday: 15 miles on bike trainer (easy – average HR ~ 134)
  • Saturday: 20 miles on bike trainer (average HR ~ 158)

Running Weekly Total: 6.2
Running March Total: 92.84
Running 2011 Total: 297.96
Miles on Shoes: 248.96
Miles on New Shoes: 18

Cycling Weekly Total: 86.54
Cycling March Total: 129.43
Cycling 2011 Total: 284.3