I am getting ready to board my flight for Denver where it is 3 degrees. I cannot wait to get into my car with no heat.
I’ll have a full race report later, but for now….
- Running on the Strip, by the lights of fantastic Vegas, was pretty spectacular
- My race felt good, my body felt good. I could feel my lack of training do to injury. My longest run had been 10 miles and that’s about when I started getting fatigued.
- Final finish time = 1:49, 3 minutes off my PR. This is better than I expected.
- Everything was as close to perfect as could be until the end of the race. Let me start by saying, I love the Rock ‘n Roll series and I think the Competitor Group does an amazing job, overall. However, there were big problems in Vegas when the race ended. Being at night and chilly, the finishing runners got very cold very fast. There was complete mania at Mandalay Bay while 44,000 people tried to find their ways back to their hotels on the Strip, which was still closed. No one could find the shuttles. People were sick, passing out, shivering. Lots of stretchers, wheel chairs, people getting sick. The cab line was several hours long and once you got into a cab, you were at a standstill. Our tab was $15 before we even got out the driveway of the hotel. I finished the race at 7:20 p.m. We got back to the Venetian at 12:30 a.m. – cold, hungry, stinky. That part was not fun and was incredibly poorly planned. Hopefully others had a better experience than I did, but it didn’t appear that way. I felt that paying $165 for this race should entitle you to be able to have the services in place, post-race, to get you to where you need to go.
I’m functioning on 3 hours of sleep, which means I’m not functioning at all.
Ever had a nightmarish experience in a race due to poor planning by the powers that be?
Off for some coffee,