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Rumblings and mishaps of a Strava and runDisney obsessed trail and road runner.

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#LVKickOffNight – Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Kick Off Night Virtual Run

I’m not a fan of most virtual runs. You know, the ones where you go out and do a run and then someone mails you a medal for it. I don’t think there needs to be a reward for everything you do in life. The reward should be the great feeling you get after completing a run. With that said, I just did my first official virtual race. This one was a little different though.
Las Vegas Kick Off Night
The folks at Competitor created the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Kick Off Night Virtual Run as a promotion for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half. You have between March 18th and April 2nd to sign up, run 5K, and submit proof of your run. In addition to the virtual run there are several hosted runs at various local running shops throughout the country. All the information is on their site.

So what do you get for doing the virtual run? What could cause someone who doesn’t believe in them to take part in one? A free shirt for the first 2,500 to submit their proof! Okay, that wasn’t my motivation. You are also entered to win an entry into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half! If you’re interested in signing up, there’s still plenty of time.

Here’s my proof on Strava.
#LVKickOffNight Proof



The virtual medals are now available on Basno.

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Kickoff Night Finisher Medal

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Kickoff Night Participant Virtual Medal



Inaugural Tinker Bell 10K Award

Tinker Bell 10K Logo

Earlier this year I ran the inaugural Tinker Bell 10K at Disneyland. It was far from my best race but it was good enough to place second in my age group. For the last two years during the Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend men have only been eligible to receive co-ed team awards. This weekend my award showed up in my mailbox. It was nice of runDisney to give us men a chance for additional hardware for the 10K.

Tinker Bell 10K Age Group Award


Monthly Miles: February Recap

Last month I kicked off the year with a good start. I logged a decent amount of base mileage and I was starting to feel good running again. February was a different story. I started this month off with the flu! I was supposed to follow last year’s plan and use the Fort Ord 50K as a training run for the Way Too Cool 50K but two days before the race I was rocking a 102 degree temperature and it didn’t happen. I ended up losing two weeks of solid training which is going to hamper my performance at Way Too Cool later this week. Even with the set back I was able to log some decent mileage. Here’s how this month stacked up…

Total Activities: 25
Total Miles: 286
Total Hours: 28
Cycling Miles: 160
Running Miles: 125
Racing Miles: 0 (Too sick for the Fort Ord 50K)

Strava Challenges Completed


Strava Prove It 40K RunStrava Prove It 80K RunStrava Prove It 120K RunStrava Prove It 160K RunStrava Prove It 200K RunStrava Races 10KStrava Races 13.1


Strava Prove It 250K Ridden