|View from our condo of Lake Las Vegas|
THE BIKE- 56 miles
|Bike course map|
|Check out the pretty view! me, nooka, brandy, julie, jen|
Inside the lake mead park (note: if you come to train- bring $5. you need to pay for a one-week pass to enter the park), hang a left on Northshore Drive, which takes you around the North Shore of Lake Mead. Let's talk road conditions.They are VERY good! They are not perfect freshly paved good, but they still rank far and away above San Diego, Tucson, Vineman, etc. Not quite Queen K smooth, but pretty close! Next, the terrain. Ok, was anyone else picturing steep climbs and a "gnarly" course? I must say, we had a little bit of the "that's it?" talk after day 1. ALL of the climbs are under 3 minutes and none of them are steep at all. You could potentially ride the whole course in the aero bars, but will most like come out on the second half of most climbs. If you've ridden in Kona from Waikoloa ( on Honu 70.3 & IM course) to Kawaihae, they are kind of like that. Lots of longer rollers. Nothing super short & punchy or steep.
|Somewhere in the first half of the course, heading out Northshore road|
|Same area, one of the climbs...you see they have those annoying rumble strips near the white line|
|Julie and I climbing...or are we?|
THE RUN- 13.1 miles
|Ready to Run! Me, Julie, Jen (all Zoot fans!) . I ran 19 miles on that darn course. I am ready!|
|Up Paseo Verde Parkway. 9am. You can barely tell they're running up|
|Green Valley Parkway. Jen's unning up, you can't even tell it's UP from the picture! Hoping they use the street not the sidewalk|
So, that's the recon...I've got the FUN post in the works about the trip, places for triathletes to go in Henderson, NV when you are there for the race, so let me know if you have any more course or other Vegas 70.3 questions I might be able to answer!