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Old 06-23-2008, 12:52 AM
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It is actually a benchmark originally done by the UP in downtown Las Vegas.

It is generally closer to LV Blvd than to I15. But it mostly lies between the two. For istance check the Artisan Hotel. It is around 1500 W. Sahara...but it is to the east of I15.
Ah very interesting. Thanks for the tidbit!
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:18 AM
 
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It is actually a benchmark originally done by the UP in downtown Las Vegas.

It is generally closer to LV Blvd than to I15. But it mostly lies between the two. For istance check the Artisan Hotel. It is around 1500 W. Sahara...but it is to the east of I15.
The UNLV area is considered "west"? Get a clue.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:44 AM
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The UNLV area is considered "west"? Get a clue.
No, it's in the eastern vicinity.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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East/west in the city of Las Vegas is divided by Main Street until it intersects with Las Vegas Boulevard North (note: it is not North Las Vegas Blvd). Then when LV Blvd crosses Sahara it becomes LV BLVD South (NOT South Las Vegas BLVD). The city limits are on the south side of Sahara, thus the Sahara (SE corner) is in the county, and the World's Largest Gift Shop NW corner) is in the city. The east/west dividing line may not exactly track with Las Vegas Blvd south of Sahara as it curves to the SE, but it's pretty close. For those who don't know, The Strip IS Las Vegas Boulevard. And at one time it was also 5th Street and/or the old LA Highway. Streets can be quirky in Las Vegas.

UNLV is roughly located between E. Tropicana to the south and E. Flamingo to the north, and Swenson to the west and S. Maryland Parkway to the east. It may not be a great place to run on the street in that area but the track would be fine.

Las Vegas is the easiest place in the world to find your way around as there are so many landmarks to guide you, and until they got cutsie with curved roads and roundabouts in Summerlin, all the streets are mostly N-S, E-W in a grid with approx. one mile between major intersections. You can never get out of sight of Mt. Charleston to the west, nor Sunrise Mountain to the east. Plus you have the Strip in the middle with all the hotels, especially the Stratosphere.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:04 AM
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East/west in the city of Las Vegas is divided by Main Street until it intersects with Las Vegas Boulevard North (note: it is not North Las Vegas Blvd). Then when LV Blvd crosses Sahara it becomes LV BLVD South (NOT South Las Vegas BLVD). The city limits are on the south side of Sahara, thus the Sahara (SE corner) is in the county, and the World's Largest Gift Shop NW corner) is in the city. The east/west dividing line may not exactly track with Las Vegas Blvd south of Sahara as it curves to the SE, but it's pretty close. For those who don't know, The Strip IS Las Vegas Boulevard. And at one time it was also 5th Street and/or the old LA Highway. Streets can be quirky in Las Vegas.

UNLV is roughly located between E. Tropicana to the south and E. Flamingo to the north, and Swenson to the west and S. Maryland Parkway to the east. It may not be a great place to run on the street in that area but the track would be fine.

Las Vegas is the easiest place in the world to find your way around as there are so many landmarks to guide you, and until they got cutsie with curved roads and roundabouts in Summerlin, all the streets are mostly N-S, E-W in a grid with approx. one mile between major intersections. You can never get out of sight of Mt. Charleston to the west, nor Sunrise Mountain to the east. Plus you have the Strip in the middle with all the hotels, especially the Stratosphere.
Thanks Buzz! Yeah the Stratosphere is like the north star lol!
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm so happy ya'll are still posting in this thread. I'm getting more concerned about the weather as it's getting hotter here in Texas and I saw the weather was 110 the other day!!
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I'm so happy ya'll are still posting in this thread. I'm getting more concerned about the weather as it's getting hotter here in Texas and I saw the weather was 110 the other day!!
Locals consider the weather right now very tolerable. In a week or two the flow will change direction and the humidity will go up...that is less tolerable. Will be a few degrees cooler but still less tolerable.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm use to humidity, but I go late at night here in Texas it's about 80 degees when I run. I've ran in no hotter than 90, so I'm a little worried that I will be dying running for 45 minutes straight at the end of July, but I'll make it. I like to push myself.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:16 PM
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I'm use to humidity, but I go late at night here in Texas it's about 80 degees when I run. I've ran in no hotter than 90, so I'm a little worried that I will be dying running for 45 minutes straight at the end of July, but I'll make it. I like to push myself.
Hang in there, and you'll get used to it in time.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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I'm use to humidity, but I go late at night here in Texas it's about 80 degees when I run. I've ran in no hotter than 90, so I'm a little worried that I will be dying running for 45 minutes straight at the end of July, but I'll make it. I like to push myself.
You should be fine. I'm from NJ and run in the middle of the day all summer (when it's 90 degrees with 75% humidity). It's the humidity that kills me. When I run in Vegas, I usually go around 8:00 a.m. It's hot, but not unbearable. A hat and sunglasses are a must and carry water if you can tolerate holding things while you run (I can't). I'll be there next week and plan on returning in mid-August.
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