Big Dam Journey Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of your #BigDamJourney

Our first week of training is about to begin and good news, we don't start until Tuesday. Some key points to remember:

Use your rest days. If you haven't been running at all you may be sore. Rest will HELP. Cross training is also a good thing to do on these days. Swim, Bike or just walk. (But not excessive Donuts)

For Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday we want you to jog EASY for 60 seconds, then walk for 90 seconds. (Yes that's it!)

If you have questions please tweet #BigDamJourney to @RebeccaBrocton or @maddie3013 or @brentwpeterson

We will make the training available each Sunday and we also hope to have a video available each week. I appologize for the sound, graphics and cheesy jokes that happened in this weeks video as well as all subsiquent videos. 

Week 1
26th Feb - 4th Mar
This is the start of your Big Dam journey!

Make sure you stay hydrated, eat well, protect yourself from the sun, have comfy trainers & share your progress to help you (& @RebeccaBrocton) to stay motivated!

60 / 90
Brisk five minute warmup walk.

Alternate 60 secs of jogging & 90 secs of walking for 20 mins.

The first step is the hardest, but it’s oh so worth it!
How was yesterday? Feeling good?

Today you can rest or fit in 30–40 mins of easy training on a bike, cross-trainer or go for a swim.

This will build your strength without risking injury.
60 / 90
Brisk five minute warmup walk.

Alternate 60 secs of jogging & 90 secs of walking for 20 mins.

Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.
TGIF! Give your body a rest today & don’t forget to look after your mind.

Each year, 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems. It’s ok to talk about it & to seek help.

60 / 90
Brisk five minute warmup walk.

Alternate 60 secs of jogging & 90 secs of walking for 20 mins.
Sunday funday!

Congratulations! You have just finished week one on your Big Dam journey!

Bet you are feeling pretty swell aren’t you?


Big Dam Run Training Plan

We are excited to announce the Big Dam Training Plan from Rebecca Brocton!

This 8 week Couch to 5k training plan will help you to be ready for the Big Dam Run on April 22nd. The entire plan is available here. Download your Couch to 5k Training plan

We will also be posting the weeks plan on Mondays. Please tweet about your training using the hashtag #BigDamJourney and we look forward to seeing you at Magento Imagine. 

Remember you can walk or run at the Big Dam Run and if you want you can even just tour the Dam.

Welcome to the 7th Annual Big Dam Run

Labor of love

Welcome to the 7th Pre-Imagine Run/Walk in lovely Las Vegas Nevada. In 2012, after an urging from Susan to do something "Fun" before Magento Imagine, we decided on entering a Magento group into the Labor of Love 10k and Half Marathon. This was the bigging of Mage:Run('vegas') and Imagine Running. That year Bob Schwartz got the design team to put together a T-shirt. We put together a bus and had 25 odd people out in the middle of the desert.

We joined a race until 2016 when there was no race to join. We decided to do our own race and not really knowing what we were doing we decided that the Hoover Dam would be a great place. 

When the popularity grew to more than 60 people we started calling around for bigger buses. Then someone mentioned. "Did you get a permit?"

A Permit... for what? The Hoover Dam was put on hold for 2016 and in 2017 we got our permit! 

Last year we had 135 people and rented the top level of the parking garage at the Hoover Dam. 

We are excited about this year race and hope to see you there! 

Some things we are looking for this year.

Volunteers: This is a community event. We are looking for all sorts of volunteers. 


  • Guest Bloggers. I am setting an incredibly low bar with this post. Anything anyone writes will be welcome. 
  • Drone Pilot. (Just like it says)
  • Water Stop at 5k turn around
  • Bus helpers. 


Please email if you are interested.

Madeleine, Brent, and Susan
Big Dam Organizers 

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