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BolderBOULDER - Run10k

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 55m 33s
Overall Rank = 9165/50000
Age Group = F36
Age Group Rank = 81/591
Pre-race routine:

The usual: portapotty, bag dropoff, portapotty, get in line.
Event warmup:

Mostly running to catch up to my wave before the start line.
  • 55m 33s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 57s  min/mile

A new PR! Would have liked to push even faster, but this is all I had to give. Not bad given last week's sickness and asthma-related issues. Good weather for running. The first half felt really hard, but things improved after mile 4, not least because that's a nice downhill stretch.
What would you do differently?:

Next year I should have the asthma issues more under control. This is a new diagnosis, and while I'm not surprised, I did lose some lung capacity between the ear infection and strep and subsequent asthma issues. If I'd been at full capacity, I have no doubt I could have finished sub-55 this year. Still, it's not like I had any idea this was coming. It will also help that next year the baby should be sleeping better (and thus mama will sleep better and have more immunity to whatever's going around).
Post race
Event comments:

This race is always one of my favorites. There are small things I'd improve--like the set up of the new start line area (and the attitude of two volunteers who were preventing people from getting to their wave for no apparent reason), but it's really an awesome race. I started running it 10 years ago and am looking forward to another 10 years, hopefully with a few more PRs in the future.

Last updated: 2011-04-16 12:00 AM
00:55:33 | 06.21 miles | 08m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 81/591
Overall: 9165/50000
Performance: Good
Official splits: Mile 1: 8:42 Mile 2: 8:56 Mile 3: 9:21 Mile 4: 9:03 Mile 5: 8:39 Mile 6 and the .2 to finish the race: 9:01 Average HR 170, max 184
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-05-30 2:32 PM

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Subject: BolderBOULDER

2011-05-30 2:37 PM
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Lakewood, CO
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Congrats on the PR! 
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