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BolderBOULDER - Run10k


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Boulder, Colorado
United States
BolderBOULDER
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 02m 43s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

My panicky sister was freaking out that we would be late. So she made me leave the house WAY too early. I think I got up around 4am. Walked/fed the dogs, took a shower, packed the car (since I would be leaving straight from Boulder), and then we drove up. Once in Boulder we parked in a super-secret location fairly close to the start and walked over. Got ourselves all set up, checked our bags with FedEx, hit the porta potties, then had 30 minutes to stand around before HER wave started and 50 minutes for mine. Yup, WAY too early.
Event warmup:

Lots of walking around and some stretching to kill time.
Run
  • 1h 02m 43s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 06s  min/mile
Comments:

Splits:
8:52/179
9:44/174
10:42/167
10:35/163
10:15/162
10:29/165
2:06/169
Bleh. Not a good race for me. I'm hoping I was just tired. I took off at a "sustainable fast" pace. This is a 10k after all. The first mile went well and I was feeling good. The second mile seemed to have a lot of hills but I still felt okay when I got to the two mile marker. At about 2.25 I got this AWFUL side stitch. I never get those. I ended up having to walk it out and I was just never the same after that. I basically jogged the rest. Mentally and physically I was just done. The course isn't exactly easy either. I swear that every time I turned a corner there was a slight uphill to run. Am I crazy? The splits/AHR really show that the pace SHOULD have been sustainable (183 is my LT) but just wasn't my day. The later miles are obviously easier...165 is about the cap of my Z1.
What would you do differently?:

More run training.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around Folsom. Sat in the stands a lot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of run training.

Event comments:

Just ticking off another thing on my "to-do" list. I have always wanted to do this race. So I did. I probably would not do it again. It was a nice one-time thing, but honestly I didn't see anything spectacular enough about it to warrant the butt-pain that 50,000+ runners generates. It was very well organized and all, but just no better than any other race I have done. I guess it didn't help that I had a bad day. But my goal was to just do it, so I guess I did that!




Last updated: 2007-05-29 12:00 AM
Running
01:02:43 | 06.21 miles | 10m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Here, there, and everywhere around Boulder. Ends at Folsom Field.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? No
Evaluation
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

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2007-05-30 4:36 PM

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2007-05-30 5:45 PM
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nice race, glad you are getting in some last minute races until Knee Day
2007-05-30 6:39 PM
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congrats...  50,000 runners.. wow.
2007-05-31 12:07 AM
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A very cool place in Colorado :)
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Ooohhh NOOOoooo!!! Side stitches are the -fing WORST! I never know what to do about those and I always feel like such a wimp when I get them - way to stick it out though even though you felt mentally DONE.

BB's cool though - it's fun and definitely an experience to have checked off! 

2007-05-31 4:39 PM
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I would have been ectastic with that result!!  Hoep the knee felt good
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