Monday, May 27, 2013

Bolder Boulder - 10K

Ran the Bolder Boulder 10k race on memorial Day.  Zach ran it also, he was in the A wave and I was in the AB Wave.

I had a great race, ran a PR 41:34.  Felt good most of the way, felt the hill at mile 4 though and then kicked it in for the last 2 miles and went for the PR, passed a lot of runners.  Really happy with the results, the weight loss and training this winter and spring are paying off.

Garmin Watch Data for Bolder Boulder 10k

Zach and I pre-race before the 7 am start.  Beautiful day this year.
Zach had a good race, ran 40:02.  A good time despite little to no training for 8 months.  A lot of the SHHS cross country runners were there and we met them in the stands afterwards.

Action Photo of the Bolder Boulder, on one of the many turns (22) in the race.  Looks like that guy and I are going to trip over each other.  I don't recall him or that turn really, I think it was near mile 5.

Bob and I post race.  He ran a strong 10k and this is in between 2 Marathons in 3 weeks.

2013 Bolder Boulder Results

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Colfax Marathon Relay - 6.4 Mile Leg 1

I ran the Colfax Marathon Relay, Leg 1 on May 19th with team  Where's the Bus.
Same team as last year, same people, same legs for everyone, different name (named after Raj not finding the bus).

I felt really good and had a nice 6.4 mile run from City Park down to Mile High Stadium, mainly down hill.

I ran it in 43:41, a minute 19 seconds faster than last year, a 6:39 pace.  Nice day for the race.

Overall the team finished in 3:31, 3 minutes faster and moved up to 15 in our division.  

Running Through Mile High Stadium at about Mile 6.  Felt Good

Another shot with the Bronco in the background.

After my leg, I waited for Bob to come through, he was running the Marathon, he looked good, I ran with him a couple of blocks and wished him luck.  He ended up running a 3:36.

Then I ran about 6 miles back to City Park easy and waited for my team to finish.  I missed them at the finish, but saw Bob and Matt and Pete.  Matt was 4th overall in the 10 mile race, running a 1:04

I finally found my team in the post race party after searching for an hour, it was so crowded, but good food and drink and a really nice day in the park.  There's a team pic someone took of us, but I haven't found it yet, I'll post it when I do

Fun Event.  Next year we break 3:30?

Colfax Marathon Results

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bannister Mile

The Bannister Mile for our lunchtime running group was on Tuesday 5/14/2013.

I had a really good mile this year.  A PR 5:30.  Felt really good the whole way, had to push the last 200 to get my 5:30 goal.  I didn't really have anyone to "race" this year, there was a pretty good gap in front of me and behind me, so it was pretty much on my own after the first lap.  5th overall, 3rd in my age group. Ha! Behind Scott and Patrick.

Zach ran it too, he ran a 5:02, he was going for sub 5 and gave it his best shot, started out fast and faded a bit at the end.  But he won the race for the group, 1 second off the record.  He hasn't done any track or speed work for 7 months and is "out of shape".   He looked really good.  But Scott Hjicek was closing on him about 10 seconds behind.

2013 Bannister Mile 

Then we split up into two teams for the 8X200 mile relay, shirts vs skins.  With actual batons this year.
Zach and I both had the lead leg for each team.  He blasted by me on the turn and ran about a 27, I ran about a 30 though.  I was also supposed to run the last leg for our team, but switched with Zach (gave him my shirt) so he ran a leg for each team which balanced it out.  Shirts edged out the skins 4:19 to 4:20.

Zach and Dennis getting ready to start the 8X200 Relay
Shirts vs Skins

Zach had a pretty good lead on me for the 200, but I still ran a fast 30 seconds

With Dave Caprerra being unavailable this year, I kinda helped organize it, send out the emails.  Gina and Brittany came to the event and helped time and "organize" the race and relay.  Thanks to them for their help, we needed it.  It was a really fun race and I think everyone had a good time and raced hard.

2013 Bannister Mile Results