Sunday, August 11, 2013

Georgetown Idaho Springs Half Marathon

I ran the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon on August 10, 2013.
I ran a 1:34:10.  A pretty average performance on my part.  I felt good during the race, just didn't have the speed to push down to a 1:30 pace.   It's a fun race though, nice course downhill and great scenery.  Zach ran with me, he ran 1:26.  We did not hang around long after the race because we were moving him into his frat house in Boulder that day, so we went back to Denver after the finish.  Nice day though, Blue Skies, good temperatures.

Garmin Watch Data for the Race

Georgetown Idaho Springs Half Marathon Results

This was my 4th Half Marathon this year, and my slowest by about a minute.  I don't think I had enough recovery time after Evergreen to really go for a sub 1:30.

Georgetown Half Marathon, on the dirt portion around mile 8.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Evergreen Town Race - 10K

I ran the Evergreen Town Race on August 4, 2013.  I ran a really strong race with a nice pace and finally broke 40 minutes in the 10K.  I ran a 39:30, taking 2 minutes off of my Bolder Boulder 10k PR 2 months ago.  I finished 54 overall and 5th in my age group (10 year age groups 40 - 49).

Zach ran a strong 37:22, also a PR and taking 2 minutes off his Bolder Boulder time.

I ran behind Mike from our Pickled Prostates 2012 team.  We stayed together on a bout a 6:25 pace , I was just behind him   I had 20 on my Garmin at the 5k, so that means a negative split to break 40.  I pulled away from Mike at about 3.5 miles, I dropped my pace just a bit and ran 19:30 for the second 5k with a fast finish to beat the 39:30 clock.

Really like this course, downhill with a lot of turns, canyons, meadows and trees and a creek and a really nice neighborhood to run through.  The parking for the bus pickup and the bus organization could use a little work, but the post race party is really good also.

Garmin Watch Data for Race

Evergreen Town Race 2013 Results