The Blonde Runs

an American girl living in Australia

…I did it again. (Bolder Boulder 10k recap)

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PR’d again, that is!

Sure, it was only by 24 seconds, but a PR is a PR.

I ran my usual 10k. I ran it at the usual last minute. Seriously, there is only ONE other 10k I have EVER run. And I actually love running this one over and over because I can compare my times each year on a solid, consistent course. The only thing that changes is me.

This year, I told myself not to worry too much about the race and my pace. I had signed up a few days prior, not even getting into the wave I qualified for (AA) because those bibs ran out; so I was bumped down a wave (AB). Yes, it’s a talking point. Yes, the wave you run in is a prestigious thing. Probably only to me, though. I had also run a decent hill workout Saturday and a tempo run on Sunday. My legs were mushy. And they HAD been mushy most of the week due to so other hill workouts.

Why all the hill workouts? Training for this itty bitty race in a few weeks.

I met up with Courtney, from Runners Roost, and my Oiselle teammate Laura at the start. As we chatted, I didn’t even have time to overthink the race or get nervous. So, I decided I would attempt the pace I needed to PR for the first couple of miles and go from there.

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Aaaaaaannnnnnnddddddd….it worked. Granted, my legs felt like they wanted to fall off around mile 3.5. The good news was that the couple of hills in this race felt like nothing. Typically, they are impacting enough for me to notice. Not this time!

It was your usual Bolder Boulder. Local bands. Local entertainment. Every kilometer is marked with a huge banner, so I just counted them down to get me through the race. Not that I wanted it to be over, but because I am notorious for counting down to everything!

Time: 42:09
AG Place: 6th out of 591
Female Place: 98 out of 24778
Overall Place: 825 out of 52000(ish)

And here are some other fun facts, provided by my brother’s wife’s sister.
Top 1.8% of all runners
Top .3% of all female runners
Top 1% of my division

After the race, I met up with my Oiselle teammates (there were 4 of us who raced) for some photos, expoing, and viewing the elite race. I realized this would be my last team race where the CO Oiselle girls and I would be meeting up. It made me sad to say goodbye to them, but I know I will see them all again!

Laura, Me, Lisa
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Bret, Me, Jess, Laura, Lisa
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Shalane Flanigan, pushing to the finish (she was 2nd)
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Overall a good race, a good day.

Is this the year of the PR?! At least for the 5k, 10k, and half it is! I am not holding my breath for the Leadville Marathon… :)

XO,

 

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4 thoughts on “…I did it again. (Bolder Boulder 10k recap)

  1. Congratulations, great PR!
    You and your friends look awesome, I love the race outfit.

  2. Congrats on the PR and especially with everything working against you. Those are the most rewarding!

  3. Congrats on crushing it for a PR! And I’ll see you and Courtney in Leadville :) nervous and psyched!!

    (p.s. accidentally posted this on the wrong post earlier! woops)

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