Friday, October 26, 2012

Running Update

I ran once this week.  Tuesday hill repeats with Leila.  Might run tonight.  Racing 5K Saturday.  Likely group run Sunday evening on Falcon if anyone wants to go.  The last two days I skipped running to hang with my boys and eat chocolate chip cookies.

Snow Cone

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Boulder 50K

So, attempting to fake your way to a fast 50K is a good way to get out the door for a nice walk, as it turns out.  I had some thoughts that I'd be able to run under 3:50 for the flat/fast Boulder 50K on no training or specific fitness, because, you know, it seemed like a good idea.  Again, I was duped into thinking I might be able to snag a W given that the race would be tiny (there ended up being 12 finishers of 14 starters).  Of course, I showed up and saw Bill Fanselow warming up, so that was easy to let go.

I took it out with Bill, or rather, Bill let me lead it out for a few miles before dropping my ass like a bag of hot rocks.  Then, I simply fell into my pace and tried to think about anything besides running 5 out and back "loops".  The laps 1-3 (the fifth lap is a short 2ish miler mini lap) went as planned, with me running a pretty smack dab on pace, rolling through in 2:36 for 21 and change.  My legs simply stopped functioning after that,  and I enjoyed some nice walking with great views of the mountains and the cool fall breeze.  In the end, I finished in 4:15, 3rd of 12.  So, I achieved my real goal, finish the year not on a DNF.  Back to the shorter stuff for the rest of fall/winter.