Wednesday, April 13, 2011

18:42! Ouch!

That one really hurt! Last night I ran the first race in the Dash-n-Dine series that they hold out at the Boulder Rez after work on Tuesdays in the Spring. I think that the main purpose of this series is to get people qualified and ready for the Bolder Boulder.

Quick report:

Weather- perfect! It was cool and overcast

I did a 4.6 mile warmup jogging the course plus some extra around Coot Lake before the race. This is the first time that I have warmed up that much. I usually jog about a mile and just stretch. I felt loose and ready to race.

The actual race was all kind of a blur, it really hurt is about all I really remember. Especially that last 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile. The split times below are what I remember when looking down at my watch, I may be way off with them.

Mile 1: 5:52
Mile 2: 12:00 (6:08 mile pace)
Mile 3: 18:02 (6:02 mile pace)
Mile 0.1: 18:42 (6:40 mile pace) for a 5K PR for me!

As you can see I really died that last bit but I still finished 5th overall and 3rd in my age group. The results can be found by clicking here.

Hopefully next week I can bring that number down a few more seconds and not be as sore as I am today. I am not use to that much lactic acid being in my system. I am a long slow hilly running type of guy. But it sure was fun to battle it out at the front of the pack.