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.


  1. Good going, Shad. Are you planning on doing the entire series?

  2. Right now just the first 3, it all depends on family stuff so I have to play it week by week. Hockey started again this week so that is our family time suck again.

  3. PR! and that last bump stinks anyway. Well done.

  4. I hear you on being a "hilly running type", but that's still a great job on the flats.