The last month I've hit the roads to break up what started out as a discouraging track season.
First, BolderBoulder. This was my first BolderBoulder, and it was awesome. The whole thing was a blast, so many people cheering on the course, kegs, the slip n slide, etc. Finishing in the stadium, and watching it fill up with runners was unlike any other race I've ever run. I ran 36:03 and finished third in the citizen's race, a solid performance for me at altitude, and definitely the best 10km I've ever run.
The next weekend, I headed to Tucson to run a road 5k. Of course I'm always looking for an excuse to visit my old stomping grounds :). The race went really well- I won, setting a new course record of 17:05, despite the 90+ degree heat. It came down to a sprint finish, so I was very happy to come out with the win.
To top off these two good performances, I jumped into the GoPro Games Vail Pass Half Marathon, to try to scoop up some cash. Turns out, it was a long 13.7 miles, finished at 10,500ft, and had an average incline of 4% (with very few flat or downhill sections I might add). I finished 4th, one spot out of the money, but with a new appreciation for the women who cruised on by me (probably laughing to themselves about my eagerness to start the race at an aggressive pace).
A solid last few weeks, and now back to steeple training!!