Race Report: Maggie's May

Maggie on her way to a win and new course record at the tmc Meet Me downtown 5k

Maggie on her way to a win and new course record at the tmc Meet Me downtown 5k

Maggie during the BolderBoulder this Memorial Day

Maggie during the BolderBoulder this Memorial Day

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!!