Friday, May 29, 2009

The Bolder-Boulder

Along with my husband and parents, I did in fact run the Bolder-Boulder on Monday. My pace was a bit off of what I'd been training at here on the east coast (just over :20 per mile slower), but given the altitude I felt great about it.

A few notes on the race... The course is fast and flat, the streets are really wide, and it's beautiful. The race is incredibly well organized - 54,000 participants, and I was able to run freely right from the start. They have sanctioned bands along the entire course, and plenty of other people set up amps and play their own instruments in their yards. Boulderites line the course and cheer... as well as hand out anything from tequila shots to burritos to freezer pops. One lawn hosted a slip 'n' slide. You finish by running around the inside of Folsom Field, and the packed stadium sounds like it's cheering just for you. I cannot wait to run it again!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought of you when I saw the footage on TV! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself :) ~Angela

Georgia said...

That's awesome!!!! Sounds like you did an amazing job!! Can't wait to see you this weekend!