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Monday, May 29, 2006

Bolder Boulder 2006 (10K)

Boulder, CO

Well after only 1 week of good training in the states, I faired pretty well for this year’s boulder. I just got back from spending two weeks in Costa Rica where I didn’t run much at all. For one, every time I went out for a run, I was so miserably hot that I couldn’t run as intensely as I needed to and secondly, I was on vacation. After all, how could you pass up $1 beers and $.50 happy hour? ¡Pura Vida!

The race actually turned out pretty decent and I shaved 43 seconds off my time from last year. I ran a 38:57 which isn’t very fast comparatively to other runners in my age division but it’s pretty fast for me. The racing conditions were optimal this year as there was a little sun and no rain to speak of. I actually arrived a little later than I wanted to and started in the back of my wave. Things ended up turning out alright though.

The house I stayed at the night before was definitely pimped out. Boulder at its finest. This pad had to have been worth ½ a mil easy. Everything was brand new and I was just amazed with the size of their plasma TV in their living room. Wow! It reminded me of the show “Cribs” on MTV. It’s great when you have connections through your friends! Jake’s parents are awesome! Nothing like shooting pool and carb-loading, drinking beer that is, before a race! We also had a fabulous spaghetti dinner in Longmont with Rachel & Christi. Those two have great taste when it comes to selecting restaurants. ¡Buenísimo!

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