Bolder Boulder 2011 Goals

Tomorrow morning I’m running the Bolder Boulder 10k. It’s my first ever race of that length. I ran plenty of 5k races in high school cross country, and ran 5-mile segments of the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK in October 2009 & 2010. I can’t remember if I ran 10k without stopping in a cross country practice in high school once, but that’d be the only time I’ve run that long. I’ve been training to get up close to that distance, though, so hopefully I’ll be able to do it in decent time. I’ll make another post about the race sometime after it’s done, but here are my goals:

Under 70 minutes: Pleased
Under 65 minutes: Really happy
Under 60 minutes: Absolutely thrilled

I signed up for an under-70 minute wave, so that’s my minimum goal. My wave departs at 8:20:30 am in the morning. Here’s some more info about the race:

Course map

Elevation profile (race motto: “Sea Level is for Sissies”)

Fortunately the weather looks like it’ll be cloudy and cool for the race tomorrow morning, with temps in the low 50s. Fantastic running weather. I’m grateful it’s not going to be hot and sunny!

Anyway, trying to run 10 km in any of my goal times will be a challenge for me, but I’m looking forward to the challenge. I know I’m slow. I’m also starting to get a bit nervous, even though I know I’m only competing against myself and my goals. Time to try to get some sleep, gotta get up super-early in the morning!

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