The Pursuit of sub 16

Bolder Boulder 10k

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Member Since:

Jan 22, 2009



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5k- 16:23 (2011)

8k- 27:33 (2008)

10k - 35:32 (2018)

Half Marathon- 1:16:48 (2018)

Marathon - 2:55:10 (2017)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Boston 2017!! Hot but great!

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win several marathons aside from other road races.
  • Break 16:00 in a 5k.
  • Go sub 2:35 in the marathon
  • Go 1:15 in the half


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 15.50 Month: 97.40 Year: 97.40
Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Lifetime Miles: 436.90
Asics Hyperspeed 7 Lifetime Miles: 283.26
New Wave Rider 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 333.14
Asics Cumulus 20 Lifetime Miles: 435.38
Mizuno Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 412.87
Race: Bolder Boulder 10k (6.21 Miles) 00:37:53, Place overall: 282, Place in age division: 9
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

my 2nd Bolder Boulder today. around 2.2 warmup. A wave kicked off right at 6:55 as scheduled, goal was to go under 37 minutes, and given the absolutely perfect weather (49-51 degrees, almost no wind), I thought I would have a shot at it -- especially given my recent high mileage. However, what I failed to realize beforehand was all the marathon training I've been doing the past 5 months has sapped quite a bit of my speed. 6:00 felt like good, both sustainable but decent effort-wise, but I just had no other gear to kick it into like I do when I do speed training. My watch splits and the official splits were at odds with each other, so I will just go with what they had:

1 - 6:01.6

2 - 6:01.7

3- 6:16.7

4- 6:06.8

5- 5:56.1

6 -6:05.6

change - 1:25 (really was disappointed with my effort here)

Total - 37:53, 6:06 avg pace

Overall- I can't be too disappointed with this result. It's slower than last year by about 30 seconds, and certainly off my goal for this race, but at the same time, I am at 1110+ miles at the end of May, which for me is extremely high + I ran 2 marathons within 3 weeks between 3 and 6 weeks ago. I could feel in my training that my top-end speed wasn't there and I hadn't been doing speedwork, so this is probably the best I could do at this tough course today. I could feel the endurance training kicking in as I still feel like I had more miles to go at the end (though probably would have kept clicking away that same 6:06 pace). Trying to get one more 10k in next weekend before I leave for Europe for the summer. It is downhill, so will benefit from that and see if I can open up my pace a little (will be good for confidence if nothing else).

Asics Hyperspeed 7 Miles: 7.90Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 2.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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