Sunday, September 4, 2011

Friday, 09/02/11 Boulder Creek Path

6.2 miles/243 vert./53:08 Garmin Data up/Garmin Data down

Rob T was itching to settle a bet he had with a friend who said there was no way he could run a 5k at sub 7:30 pace, but did not necessarily specify whether or not it could be downhill, so Rob figured he would give it a shot on the gentle slope of the Boulder Creek Path.  We had been talking for a while about getting out for a run, so I offered to help pace/encourage him as I tagged along pushing the girls in the Chariot.  We started from Scott Carpenter Park a bit after 5:30pm and headed 3.1 miles up at a casual warm up pace, with a convenient turn around spot exactly at the top of the rise before the underpass/dirt section of the path.

We made good time heading down and Rob seemed to be handling the pace just fine, running somewhere in the 6+ minute range for the first mile and banking a bit of time for later.  Our watches seemed to not be in perfect sync, but I had 7:13 pace and 22:23 for the 5k, though his stats differed just slightly.  Either way, he did it with ease.  Nice work Rob!

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