Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monday, 05/20/13

Picked up my Bolder Boulder packet at Runners Roost with upgraded tech T.  Prior to running this race for the first time in 2009, I figured an A qualifier would be a slam dunk, but soon came to learn that for an aging trail runner who prefers technical trails, 18% grade or steeper, it was not so easy. 

Last year I really surprised myself and shuffled over the line with just 5 seconds to spare to FINALLY get an A qualifier.  I realize that my 37:55 is laughably pedestrian, a truly bad day for most of my running friends, but for me, just earning the right to line up at the front of a race of this size is an achievement in and of itself. 

Like most years, I am also managing to go into the BB with little to no specific training or speedwork, just planning to give it all I have on the day with just mountain running in my legs.  It is also impossible to taper for such an event, falling on the tail end of Memorial Day weekend, where the temptation to run peaks is just too great.

Oh well, I am eager to give it a go, I really enjoy this particular race despite the fact that I really despise flat road running (it helps tremendously that my company pays for it, as I would be too cheap to throw down the $50).

Any of you faster guys or gals out there want to pace me ;). 


  1. Dude - time to get your A qualifier for next year too with this one. Make those teeth sweat once you past Casey Middle.

  2. Good someone to try and pace off of. I finally got into the A wave this year after trying a few times. Of course I really have not been training that much and my ankle is jacked up so it should be interesting.

  3. I am officially jealous. Win one for the gipper. Huh?

    Maybe some year I will try and motivate myself to run a qualifier.

  4. I am officially curious. What does one who does not drink do with a ticket that says "good for one beer" at the end of a race?

  5. GZ, I'll give it my best shot.

    Shad, congrats, I'll see you out there.

    BF, you can do it for sure, you were so close in 2011.


    I get the beer, then dump it out in the trough urinal they have there..... ;)

    Actually, I give them away.

    2009 Footfeathers
    2010 Brandon (I think?)
    2011 Wife
    2012 Timko
    2013 Kendrick (or Shad Mika, whoever gets there first ;))