Boulder Heart & Sole Half Marathon
June 29, 2014
This was the first year the race was set in downtown Boulder as a road race and no longer out by Boulder Reservoir. It was a beautiful day and well staffed. The course route made two laps so people could participate in a 10K (single lap) or half marathon (additional lap). I do not have much to say about the race. It was nice to see my progress to that point, but I realized after having run both the 25 mile trail race and Steamboat Marathon race that I was beginning to enjoy these shorter runs. I like going for a run and basing my progress on increased speed rather than trying to simultaneously increase my pace and lengthen the distance. However, as another road race, I also realized how much I prefer trail running to paved races. I move much faster on pavement, but that was never my intention for taking up running this summer. I just wanted to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
My race info below:
Distance: 13.1 miles
Chip Time: 2:00:55
Overall winning time (Kevin Kochei): 1:06:47
Overall place: 155/288
Age division: 25 to 29
Age division winning time (Amy Smith): 1:29:15
Division place: 11/28
Female winning time (Kaoru Nagao): 1:17:30
Female place: 57/148
Only two races left this summer!