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May 23rd, 2009

Bolder Boulder 10K Remote @ 08:00 am

Current Location: Joint Base Balad, Iraq
Current Mood: happy happy

[Actually posted early morning 5 June local time]

There was a remote running of the Bolder Boulder 10K here are the base.  We started at 0600 local. Starting conditions were 28C (82F) 16% RH and winds Variable at 5 mph.  We ran through a fair portion of one side of the base starting and finishing on a track in a stadium.  This is basically a road race with portions across long stretches of gravel.  The finishing conditions were similar to the start: 28C (82F) 23% RH and winds NW at 6 mph.

The best part was a strong PR for the 10K of 55:25, almost 10 minutes better the my time in April for my first 10K.  This also matches the pace I ran the 5K in March.  I am probably in the best shape I have ever been.

In the interest of complete disclosure, Boulder is at a higher elevation than Denver while Balad is only at 164 feet.  I suspect my performance would not have been quite as good in the Bolder Boulder itself.
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Date:June 4th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
So that's where you are. I've been checking on and off since FKO. Hope all is oging well
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Date:June 6th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
Wow, congratulations on your PR! Not so congratulations for being back in Iraq. :-)

If you had trained in Boulder, though, you probably would have had about the same time, since your body adapts.