Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Running the Bolder Boulder 10K Today

Today my body was on a treadmill in southern Virginia.

But my mind was 1,665 miles away in Colorado running the famous Bolder Boulder 10K virtually. (Here's the one hour YouTube in case you'd like it run it yourself.) 

This race boasts 50,000 runners annually. I was glad to be part of it today, if only in my mind.

An hour later it was over and I packed up and drove home. 

Maybe you've noticed that I've begun running by minutes, not miles. Why push it? My body enjoys running for an hour. After that, running becomes work. My goal is to run at least 3 hours a week. Maybe 4 or even 5, depending on how I'm feeling. I'll use my weekend races as my high-intensity training. Most of all, I'll pay attention to my heart rate. Today I ran at an average heart rate of 108 bpm. That's exactly where I want it to be. Running today was almost effortless. All preparation for my next race, when I'll kick it up a gear or two. 

Now it's time for my daily one-hour nap. Yes, I nap every afternoon. I have too because I'm pushing my body so hard these days. 😏