10K Number 2 - Golden Gallop.
The day I realized that running in Colorado is completely ridiculous.
This race was tough. Like... super tough! To the point where all the real runners finished and were commenting about how difficult the course was. It wasn't just me.
Here's what made it tough:
Tough to read, but look from miles 2-4.75. Ridiculous uphill. What you probably can't read at the bottom says this:
Start elevation: 5890' Finish elevation: 5909' High point: 6031' Low point 5753'
Gross gain: 566'
To put that in perspective, this little 6 mile race had more elevation gain than the entire STATES of Florida, Delaware, and Louisiana.
So Aside from the torture of running uphill for the majority of the race, it was still a blast! And I LOVE the 10K distance.
And I got to spend some time with my friend Carli, who is leaving for the Peace Corps soon...
Official time: 1:04:31
Hour, I'm coming for you!