It was quite an adventure at the Bolder Boulder 10K last weekend in beautiful, breathtaking Boulder, CO. It was great to spend time with Brent and to hit the ground running, literally and figuratively. We made some awesome connections and our sponsor Newton Running once again rolled out the red carpet for us.
The race itself was very unique due to the altitude in the mountains of Colorado. We weren't accustomed to running in the thin air so it definitely added to our time. That never dampened our spirits and we powered through it, one wheel and one foot at a time.
I'll now hand it over to my brother Brent for his portion of the post. Kpeasey out.
What an amazing race experience. Well, maybe except for the altitude!! Boulder sure knows how to throw a party, that's for sure! The Bolder Boulder is one of the biggest 10k's in the country and Kyle and I were excited at a chance to compete! We arrived in Boulder later Thursday afternoon and spent the day getting settled. This race was different from many for us as it was just Kyle and I competing. The race was Monday so we had a few days to explore and enjoy Boulder!
Sunday night we had the opportunity to hang with our favorite folks from Newton Running, some of their elite/pro athletes and their Ironman Foundation Team. We really cannot say enough great things about Newton Running. They are a company with even better people at the helm. They continue to share so much around so many different communities and it is wonderful that we are even just a small part of it. Of course we wouldn't run in anything else anyhow :).
Monday morning we walked the short two blocks to the race start and got settled in. IT WAS cold. Not exactly late spring air, but it was good for running. Someone had told us that the hills were tricky and that the altitude might be harder than we thought. Well they weren't kidding! By mile two, I felt like I was out of air completely! Kyle was pushing us along, willing us to get moving just a little quicker. The people of Boulder are very much into fitness and outdoor recreation so there was constant cheer along the road for us. The finish was super cool!
We finished into their football stadium and even caught a glimpse of ourselves on the Jumbo-tron! Possibly one of the coolest parts was that once the last runner is finished the elites/pro runners finally start. Kyle and I got to sit and enjoy some popcorn while the real race played out on the big screen. Super impressive to see those guys run and might have even given us some added motivation to go even faster!!
All in all it was great to be able to run together and we hope to get some of the KPF athletes out with us again next year!!
Photo credit: Top photo David Zalubowski/Associated Press