I suppose if you wanted to swim at the rez today, 50° would have sucked. But for running? Shorts and a long-sleeve cotton T was the perfect gear for this weather. If you recognize this street sign, you know what trailhead I ran at today.
After finding my pace a few weeks back, I can handle the hills of the East Boulder Trail just fine. I can’t tell you my exact pace as I’m not going to bother wearing a watch at this point in my training plan, but safe to say it’s slow. Feels to me about 10 minutes per mile. I’m fine with that as long as I can complete the distance, and the hills, without walking.
But the cold weather today gave me a little skip in my step. I felt fast. Well, faster. It’s amazing the impact temperature has on distance running. And I like the look of the clouds sitting on top of the foothills west of Boulder Valley. On a clear day, this trail affords spectacular views of the Indian Peaks, but this blanket of clouds gave it a cozy feel that we won’t experience much of as summer dries out the valley and hills. It was a good day to run.
Tried to run too late today; 90 degrees and a billion % humidity. Definately hurts performance, while building character.
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It just hit me! “Swim at the rez” means at the reservoir. I was trying to picture Denverites going to the Reservation to swim.
You’d have to live here to know that. I purposely don’t always interpret the local slang. Like in my novel, I never interpreted “ping”, because I wanted people to figure out it’s how techies say “contact”.