I think Boulder, Colorado is one of the most beautiful places that I’ve been to. I just love those mountains! I also love running in Boulder, and deliberately stay at a hotel that is close to the Boulder Creek Path.
When I went to Boulder last week to visit my daughter, I packed my cold weather running gear since I knew I’d have time for a run before she was ready to face the day.
This has been my go-to outfit this winter, for temps in the upper 20’s to upper 30’s.
I should have checked the weather before I got to the elevator because it was crazy warm!
I ended up taking my gloves off mid-run, but otherwise I wasn’t too warm.
I seriously doubt that it was really 50F (or even in the mid-40s) where I was.
I ran along the Boulder Creek Path and then trekked 1 mile up Boulder Canyon.
I guess I was heading west, but I turned around to take this picture of the sunrise.
As I ran, I soaked in the beauty of the sunrise reflecting off the mountains.
By the time I reached my turn-around point, it was full daylight.
It was literally all downhill from there!
(Elevation profile from GarminConnect)
Total Distance: 1.37 mi
Total Time: 1:00:06 (what a coincidence!)
Avg. Pace: 9:26 min/mi (10:17 for that mile up Boulder Canyon)
I got this t-shirt at the Boulder Running Company, and felt like I really earned it!
My lungs were burning during my run, and I had to remind myself that I am susceptible to exercise-induced asthma and so I should be careful. I was coughing for a few hours after my run, but don’t think I did any lasting damage.
Is there a special place where you really love to run?