Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday, November 5 -- Boulder Rez & Boulder Valley Ranch

Run: Boulder Reservoir - Boulder Valley Ranch
Time: 1:08
Distance: 9:03 miles
Effort: Moderate
Body: Good
Weather: Unseasonably warm and clear

Mid-afternoon escape on a remarkably warm and beautiful November day.

Did a loop around the Boulder Reservoir and then did a quick loop through Boulder Valley Ranch open space. Felt really good today, just cruising along at a comfortable pace (average for the run was 7:28).

Had a relatively mellow mix on the iPod (Avett Brothers, Drag the River, Son Volt, Mark Kozelek, Mike Doughty, Death Cab for Cutie, and so on...), which added to the great vibe out there today.

Some days this run bores me to tears. There's not much up and down, the reservoir ain't all that pretty and the dirt roads can be a bit tedious, compared to a mountain trail. Today, though, the miles rolled by, the stillness of the Rez was awe-inspiring and the fields of brown grass and leafless cottonwoods in the open space were somehow as welcome as a visit from an old friend.

A very good day.


  1. Hey Jim- Thanks for the comment. Brandon Fuller and I are meeting on Wednesday morning at ~8:45 to run Sanitas next week if you're free?

  2. Lucho -

    I have to take my 8-year-old to a pediatrician appointment that morning at 8:15 a.m., so I won't be able to get to Boulder in time. (Plus, it's Veterans Day...a work holiday, which means no commute to Boulder that day for me.) Any other day, and I would have been all over it. Thanks for the invite. If you're up for it another day (the following Wednesday?), drop me a line.

  3. Jim- I'm in Golden (near Nederland). I'm running every day and would love to have some company. My Monday's and Fridays aren't free but any other day I can drive for a run.