This Sunday marked the seventh annual running of the Colfax Marathon. My training partner Anna was racing, and I jumped in at mile 12 to help her along. Here's what I learned:
|Bret C Stevens|
|Runners at the Colfax Marathon|
10. There are a lot of super-fast runners in Denver. Few of them ran the Colfax Marathon. That's because the Bolder Boulder, the premier 10k in the state, is next weekend.
9. It's totally possible -- and totally okay -- to be passed by people in costumes during the race. Know that their victory is short-lived: They're the ones who will have to deal with whatever chafing is caused by wearing a tutu and angel wings on a 26-mile run.
8. A shout-out to the residents of Lakewood, who spent their morning cheering from their front yards. Some extra love to the guys who handed out orange slices around mile 15.
7. To the people with the balcony overlooking Cherry Creek who played the Rocky theme song on repeat: Thanks! But also, didn't you get tired of listening to the Rocky theme song on repeat for three hours? More »