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Lakefront Discovery Run - Run15k

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 21m 18s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = m40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

On my lunch hour on friday, went to find a costume. That was tough. Pregnant nun. no Sperm man. no Seymore Bush, Gyno costume. no. Anything with a giant mask. no. Settled on variation of mad scientist. Dr. Donkyl/Mr. Donk Hyde. Up about 6:30 and my 8 year old helped me get my costume ready. Headed downtown. At registration everybody looked so serious and many huddled inside the building. Lots of strange looks. Come on people lighten up a little! Went outside and found the costumed donkey crowd. I had my favorites, but everybody looked great.
Event warmup:

not really.
  • 1h 21m 18s
  • 9.39 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

There was seven of us Donks doing the 15k. Tripletmom and DjDavey headed out front, because they were going to go fast (and they did). I headed out with Jszat, Yams, Sgoener and RaytownPete. As we headed out, I found myself in a spot I never will again: in front of Yams. Too bad it was in the first 300 feet. We weaved our way through the crowd in the first mile with lots of comments and laughs. Jszat and Yams pulled ahead as I saw Joe's viking horns fade off in the distance. Scott, Pete and myself stuck together until about mile 8. Good company. Wearing a costume seems like a great idea at mile one, by mile four it is not as much fun, by mile 8, I wanted to tear off my wig and throw it in Lake Michigan. In the end though we made people laugh and enjoy their run a little more and that is a good thing. Finished with a 7 minute PR (without costume last year) and was really thirsty. Headed in to Ale House to have a beer with my friends.
What would you do differently?:

If I was really going to race, I wouldn't wear a costume, but what fun would that be?
Post race
Warm down:

find the free beer

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Costume and a bit of a tight hammie.

Event comments:

This race is a blast. Can't wait until next year.

Last updated: 2008-09-16 12:00 AM
01:21:18 | 9.39 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: loopish along scenic lake Michigan.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-10-27 11:21 AM

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Delafield, Wisconsin
Subject: Lakefront Discovery Run

2008-10-27 11:34 AM
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West Allis, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Lakefront Discovery Run

EEEAAAWWWsum job out there psycho donkeydudeman!!!  PR IN A FREAKIN COSTUME!!!


2008-10-27 5:08 PM
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West Bend, WI
Subject: RE: Lakefront Discovery Run
7 minutes- holy smokes!!!!  Id maybe consider the costume for all races
2008-10-28 9:53 AM
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Waukesha, WI
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Hot diggity dog.  Way to go.  Love to hear that you PR' a costume none the less.  Way to work thru the impediment and keep the thing on.  Pix or it didn't happen!
2008-10-28 4:03 PM
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Iron Donkey
, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Lakefront Discovery Run

Nice PR, Donk!

And you beat Yams (well, for a few hundred feet anyways, but, who's counting? )  Tell THAT to your Grandkids!

2008-11-01 7:22 PM
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Cheesehead, WI
Subject: RE: Lakefront Discovery Run where's the pics?!?!?!?!?!?!? Nice race! Bet that wig itched like crazy by the time you got your brewski

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