Saturday, January 15, 2011

donut run

kathrin invited me to a donut run put on by her tri coach, katie, of malone coaching. i convinced josh to do it, but he said i had to do it too even though he knows i'm allergic to donuts. he's been wanting to do the krispy kreme challenge but unfortunately it hasn't jived with our schedule thus far. i told him in advance that it was ok if he beats me in this race.

it was an informal but fun 'race'. you could be a "challenger", run a two-mile loop, eat six donuts, and run the two-mile loop again; or you could be a "casual" runner and eat 0-5 donuts in between the loops. my competitiveness (and hard-headedness) signed us up for the challenger division.

josh and i ran together for the first loop and i just barely beat him to the donut table. he's a fast eater and took off for his second loop when i was only halfway through my donuts.

i attempted dipping my donuts in water, but that was entirely too disgusting. i stacked a couple, smushed them, and forced myself to eat them 'fast'. the urge to puke was stronger while eating them than while running.

a good method

i'm pretty sure this was my first negative split race ever, go figure. donuts clearly make for good fueling.

surprisingly i didn't feel like puking until the last short but steep hill, but my donuts held it together. i almost caught back up to josh - he finished a few seconds in front of me for probably 5th place male 'challenger'.

i finished 2nd place female in the 'challenger' division; maybe 3rd overall? it was hard to tell.

tastes like victory
donut run (1/15): 4 miles, 31:46 (avg pace 7:56), 37*
i stopped my watch for the eating part... so who knows what my "race" time was. this definitely counts as a pr.

48 comments:

  1. ugggh. makes me feel ill just thinking about it

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  2. Hmmm, donuts!!! And running, can't think of a better combo right now...OK, I can, but still! Congrats on nr. #2!

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  3. Ha. You are awesome! My swim team used to do donut relays. It was definitely my highest performing event of the season.

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  4. This sounds absolutely disgusting and amazing on so many levels. I just finished reading this month's Runner's World which had a long run-down of the Krispy Kreme challenge.

    Though Houston doesn't have anything similar, I'm wondering if I could get something together with a local restaurant or activity... any ideas? Milk shakes? Paddle boats? Beer? Smoothies?

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  5. That definitely would have had me puking all over the place. Congrats on the PR and on keeping it all down! Very impressive :)

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  6. I'm not sure if that race would be delicious or disgusting. Either way.....awesome!

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  7. Oh my word! I saw this race in Runners World!! Hilarious!!! Although it gives me a stomach ache just thinking about it!

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  8. I don't like donuts but it sounds like they make for better fueling than GU...hmmm, maybe I need to learn to like them. Funny girl!

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  9. Sub 8 pace with donuts??? Impressive!

    We had donuts AFTER our 5k this morning. I don't think I could keep them down during the run.

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  10. Ewwwwwwwwwwww donuts being dunked in water?????

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  11. I have a hard time keeping water down let alone donuts! I would barf all over myself...

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  12. Way to go Lindsay!!! I would of been puking for sure...I trouble eating anything when I am running. You kicked butt....check out your pace Chica!! I love your bling:) Take care and hugs!

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  13. I know you won't believe this but I don't like donuts!! LOL

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  14. I would love to do this. I have always wanted to do the Krispie Kreme race. I would rock at the eating of them. Love your "trophy."

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  15. What an unusual challenge. Six is a bunch to stuff down in the middle. I bet it was fun though. Nice Pr!

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  16. The only race you gain weight running - sounds like my ideal race! Nice job, Chica .. and that medal is awesome!

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  17. you are awesome. Love that you did this. I couldn't do it b/c I know I would puke. Congrats on the PR and more importantly the podium finish. Now you have to defend your title.....

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  18. Ok...I can't get over Meg's comment...what? seriously??

    This totally sounds like a race for me. I have tough stomach and happen to LOVE donuts.

    Congrats! sounds like it was a lot of fun.

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  19. Sounds like a blast...congrats on the great finish!

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  20. Oh goodness! A donut race sounds fun and terrible! Congrats on the good finish and donut PR!

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  21. Hahaha! I just read about this race in Runner's World mag! I thought how cool, those doughnuts of tasty!

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  22. Donuts-seriously!!! Now that's my kind of race! Tell me about these donuts.....frosting, sprinkles???? You really ate 6 of them and then negative split! That is pretty impressive! I'm gagging just thinking about dipping donuts in water-blech!!

    Nice work!

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  23. Love the medal, congrats! That does sound like a barfolicious race though...

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  24. I think it sounds fun but I'm probably puke after.

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  25. I am just done looking through the pictures on facebook and I am impressed at the variety of approaches to the donut eating... I didn't see any of that since I was so way behind everybody... Slogging through those 4 miles.

    But you looked great out there, especially impressive on the second loop! Donut hardware.... AWESOME! ;-)

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  26. This is awesome, and I because I'm OBSESSED with KK Donuts, I would kick butt in this race.

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  27. Blah!! I thought when I first started running that the Krispy Kreme race was a great idea, but it gets worse and worse to think about it the more I run... You're brave!

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  28. Nice job on second place! I'm pretty sure a race like this would deter me from ever eating donuts again. Maybe I should do it with cookies and pb to make myself lay off.

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  29. It sounds utterly revolting but I do like the medal!!!

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  30. i've always been intrigued with donut runs. i kind of want to do one. great job on #2!

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  31. I know this is dumb, but I love donuts too much to cram them down like this! I would have been a total loser here and just sat around eating them. Good for you for cramming them down, and still placing!

    Sounds like fun.

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  32. OMG, that's hilarious!

    I don't know whether to be amused, disgusted or envious that you ran so well despite the donuts.

    Congrats on 2nd! You would've easily beaten me because I'm a notoriously slow eater. Haha :)

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  33. I am curious, I wonder if there is an apple fritter run? lol. That sounds crazy but fun. I love donuts but I don't know about during a race. Though good for pre run fuel. Take care.

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  34. Oh man, I can't imagine eating a bunch of donuts right after running or right before...it does not sound appetizing. Congrats on a great finish without barfing!

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  35. Oh the idea of this makes my stomach hurt!

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  36. okay, this kind of makes me sick. ;) I would totally puke! Well, nevermind, I can eat anything and run. I'd rock it! :)

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  37. With eating abilities like that you could fueling for an ultra!

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  38. Reading this post I initially thought a donut run was somekind of interval session but sound as if you really do eat them . My equivalent would be a pub crawl but I walk inbetween!

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  39. great job on the donut run...sounds like a fun event...

    yeah i couldn't believe the twins both gained 9 lbs on loser last night...how does that happen?

    and yes we finally met the "unknowns" although i'm not sure why they keep calling them unknowns now...

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  40. That sounds like fun. Congrats! I like the award you got.

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  41. I am doing the Krispy Kreme Challenge next month. I feel like I should feel vaguely guilty for this, but seriously all I have been thinking about for weeks is donuts! I am only a "casual runner" or whatever - not the category where you have to do the full dozen.

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  42. I can't believe you ate the donuts crazy lady!

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  43. Girl, you are too funny. What kind of donuts were they? That's an important detail to know. If they were glazed, i am sure that the extra sugar helped you to finish so fast! And to not hurl...

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  44. This is sick! I love donuts, but shoving 6 down my throat during a race? GAG!

    Congrats!!!! I hope you didn't suffer too much for this afterwards.

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