21 Jul '14, 10am

Dos and Donuts: Alex Varner’s Journey To The Trails

Dos and Donuts: Alex Varner’s Journey To The Trails

I did it twice, in 2011 and 2012. The race consists of running 2.5 miles, mostly downhill, to the eating zone outside of a Krispy Kreme restaurant where you eat a dozen glazed donuts, and then running the mostly uphill 2.5 miles back to the finish line. In 2011, it was freezing cold and rainy and the donuts were basically congealed, so it was pretty gross and I didn’t really have a good time. Plus, I wasn’t very fit so the running hurt quite a bit more than it probably should have. In 2012, I made the race a bit of a goal, so I trained for it—running, not eating—and was the first guy into the eating zone by quite a bit. I had observed some eating tactics the year before and put those to good use that year, mashing the donuts together and dunking them in water to make them require less chewing and go down faster. I was second guy out of the eating zone—there were definitely...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2014/07/dos-and-donuts-alex-varner...

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