Instead of dedication, I got an entry into the Denver Gorilla Run, which I’m really excited about. I was considering this race a few months ago, which some of you may remember, but hopefully not too many of you because I’m just going to repost what I already posted. A quote from a previous entry is a quick and
The next race up for consideration is the Denver Gorilla Run, those of you who voted that I should do the slip ‘n’ slide (90% of you) will like this one because you have to run dressed as a Gorilla. It’s a 5.6K but other than that I don’t know much about it. Apparently the proceeds go to the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund to benefit the Mountain Gorillas, probably by building them new schools and providing them text books or something. Anyway, they give you a Gorilla suit and you get to keep it! I’ve always wanted to own my own gorilla suit so if I participate in this race it will be one more thing that I can cross off my bucket list. Prizes are awarded for Highest Fundraising Gorilla, First to Finish, Furthest Traveled Gorilla and Most Creative Gorilla costume (i.e. what you add to your monkey suit to make it stand out). I’m thinking The Vanilla Gorilla costume is a shoe-in for first place. Shoes! I bet the proceeds go towards new shoes for the gorillas.
The most likely hindrance to me participating in this event is the high entry fee ($150). I guess that’s attributable to the gorilla suits that they give out and the rising cost of gorilla text books. The best thing about this race, other than it being a good excuse to keep calling everyone a “damned dirty ape,” is that I have never run a 5.6K (who has?) which means that it would be a PR by default. Anytime you can guarantee yourself a PR just by completing an event, that’s a good thing.
|8/28/2008||7 Miles Out & Back||Tempo||7 Mi||1:04:35||9:14|
|8/26/2008||5 Miles Out & Back||Crappy||5 Mi||48:48||9:46|
|8/21/2008||5 Miles Out & Back||Tempo||5 Mi||42:57||8:36|
|8/19/2008||5 Miles Out & Back||Intervals (4x800)||5 Mi||43:59||8:48|
|8/16/2008||7 Miles Out & Back||Easy||7 Mi||1:06:53||9:34|
|8/9/2008||Georgetown Half||Race||13.1 Mi||1:56:45||8:55|
|8/4/2008||Track||Intervals (4x400)||4 Mi||35:29||8:53|
|8/2/2008||6 Mile Loop||Long||6 Mi||52:41||8:47|
|8/1/2008||5 Miles Out & Back||Tempo||5 Mi||44:03||8:49|
Distance: 69.1 miles
Total Time: 10:30:49