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- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-10-08 4:56 PM
Indoor marathon at the Pettit ice area a in Milwaukee

95 laps:shocker!:
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-10-08 5:57 PM
Ugh. Ice arena.
Parent - By sideshowbob Date 2017-10-08 7:46 PM
Rather chilling, I would say .
Parent - By IB Date 2017-10-08 10:48 PM
I would do it, but I'm a fucking crazy weirdo.
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2017-10-09 3:40 AM
I'd say do it!  Hopefully, the ice arena wouldn't be hot!  And I ran a marathon by myself on a track before work one morning, so 95 laps should be a piece of cake! Though it was easy counting laps on a track.  Every 4th lap (and it's obvious when that was up) hit my watch... 95 would be trickier.  I'd probably hit it every 5 laps and just have 19 long miles...
Parent - - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-10-09 5:21 AM
In the indoor marathon I am familiar with they have someone recording the laps for you.
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2017-10-09 5:26 AM
yeah, but I'd want constant feedback about what lap I was on without having to ask. :blush:
Parent - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-10-09 5:29 AM
True! :laugh:
Parent - - By Mickeyd Date 2017-10-10 5:49 AM
The last indoors marathon I ran (yes, I'm crazy enough to have done more than one), they had a digital leaderboard you passed every lap, so you had constant feedback.  I probably didn't need to know every 43 seconds, but it was there if I did.  :laugh:
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-13 2:23 AM
There is an indoor marathon in Goshen, IN that a friend of mine ran this year.  They do two back-to-back, and yes, I'm tempted.  However, if the track is too "soft," like a lot of outdoor tracks are, I'm out.  The new surfaces play havoc on my calves!
Parent - By Mickeyd Date 2017-10-31 10:29 AM
That's the very one I was referencing!  :laugh:  I didn't do both days though.  I'm trying to remember what the surface was like, and I'm just drawing a blank.  It was an upstairs track, but that's about all I remember.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-10-09 10:47 AM
It's 55* inside the arena so shorts and short sleeves would be comfortable - maybe some arm panties too.:shocker!:

It's chipped time and they have people counting laps that can let you know your count.

I'm thinking of this event because being signed up for something in February would give me motivation to run through the winter. I also like the idea of doing something so different that would be a mental challenge.

I haven't registered yet but am pretty sure that I will. Early bird registration runs through 10/31.
Parent - - By Quagmire [us] Date 2017-10-09 11:06 AM
What kind of an "I have no life" weirdo would volunteer to spend up to 5...maybe even 6 hours counting the number of laps some nit wit (no offense) runs around an indoor arena track?

I know I would rather die. 

I also know I would start day dreaming and quickly lose track...and then I would just guess.

"One.........................Two............three.........I wonder what's on TV tonight....oh, four..........five........I'm hungry.....six......let me check my phone....oh email for an old friend.....huh?....what?...oh yeah....eight..........

An hour and a half later....

"What?....what lap are you're on's it...I said lap 38!  Great Job...keep it up.....!"
Parent - By IB Date 2017-10-09 8:43 PM
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-13 2:25 AM
I spent last weekend volunteering to pour tailwind into runners' bottles for about eight hours.  The people I was with made the time pass pretty quickly.  :happy:
Parent - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2017-10-15 8:06 PM
55?  Too warm.  Ask them to turn the ice down to hockey consistency instead of figure skating consistency, then I'd be in.
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-10-15 9:20 PM
There are plenty of events in other parts of the country in February. Buzz Marathon in San Miguel is a nice little one.
Parent - - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-10-09 5:22 AM Edited 2017-10-09 5:28 AM
I had a friend that tried to convince me to run an indoor marathon near us once. I politely declined. When I asked her later how it went she only had two words: Never.again : pbbt::laugh:

This is the one she did:

ETA- if you do it make sure they have provisions to change direction every once in a while, or it's going to hurt!
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-13 2:26 AM
- my friend would do it again, but it isn't high on her list of priorities
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-10-09 9:24 AM
Concrete? Even with a "thin layer of rubber" over it, ouch.
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-13 2:27 AM
- I'd prefer that to modern school track surfaces, I think.
Parent - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2017-10-09 10:42 AM
Sounds sort of interesting.  At least you wouldn't have to worry about the weather.
Parent - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 2017-10-09 11:29 AM
Parent - - By Mickeyd Date 2017-10-10 5:53 AM
I say go for it.  I've done a couple.  They are a unique kind of fun, they can have a kind of party atmosphere.
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2017-10-10 6:04 AM
Ha! I can most definitely see you doing them!:grin::hug:
Parent - - By Mickeyd Date 2017-10-10 10:58 AM
:laugh:  It does kind of play to my strengths;  I zone out easily.  :laugh:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-13 2:27 AM
- my idea of a moment of zen :laugh:
Parent - - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-10-11 2:38 PM
I once did 38 miles for the Latitude 38 Parrothead club for a Relay for Life on a six laps to the mile junior high school track.  By mile 15 I was going stir crazy. (exacerbated by the fact that I ran in the middle of the night).  I got through it by counting out a bunch of M&M's to correspond to the required lap count.  Every lap I got an M&M.  I made it, raised thousands for cancer and convinced my fellow parrot heads that I was insane. (Buffett fans are more into margaritas than marathons)
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-10-13 2:28 AM
- kudos on raising all that money.
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-10-14 7:48 PM
Wow. 38 miles on any track is something. 228 laps?
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-10-31 8:59 AM
As I am 31 states into my 50 state quest, I am looking to shake things up bit and have considered doing an indoor race.  I saw this one, but already have Wisconsin.  There are also indoor marathons in Ohio (already checked that state off) and the Zoom Yah-Yah in Minnesota......I am seriously considering doing that one, hopefully next year.
- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-10-31 7:39 AM
I just registered. Today was the last day of early registration.

Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-10-31 8:59 AM
Parent - By Tommeke Date 2017-10-31 9:19 AM
The good thing is that you can always turn back when you're fed up :wink:
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2017-10-31 9:32 AM
good luck!  This sounds like quite an adventure.
Parent - By Mickeyd Date 2017-10-31 10:31 AM
Good for you!  I hope you have fun with it.  :cool:
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