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Milwaukee Running Festival Mile Recap

November 03, 2015

When the gun for the Mile race went off I was briefly in the lead before I realized I am slow and it is almost impossible to convince a marathoner’s legs to run that hard for that long.

By Dane Rauschenberg, See Dane Run

Race: Milwaukee Running Festival
Place: Milwaukee, WI
Miles from home: 2063
Weather: 50Fs, dry, sunny

Taking on inaugural events is usually a mixed bag of happenings.  It is exciting to be on-hand for the "first" of a running event.  However, being the guinea pig for something in which you are also testing yourself physically can leave you hung out to dry. I have experienced both the pros and cons of being involved with inaugural races in the past and as such am more selective with those I involve myself and my legs with these days.

Yet, with this race I knew I would probably be in good hands.  The race director Chris Ponteri is not only himself a sub-3 hour marathoner but also the RD of the wildly popular Icebreaker Indoor Marathon held in Milwaukee in January.  I have heard rave reviews about this race from trusted friends and assumed that expertise from Chris in that race would carry over to this one as well.

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