4 classmates and myself picked a day to engage in our "occupations", or activities we do to add meaning and purpose to our lives. Naturally, anything triathlon-related fit the bill for me! I chose to run, while other classmates picked rock climbing, shooting free throws, jump roping, and bench press repetitions. We each picked a goal we wanted to reach, and people would donate money for each mile/minute/repetition/free-throw/etc. For me, I chose 8 miles in an hour.
8 miles was
|Just getting started!|
I stuck to my strategy during the run, and knocked out the 8 miles in 58:56, which averages to about a 7:22/mile pace! I was really proud of myself. I felt okay throughout the majority of the run, but the last 10 minutes were killer. I haven't hurt like that in a few months! With my training in February, I haven't been too concerned about speed, and but have been ramping up the distance instead. It's nice to know that I can suffer through a run and still have a pretty decent pace (at least for me)!
|Mid run, getting some creepy encouragement!|
|Post-run, reiterating that I don't normally dress like that to my classmates...|
Overall, the fundraiser raised some serious ca$h monAAAY! All the credit goes to my classmates, faculty, and planners for the events! Most of my class stayed around to watch me run in spandex on a treadmill for an hour, which was embarrassing for me/ awesome(boring) for them (haha)! This was the first fundraising event I have done with training or racing, but I now hope to find some causes to support! It was a fun way to spend a training run!
Thanks for reading!