Saturday, April 11, 2009

Every year, starting last year (not a longstanding tradition!), my university recreation center sponsors a 5K fun run to beat the current football coach. Proceeds from the run go to funding student scholarships and, for every student that beats the football coach, $10 are donated to helping fund scholarships. While I did no participate last year, I was chomping at the bits to trailblaze past Coach Pete this year.

I am excited to report that not only did I beat Coach Pete (as you can see in the photo), but I also smashed his time. I ran the 5K in 24:34, beating his 30 minute 5K, and I have the t-shirt to prove it!

Now I need to continue training up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the cure! Care to donate?


Kristen said...

Awesome job! I'm in awe of fast runners. I have a feeling Coach Pete and I would be in a head-to-head sprint to the finish. I think, on my very best day, I might be able to pull off a 30min 5k. Maybe.

Thister said...

I am sure you are well paced and steady for the running that you do, especially for triathlon training!

I am usually a bit more casual in my runs, averaging about 9-10 minutes, but that changes when I train for 5Ks and specifically on race days. 5Ks are about speed more than endurance, though.

I have a few Nike+ training programs that help me to push myself to be a little faster without dying. Maybe you could check them out too? Hopefully they'll help me pull through when I need it for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

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