I completed my 2-hour leg of the 24-hour treadmill relay to raise money for the the World Food Program:
- Hour 1: 6.28 miles, from 6.0 mph to 6.6 mph
- Hour 2: 7.04 miles, from 6.7 mph to 7.5 mph
Hopefully, I’ll wrap up my 72-mile week tonight with a 9-mile recovery run on the treadmill while watching the UofL-Pitt game.
…instead of a death-defying run back-and-forth between our two campuses (9.2 miles). Bummer.
In fairness, the only death-defying parts of the run were the crossings (at between 9am and 3pm) of Poplar Level Rd @ Jefferson, Fern Valley Rd @ Jefferson, Outer Loop in front of Jefferson Mall, Preston Hwy near Manslick, and crossing/running along the entrance and exit ramps to the Snyder @ Preston. Ok, so those crossings could be pretty harrowing.
In its place, my team will be running (others may be walking) on this puppy (sans TV):
4 teams of runners or walkers will be spending 2 consecutive 12 hour days on the treadmill, relay-style. Given my experience running 20 MILE LONG RUNS on the treadmill, I ought to be good for a 4-6 hour contribution of the two days, October 1 and 2.
More details to follow…