Under 40

Rachel and I ran our first race today. We participated in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, a 3.5 mile corporate team race around the RIT campus.

I’ve been to the Corporate Challenge but this is the first time I’ve participated. Last year I was just a cook/photographer.

This year Rachel and I decided to run and so we’ve been “training” for the past month or so.

We completed the race, running the entire distance and we both posted times under 40 minutes (Randy – 39:42 & Rachel – 39:52). Pretty darn good for our first time!

From what I heard there were almost 3k less participants this year but there was still almost 10,000 runners! That’s a lot of feet… To give you an idea, check out the video from the starting line last year:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/randyaa/3574232763/?processed=1&cb=1243563398842[/flickrvideo]

Next year’s goal? 30 minutes, 9 minute miles. Wish us luck!

2 thoughts on “Under 40

  1. This year the weather sucked hard. I’ve been at the Corporate Challenge before when it rained, but usually it tapers off and everything’s soggy but sunny by the end. This time it was just a whole bunch of no fun. Started raining heavily at 7pm and didn’t stop (only lightened a bit for a spell) until the next day.

    Here’s hoping next year is more clement! Nice times both of you! I walked this time at 1:03:02.

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