Oh my goodness, I have been stalking the color run sites for a year now. They are always at least 2-2.5 hours away or during some season of ungodly extreme temperatures.
Could it be? No, it can’t be. Ohhh, but it is! A color run in Central PA during a normal season! As soon as I saw this, I signed up immediately. Okay, I waited a few minutes for a long-time acquaintance to call their Zumba instructor for the team password. But I signed up as soon as I had that password.
I’ve been secretly wanting to do a 5K for awhile now, but I haven’t any.. ok, I was going to say “real reason” or “motivation”.. truth is, I’ve just been making excuses and being lazy. There, I said it.
But a color run is a FUN event! It isn’t about how fast you run, who you beat, not finishing last or under an hour. No one cares. If you are last, they’ll be waiting for you at the party afterward. And seriously, getting covered in random colors while wearing whatever goofy outfit you can dream up? Um, yes please.
Now I have to admit, I haven’t been on my treadmill since I needed an air conditioner to not die. Training WILL be needed to survive this thing. So, I did what any other normal human being would do. I painstakingly eyeballed the provided Google map of the event and redrew it as an iFit map-based workout.
That’s normal, right? Yeah? Okay, whatever. It will help me train. I think my primary goal will be to just DO the trial run of the map once a week. I know I can survive a 3-3.5mph pace for extended lengths of time on the treadmill, so I’m hoping this practice will move me past the “survive” range and into the “easily complete” range. After that, increased speed is just icing.