I CANNOT run on treadmills...
That pretty much summed how I did at the Foxtel Lap. I spent the first 1 minute restarting the machine several times and fumbling the buttons to find the right pace.
I got to know that one of my colleagues, Glen did 80 laps (8.0km) in that approximate 30 minute slot. Yeah, I was foolish to try to beat his record... went out too hard in the beginning... was clocking 18kph... then 16kph... then 15kph... and then kept at 14kph, which I thought would be just right to achieve my 70 lap goal anyway.
Running on treadmill is so boring... I don't know how you guys do it... our machine was positioned on the bottom far left (see picture below), so we're kinda blocked by a TV screen. Li-Ann had to come to the side to watch and cheer me (thanks, darling!)
I think I over-stride... Look, BOTH my feet are AIR-BORNE!
As I was the final runner for my team... my colleagues came down to cheer me on! Me being quite low-profile at my workplace... getting all this attention is quite nice actually...
Again, I fumbled at towards the end... the emcee said "That's it..." and started counting down "10... 9... 8... etc." Well... I misunderstood and pretty much stopped the machine when he said "That's it..." Couldn't get it to start back again after.
I clocked 6.891km in total in that 28-29 minutes or so. The marshals recorded it at 68 laps.
Our team whipped the others in Perth to come up tops with 1263 laps in total for 20 people. Although the top team in Sydney beat us by 12 laps. See results *here*.
I got to know that our partners also won the Chief Challenge... with both partners clocking 78 laps each... They're some REALLY fit bosses.
What did we win?
A medal each...
A Sports Fever gift voucher... hmm... 2XU compression leggings? What do you guys think of men in thights?
Some other stuff... including a pink Puma bag... which is going to Li-Ann.
I guess I shouldn't complain too much about my run... After all, the MAIN cause was for charity... and I had LOADS of fun!
A big thank you to all those who generously sponsored me!