Race Recap: Raymond James ROYGBIV Virtual Run

ROYGBIV is the acronym for the sequence of colors in the rainbow. The Raymond James ROYGBIV Virtual Run was organized to benefit Metro Inclusive Health in the Tampa Bay area and was meant to be run on June 27th, Global Pride Day. I chose to run a 5K for this virtual race.

Virtual Race Goal
Since I ran the Sugar Skull Virtual 5K on May 31, I've had on-and-off Achilles and heel pain, so I've been trying to take it easy. My plan was to walk and not concern myself with my time.

Race Day: June 27, 2020
I wore rainbow colors and headed out on my usual 5K route of late. It was hot, about 81°F with 89% humidity and bright sunny skies.

Mile 1, 2, 3+: 15:04, 15:22, 14:23, 1:31
Familiar story: I had meant to walk this virtual race but I added a few little jogs here and there when I felt okay. Often the pain improves as I run but that hasn't been the case lately, though it felt really good to sweat and get my heart pumping. I miss really being able to run.

Swag
The race information suggested there would be both a t-shirt and a medal for participants (with the line Since we immediately spend the money on ordering for the medal and shipping, all sales are final.). However, my packet included a cotton t-shirt, cooling neck wrap, stickers, a pin, and a lanyard.

Garmin GPS elapsed time: 46:20
Cost: $25

Report written June 30, 2020

Addendum 9/6/22: I gave this shirt away (Goodwill) in July 2022

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