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Why the The Natural Resources Defense Council? I want to support a charity that is able to take political action during this time. The NRDC holds a 96.35/ 100 rating from Charity Navigator, higher than the other environmental groups I considered.
Why a $1,000 goal? I wanted to set a goal just high enough to scare me a little! The first $50 will go towards registration for the Kalamazoo Half marathon on May 6, 2018. The remaining money raised will be donated to the NRDC.
What training schedule will I follow? I'm going to try to break the 2 hour mark at this half marathon, a significant shave of my current 2:24 record. I will start with a 12 week speed training plan on November 13, 2017. Then, I will combine speed with distance in a 10 week distance program, starting February 19, 2018.
What are your goal dates? By January 1, 2018 I'd like to raise $500. By March 1, 2018 I'd like to have $800 raised. By May 6th, 2018 I'd like to reach my $1,000 goal.
Why not a marathon? I started this fundraiser with the idea of a marathon, but until I can run faster I realized I don't have the time to train while in school full-time. But, I did want to still fundraise this year and so I chose the half marathon distance.