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Here is a long overdue update! And I guess the update is; there is no update…
I am a pretty poor fundraiser. I had two fundraisers schedule and both were a dud. I have actually had the best fundraising support through Facebook! As a reminder; by participating as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) TNT, I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
I was fortunate enough to have a fellow passionate runner join my team and run with me in solidarity! We are both raising funds; Jessica with more success than I. I dont understand why though; donating to LLS should be self explanatory and almost compulsory!
Since 1988, more than 600,000 TNT participants have helped LLS invest more than $1 billion for blood cancer research!!
Any way; In addition to my inability to raise funds I have also had limited success with the Sixcycle app. Team in Training uses Sixcycle like most people use Facebook… well, I should say how most people use Slack. Sixcycle is a platform built for athletes, coaches, and their communities.
For me personally, Sixcycle has not been super effective. While; true to form, it connected our team to the coaches so we could collaborate; I feel like I missed out. There was denifately the ability to chat one-on-one as well as in groups to check on goals, but I feel the training plan were cookie cuter.
I think what I liked best was the ability to track process. It was fairly intuitive and my exercises from garmin were uploaded automatically. I havent been able to analyze fitness data to understand progress; but I do that outside of the app. I think the most important part of the app is the ability to connect with the coach and the greater TnT community with one place to communicate, compete and coordinate activities together.