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#1 of 26 Old 03-07-2007, 01:35 PM - Thead Starter
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Hello all,

This idea is not exactly the same as a VRAA, but I'm borrowing the virtual competition used by our local Tri-club during the holidays.

I suggest we could pick teams and and try a "Virtual" competition of some sort here:

Points are awarded as follows ?

- 1 pt. for every 100 yards swum (in or outside)

- 1 pt. for every road mile ridden on the bike
of your choosing

- 1 pt. for every 3 minutes logged on your
bike trainer or in Spinning class

- 4 pts. for every mile walked or run (1 pt for each 1/4
mile)

We could add more categories such as one for weighlifting or one for group classes such as yoga/pilates/aerobics.

I wouldn't be against moderating for the first round. We could make the team competition either a fixed time-period (say, one month), or a fixed point total (say, 5,000 or 10,000 pts.)

Basic idea is to have fun and to encourage getting out there for some sort of activity and to participate on a team.

What do you think?
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I do a lot of elliptical and stepper, so maybe "generic cardio" that is non-running can get lopped into one category? I am totally in. smile.gif

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i would place eliptical and stepper in the same category as Spinning: 1 point for every 3min.

Cool. Meri's in.
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I vote for Roots as race Director, and any rules he sets up are okay with me. icon_flower.gif
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I'd play, and definitely am in favor of yoga & pilates being worth some points.

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helllooo Mr Ranger Sir!

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Great idea! Count me in!!

Anything that will help me get my lazy butt out the door and onto the road.

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if you give double miles for races to make up for tapering I'm on meri's ream
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I'm in.

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I'm so in. Especially if I'm actually going to do someone's half-IM later this year. And meri and I can challenge each other in powerhiking! icon_bounce.gif
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Wow. Looks like there's interest.

Stay tuned for details.
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I'd be willing to play.

Hopefully my mileage will be back up near normal soon.
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After March 24 my mileage is going to drop even more than it is now but I might be interested.
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Understanding that the next round of the VRAA is a trial-basis to see if there is genuine interest, I'm setting a finite time period:

Mar 16 - Apr 8 (24 days)

I am still brainstorming ideas on how to make the connection to a "Race Across America." Using a point system as I'm proposing does not exactly equate to "road miles." I anticipate the question, "If there's a set timeframe, where's the race?"

That said, perhaps our "points" can equate to miles or kms.

Please bear with and keep in mind that its a work-in-progress and the first round is a trial to workout the kinks. One of my underlying goals is to be inclusive to as many folks possible.

Input?
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I'm in!

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Since I'm going to be headed back into the gym in a couople of weeks for some hopefully consistent cross training, how bout a point or two for every 30 minutes going through the machine rotation?
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Love your Aya, fatmantrying! My sis has a beautiful tattoo of it in the middle of her back.

and you inspired me to change my avatar to my wrist ink..nkyinkyim.
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I think I could do this. When will it begin/end?
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Yes, check the scoring table next week. I think we can accomodate.
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Haha- did you see the sign-up thread? The next round is 24 days from Mar 16 - Apr 8.

Hope to see you there.
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three more activities I'm hoping to get points for:
roller blading
ice skating
knee/wake boarding (if you're going to incude this one, it would probably be best to assign points by time -- and it's not easy)
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This is all good stuff, roots......we've done a bunch of different themed VRAA's over the years and each one has had some unique twists to it. That's what made them fun!

I think you are doing a great job here!

Did we figure something out for weightlifting, and are we counting DVDs you can do at home (Tae-Bo, The Firm, etc?) the same way as group classes? I think when we did it at RR it was in 30 minute increments since most DVDs are at least 30 minutes.

As far as the Race Across America, I know we've done that one before but I think that one was just a mileage activities race. We could convert points to miles though, I think that would work. Our teams that year were to represent the four time zones (although the members didn't have to necessarily live in that time zone to be on a team).
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How about "bonus" days.

i.e. if you try something new on such-and-such a day: double score

or if you you go longer than you ever have, race day bonus, etc... icon_flower.gif

And if you run on your b-day quadruple points icon_cheers.gif
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Then, you better hope you are on my team on March 31st smile.gif

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