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Hello all,<br><br>
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.<br><br>
I suggest we could pick teams and and try a "Virtual" competition of some sort here:<br><br>
Points are awarded as follows ?<br><br>
- 1 pt. for every 100 yards swum (in or outside)<br><br>
- 1 pt. for every road mile ridden on the bike<br>
of your choosing<br><br>
- 1 pt. for every 3 minutes logged on your<br>
bike trainer or in Spinning class<br><br>
- 4 pts. for every mile walked or run (1 pt for each 1/4<br>
mile)<br><br>
We could add more categories such as one for weighlifting or one for group classes such as yoga/pilates/aerobics.<br><br>
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.)<br><br>
Basic idea is to have fun and to encourage getting out there for some sort of activity and to participate on a team.<br><br>
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. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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i would place eliptical and stepper in the same category as Spinning: 1 point for every 3min.<br><br>
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. <img alt="icon_flower.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/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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Great idea! Count me in!!<br><br><i>Anything that will help me get my lazy butt out the door and onto the road.</i><br><br>
If Bugdude joins, make sure we're on separate teams! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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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! <img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif">
 

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Sure
 

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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:<br><br>
Mar 16 - Apr 8 (24 days)<br><br>
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?"<br><br>
That said, perhaps our "points" can equate to miles or kms.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
and you inspired me to change my avatar to my wrist ink..nkyinkyim.
 
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