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Here are the scoring criteria for this round of the VRAA (no changes, veterans).<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">VRAA scoring categories:</span><br><br><b>I. Running/Walking:</b> 4 pts for every mile (1 pt for every 1/4 mile). Includes outdoor running/walking and, if you choose, treadmill.<br><br><b>II. Swimming:</b> 1 pt for every 100 meters (indoor or outdoor)<br><br><b>III. Cycling:</b> 1.5 pt for every mile (includes outdoor cycling and, if you choose, trainers that give accurate mileage readings)<br><br><b>IV. In-line skating (the APRR Chuck rule):</b> 2 pts for every mile<br><br><b>V. The Race Premium:</b> Add 5 pts. for a race to the points you'd get for the distance. Applies once per race, whether it's a 5K or an Ironman tri.<br><br><b>VI. General Cardio*:</b> 1 pt for every 3 minutes<br><br><b>VII. Alternate workouts**:</b> 1 pt for every 5 minutes (<i>maximum of 60 minutes, or 12 points, per day</i>; we do not intend to turn this race into Yoga Your Ass Across America)<br><br><i>* General Cardio</i> includes: Stationary bike/Elliptical/Stair-stepper/Rowing, etc. The basic requirement for this category is an activity that produces a sustained, elevated and/or aerobic heart rate. Use this for aerobic activities that you can't readily measure in miles.<br><br><i>** Alternate workouts:</i> This category is open to interpretation. To a point. Below are the suggested activities. The guidance with this category is to count time spent working and not rest time.<br><br>
- Yoga/Pilates<br>
- Weighlifting/Circuit training<br>
- Core/Abdominal work
 

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Each day there will be a score reporting thread. Look in this forum for some examples from the last round. If you're done with your workout in the morning and you're ready to report and no reporting thread has been started ... start one.<br><br>
Report what you did for the day, how many points you got, and what team you're on. So if you ran 4 AND ONE HALF FREAKING miles, did 30 minutes of Pilates, and biked 10 miles, your report would look like this:<br><br>
Ran 4.5 miles = 18 points<br>
Biked 10 miles = 15 points<br>
30 minutes Pilates = 6 points<br><br>
39 points for Team A.<br><br>
Let me know if you have any questions.
 

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I especially like how running 4 miles, turned into 4.5 when reporting points! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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Okay, I'm new here...<br><br>
I think the pool I swim is measured in yards. I can do the math conversion to meters, but am wondering how we're supposed to round. (Do we go to the nearest half point, quarter point, or what?)<br><br>
For example, if I swim 15 laps that's 750 yards. 750 yards is 685 meters. Is this worth 6.85 points, 6.5 points, or 7 points?
 

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For the sake of simplicity, report swims in yards if your pool's measured in yards or in meters if it's measured that way. Yeah, I know this generates inequality, but life's too short to get all fitzy with conversion tables for something that'll amount to a point here or there.<br><br>
For fractions, follow normal rounding rules. Round down for .01 to .49; round up for .5 to .99.
 

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What about a race that doesn't come up to exactly .25 mile increments?<br><br>
Such as a marathon (26.2 miles or 10k 6.21 miles) is it accepted to round those up to 26.25 and 6.25 respectively? I'm pretty sure it's safe to assume that even without warming up .05 miles are covered in walking from the car to the start line. I just wanted to make sure that it's ok to round up like that.
 

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I have a question regarding weight training and "time spent working and not rest time". I rest 30 seconds between sets, which is not enough to bring my heart rate back down by any means. Do I need to take every single one of those 30 second rests out of my total workout time to calculate the points? I can do it, just wondering if it is really necessary--plus it's less points of course so that would be a bummer. Sorry if this has been asked before!<br><br>
Thanks,<br>
Lisa
 

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There's no need to get too fussy here. Just adhere to the spirit of the rule ... body revved up = points; no rev = no points. So don't worry about backing out itty bitty rest breaks like this where your body remains revved up. Longer breaks ... those ones where a 40-minute workout becomes a 1 hour sit-on-your-ass-a-thon with the odd spasm of heaving and grunting ... take 'em out.
 

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You must go to my gym. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> It surprises me how many people sit forever between.<br><br>
When I weight train, I do all my exercises one after the other, and then go in for the next set same way. So there's no actual rest time, period. If I have an hour of working out to do, I want to make sure I actually do an hour... I just don't have that kinda time, not to do it like that.
 

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I've never swum in a meter pool...I don't know where to find one...cananada?
 

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Did not post my points from last Wednesday on. Team G<br><br>
Wednesday Oct. 17<br>
Ran 2.5 miles = 10 points<br>
Weight training 60 minutes = 12 points<br><br>
Thursday<br>
Cardio kickboxing 60 minutes = 20 points<br><br>
Friday<br>
Ran 2.5 miles = 10 points<br>
Weight training 60 minutes = 12 points<br><br>
Geaux team G
 
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