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Here are the scoring criteria for the August 3rd VRAA. They're the same as last time. (Flounder: there's no 80-mile rule.)<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 (maximum of 60 minutes, or 12 points, per day; 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 any aerobic activity 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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I'll have the details of the route posted tomorrow (got busy with some things). We'll be starting in lovely <b>Montreal, Quebec</b>. I believe Martin's on vacation in Europe, so we'll have to break into his house for the pre-race party.<br><br>
From there, we'll head south towards Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, and parts beyond. We'll be passing through the hometowns of various competitors and other Kicksters. Details soon.
 

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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 miles, did 30 minutes of Pilates, and biked 10 miles, your report would look like this:<br><blockquote><p>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.</p></blockquote>
If you don't have easy access to the internet for a stretch, just report your scores for a series of days in one big post in the most recent daily thread. Timely reporting is best, but it ain't always possible, and we get by just fine.<br><br>
I'll update the scoring and individual leaderboards periodically.<br><br>
Let me know if you have any questions.
 

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Awesome! May I suggest using the Long Trail in VT for part of the route? You can go east a little ways to swing through Plainfield, VT and then head Southwest to pick up Hanging Jury before heading out of state, since Dr. Wu didn't join us this time.
 

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would your friend be on the top or the bottom, Ilene? that might make a big difference. <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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However many it takes, I say...
 

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<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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How should I score 2 hours of competitive sand volleyball? I play in the AA league on a 4 person team on monday nights instead of running and we play 6 person teams, so it's quiet a workout. 12 points for 1hour+ for an alternative workout sounds low to me, but 40 points sounds high, but this isn't bump,set, spike my ass across virtual USA, so tell me what to score and I shall.
 

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I scored it as an alternative workout (12 points). I think pretty much everybody that has listed volleyball has put it in this category. And that makes sense: it has lots of moments of high intensity, but it's not an aerobic activity in the sense that it gets the heart rate elevated and keeps it there. Not enough continuous movement, a la pilates and circuit training.<br><br>
Which means anything over 1 hour hits the ceiling. That sucks, but it has also happened for others who do yoga and weight training on the same day or something like that. And it seems odd that a hardcore workout like 2 hours of competitive volleyball would count the same as a 3 mile walk. But that's the VRAA. Consistent and simple, in its maddening little way.
 

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I agree, HT. After an hour or two of bouldering/climbing, my arms are sore, I've spiked my heart rate a million times and I need a beer! But it's 12 points b/c we're not bouldering our way across America, right?
 

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that's fine with me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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