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<p>A fresh new round of the Virtual Run Across America will begin in one week.  <em><strong>We will be tracking progress across these great states</strong></em>, as soon as I figure that out I'll let you know! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Teams are assigned based on individual's level of badassedness and the team with the most points at the end of four weeks gets a VRAA Trophy!!!  You will easily track your points into the <a target="_blank"><span style="color:#016ca9;">database</span></a> that Hairy Trotter designed - a place where you can also track the progress of you, your team, other teams and other individuals and the level of badassedry you each signed up for. </p>
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<p>Keep track of mileage and time and PROMPTLY score your points. You can run, walk, bike, swim, yoga, zumba - JUST MOVE!</p>
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<p>Yes! There will be <em><strong>Hard Corps</strong></em> included this round!</p>
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<p>There wil be a <em><strong>5 point bonus</strong></em> if you participate in a race!     </p>
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<p><strong>Round 24 will start Friday, September 17 and run through Sunday, October 17</strong>.</p>
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<p>To sign up, please reply to this thread and let me know:</p>
<p>A. Level of Badassery</p>
<p>2. Hard Corps - Yea or Nay?</p>
<p>III. Who wants to be a Captain?<br><br>
What kind of badass are you?!   Estimate your points for the month, divide by 4 weeks to determine what level of badassery you're at.</p>
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<p><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>VRAA levels of badassery</b></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:small;">When you sign up, please place yourself in one of the following categories. Make your best guess about what you'll average over the course of the next several weeks and categorize yourself accordingly. You won't be punished if you end up doing more or less <b>(do keep in mind that all the non-running points add up; <span style="color:#ff0000;">a lot of cross-trainers and multi-sporters tend to underestimate their productivity</span>).</b></span><br>
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<p><strong>(1) <span style="font-size:16px;">Plutonium</span> Badass: </strong> When you're not working - you're wokring out.  It almost seems like exercising is what you do for a living. You rack up 350+ points a week.  A regular day's activity would include a 7 mile run, 25 mile bike ride and a 1500 yard swim, and that's an easy day! Teammates love you, opponents fear you, all secretly want to be like you.</p>
<p><br><span style="font-size:small;"><b>(2) Titanium Badass:</b> A cut above the rest. Your teammates love you, your opponents plan extra workouts because of you. You average earning 280-350 VRAA points per week. That's 2 hours on the elliptical trainer, every day. Or, you go to Pilates class for 60 excruciating minutes 3 times a week, bike 50 miles a week, and still find time to run an additional 40 miles.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:small;"><b>(3) Super Mega Badass:</b> You're a sizzling chunk of aerobic machinery, earning roughly 200-280 points per week or more. You run 40+ miles per week plus bike 25ish miles per week, or bike 135 miles per week, or walk a 9.5 mile mail delivery route every day plus run like a beast in your free time, etc.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:small;"><b>(4) Mega Badass:</b> You're hot & sassy. You're scoring constantly, garnering 120-200 VRAA points per week. Maybe you churn up the pool for 2000 yards in a week and then run 20 miles a week. But not content with that, you then do your cross-training (alt. workouts) because every Mega Badass just knows they should.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:small;"><b>(5) Badass:</b> You are the backbone of the VRAA. No team can win without a solid core of Badassery. You rack up 60-120 VRAA points per week. Cycle for 40 miles in a week and you've done it. In-line skate for 30 miles, same thing. Or you could just run for 15 miles in a week. Or mix it up a little. A Badass like you has options!</span><br><br><span style="font-size:small;"><b>(6) Badass in Training:</b> Maybe you're in one of them long tapers, or you're aspiring to badassery, or you're really busy right now, or you're crosstraining through an injury. We love you for who you are, and respect you for what you do. And what you do is this: earn 0-60 VRAA points weekly for your team. That's up to 15 mpw running, or 40 mpw on a bike, or 6000 yards of swimming, or a few good days at the gym lifting weights and/or tooling around on them machines. To get closer to the low end up the point range, simply up the Cheetos consumption.</span><br><br>
And, before you sign up, please review the <a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48144" target="_blank">VRAA Etiquette Rules</a>. Be Honest and Play Nice.<br><br><strong>Please sign up by Noon CST on Wednesday, September 15. Teams will be announced on Thursday, September 16. And then....GAME ON!!!!</strong></p>
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<p>Sweet!</p>
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<p>You can count me in.  I will be deployed for part of this round so there may be a delay in my reporting.</p>
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<p>Titanium - Not sure if I will make it or not.  I am finished ironman training.</p>
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<p>A fresh new round of the Virtual Run Across America will begin in one week.   </p>
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One week!  Holy Crap!</p>
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<p>Sign me up. </p>
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<p>Low level Mega...</p>
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<p>No captain.... </p>
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<p>No Hard Corps....</p>
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<p>I still think "plutonium" level should be "Gobi" level, in honor of him, of course.  The guy is a freakin' machine.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the quick turnaround!</p>
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<p>I will sign up as a Mega this round.</p>
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<p>Yes, Hardcorps too please - same level as that is what I primarily do.</p>
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<p>no captaining though, unless you are uber desperate for captains.</p>
 

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<p>Hooray!</p>
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<p>Badass</p>
<p>No Hard Corps</p>
<p>I can captain, or happy to step aside if someone else is ready to try.</p>
 

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<p>I still think "plutonium" level should be "Gobi" level, in honor of him, of course.  The guy is a freakin' machine.</p>
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Or the stuff Oakley's are made of ... <em>Unobtainium®</em></p>
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<p>"material that actually increases grip with sweat"</p>
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<p>Yep, that sounds like Goobie to me<br>
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<p><em><strong>We will be tracking progress across these great states. </strong></em> <strong>Round 24 will start Friday, September 17 and run through Sunday, October 17</strong>.</p>
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<p>Round 24 starts the same day that GoVandals begins his cross-country trek!  Luckily for him (and me!), it won't take him a full month.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" style="width:24px;height:24px;" title=""></p>
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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Send me his map!  I'll just plagarize and use his route! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/headbang.gif" style="width:26px;height:28px;" title=""></span></div>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Theia</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70048/vraa-round-24-quick-turnaround#post_1944060"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Ah, what the hell.  I'm in!</p>
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Goin' for the "Six-Pack" are ya???<br>
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<p>Running scores 4 pts per mile</p>
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<p>So if you usually do 25 mpw = 100 points per week = <span style="font-size:small;"><b>Badass</b> [see first post above]</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:small;">ETA: [from the <a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/thread/32182/vraa-information-central">VRAA Info page</a>] The Hard Corps option is a side-show. But you don't need to be a side-show freak to participate; you just need to be a runner. <span style="font-family:verdana;">Players who opt to take the “Hard Corps Option” will receive points only for running.</span></span><br>
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<p>Put me in on the lower level of mega badass.</p>
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<p>No captaincy.</p>
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<p>Thanks</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Better than yesterday</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70048/vraa-round-24-quick-turnaround#post_1944106"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>For hard corps, do we give you our level?  Or is our VRAA badassery enough?</p>
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If you think that your badassery level is different for just running then yes, give me that level for Hard Corps.  Otherwise, I'll use your VRAA badass level.</p>
 

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<p>I don't get why no one volunteers to be Captain? I mean, if a silly little surfer like me can do it ...</p>
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