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mich

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Who is up for a Dec. challenge to get you motivated to go into the New Year with a solid running base?

Starting on Dec. let's do a 30 runs in 30 days challenge!  You pick the kind of running you want to do...vary it up between maintence runs, hill runs, tempos, fartleks, long-runs, whatever...the only criteria is that it be a minimum of 40min each day.

If Richie or someone can start a spreadsheet that we can access on the site...then whoever is participating can log there run there...or every day we can take a poll on the msg board to see who got their run in!

Plus...it will help keep the holiday pounds away!!

Who is up for the challenge?

krull_etc

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not committing to the challenge, yet, but a possibility for a spreadsheet would be using zoho.  It's like an online Excel and you can invite multiple users edit it. 

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What are the rules?
1. if you skip a day... can you do two runs the next day?
2. if you run 80+ min does that count for tomorrows run too?
3. I will need lots of running partners, Im not good at running alone!  can we post running options?
4. can I cheat? 

Im in the for the challenge, after all I Love to eat and I dont want to be the slow one on the team starting next year!


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krull_etc

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   2. Jill, if an 80 minute run counts for 2 days, then maybe you could just do a single 280 minute run on each sunday!

konaman

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Anyone up for ammending to a 30 runs, 30 minutes, 30 days?

I think that 30 minutes would be great.. and more catchy! 

PS. Rumor has it that Tiffani wants to lead up a Thursday night Happy Hour Run on the Katy Trail with drinks to follow at a local "laid back" restaurant like Chuy's or On the Border.  Who's up for that? 
chuckhobbs

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if you know you must miss a day, you can do two runs the day before, not after.  and bot hruns must be at least 40 minutes, not one 80+ minute run.  and no, just because you run 80+ minutes on sunday does not mean you get the next day off.  30 minutes might be better for rookies and those newer to running, but 40 is where it really starts to do good things for your body.

Marshall

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Marshall would go for 30/30/30.

I need to work on my consistency, and could commit to minumum 30 minute runs, but not 40.

The Thursday HH Katy Trail Run w/ post drink/food sounds PERFECT!
konaman

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I was throwing out 30 minutes becuase I know for a fact that even though I have experience doing triahtlons my body is really a Rookie...

Maybe we can do a 30 or 40 minute option? I think both are great. 

What if we tracked on the Nike Running Page? I think that they have a challenge type thing were you can set up and invite friends and see graphs and progress... with or without an Ipod.
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this challenge is from scott molina, so it must be treated with respect and dignity.  30 min is ok for sprint/oly and "rookies".  40 (actually 45, but i'm cutting y'all some slack here) is for those who have recently completed a half or full ironman.  as for the "banking" of runs pro-actively, it should only be done once a week (but not a steadfast rule).  and excluding the "banking" of runs, your daily run must be done all at once (but it is ok to walk some of it if you have to).

cspread

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Chuck and Brian's guidlines sound good, I am in.  I may even aim for 31 in 31.

Craig.
Jbringhurst

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When are we starting?  Dec 1st. 

Stephen... you really think I could run 280 min... HA


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meghan

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I could be up for this. 

elena

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I'm open to it. Will there be any prize incentives for completing the challenge correctly? Will we be admonished if we miss a day? Is the Happy Hour run on Thursdays included in the challenge? I could definitely be in for Happy Hour!!

tiffnsniks

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I think I would be up for it. How about shooting for a certain mileage number vs. time for the month?

ahas

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The prize would be that you have a strong base to build from starting in 2008!!  This is something that we were talking about on the run this morning because there are some of us (eh-hem, ME) that need something to keep me motivated to train!! 

SO - we can do the challenge, but we won't have "Fit2Train" workouts each day dedicated to it.  Let's do it freestyle.  Someone post on the message board where the next day's run should be, those that want to meet there, go there!! 

We can log our days / times too - maybe the nike site or somewhere else.... we'll have to look into it! 


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