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2007-10-18 1:00 AM

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Subject: November "Your Choice" Challenge
It's a little early for this, but the topic came up, so....
Announcing the:

November “You Pick the Goal” Challenge

This time, YOU pick the goal.

Run, swim or bike…. Kayak, roller blade or surf. Want to ride 100 miles? Elliptical for 8 hours? Whatever you want, it’s YOUR goal.

You set the goal. You set the guidelines. No need to worry about whether "swimming” includes kick drills, or not. This month, it’s your choice!

In addition to your personal goals, this also will be a team challenge. Team requests will be honored whenever possible. Each team will select a “Team Captain” who will maintain their team’s spreadsheet and report weekly progress to me.

To participate, reply to this message and:
1) State your goal. Goals may given by time or distance. (Time: in hours. Distance: in miles, km or yards.)
For example: “Weight training. 12 hours.”
2) Tell me what level of team you prefer. (Newbie, Non-newbie, Experienced, or “Hard core”.)
-- If you want to be on a team with specific people, give their names. (This request will override “team level” if there’s a conflict.)
-- Or, if you prefer a specific “team personality” (chatty, “only discusses the challenge”, etc), you may mention that, too. (I can’t promise you’ll get a team entirely like this, but I’ll group you as best I can.)

The Challenge will begin on November 1st, and end on November 30th.

In the event of injury/illness, you may request to be dropped from the challenge, without penalty.

If you achieve 100% of your goal before the month is over, you may request to raise your goal.

At the end of November, your status will be determined as follows:

Winners: Anyone who achieves more than 90% of their goal is a WINNER. Winners will add a signature line that says: “I am a WINNER. I won the November Challenge!”

Attempters: Anyone who achieves between 80 – 90% of their goal is an Attempter. Attempters will add a signature line that says: “I did a great job on the November Challenge!”

Nonwinners: Anyone who achieves less than 80% of their goal is a Nonwinner. Nonwinners will add a signature line that says: “I will train harder next month!”

Signatures will be displayed for the month of December. After that, it's your choice whether to leave it, or remove it.

All training must be logged in your BT Training Log, and reported by Monday morning, your time. If it’s not logged and reported, it didn’t happen!

Smack talking:
-- Smack talking is not mandatory, but may be done. (Advance warning: I get a kick out of it. So expect to hear some from me!)
-- Smack talk is different from a personal attack. If you aren’t sure what the difference is, err on the side of caution and do not post the comment. (Keep in mind that real people are reading your comments!)
-- Smack talking is not to be taken personally. If you get upset about a post, ignore it and move on.
-- If you find a post offensive, and cannot simply ignore it: Walk away from the computer until you feel better, OR better yet, go for a good workout. A hard workout does wonders for your perspective.

The ultimate goal of this Challenge is to push yourself in an activity, to work out, to meet fellow BTers, and to have some fun!

Hopefully, this Challenge will give you a little extra incentive and motivation to succeed at your goal – whatever it may be.

Dee



Edited by D001 2007-10-18 1:01 AM


2007-10-23 2:16 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
1) Run my 10k route in 47:00 by the end of the month. It took me a hair over 55 minutes to do it today at a decently hard pace (for me).
2) I will go on whatever team needs or wants someone.

Edited by nhmorgan 2007-10-23 2:18 PM
2007-10-23 4:28 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
My goal is to watch all the November Heroes episodes uninterrupted.  That's a good goal, isn't it?
2007-10-23 4:46 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge

I'm in...goals to follow...

No team preference...I'm used to getting picked last...

2007-10-23 5:30 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
I'm in! Finally decided on my goals for the month, so I'm posting them now before I forget/change my mind/wuss out.
120 miles of running and 12 hours of yoga for the month.
I'll be on any team. I've only done the one challenge here in October, so I'm psyched to get sucked into the never-ending spiral that is the Challenge Forum.
2007-10-23 6:13 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
1stTimeTri - 2007-10-23 5:28 PM
My goal is to watch all the November Heroes episodes uninterrupted. That's a good goal, isn't it?


Sure. Just put the TV in front of your treadmill or trainer first. Imagine how many hours of training you can do while multi-tasking!

I saw something on TV awhile back, about how these overweight kids had to pedal a stationary bike in order to watch TV. The energy from their pedalling was converted to electricity that ran the TV. When they stopped pedalling, the TV went blank.



Dee



2007-10-23 6:20 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
Atlantia - 2007-10-23 6:30 PM

I'm in! Finally decided on my goals for the month, so I'm posting them now before I forget/change my mind/wuss out.
120 miles of running and 12 hours of yoga for the month.
I'll be on any team. I've only done the one challenge here in October, so I'm psyched to get sucked into the never-ending spiral that is the Challenge Forum.


Forgetting, mind changing, and wussing out are not allowed.

And yes, you have now been sucked into the Black Hole, here after known as the Challenge Forum.


Dee
2007-10-23 6:30 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
I'm officially in.
35 miles run (and by Dec 1st, consistently 13 min miles or less)
12,000m swim (500m splits of 8min or less by Dec 1st)
100 miles on the bike (at however freaking long it takes....)

Thanks for the motivation! Dee,you rock!

I don't care what team I'm on, although I will say I love my Oct teammates.

Jess
2007-10-23 6:37 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
i'm in i'm in i'm in.
and i promise to make up my freaking mind, and post my goals BY tomorrow morning.
2007-10-23 6:44 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
lyssa-gator - 2007-10-23 7:37 PM

i'm in i'm in i'm in.
and i promise to make up my freaking mind, and post my goals BY tomorrow morning.



Um, it's only October 23rd. The challenge doesn't start for more than a week.

You can take some time to think about this, you know. LOL

Dee
2007-10-23 11:17 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge

What a great challenge! I'm IN! This time I will try to remain healthy so I can finish!!

Goals:
Lose 4 pounds.
 Being on a challenge will help keep me out of the garbage my co-workers keep bringing in.
Start swimming again. 2 swim sessions next month, 20 min. each. To be totally sure this happens, hubby needs to get a suit and join me. That will be a bit of a challenge all by itself. He does not swim now, but has agreed to. I haven't done the swimming bit since August.
30 miles of running. Hopefully, this will be doable even with Thanksgiving thrown in there.
4 weight sessions besides my trainer sessions. He gives me homework, so however long it takes to do it is the goal time. If an amount of time is required, then I'll say 240 minutes.

And I want to be on 1stTimeTri's team. I'm still hoping some of his running speed is gonna rub off on me.



2007-10-23 11:40 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
ell-in-or - 2007-10-24 12:17 AM
And I want to be on 1stTimeTri's team. I'm still hoping some of his running speed is gonna rub off on me.



Hm, but his goal is to watch all the November Heroes episodes without interruption....



Dee
2007-10-24 7:15 AM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
I want to join. Injury had me sidelined for the October challenge.

Goal 1 - Lose 5 pounds by December 1
Goal 2 - Strength train 3x per week starting Nov. 5 (don't flame me for this!)
Goal 3 - Pilates 2x per week, Yoga once a week

The yoga will be the real challenge since I've never done it and the class is at 5:40am. I'll go on any team that will have me!

Pam
2007-10-24 7:38 AM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
I'm in. I too have enjoyed my Oct team, still feel like a newbie, but I am open to where I'm needed.

Goals.
Run/Walk - 45 miles (50% increase over Oct.)
Swim - 4000 yds
Bike - 30 miles (low I know, but I'm focused on increasing my running right now)
2007-10-24 8:03 AM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
I'm in.  I'll have my training plan figured out by the end of October and I'll post my goal as soon as that's done.
2007-10-24 9:40 AM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge

In an effort to round out my training, put me down for:

  • 6 hours biking
  • 6 hours running
  • 4 hours swimming

 



2007-10-24 1:12 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge

I'm in as well.  This is a perfect challenge for me since I want to work on focus and concentration skills as well as heart rate specific training.   I want to go out with more of a goal in mind than just getting the miles in.  I'll post specific goals by the end of the month.

 

2007-10-24 2:43 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge

this will work for me as well - i would like to join in the fun... will post specific goals later on, but i'll definitely want to

run a total of 60 miles during the month

strength train 2X a week minimum - i'll figure out hours later

swim 2X a week minimum - i'll calculate a yardage goal, since that's easier to track

2007-10-24 2:45 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge

I'm in too. I'll work on my schedule and post goals prob tomorrow. I have to go run now so I don't have to change my avatar again this month

Later folks....

Chris

2007-10-24 3:38 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge

I'm gonna go for:

Swim: 10,600 yds.
Bike: 4 hrs.
Run: 10 hrs.



Edited by sparco 2007-10-24 3:38 PM
2007-10-24 3:48 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge

I am in...whatever team

Monthly totals:
B: 0.00 Mi - 15h 45m
R: 0.00 Mi - 14h 30m



Edited by AddysDaddy 2007-10-24 3:56 PM


2007-10-24 4:31 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge

Put me on any team, but here are my goals for November.

Goals.
Run: 40 miles 
Swim - 6000 meters 
Bike - 100 miles

2007-10-24 7:40 PM
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I'm in, (this will be my very first challenge!).  Any team is fine.

 

Run 40 miles

Yoga once a week (4 out of the 5 weeks)

2007-10-24 8:18 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
It's my first too. I guess if it's a challenge it might as well be a "challenge" so here it goes:

Swim: 25000 meters
Bike: 350 miles
Run: 75 miles (may substitue the elliptical for some if my PF still acts up)
Weights: 8 sessions

I'd be happy to be a part of any team. Just looking forward to enjoying a month of work. or should that be ?

Edited by charge4brendan 2007-10-24 8:20 PM
2007-10-24 8:47 PM
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Subject: RE: November "Your Choice" Challenge
Excellent challenge, Dee!

I'm in - will post up goals soon.

Kristen
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