Monday, December 20, 2010

IRON CHRISTMAS VIRTUAL 70.3 RACE

The busier the week, the harder the race!

With 8 more pounds to go for my goal for the year, I am trying to keep my head straight and keep working. And, with this being the hardest time of the year with the combination of busy schedules and holiday treats it becomes harder every day. To keep my focus I have joined a few challenges included the Ford indoor triathlon challenge on The Daily Mile and a weight loss challenge on The Fat Cyclist. This morning a crazy idea came to me in the tub........WHY DON'T I HOST A CHALLENGE???

With one of the busiest times of year, why not make it busier by administering a challenge and joining in myself? That makes so much sense that I am going to ask my 100,000 closest blogging friends to join me, because you guys aren't busy enough anyways!!!!!

THE RULES!!!!!!!!!!
The challenge starts to 12:00 am whereever you are on 12/20/10 and all results are due to me by Midnight 12/24/10. Between these dates you must swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, and run/walk 13.1 miles in any order and in as many segments as needed to make the distance. Once you join (or by end of Tuesday) I will provide the official spreadsheet for tallying your results. I don't care if the miles are outdoors, on trainers, treadmills, or via pacing around your dining room table (yeah, I do that)

If you don't have access to a pool, you don't run, or you don't have a bike, join anyways. If you compete two legs and you are the only person that signed up I'll give you the prizes just for your effort.

THE PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!
This is a surprise. The winner will receive a care package with a value ranging from $50 - $70.30 (depending how nice santa is to me). It will be a care package suited for an endurance king; with nutrition items, socks, maybe some gels, or tools, gift cards, or any Christmas presents I get and don't like (we call that regifting).

THE CATCH!!!!!!!!!!
Oh yes, there is a catch. If you have followed for some time then you know I am weird. So how could I have a challenge this simple? I wouldn't. There will be up to two mysterious sub-challenges announced later in the week. Nothing too crazy and nothing that will take any additional time to complete the challenge.

To Join the Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!
First, follow my blog. Second, leave a comment. Third, send me an email at Tucker_lr (at) yahoo. com so I can email you back the spreadsheet. As a bonus share with a friend by facebook, a link on your blog, or twitter.

You must join by the Midight 12/21/10.
I swear my worst best ideas come to me in the tub!!

17 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am thinking about, didnt plan on the pool this week, but a 45 minute session wont kill me

Big Clyde said...

I'm 2/3's in. I will do the walk/run and the cycling miles...don't really have access to a pool. Nonetheless, both of these "legs" will be more than I have ever done, EVER.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Big Clyde said...

Oh, and check out my blog for my promotion of the challenge (can you tell that I want the giveaway??!!).

wendy said...

What a cool challenge! Does the exercise bike count? I would surely kill myself if I rode my bike outside right now : )

One Crazy Penguin said...

I'm in! I may not be able to do the swim, but the bike and run and guaranteed :)

Patrick Mahoney said...

I should be in. It's supposed to rain all week, and I'm not a big fan of riding in the rain. But if it clears up by Thursday I will be in for sure.

wendy said...

Ok, I'm in. Not to win, but just for the fun of it : ) Plus, I will be substituting snow shoveling for swimming, we have two systems coming through this week, probably 5-8 inches with each.

mackenzie said...

randomly clicked on you from fat cyclist- and i am always up for a challenge. and hey, put my husband in, too. he's the one doing fatty's 10 lb contest. and it's always nice to have double chances at winning something...

Charisa said...

Cool challenge! Keep up the work!!

Caratunk Girl said...

Oh. I think I can do this. I have a big swim scheduled for this week.....

TRI714 said...

in. even if on trainer and tread.

Molly said...

Great idea! Count me out though, unless I swim in my bathtub : )

Deb said...

This is great, I ran today and felt like I had lead legs. We have snow here and the roads are icy and covered so when you run you just sort of stay in the same place, lol. I don't have a place to swim. I can bike at a workout room at the school. Thanks for the extra motivation. I lost 57 and have 5 to go:)

Karen said...

Sounds like fun... I'm in :)

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Alright, Patrick sent me your way. Great way to keep me motivated this week.

Jason said...

I am in and I'm emailing you now. Especially with Shannon doing it as well....I see you Shannon.

Patrick also sent me this way. What a great idea and oh yes I'm a new follower.

Kate said...

Found you via Wendy. I'm in. Chances are I'll be a total fail, but what the heck. I'm off the next few days so anything's possible.