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The points spread for bike, run and swim work out great for me with each giving me the same number of points for time spent. There s a slight bas towards run miles but then it is the most brutal and leaves the most damage.
Nothing for the dreadmill. This is RunnersWorld not walkingInTheGymWorld!
Turbo is harder than road cycling so should stay.
Not sure how gym points would work - 1-point per session would be the most that I could see working. Ditto for pilates or eccentric yoga. Generally not in favour of this stuff. We will get extra marks for stretching next!
Looking forward to it already.
I would be voting for anti-treadmill, however some of the places work have sent me get quite chilly in the winter, and running is dangerous, if nigh on impossible. So no points for tready unless local regulations demand carriage of snow-chains?
Merry Christmas btw.
I am new to this and for me the attraction is the simplicity. Lets not make it complicated and keep the format similar to 2011.
I would prefer indoor training - bike and running, to be included included.
How about spinning? For me as long as it as a focused class, isn't it just like a turbo with stimulation to the eyes and ears.
Thanks, Plum, for coordinating again. My view is that this needs to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Let's keep it simple and inclusive so that people participate and make it a lively competition.
I sometimes feel short-changed that turbo is measured in time, rather than distance. A hard hour on the turbo gets me 4 points, but a relatively easy hour on the bike gets me 5 points. But that's my issue. I never run on the treadmill but have no issue with other people being allowed to include treadmill miles it if it helps keep them involved and contributes to them hitting their goals this summer.
Please let's not bugger about with complicating points based on indoors/outdoors etc. Let's keep it as it is. Treadmill miles fine by me. But let's try to get people participating and keep the numbers up.
I fancy having ago this year and just need simplicity as well. I have to run on a treadmill at times fitting it into work times ( can't leave the premises to run outside ), so hamster wheel it is.
At the end of the day it seems like a bit of fun and has a motivational value that can help people on their way when the going gets tough.
Stick me on the list!
tbh people always include treadmill anyway and not sure why an official adjudication is needed. I definitely remember last year people just agreed to put them down as run miles and be done with it.
Personally, I think they should be included as if you are running a mile on a treadie, it's not that much easier (and some would argue actually harder given the boredom) than running a mile outside.
Plus a lot of people use them for sprints/tempo work where you actually need a dictated pace. At the end of the day, it's meant to be a motivator and if it helps to include them, then why not.
Agree though that it needs to remain simple. Would suggest sticking with last years:
1 point for 1 mile run (be it outdoor or on a treadie)1 point for 3 miles bike outdoor1 point for 15mins spin/gym cycling1 point for 400m swim
Plum wrote (see)
Same Rules as last time Start Date Jan 1stFinish Dec 31st400m swim = 1pt1 miles run = 1pt3 miles bike = 1pt3 miles turbo =1pt15 mins turbo =1pt~Nowt for the treadie as usual though I was a little tempted
Seem to recall spin classes were allowed but can't be bothered to trawl the thread to find relevant converstation.
slowerthanilook wrote (see)
Thanks, Plum, for coordinating again. My view is that this needs to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Let's keep it simple and inclusive so that people participate and make it a lively competition.I sometimes feel short-changed that turbo is measured in time, rather than distance. A hard hour on the turbo gets me 4 points, but a relatively easy hour on the bike gets me 5 points. But that's my issue. I never run on the treadmill but have no issue with other people being allowed to include treadmill miles it if it helps keep them involved and contributes to them hitting their goals this summer.
Don't thank Plum, he'll get all big headed. you do get points for turbo distance as well as time, just not everyones turbo measuresx the distance which is why alot if us use time
TJ have a look at the other thread , it sort of explains itself.
But to answer your questions
1.you just put your name on the new thread and update as you train.,
2.Starts NY day and ends NY eve
3.As often as you like, i do daily others do weekly