Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Join the "Virtualman" Olympic Triathlon Challenge

OK, check it out.  I'm hosting a contest in the form of a virtual Olympic distance triathlon that can be put together by adding up parts of your weekly training schedule.  Here's how it's going to work:

1) All entrants must complete the following distances within any continuous 7 day period:

- 1500 meters of swimming
- 40 kilometers of cycling
- 10 kilometers of running

2) The discipline(s) do not have to be done in the traditional order, nor do they have to be done all at once.  Rather, you will submit your cumulative time "up to" the required distance, using a "first distance done" basis in each discipline.  Here's an example:

Monday (Start):  Swim 1000 meters (30 minutes)
Tuesday:  Bike 30 kilometers (1 hour, 10 minutes)
Wednesday:  Off
Thursday:  Swim 1000 meters (30 minutes, but the first 500 meters take 15 minutes)
Friday:  Run 10 kilometers (55 minutes)
Saturday: Off
Sunday (Finish): Bike 20 kilometers (50 minutes, but the first 10 kilometers take 25 minutes)

Based on these 7 days, the race time would be:

Swim - 45 minutes (All of Monday + the first 500 meters from Thursday)
Bike - 1 hour, 35 minutes (All of Tuesday + the first 10 kilometers from Saturday
Run -  55 minutes (Completed all on Friday)

TOTAL RACE TIME = 3 hours, 15 minutes.

3) There are no transition times

4) The race will start September 1st and must be completed by September 30th.

5) There are two divisions - Male & Female

6) The race assumes a flat course. There's no point for someone who lives in Colorado to go climb a 6000 foot mountain pass while people in Texas will be screaming down flat, straight roads.

7)  I'm allowed to participate but I can't win (not that I would anyway).

There will be 3 winners in each division based on the best 3 times in each division.  The prizes are as follows:

First Place/Grand Prize - I will come to your house and cook you dinner before October 1st, 2011**

Second Place - One container of Fluid Recovery Drink (your choice of flavor)

Third Place - A $20 gift certificate to your favorite multisport store or website.

** If for some reason there is no way I can make it to where you live and/or you think it's creepy that I just invited myself to your house, I will pick up dinner for you and your family or a couple friends at a restaurant near you.

The race will start September 1st.  If you are interested in participating let me know by commenting on this post and emailing me at 17281posse (at)  I will then email you an excel time sheet for you to fill out during your race week.  Once you have completed the time sheet, please email it back.

If you have any questions, please ask them in the form of a comment on this post or email me.

I hope some of you participate and good luck!!!


Barbie said...

I'm in. Can't wait.

Caratunk Girl said...

FUN! I am in! :)

Pahla said...

I'm definitely in!! What an awesome idea!

Lindsay said...

A most awesome idea! I am not in though, because I have no pool and I'm too chicken to do an OWS. But I do love the dinner giveaway (and the note about being freaked out). You are awesome for just coming up with doing that for someone!

KovasP said...

Great idea Patrick, but let me get this straight. First/Grand Prize has a value of $2000, while 3rd is $20? I wonder how many laps in my kids' pool will equal 1500 meters? I might have to complete it in my bathtub.

Unknown said...

This is a great idea! I am in. If I win though you have to wear those gangsta compression socks while cooking -- we like to keep it real in my house!

Diana Tries-A-Tri! said...

I'm in!

Lucas R. Tucker said...

I am in...and that may be the best first place prize ever. I am going to have to do a million short sprints throughout the week just to beef up my time.

Aimee said...

What a great and fun idea! I'm totally in! :)

misszippy said...

Very tempted...I'd easily have the swim and run covered, but these days, I only do the short trainer ride here or there, so I'd better pass! Sounds like fun though.

Pete32 said...

Way cool, I'm in! I thought my season was over, thanks to you I have one more!

DRog said...

IN! send me the info!

also TOTALLY LOL at your comment on my blog regarding the color code minivan packed luggage

Was thinking same thing
Actually I think those things often

BUT ....still get to go to the Rock Shows!!!!!


Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Bring it! My place will probably mirror my placement on this comment list. Watch out DRog, I'm on your left! :)

Kathleen said...

I want to play :)

Lindsey said...

I'm totally doing this. I'll have no chance at winning, but it'll keep September interesting, right?

Great idea!

Sara said...

I am doing and my Husband.

valen said...

I'll watch from the distance : )!


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