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- - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2018-12-24 12:30 PM Edited 2018-12-24 12:37 PM
Who is interested in joining a mileage challenge for 2019?

Should be make any changes to things for the new year?

As was this case this year, 2019 will be a challenge for all of Runango with results reported on the L&O page.

   The most common suggestion is to count miles recorded by our fitness bands/watches even if they are not miles incurred during active exercise.  We tried to address that differentiation last year by offering a Step Challenge.  I don't think we'll do the Step Challenge again in 2019 as there ultimately wasn't a lot of interest in it.

   We could incorporate other sports - swimming, biking, etc. - but we've never come up with a very simple equivalence formula.

   If there are other things you'd like to see - please speak up.

If you have suggestions - please post them.

If you are interested in participating in 2019, please indicate below.  If there is sufficient interest, we'll put some teams together.
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2018-12-24 3:43 PM
I’m out of this next year. Thanks for all the work you’ve done with this :happy:
Parent - By george [us] Date 2018-12-26 12:25 PM
I'm in. Now that my wife has signed me up for a marathon, I guess I better start training, and this will give me an added impetus to get my butt moving. I personally would not be for including non-running steps because I don't wear a fitbit or pedometer or anything, but that's not a deal-breaker or anything!
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-12-26 4:30 PM
Count me in, and thank you for offering to organize the game again.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-12-28 7:10 AM
I will do this. I don't think we need to make changes. I would like to get my annual mileage goal lowered. The first year I did this 2016, I trained for and ran a 50K.  I don't think I specified my mileage for 2017 or 2018  years so it stayed the same. This year I ran about 100 less miles.
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2018-12-28 11:32 AM
I'm out.  I cant' seem to reliably put in mileage.
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2018-12-28 5:07 PM
What are the rules about running with walk/run intervals?
Parent - - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2018-12-29 10:53 PM
A few years ago we had a discussion about including whatever mileage your activity tracker claimed you did in a day and decided that, since this is a running forum, we would rather report miles that are part of active, purposeful exercise.  If you go out for an activity and that includes some running and some walking, it's all purposeful (your intent is to set aside time to go out and get some exercise), so you would count it all.  How much running vs. walking you do during that purposeful exercise is up to you, all we need to know about is the total distance covered.
Parent - By skigirl Date 2019-01-04 1:45 PM
OK, then I'll join. My mileage will be low compared to others here but I found weekly posting with the step challenge was motivational so I'd like to keep that going.  :happy:
Parent - By stickywicket Date 2018-12-29 10:15 AM
I'll rejoin for next year! I have some goals, modest as they may be! :)
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2018-12-29 7:59 PM
If you will have me after the long absence this year, I'm in. Thanks.

I would prefer to submit formal runs rather than everything on my fitness band. I don't like to count the walk to the bus, to the printer, or to the library as actual exercise.
Parent - By brneydrnnr (barney cougar) [us] Date 2019-01-04 8:50 AM
I'm in! and thanks for keeping this going :cool:
- - By Greg [us] Date 2018-12-24 2:05 PM
I would like to continue with the mileage challenge. I'm only interested if we keep it running distance only. I feel that the purpose of the game is to get us to go for runs. If we start counting distance for vacuuming and mowing the lawn, I think it will defeat that purpose.
Parent - - By IB Date 2018-12-24 2:38 PM
I concur with this gentleman.
Parent - By Mookiethedog Date 2018-12-24 4:25 PM
I would concur except I am in the process of hopefully getting my ride on mower's engine fixed and this would really amp up my miles/kilometres

I'm likely going to "walk" away for 2019 so I'm just trying to be hilarious.  :hug:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-12-25 8:35 AM
I agree!
Also a big thank you for taking this on Tahoe. It is additional motivation and that is a good thing.:happy:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-12-25 6:05 PM
I concur too.
I'm in.

Thanks for all you do to make this happen Tahoe. :hug:
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-12-26 9:07 PM
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-12-28 7:14 AM
:laugh: I agree. Although, my husband would probably appreciate a challenge that got me more motivated to do housework this is a running forum.: pbbt:
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2019-01-04 1:43 PM
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2019-01-04 1:42 PM
- By rob26.2 Date 2018-12-25 6:30 PM
I'm in, whatever the rules.
- By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-12-30 6:51 PM
I'm in. 

Thanks for doing this.
- By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:18 PM
I'm in :happy:
- By classicsnerd [us] Date 2019-01-04 1:43 PM
I'm in! I hated dropping out last year due to pregnancy and postpartum, but I've already run 3 out of 4 days in 2019 so feeling like this year could be a good one!

Will aim for 1000 miles. Thanks!
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