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if you drive in pitch balck road and see two lights coming in front of you how do you know if it's two motorcycles or a truck?
Answer: you just keep driving. If you passed by the 2lights then it's two motorcycles. But what if I don't pass by??? Then it's a truck!
Thank god for this challenge. I will try not to imploy this mentality on the challenge this year and stay injury free.
Is it safe to assume that showshoeing qualifies under the prescribed rules, namely both feet off the ground at all times?
At least 2/3 of my 1-hour loop is flat singletrack - great for opening up, and a hell of a lot better than the dreadmill.
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From 30 and on, it's 1.
29, maybe it's .95...
In other words decide why your membership function is...then you implement it, write a little piece of code and a nice GUI, that way when someone ran 25, he/she can select 'I did a something that was nearly a run'...
Of course, you have to set a cut off somehwere...maybe 15min...but then someone will come and say 'hey that's stupid, I ran 14.30, it should be a .01 run'...so you can now implement a 2nd order fuzzy set approach (you have fuzziness on the bounds)...
Dev is doing this for fun...if you ran 28min, just say you ran 30min and the problem is fixed.
Hold on...is this a serious suggestion? Why does a simple, straightforward challenge have to turn into complicated GUI implementation and code development just because someone can't/doesn't want to follow the parameters?
You wanna participate in the challenge? Great, then run 30+ minutes for all your runs. You can't do that? Fine, then work toward that as a goal this year and participate next year.
No, if you ran 28 minutes then why the hell didn't you run 2 more minutes? Seriously, this thing is not complicated: 30+ minutes? Log it. Less than 30, but paired with another <30 run? log it. Less than 30 by itself? Don't log it. Done.
If this was a sarcastic post then I apologize, but stuff like this pisses me off. Why make Rappstar/Dev/whoever bend over backwards to cater to people who can't make the distances? Not every challenge--on this board and in general--is going to cater to everyone, if you can't do it then work toward it. Just don't bitch and whine about how unfair something like this is, it's pathetic.
If this was a sarcastic post then I apologize,
Sometimes it's hard to tell, sorry. Most of my point still stands though: this thing is simple and is designed to get people running during the winter, it should be a fun challenge, there's no reason to bitch about parameters. If you haven't worked up enough base to do it this year then set it as a goal next year.
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I will do this again because well ... I kinda can't stop these things!
I won't be going crazy like last year, I am planning a more swim, bike focused winter this year and no spring marathon. Running will be secondary, having said that I should still have a pretty high frequency as I run to work (every day), I just won't have the long runs on the weekends and the triple run days like last year.
Thanks for organizing this again.
Good luck to all and one final piece of advice: re-read # 9 on Dev's list of Do's and Don'ts, in this case slow and steady will win your race.
I've got another "Can this count?" question though. So what if I go for a 2 hour run, can that count as a two since you have a 30 minute run, 60 minute spent doing some running, then another 30 minute run? Its better than McDonalds...
This will be good and Hard for me since I am a plus-size 40 yr old woman.. BUT I have been consistently doing a push-walk-run for 3 months now... so I just need to make sure 30 minutes is non-stop running.. no walking.. This will be the hard part.. but maybe I have been babying myself.. or as a friend says teaching my body to be endurable & training it to go slow... I'll be noting my daily runs on twitter under the same name. Thanks for the challenge!!