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2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread
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Its that time of year. Can Kosmo Kramer help with putting up the festivus pole and we can complain about the 100/100 and all other assorted complaints about Ironman, ITU, Lionel Sanders' coach, Kona Pro Drafting and other assorted first world problems before the running starts on Dec 15th.

I'll get mine out of the system:

  1. I have been too busy with tech startup stuff to be on ST which balances out my obsessive personality to do too much of one thing and my life is skewed into tech world. I used to be more balanced LOL. Of course that same obsessive mindset got the 100/100 started (so I am blaming my old self for starting this thing).....now I am on this drive to get to 1200km swimming for the year...I need to do 3.8K per day every day for the rest of the year to get there.
  2. It sucks not being able to run like old times, but hoping to do some easy jogging on my woodway treadmill during the challenge (thus my over swimming routine)
  3. The Canadian healthcare system takes forever, no laser spine surgery here....gotta go down to Tampa some time to get my disc fixed (see above)
  4. Someone get Lionel to sign up for the challenge so we can complain that some guy is running too fast for every run and life is not fair
  5. OK....this is the main one so I will get it out there early. I am pre complaining about all you heros who will triple your mileage in the first 2 weeks and then complain to us that you got injured because of 100/100 and it is stupid. No one has to run every day, or multiple times a day. I am complaining that you're not "listening to your base" and overcooking it in week 2 out of 14.


OK, all kidding aside for me it will be a win if I can get to consistent treadmill jogging of 10-15 min by end of challenge.

Here is last year's front page article that takes you to all the details:

https://www.slowtwitch.com/...ins_Today_j6686.html

Alright, lay in....the FESTIVUS Pole is set up over there ------->
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Last year's thread title said "Dec 15-Mar 23"

100 days takes us to March 25th, I believe?

Get that right next time; y'know, to get the bibs right




#soembarassing

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* Not THIS ex, another one
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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wah wah waaah I will have a well built running base from prepping for indian wells and no actual excuse to not do it this year... pink...ish

But for real, I have a marathon in early february, if I get a PR can't I get mulligan for the day after? just one?

808 > NYC > PDX
2020 Races?: Nope.
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Sonofabitch! I'm entering into this year's foray coming off a nasty sinus infection and day one is a 5 mile race, which I'm wholly unprepared. I guess we'll see how much 30 years of running background comes into play.

On the bright side, the Radio Freq Ablation I had done on my left SI joint in October seems to have me 99% pain free. I will not be aiming for 100 runs but whatever 4-5 runs per week will get me.

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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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No real grievance here, outside of being a little chubby....curbing expectations, if I can hit 70 days, I would have to call that a successful 100/100

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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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How the hell am I supposed to do 100/100 in the middle of a swim focus for cripes sake! This timing sucks!
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Tom_hampton wrote:
How the hell am I supposed to do 100/100 in the middle of a swim focus for cripes sake! This timing sucks!

Then you do 100 days/100 runs/100 swims....I am pretty sure during last year's 100/100 I did log 100 hours of swimming given my pathetic run mileage!
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Only grievance is for those that try to find ways to claim 100/100 while taking off days. It’s not complicated: Run 30 minutes per day for 100 consecutive days.

Some runs are harder than others, but there is no excuse for missing a run other than injury.

Thanks Dev for getting this together again.

Oui, mais pas de femme toute de suite (yes, but I am not ready for a woman straight away) -Stephen Roche's reply when asked whether he was okay after collapsing at the finish in the La Plagne stage of the 1987 Tour
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Tom_hampton wrote:
How the hell am I supposed to do 100/100 in the middle of a swim focus for cripes sake! This timing sucks!

You can always do what I did during the Summer, and do your OWN Off-the-ST-Grid 100/100



"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex*? Then this post checks out"


* Not THIS ex, another one
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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I have considered that. What would be the rule for a swim to count? 1000 yards?
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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Is that poster saying that you did an off the grid 100/100 and managed 37?

#notjudging
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Tom_hampton wrote:
I have considered that. What would be the rule for a swim to count? 1000 yards?

I think we would have to take this offline to the fish thread, but I'd vote for 1500m to keep it roughly in line with 30 min of running.
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Hey! The fish thread is polluted with all kinds of dryland stuff these days! Jason is doing Jumping Jack's for gosh sake!

Surely the grievance thread can suffer a small swim sidebar. :-)
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Wahh...when I go sub-29 in my New Year’s Day 8k it won’t count...wahh

Matt
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Pun_Times] [ In reply to ]
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Add a 1 minute cooldown jog to the winners circle.
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Pun_Times wrote:
Wahh...when I go sub-29 in my New Year’s Day 8k it won’t count...wahh

Yeah, well Mo Farah, already lodged the same complaint when he took the 10,000m at the London Olympics in 2012



and then did the victory lap or two and still had time to spare and he could not apply it for challenge approved 30 minutes. Sucks to be fast!
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Tom_hampton wrote:
Hey! The fish thread is polluted with all kinds of dryland stuff these days! Jason is doing Jumping Jack's for gosh sake!

Surely the grievance thread can suffer a small swim sidebar. :-)

Well, I want to complain about the two people polluting the 100/100 run thread with fish talk. They better go back to the fish thread and then banish Tigerchik over to this thread where she can talk about running all she wants. That should cover it!
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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I'm injured. Hurt my back. Can't run consistently. Is there a ride equivalent?
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [logella] [ In reply to ]
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logella wrote:
I'm injured. Hurt my back. Can't run consistently. Is there a ride equivalent?

We need to ask Mo Farah about that! Maybe 100 Stelivio climbs in 100 days, but it might be a bit frigid out of Bormio right now!
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Many years ago I used to not suck at this challenge. Hoping to make a comeback.
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Four things to update this challenge:


1.) I see the Strava upload link is working - great and thanks. But what we really need is a freaking Instagram feed dammit! Every run should be followed by an Instagram photo (photoshopping pics and use of filters optional) followed by a #SLOWTWITCH100_100. The hash tag can instantly link all the Slowtwitch runs together and help us build our brand and raise awareness for our charity.

2.) We need a freaking Charity! We're not running #SLOWTWITCH100_100 for our collective health. We need to make a difference peeps!! Whether it's to save polar bears from climate change or getting kids in Orange County to put down the gluten free cupcakes and run a 5k -- we need to be doing this for a positive reason and change the world for the better!! Our sponsors will appreciate this.

3.) We need Sponsorship! Hash-freaking-tag SLOWTWITCH100_100 demands sponsorship in order to grow and reach "the masses". Triathlon is waning, race series are being cancelled, the proverbial SBR sky IS falling. Probably too late now to get sponsors, but let's think 1 year and then 5 years out. Everyone needs to agree to wear either Nike or Hoka shoes (preferably Nike because they have a bigger sponsorship/marketing budget -- and no complaints, both brands topped the Kona count). Oh, and wear Nike and/or Hoka branded clothing. This way we'll have a good shot for sponsorship in the 2020 100/100 ... which we'll brand #SLOWTWITCH100_100_2020. Please prominently display the logos in your Instagram pics!! Very important!

4.) All official #SLOWTWITCH100_100 finishers (well at least all the 90-ish run finishers, who can still claim they did the full 100 cause Instagram followers are a forgiving and naive bunch) will take a final Instagram pic with a cherubic-lookin' kid who got off the couch and ran 2 blocks with them on the final 100/100 day ... So by doing just 5 minutes of running, little Johnny or Janey can experience the exhilaration and satisfaction of what just took you 100 brutal and painstaking days to accomplish. Important: make sure to put a Nike and/or Hoka headband on the kid, with logo prominently displayed for final Instagram picture. HUGE BONUS POINTS (5 runs for free - just use extra pics taken from earlier runs and post to Instagram, shhh..) for whomever posts an Instagram with an actual Polar Bear!! That would be #EPIC_SLOWTWITC100_100!!!

These are not really grievances, just mere suggestions on how we can take this great thing you created Dev, and as the dudes in the cannabis industry say: Take it Next-Level!
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Pun_Times] [ In reply to ]
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Pun_Times wrote:
Wahh...when I go sub-29 in my New Year’s Day 8k it won’t count...wahh

That's why I've advocated for the minimum to be 30 minutes OR 5K

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex*? Then this post checks out"


* Not THIS ex, another one
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RandMart wrote:
Pun_Times wrote:
Wahh...when I go sub-29 in my New Year’s Day 8k it won’t count...wahh


That's why I've advocated for the minimum to be 30 minutes OR 5K

Yeah, but Mo Farah says the minimum should be 30 minutes or 12K....whichever is MORE! We can't please anyone and since Mo holds he gold medals in he 10,000m and 5000m from the last 2 Olympics, Mo gets the final say. If you guys have a beef you need to take it up with him! He has already been whining that he's not hitting the 30 minute min with an 11K run!!!!
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Tom_hampton wrote:
Is that poster saying that you did an off the grid 100/100 and managed 37?

#notjudging

That's my bib, actually, and let me explain

Screaming Tortise Athletic Club Members chose their own bib numbers, and use the same one for every event. Mine just happens to be 37 [it's a Kevin Smith/Jersey thing; look it up]

As I posted elsewhere, after snapping the streak at 71 runs for 71 days [81 days in a row, since I had a 10-day streak going at the start] I basically cruised in, doing just about every other day through August to finish with 86/100

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex*? Then this post checks out"


* Not THIS ex, another one
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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Ah okay. I musta missed that thread/post. Much less funny... Much more impressive.

:+)
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [BT_DreamChaser] [ In reply to ]
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Hashtag is too long. How about #ST100in100. Can also hashtag just #slowtwitch (can’t ever have too many hashtags).

My grievance is getting hurt during this last year. It wasn’t due to the challenge though. My dumbass wasn’t patient enough after getting the flu, and in attempt to hit 2k miles for 2017 gave myself ITBS.

Anyway I’m already sick for the first time this year. 🤦🏼‍♂️ But I will be more patient getting back into it and plan on destroying this challenge. Bring it!
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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I'm down, thanks for setting this up as always!
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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I did 106/100 last year and then had my worst running season ever! I've been very consistent for 45 but somehow that just didn't work for me.

I'm having disc issues too - can you tell me more about your laser spine surgery?

David
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i come to this site and do a lot of reading on the forum almost daily- even though i have not done hardly any posting, hoping to break into the world of triathlon in 2019 at the young age of 46 and the amount of knowledge on this site is top notch. after coming off of my first marathon ever on november 11th i am looking forward to the 100/100 challenge to get me back in the running groove and hopefully advance my running fitness. good luck to all that have entered.
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the 100/100 Challenge is live and ready to join. quien is mas macho? pienso que yo soy.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Slowman wrote:
the 100/100 Challenge is live and ready to join. quien is mas macho? pienso que yo soy.

My grievance for the day is that against better judgement I clicked on the "enroll" button. I suppose getting to one 30 minute run that qualifies will be my high bar. I should be stick to 5-10 min shuffles for a while
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Darned ITU decided to plan the annual Multisport Festival for the end of April, meaning that one of my 'A' multisport races of the year will happen on April 27th. There is no way I am riding at the peak of my mediocre capabilities if I'm running almost every day from now until the end of March.

So there. I guess I'm out...

Citizen of the world, former drunkard. Resident Traumatic Brain Injury advocate.
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [BT_DreamChaser] [ In reply to ]
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BT_DreamChaser wrote:
Four things to update this challenge:


1.) I see the Strava upload link is working - great and thanks. But what we really need is a freaking Instagram feed dammit! Every run should be followed by an Instagram photo (photoshopping pics and use of filters optional) followed by a #SLOWTWITCH100_100. The hash tag can instantly link all the Slowtwitch runs together and help us build our brand and raise awareness for our charity.

2.) We need a freaking Charity! We're not running #SLOWTWITCH100_100 for our collective health. We need to make a difference peeps!! Whether it's to save polar bears from climate change or getting kids in Orange County to put down the gluten free cupcakes and run a 5k -- we need to be doing this for a positive reason and change the world for the better!! Our sponsors will appreciate this.

3.) We need Sponsorship! Hash-freaking-tag SLOWTWITCH100_100 demands sponsorship in order to grow and reach "the masses". Triathlon is waning, race series are being cancelled, the proverbial SBR sky IS falling. Probably too late now to get sponsors, but let's think 1 year and then 5 years out. Everyone needs to agree to wear either Nike or Hoka shoes (preferably Nike because they have a bigger sponsorship/marketing budget -- and no complaints, both brands topped the Kona count). Oh, and wear Nike and/or Hoka branded clothing. This way we'll have a good shot for sponsorship in the 2020 100/100 ... which we'll brand #SLOWTWITCH100_100_2020. Please prominently display the logos in your Instagram pics!! Very important!

4.) All official #SLOWTWITCH100_100 finishers (well at least all the 90-ish run finishers, who can still claim they did the full 100 cause Instagram followers are a forgiving and naive bunch) will take a final Instagram pic with a cherubic-lookin' kid who got off the couch and ran 2 blocks with them on the final 100/100 day ... So by doing just 5 minutes of running, little Johnny or Janey can experience the exhilaration and satisfaction of what just took you 100 brutal and painstaking days to accomplish. Important: make sure to put a Nike and/or Hoka headband on the kid, with logo prominently displayed for final Instagram picture. HUGE BONUS POINTS (5 runs for free - just use extra pics taken from earlier runs and post to Instagram, shhh..) for whomever posts an Instagram with an actual Polar Bear!! That would be #EPIC_SLOWTWITC100_100!!!

These are not really grievances, just mere suggestions on how we can take this great thing you created Dev, and as the dudes in the cannabis industry say: Take it Next-Level!

I am in on charitable donation as a form of entry into the 100/100....
Seeing as we are a multi sport community...slowman may have some connections with some organization that could be in use of some funds...
Or being a running event, is there a run specific organization that we could assist!
We all pay rediculous event entries on top of the stupid amounts we spend on bikes/parts...I'm sure $50 is an easy donation to make!

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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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devashish_paul wrote:
Slowman wrote:
the 100/100 Challenge is live and ready to join. quien is mas macho? pienso que yo soy.


My grievance for the day is that against better judgement I clicked on the "enroll" button. I suppose getting to one 30 minute run that qualifies will be my high bar. I should be stick to 5-10 min shuffles for a while

good man ;-)

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Richard Blaine wrote:
Darned ITU decided to plan the annual Multisport Festival for the end of April, meaning that one of my 'A' multisport races of the year will happen on April 27th. There is no way I am riding at the peak of my mediocre capabilities if I'm running almost every day from now until the end of March.
So there. I guess I'm out...

You could run a very easy 30 min every day and I would not *think* it would affect your bike very much. "Very easy" could be a 10, 11, or even 12 min/mi pace. You just gotta go 30 min, no matter how slow.


"Anyone can be who they want to be IF they have the HUNGER and the DRIVE."
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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wahhhh ... dev can we have a thread without Lionel mentioned in the 1st post
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Okay I am in! I am currently in a marathon build for mid feb, so timing is quite good, though I don't know how I am going to run the first couple days after (guess I will have to build a nice buffer). Last year I got injured half way through, but going to make sure that doesn't happen this year.

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I'm in the best shape I've been for this challenge. Have been running consistently 5-6 times/week all year, have had no injuries, should hit 1000 miles for the year for this week. That's pretty much a first for me, don't think I've ever been able to maintain that kind of consistency for a full 12 months.

I reckon I should be able to hit 90/100 pretty easily. What's likely to stop me getting those last 10 or so is a combination of bike racing and family/social stuff. I've got 4-5 bike races during the 100 days and there are some long ones. My wife is cool with me leaving the house at 5am, doing a 100+km race and getting home at lunchtime. She's not going to be cool with me then squeezing in a run that afternoon! Particularly as we're currently living abroad and we've got about 5 different sets of friends and family staying in the next 3 months. So I'm either going to have to squeeze in some 2-a-days at some point (which would be a first for me), or I'm going to have to be sneaky and do something like bolting on a short jog straight after I race the bike and then get home a little later and she'll never know the difference (unless she's started monitoring ST...). Not sure the legs will be happy though. Or I just be happy with 90/100, but if I look back over my year I suspect I've already done that a few times so need to raise my game for the challenge.
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Vermej1 wrote:
wahhhh ... dev can we have a thread without Lionel mentioned in the 1st post

Wait, it took us this long to discuss what would have happen if Lionel joined 100/100 /?? This place is slipping!!!


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Richard Blaine wrote:
Darned ITU decided to plan the annual Multisport Festival for the end of April, meaning that one of my 'A' multisport races of the year will happen on April 27th. There is no way I am riding at the peak of my mediocre capabilities if I'm running almost every day from now until the end of March.

So there. I guess I'm out...

My complaint is that those who are out have not submitted this image for approval of their withdrawl!!!! Thus they are still in!!!!


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Slowman wrote:
devashish_paul wrote:
Slowman wrote:
the 100/100 Challenge is live and ready to join. quien is mas macho? pienso que yo soy.


My grievance for the day is that against better judgement I clicked on the "enroll" button. I suppose getting to one 30 minute run that qualifies will be my high bar. I should be stick to 5-10 min shuffles for a while


good man ;-)

All kidding aside I can shuffle along on the treadmill at 7-9 kph with no or minimal leg spasms. BUT I have not been doing that since it is so demoralizing so I just gravitate to my 3-6km per day swimming program (I am guessing this year, I'll have swam further than all my jogging and walking combined)....but that's bad because I am not doing weight baring exerecise of any kind and as 53 year old, if I launch on this non weight baring trajectory I am just asking for bone trouble. Soooo treadmill shuffle it is and i can use this challenge to simply do this for other health reasons, not fitness generation and of course a little hope goes a long way and if I DO try there is always a chance that 9 kph goes to 10 which goes to 12 and so on.

I got three 10-15 shuffles in to "prepare" for this stupid 100/100...and I hope to get out on my snowshoes and maybe even classic style XC skiing so I better do some weight bearing stuff
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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We can't lobby for a 3 mile instead of 30 minute minimum...


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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Dev, if you don't mind sharing, what does the final scar look like now?
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [-JBMarshTX] [ In reply to ]
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Waaaaa, I'm doing the BarryP plan (or his preferred name, the 10-20-30% plan) and right now my lowest runs can't be longer than 20 minutes. Or at least, I can't swim three mornings a week for 45-50 minutes, then run 15-20 minutes, and actually get to my job on time.

I'm closer to the feathered end of the spear than the point.
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [BT_DreamChaser] [ In reply to ]
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BT_DreamChaser wrote:
Four things to update this challenge:


1.) I see the Strava upload link is working - great and thanks. But what we really need is a freaking Instagram feed dammit! Every run should be followed by an Instagram photo (photoshopping pics and use of filters optional) followed by a #SLOWTWITCH100_100. The hash tag can instantly link all the Slowtwitch runs together and help us build our brand and raise awareness for our charity.

I'm listening................ please, elaborate!

-Eric
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [EricTheBiking] [ In reply to ]
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EricTheBiking wrote:
BT_DreamChaser wrote:
Four things to update this challenge:


1.) I see the Strava upload link is working - great and thanks. But what we really need is a freaking Instagram feed dammit! Every run should be followed by an Instagram photo (photoshopping pics and use of filters optional) followed by a #SLOWTWITCH100_100. The hash tag can instantly link all the Slowtwitch runs together and help us build our brand and raise awareness for our charity.


I'm listening................ please, elaborate!

-Eric


Truth is, I meant the whole post as a sarcastic joke/ tongue-in-cheek/ pink font. But then a bunch of people both publicly and privately said there are some good suggestions~! And the more I thought about it, perhaps it would be good to elevate the challenge to different social media platforms -- such as Instagram. Btw, I don't even have an Instagram site! I'm 100% in favor of growing the sport of Triathlon, it's given me an amazing life and I plan to SBR till I'm in the grave. I'd like for Triathlon and Ironman to be around when my kids have kids so I don't have to explain what Grandpa did with every spare second of his life.

So in all seriousness, I think the shortened hashtag is a good idea. Perhaps there could be a general Slowtwitch Instagram page? I don't even know how that would work. Or, I'd be willing to start an Instagram page and post some pics. I post pics to Strava, I'm sure it's not too much different than posting to Instagram. If it spread the word, builds the 100/100 community and gets more people young and old exposed to the sport, I'm all for it.

It would be cool to have a charity that people could voluntarily donate to. I donated to Davis Phinney when I did a few ToS.

So yeah, as a complete farce I stirred the pot with 4 ideas and now I'm totally lacking on how to execute. Please accept my sincere apology, and know that I'm willing to pick up an oar and row in any direction that seems sensible...
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-JBMarshTX wrote:
We can't lobby for a 3 mile instead of 30 minute minimum...

Yeah, that is a good grievance, but Mo Farah already provided his grievance on his 11K runs not qualifying for the 30 min
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Dev - I just want you to know that I started my own run at least 30 min every day on 4 Sept (day after Labor Day) and so I'm at 90 runs in 90 days now. Hopefully I can make it thru your 100/100 and then I'd have 201 in 201. The last 2 weeks I've worked up to 30,000 scy/wk and 30 mi/wk, so aim to keep that up.


"Anyone can be who they want to be IF they have the HUNGER and the DRIVE."
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Tom_hampton wrote:
I have considered that. What would be the rule for a swim to count? 1000 yards?
30 minutes of swimming should count the same. I’m running with my arms... in the ocean and I think that should count! ;-)

Proud member of FISHTWITCH: doing a bit more than fish exercise now.
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Paul,
I never thanked you last year for setting up this challenge. I used it to motivate one of our teenagers to be active and it's become a family affair. His goal was 1 mile/day and he stuck with it for 100 straight days, took two weeks off, and did it again. My wife and one of my other sons started a little later but completed it as well, with my second son starting on March 1 and he's still going - 278 days in a row as of yesterday. It's been a great challenge to keep our family active together not just in the winter but all year long.
I'll have completed around 400 runs this year, but not too many of them over 30 minutes, so I'm going to try to see if I can hit that mark this year.
Good luck with your recovery,
Peter Hubbard
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [coyote pelon] [ In reply to ]
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coyote pelon wrote:
no senor, mas macho? Ruco El Coyote Pelon.. Vida pelon.

No necessito hacer ese challenge "NCC" cuando tenemos este aqui! Es gratis!

http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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BT_DreamChaser wrote:
1.) I see the Strava upload link is working - great and thanks. But what we really need is a freaking Instagram feed dammit! Every run should be followed by an Instagram photo (photoshopping pics and use of filters optional) followed by a #SLOWTWITCH100_100. The hash tag can instantly link all the Slowtwitch runs together and help us build our brand and raise awareness for our charity.

I do digital marketing for my 9 to 5. Dan, PM or email me if you want any help to facilitate. I'd suggest using a the #ST100in100 hashtag, and the ST account can repost one per day or something.

http://mediocremultisport.blogspot.com
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Midtown Miles] [ In reply to ]
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Midtown Miles wrote:
BT_DreamChaser wrote:

1.) I see the Strava upload link is working - great and thanks. But what we really need is a freaking Instagram feed dammit! Every run should be followed by an Instagram photo (photoshopping pics and use of filters optional) followed by a #SLOWTWITCH100_100. The hash tag can instantly link all the Slowtwitch runs together and help us build our brand and raise awareness for our charity.

I do digital marketing for my 9 to 5. Dan, PM or email me if you want any help to facilitate. I'd suggest using a the #ST100in100 hashtag, and the ST account can repost one per day or something.

thank you for the offer. will likely take you up on it. i just don't want our social efforts to overlap. we'll look a this this morning, and then i or ryan heisler will reach out to you via PM.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Midtown Miles] [ In reply to ]
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We're working on it - just doing some tag research and other due diligence before we unleash this thing upon the world.

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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Hi all -

Is it possible to send me a link to last years results, or multiple previous years?

I'm curious how many made it to 100, or 90, etc.

Thanks

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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [bluestacks867] [ In reply to ]
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https://training.slowtwitch.com/challenges/leaderboard/15


Took me a few minutes to find it the other day. I managed only 13 last year, shouldn't be too hard to beat that.
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Rumpled] [ In reply to ]
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Can I get some help signing up? I sign into Strava, but I can't find the challenge. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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mmtri10 wrote:
Can I get some help signing up? I sign into Strava, but I can't find the challenge. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

It's here on ST. ST will auto upload your Strava workouts once you set it up.

https://training.slowtwitch.com/challenges/
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Rumpled] [ In reply to ]
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Rumpled wrote:
https://training.slowtwitch.com/challenges/leaderboard/15



Took me a few minutes to find it the other day. I managed only 13 last year, shouldn't be too hard to beat that.


Thanks. Using your URL I also found 2016/17
https://training.slowtwitch.com/...lenges/leaderboard/1

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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [BT_DreamChaser] [ In reply to ]
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BT_DreamChaser wrote:
Dev, if you don't mind sharing, what does the final scar look like now?

OK my grievance is that I can't use this minimal remaining scar as an excuse that my running sucks





5 months ago



last weekend's 100 fly (I wish I could run 100m that fast....not that my fly is worth any really speed claims but whatever). I'm still missing strength and power through the elbow and in the 2 swim races I did, I had a hard time when I really tried to push the force through my elbow


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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [BT_DreamChaser] [ In reply to ]
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2.) We need a freaking Charity!...

+ 1 on this

There is a smart phone app, iOS and Android , named Charity Miles. Download it and $ .25 for every mile goes to the charity of your choice on their list of about 40 charities. (Also .10 per mile for miles on a bike).
This is a great app, it’s free, and the 100/100 group can literally raise thousands of dollars for charity.

Let’s do it!
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [IntenseOne] [ In reply to ]
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Well if you guys are excited for a charity, I've been spending the last year in angel investor and VC offices to fight climate change with smart software systems and getting beaten up and bruised (because that is generally what they do). I'm half serious because unlike applying AI to some stupid social media app or the like, we're actually trying to do something socially meaningful with our brain power. But generally we get thrown in the same bucket as useless stuff by most investors.

Anyway you can read about some of it here:

https://obj.ca/...-1m-pre-seed-funding

https://privatecapitaljournal.com/bluwave-secures-1m-pre-seed-financing/

I won't say i am burnt out of fundraising but since that is my other full time job at my startup, I don't have much endurance left over to manage that for 100/100.
In any case, if I have my 2 cents, it would be something that helps physically challenged people with prosthetics so they can do sport, or it would be something that helps blind people get around (guide dogs or whatever).
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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I am skiing for a week pre christmas and will play catch-up from day 1.

Not fair
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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That healed up exceptionally well! Are you sure you're not a Super Hero ;) .
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [BT_DreamChaser] [ In reply to ]
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Can we please set minimum threshold for this challenge outside 30 min please. Walking should not count. How about no more than 2 min Mile slower as pace, based off last race? Or any other ideas...?

http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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synthetic wrote:
Can we please set minimum threshold for this challenge outside 30 min please. Walking should not count. How about no more than 2 min Mile slower as pace, based off last race? Or any other ideas...?

There already is.. one foot must be off the ground at all times. That means no walking.
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [PeterP] [ In reply to ]
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PeterP wrote:
synthetic wrote:
Can we please set minimum threshold for this challenge outside 30 min please. Walking should not count. How about no more than 2 min Mile slower as pace, based off last race? Or any other ideas...?

There already is.. one foot must be off the ground at all times. That means no walking.


Ehh I've seen people speed walk 17min 5k...

http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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devashish_paul wrote:
  • OK....this is the main one so I will get it out there early. I am pre complaining about all you heros who will triple your mileage in the first 2 weeks and then complain to us that you got injured because of 100/100 and it is stupid. No one has to run every day, or multiple times a day. I am complaining that you're not "listening to your base" and overcooking it in week 2 out of 14.
  • [/ol]

    I feel an injury coming on just reading your post!
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    Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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    All:

    We're going to try something new this year with the challenge this year - if you're posting to Instagram about your running, please use one of the following hashtags:

    #ST100in100
    #ST100Runs100Days

    By using the tags, you agree that we could reshare that content. There is a chance you'll be featured on the Slowtwitch Instagram feed - either as a standalone pic, as a collage, or as part of an IG story.

    I can't promise that we'll re-share daily -- but we'll definitely be telling more of your stories this year.

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    Re: 2018/19 100 Runs in 100 Days Airing of the Grievances Thread [Tin pot] [ In reply to ]
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    It's day 1 and I have already been lectured on how stupid it is to run Every Day. I'll get injured! The body needs to rest! Who cares if it's only 30 mins! Triathletes are stupid!

    From now on I will only share my life goals with you lot. My friends are downers!
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