My birthday is on January 11th which has always felt like a continuation of the holiday season to me since it is so close to Christmas. In my mind the birthday season starts at Thanksgiving and rolls right on through MLK day. It will catch on eventually... I am sure of it. I have a nephew that is due to be born any day now so he will have to help me carry the torch for the cause of our birthday season. :)
(not my cake by the way)
This year, I thought it would be fun to celebrate by doing something a little different and host KDUB’s 70.3 Birthday Challenge. Who couldn't use a little challenge to kick off the new year?
The challenge is to complete 70.3 miles sometime between January 1 and January 11. To break it down, that would be:
SWIM 1.2 Miles (2100 yards)
BIKE 56 Miles
RUN 13.1 Miles
You can break up the mileage for each leg over the course of several days or complete it all at once. You can also complete the legs in any order you want just as long as it all adds up when January 11th rolls around.
Are there any rules?
The KDUB Birthday 70.3 Challenge starts when the clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve and continues through midnight on January 11th. All results need to be in to me by midnight on January 11th. Distances can be completed on a trainer, on a treadmill, inside or outside. You can swim in an ocean, swimming pool or bathtub, it makes no difference to me as long as you have some way to keep up with the mileage and time. The point is to get out there and get it done.
If you have no access to a pool in the winter, join us anyhow and make it a duathlon. (*one tiny exception to the mileage tracking rule… if you are taking a spin class and have no way to track mileage in that class, we will assume a 60 minute spin class is 16 miles.)
What do I win, what do I win?
Two finishers will be randomly selected to receive a goody pack of assorted tri/running treats that have yet to be purchased by me. This race isn't about being speedy, it is about getting to the finish line no matter how long it takes you!
How do I join the KDUB Birthday 70.3 challenge?
You must be a follower and leave me a comment on this post. Secondly, drop me an email at kwhitlock (at) bellsouth (dot) net to let me know which distance you are doing and I will send you a spreadsheet to log your information. Bonus points for sharing the link to the challenge via facebook, twitter and/or your blog.
All participants must join the challenge by 12/31/11.