I had a really fun time racing with with Johnny at the Sylvania Triathlon last week. It was a lot of fun to not only do the race, but do it with someone, and then be able to hang out with them afterwards and talk for a bit. It was a really good time. There’s a seeming under-representation of bloggers in the Midwest and it was pretty fun to hang out with someone like Johnny and share an experience with.
I’ve been thinking lately that between now and my Half Ironman (am I really signed up for that?), I have quite a few weekends free. I’m going to have to be training for them anyways and weekends are always a more intense training day. So, I figured I can either go out and do the distances, get it done and fight through doing it, or I could make it into an experimental challenge and have a little fun with it.
So I decided to have a little fun with it:
Come race me.
Go to the sidebar. Find one of the races I’m doing. Sign up for it. Show up and come race me.
Think I’m too far away? Or, the races I’m signed up for are too far away?
I’ll race you.
Pick a race. I’ll come race you in it. I have a few weekends where I’m not doing a race. I’m willing to go somewhere and race you.
- You have to do it (Otherwise, what’s the fun?)
- The race must be on a weekend (who races on a Tuesday?).
- The race must be a half marathon or shorter (I’m not running a marathon for a while).
- I can’t be already doing a race that weekend (I’m still learning to teleport). You can find my current race schedule at the bottom right of the sidebar –>
- The race needs to be within 6 hours of my current location (Milwaukee/Chicago area).
- The race costs less than $80
- You let me crash on your couch, floor, spare bed, hammock, futon, front lawn etc.
- There re no rules. If you have an awesome idea and are moderately persuasive, you can probably convince me to do it.
Why are you doing this?
I think it will be fun .
I’m really fast. Do you think you can beat me?
Probably not. I’m not super fast, and this is more about having fun than racing, but we can make it whatever you want.
Why 6 hours Hours?
Any drive longer is probably a little excessive. Any shorter would make it hard for anyone to challenge me. I generally like driving and after 16 hour days driving across America, 6 hours seems like cake. That said, shorter distances are obviously given preference, but if you’ve got a great race and are really awesome, and incredibly persuasive, I might be willing to drive 6 hours or farther if needed. I have a few good podcasts I need to catch up on anyways.
I want to race you in Jamaica, but that’s more than 6 hours away. If I buy you a plane ticket, will you come?
Absolutely. When’s the flight?
What’s the catch?
I get to say no to anything I don’t want to do . But I like saying yes, so that probably won’t happen much. I just need to be careful about not getting hurt and jeopardizing my other races for the year.
Are There Any Exceptions To The Rules?
There are always exceptions. Especially if you have something particularly awesome in mind. Let me know what you’re thinking. I always make exceptions for awesome.
What if you don’t have any takers?
Then you’re all scared . This is an experiment. I have no idea if this will get tons of responses or zero response. But I’m curious, I want to try it and I’m willing to look stupid.
So…want to race? If you’re up for it, get with me on this form –> Let’s see what happens.
UPDATE: In the “duh” moment of the day. I originally forgot to include where I currently am. I’m in the Milwaukee/Chicago area.
This is just one of a lot of different things I’m going to be experimenting with this fall. I’m looking to make the blog more expansive & interactive with new information, features & tools. This is just the beginning.