GroundhogMan Virtual Triathlon

  • 01 Feb 2020
  • Wherever You Do Your Training!

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GroundhogMan Virtual Triathlon: Train, Eat, Sleep, Repeat


It's your race and your pace! Challenge yourself to finish an 'Ironman or Double Ironman' distance race with your teammates during the month of February.


It’s the off season, Why?

  • It’s a fun way to pass the doldrums of winter
  • To connect with your teammates and reach a big goal
  • Fantastic prizes!!!
  • Post-race party on Leap Day, February 29th

OK, I’m in…now what?


1.  CREATE: A profile on Strava [it’s free]


2.  JOIN: Our Ann Arbor Triathlon Club Strava Group.


3.  CONSIDER: GIVING to Karen's Trail - it's your cheapest race fee of 2020!


4.  GET AT IT! Post workouts on Strava between FEB 1-29 that add up to an Ironman!

  • 140.6 mile goal is: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run.
  • 281.2 mile goal is: 4.8 mile swim, 224 mile bike, 52.4 mile run.

5.  COME: To the GroundhogMan Kickoff Event, Feb 2nd for a morning run from Kerrytown and recovery at Sweetwaters.


6.  FINISH:  Once you have crossed the “Virtual Finish Line”, take a photo, upload to Strava and title your workout: GroundhogMan Complete! #140.6 or #281.2.


I need more details...How does the Virtual Tri really work?

  • It’s free or we are asking for donations to Karen’s Trail [Border to Border Trail] to help finish the stretch from Dexter to Ann Arbor.
  • Workouts are at your pace and at any location: indoors or outdoors, in the US or outside the US, real world or virtual world.
  • All swimming, biking, running counts!
  • Upload workouts to Strava using any device OR upload a manual workout if you aren’t using them [it’s the honor system...keep track]. Look for kudos & support from your teammates on Strava.
  • Kudos for:

    • Those who #AATriClubGroundhogMan in their Strava posts.
    • Extra Kudos for using Karen’s Trail or B2B trail, posting photos, & creative workout titles!

QUESTIONS: Tatiana Anthony, Bonnie Ohye, Strava group or our Google Forum.


Did you say Leap Year Post-Race Party?


Yes! Post race and awards party with food, friends, and fun. February, 29th, 7PM

Bonnie Ohye's

4960 Birdie Lane,  48103

Pizza supplied by the club

BYOB


Awards

  • The Karen’s Trail Award: The person with the most hashtags for Karen’s Trail or B2B
  • The Seinfeld Award: The most humorous activity title.
  • The Ansel Adams Award: The person with the best photo.
  • The Fashionista Award: The ‘best’ dressed - get creative!
  • It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Award: Best post workout photo.
  • The Rocky Road Award: Overcoming obstacles to finish (include the obstacle in your title or workout description).
  • The Overachiever Award: The person who goes above & beyond 281.2 (7.2 mile swim, 336 mile bike, 78.6 mile run).


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