Metafilter Runs 3: The Reckoning April 26, 2007 5:24 AM   Subscribe

So, it's been done and it's been done again. Is anyone up for doing a third one? I just got an ipod nano for my birthday and picked up the nike kit. I'll have the shoepouch shortly. Anyone want to do a May competition? I haven't created a formal one yet, but I think I can figure it out. I also figure I will be more likely to actually run if I am competing against someone. Is anyone interested? It seems to have been successful the last two times...
posted by bDiddy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:24 AM (20 comments total)

I suck at this. It looks like my post might be broken in IE. I think an extra quote or something in the "done again" link. Can someone fix?
posted by bDiddy at 5:33 AM on April 26, 2007

Flagged it. You're right, it looks broken in IE.
posted by MrMustard at 5:35 AM on April 26, 2007

Dude, I'll do it. For research. For SCIENCE. For glory.

posted by adamgreenfield at 6:33 AM on April 26, 2007

Oh, but only if you do it in the first two weeks of May. I'll be on the road after the 12th.
posted by adamgreenfield at 6:35 AM on April 26, 2007

The second Metafilter run was won by AJR, who ran 90.17km over 30 days. 11 mefites took part in this challenge.

Bdiddy, if you want I'll "reissue" the last challenge via the nike plus page. I believe that all the previous participants get a new invitation this way, and I can add any new participants who put their nike screenname in this thread.

Instead of the whole month, I can set up a run for the first 2 weeks of May, to accommodate adam. Starting May 1st?

In any case, I'm up for another go at the title...
posted by pj_rivera at 8:34 AM on April 26, 2007

pj, send out the invite for the first two weeks. Maybe after that we could do the second two as well. I am training for a 10k on the 27th and wouldn't mind having those miles in my total. :) Anyway, my name in the nikeplus world is bDiddy. I think. And hopefully my shoepouch will come before may 1.
posted by bDiddy at 11:27 AM on April 26, 2007

pj: I had to bail on the first before it was over and I totally missed the second because of stupid-old work. I'l like to get in on the third for sure.
posted by AgentRocket at 12:07 PM on April 26, 2007

Oooh, roger that, thanks. I'm going to be looking for diversions after I put my two current challenges to bed. : . )

Assuming, that is, that this worrisome numbness in my left leg is diagnosed and treated by then. I'll confess to being a little freaked out.
posted by adamgreenfield at 12:11 PM on April 26, 2007

Allright, I've set up the challenge. Your invitations should arrive shortly.

Good to hear from you, AgentRocket. If I remember well, we were quite evenly matched. May the best mefite win. ;-)
posted by pj_rivera at 12:30 PM on April 26, 2007

I'm in, again! Thanks pj...
posted by pyjammy at 12:32 PM on April 26, 2007

finally,. i can begin my slow climb toward global domination. see you in round 3
posted by phaedon at 12:39 PM on April 26, 2007

Awesome! I'm in! If the shoepouch thing doesn't show up by the 30th, I'll rig up something to hold me over.
posted by bDiddy at 12:42 PM on April 26, 2007

Excellent. I had to miss half the second due to my trip home to the States. Consequently, I am now a complete butterball. This is just what I need. I'm in!
posted by web-goddess at 1:18 PM on April 26, 2007

I'm in to defend my trophy!!
posted by ajr at 3:10 PM on April 26, 2007

I'm in! I just got a Nike iPod thingy. How do I get in on this? Do I need to send someone my Nike+ ID?
posted by sanitycheck at 11:49 PM on April 26, 2007

Just post it here, sanitycheck, if it's different from your mefi name. pj_rivera will then send you an invite, which should show up at whatever e-mail addy you registered with Nike. There'll be a link for you to click and confirm you're playing along!
posted by web-goddess at 11:52 PM on April 26, 2007

Oh duh... I guess I can just post my Nike+ ID here:
It's jkparker
posted by sanitycheck at 11:55 PM on April 26, 2007

Thanks web-goddess! I came to the same realization as you were posting that reply. :)
posted by sanitycheck at 11:56 PM on April 26, 2007

Damn, I wish I could take part. Had to drop out of the last one halfway through because of my creaky hip. Nevertheless, it was a great motivator to try and clock up at least a few Ks each week against those bloody champions doing about 18 Ks per week (!)

And congrats, of course, ajr. 90.17 Ks in 30 days! Small wonder I did my hip in, just thinking about that effort makes me hurt.
posted by ponystyle at 3:43 AM on April 27, 2007

Can you please invite Nike+ id sanjayafan?

(I believe that name is meant as a joke, but I confess that I kinda liked Sanjaya.)
posted by AgentRocket at 11:19 AM on April 30, 2007

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