Double or Nothing….and Thunder Rolls is coming!!

Is it really the middle of July already? I hope everyone else is having fun and doing plenty of “coasteering training” for The Thunder Rolls next month. I know I am..

Underwater cameras = big fun

Underwater cameras = big fun

So anyway, it’s that time of year again…time to put our twisted minds together and concoct a new Thunder Rolls Challenge. The floor is open as far as what the betting should be, so feel free to post any suggestions you may have. At last count, we potentially have 5 Virtusans TR-bound: Myself, Kate, Luke, Travis and (maybe)Robby. Personally, I think everyone should have their own individual challenge.

If you want to make a bet with me, (and lose), it needs to be running-related. I’ve been on a bit of a roll with this goal of running 50 miles by August 15th, as is evidenced by the graph below:

Oh yeah, it's the real deal.

Oh yeah, it’s the real deal.

….and this bit of success has motivated me to raise the bar a bit. Since this challenge pairs so nicely with the Thunder Rolls racedate, I’m gonna double my initial goal for a total of 100 miles before August 15th.  In the event of my failure, I’m willing to accept any and all consequences you offer up. That is, as long as you’re prepared to hold up your end of the bet when I win.

Oh, and we’re gonna crush WTAR this year, but you already knew that.



About Bob Jenkins

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Posted on July 13, 2013, in Adventure Racing, The Thunder Rolls and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. This post terrifies me.

  2. What if I double your mileage?

    • So you’d have to run 200 miles by 8/15, or would you be doubling my actual mileage, whether it is +/- 100?

      • I was talking about doubling whatever mileage you do from now to August 15th. If you do 50, I have to do 100. You 69, I have to do 138.

        • I think I like this bet.

          Just to make it interesting, I won’t count any of my mileage toward this new goal until I get to my original 50 mile goal. That gives you almost a 3 mile buffer/head start.

          All runs must be public knowledge the same day they’re completed, and you’ll have 24 hours after anything I post if you need to catch up. Sound good to you?

          • Are we talking about doubling the total mileage by the end? Or doubling the mileage each day? I was talking about the total mileage by Aug 15th.

            So if you run 50 miles, I have to run 100… Not that you ran 2 today so I have to run 4 today. Right?

            And what are the stakes?

            • That’s what I’m talking about, too. The only number that matters is the total, but it seems only fair that we have an up-to-date tally on one another.

              All my miles have to be done by 11:59 on 8/14. you get until 11:59 on 8/15, just in case I turn in an ultra on the last day. (Not that I would ever do that..)

              I’m still thinking about the stakes. It’s hard to think of something original.

            • Sounds perfect. We just need some stakes we can agree on, and it’s a bet.

              And I’m not worried about an ultra on August 14th. I’ll be WAY ahead by then.

          • What are the terms?

            • I think all members of Team Virtus should be in on this. Winner gets possession of the prized goldmember thong.

  3. travishammons

    The best part of this so far is that it has nothing to do with me. =) However I do agree it would be interesting if we all had our own challenge/bet.

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