Thus, the Do What You Like Least Challenge was born.
Here’s how it works, and I invite you to play along. You must either swim, bike, or run at least five times in ONE week. The five days do not have to be consecutive and we’re not giving specific dates for the challenge just that you do it by year’s end.
Here are the minimum distances:
Bike – 12 miles
Swim – 1,600 M (1 mile)
Run – 5K
Weight Training – 30 minutes each session*
I know that most of us have trouble getting in our workouts for our upcoming races as it is, let alone getting in five of the ones we don’t looooove. But, I am going to put on my big girl panties and attempt this challenge.
Since today is a holiday I’ll be hitting the trails with Dolly. I would like to make this week my DWYLLC and get it over with, but we’ll see if I can do it. I’ll try to snap some photos at my ride so that IF I finish the challenge I’ve got photographic proof. Uh, and also to keep me honest.
The prize for this challenge is that you get more practice in the area that you need help in. That’s it. I personally need this reward and will most certainly benefit. However, if that isn’t enough, check back to this here blog tomorrow for a fun give away.
Have a great Labor Day!
*We added weight training and I may try this one too. I don’t hate it, but I should could use 5 days of it!
very interesting. i should do the swim part, that is what i like least (although it's what i'm best at, go figure) but what I fear most is the bike so I'm changing it in my own mind from doing what i like least to doing what i fear most. can i fit in 5 over the next week? that remains to be seen…
Great idea! I am already behind the eight ball for this week, but I did swim 2000m this morning right after my spin class. Hope you and Dolly are having fun at FW. If it helps any, I'm about to grab a garbage bag and do something I REALLY hate: YARDWORK!!!! bleh.
now i have to decide when would be the best time to bust out this challenge …before IM or after??? so far you and I have one day down and four to go if this is the week to do it??
Since you two have already accomplished one day of the five I may have to find a random pool while I'm out working tonight and sneak in a mile of stealthy swimming hmmmm I wonder if the owners caught me they would call the cops…
Beth you could always bring Dolly to Augusta and ride with Koa and I! That should count for at least 4 separate rides in one since its way more than 12 miles… right? Loop hole??
I think I will do the transition part of the TRI five times this week. I was at the Y this morning standing around changing clothes and shoes until they asked me to leave.
Very cool idea! I guess I’ll be hitting up the pool more too!
Getting the workouts that you don't like done first is a great idea! Especially in challenge form! I need to swim more often as it is…
But Bailing on the Track due to a 12 mile ride? hmmm . . .