Where are the Pirates?

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04/01/2014 at 01:50

So, where's the pirate team for this year.

cant do it myself because IM in another team (traitor), but wouldn't  mind rivalling a few pirates this year.

you'll have to be quick setting up a team, it starts in 2 days.

04/01/2014 at 10:15

Can someone explain what Jantastic actually is. I looked on the website and still have no idea

Symes    pirate
04/01/2014 at 11:44

Seems a bit of a crock to me, so I set a number of runs in Jan, ok 3? and do 5 and I'm ace, longest run of 3 miles and do 8 miles and I'm acer.

Same for Feb and March and the point is?

Sorry, I'm out 

Trogs    pirate
04/01/2014 at 12:30

It a motivational thing.  Up to you to set targets which are challenging but achieveable.

January you set the number of runs (any distance over 1 mile) you aim to do per week.  If you do more it doesn't matter.

February - set your longest run distance, can't remember of the top of my head whether it's each week or longest for the month.

March - time trial; you set target time for a given distance. The closer you get to your target, the more points you get.

Do it solo for a personal challenge or sigh up with a team to contribute towards team results. Don't think there's a Pirate team this year - unless someone's set one up in the last day or so but there is a 'fabulous forumites' team as well as numerous club/parkrun/miscellaneous teams.

Rafiki    pirate
04/01/2014 at 12:52
Symes wrote (see)

Seems a bit of a crock to me, so I set a number of runs in Jan, ok 3? and do 5 and I'm ace, longest run of 3 miles and do 8 miles and I'm acer.


That's more training than you would normally do - is this a new approach for 2014?

04/01/2014 at 13:01

Well said Trogs, It's a form of keeping yourself going during the winter months gradually building towards a Spring Race.

It's not about PB's it's about knowing yourself and pacing yourself correctly.

It's also for 3 months not just January, which for some reason people seem to forget.

Read the info Rules

04/01/2014 at 13:56

It worked for me last year. Got me out of the door during all the snow and ice last year when I probably wouldn't have gone out just because of the accountability I had team to my team. Really helps with consistency.

04/01/2014 at 14:32

Ah, nice link Gasman. Sounds like a good idea for people with little or no motivation. I reckon it probably too non specific for most triathletes. I can see where Symes is coming from because it does sound a bit wet but maybe it could help some people. 

Red Stripe    pirate
04/01/2014 at 17:57

Doesn't start until the 6th Jan - damn I've wasted 3 runs !! 

04/01/2014 at 21:23

I did it last year and am registered for this year. I've no problems with motivation but it certainly got me running more than I would've done otherwise. I probably did too much last year and I've set myself lower targets for this year - I'm sure Jantastic contributed to the knackered achilles tendon I had last April.

If someone sets up a Pirate team then I'm in. (I quickly looked and couldn't see how to set one up, if it'd have been obvious I'd have done it).

05/01/2014 at 08:59

Jantastic is meant to be a winter motivational competition for runners, but still useful for us Tri guys.

It's not meant to be specific, you set the frequency, the distance and the pace.

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