Somehow we missed the memo regarding this year's USAT Competition, so I have some data entry days to make up for as it began on Sunday...no sweat!
Basically it is the same routine as last year, if you are interested in participating, please let me know ASAP and included with your enthusiastic 'yes', I will need the following information: first name, last name, age as December 1st, your USAT number and your gender. Also, since it's already the end of the first week, I will need your miles now, too (for 12/1 to present) - please and thank you.
You also have the option of entering your own miles, but I need to add you to the roster first and will need the information requested above to do that. If you do opt to submit your own miles, please do not send them to me as well so that we may avoid duplication.
You may recall that each month has a focus: December is swimming, January is biking and February is running...however, there is also an ongoing competition for overall miles, so please submit all miles every week. In addition to the swim/bike/run, xcountry skiing and elliptical miles are also tallied. Swimming can be entered in yards, meters or miles, so you don't need to convert them, the program will do it for us...like magic. (but do let me know which you are using b/c I am not quite as magical I'm afraid)
We are in Division 1 due to our overall club size so we can use all of the help we can get - literally every mile counts, so don't feel as though you shouldn't bother participating b/c you keep a light schedule in the winter...that one mile on the treadmill might bump us up to the next spot!
Miles need to be submitted at least once per week as there is a cut off now for entry and if we miss it, we can't go back and add miles. I will send out a reminder on Fridays (like today!) in the least harassing manner possible. And since we're talking harassment, if you don't see your miles up on the site a couple days after submitting them to me, don't hesitate to let me know, I know last year there were a couple emails that wound up in my spam folder randomly.
If you want to find out more about the competition, or to keep an eye on our/your status, please check out the site http://www.race-tracker.net/usat/index.cfm for additional information.