Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spread the Love!

We interrupt the regularly scheduled bloggery for something new...a Giveaway! I REALLY want to post about the end of January- which included my birthday. I also want to wrap up the first month of 2011 training.


BUT , first, I want to do this.... So- a few weeks ago, we had our Nytro Racing Team  "Christmas". We received so much super cool stuff thanks to Zoot, Oakley, Giro, Reynolds, Via Italia, Luna, Fluid, SCAPE.. (not to mention our weekly gift of pain from Rehab United and our Colnago Flight TT bikes...)


 SCAPE and  Fluid are new Nytro Women sponsors for 2011. But, in 2010, these companies already helped James  and I out. Zoot has also been a longtime supporter of both James and I. So, at "team Christmas" I was put over the consumptional edge, given things I already had plenty of,  and realized it's time to SPREAD THE LOVE.


Valentine's day is coming, right?
Here's the proposition.
Me and my Valentine, James, are heading to Palm Springs this weekend for a Century ride and the Palm Springs Half Marathon. This is a team training camp for my Nytro team and James just can't bear to be without me :)


So, the challenge for you is to guess our combined time (James + Me) for the half marathon. Submitted in HH:MM:SS in the comments section.  How Valentine's-y, yes?


That's it. Nothing to link up or novels to write about why you need a new visor :). I'm not trying to get more blog readers, I just have a bunch of stuff and want to spread the love! If it works, there will be more to come later. I'm thinking a Nuttzo giveaway next! (too bad I already used up a good blog title for that"spread" the love...get it? )


OK, so- The CLOSEST guess to our combined half marathon times wins :




TWO Pairs of limited edition ZOOT 2010 Kona Compression socks (One mens pair, One women's pair), one tub of Fluid recovery drink and a SCAPE visor. There will also be a second prize- One tub of Fluid and One pair of ZOOT Kona men's compression socks. I'll ship the stuff anywhere in the U.S. (I'll pay shipping) and probably toss in a bunch of bars/nutrition stuff for you to try- the winner can tell me his/her nutrition preferences and I'll see what we got :)


Sound good? Guess away! No hints! Ok, maybe one...James is looking to PR and I'm hoping to be close (and possibly better) my current half marathon PR. But remember, we're riding 100 miles the day before (Saturday) and the half marathon is Sunday! Could be a disaster!!! 

See ya later...after a weekend with these fast hotties!
And my Valentine....


Edit: If there is a tie for 2nd place, the winner will be the guess that is closest to the winner without going over...

91 comments:

bex said...

my guess... I'll be lucky to finish in the same time it takes both of you COMBINED to finish :) Especially because I'm riding the 100 the day before too, and unlike you rockstars, I don't ride 100 regularly ;)

kimschafer said...

Somewhat new to your blog, Beth. I've been reading for a few weeks. I wish I had even half your speed chica. Amazing.

1:13:12 for James and 1:25:24 for you Beth, so my combined total is 2:28:36.

I'm with Bex... I think my half marathon time would be the time it would take for BOTH of you to finish combined! ha! One speedy couple you are.... if you guys have kids one day, man are they going to be lightning fast too. Got some awesome genes workin.

Kim said...

oooppss...I can't add worth a sh!t, so make that a combined total of 2:38:36. Sorry!

igotem ____________ Kevin Cox said...

I'll play, 2:42:33

Lisa G said...

Fun contest! I'm going to guess a 1:14.30 for James and a 1:24.45 for you, for a combined total of 2:39.15.

But I'm from Canada, so if you're just shipping to the US then I guess I'm outta luck if I win! :)

Jill Costantino said...

James: 1:14:34 and You: 1:26:43 total 02:41:17
I think you are both faster than that, but I am trying to account for the ride the day before!
Love it Up you two!

beth said...

love the guesses!
i forgot to mention that the "deadline" is Saturday night at 12am PST.
Also, maybe I'll ship to Canada :)
And...no need to separate our times, just a combined time 'ell do! But I like seeing how people think it'll add up!

brightcheerygirl said...

I see a podium finish in the future of Team Walsh! James 1:13:00 and Beth 1:24:30 so my combined guess is 2:37:30. Thanks for keeping up such an amazing blog and being an inspiration!

marian said...

ok - here is mine: 2:39:13.
have fun!

Beth said...

Fun game! My guess is 2:39:18. Have a great weekend!

Holly said...

2:37:46 I think you will both PR. Good luck!!

cheryl said...

2:32:45, I don't think even 100 miles will slow you down, it didn't in Kona! enjoy!

Kona Shelley said...

Hmmm i'll guess 2:40:00 :)

mtanner said...

Hi Beth!!!
runrchick@comcast.net
My guess = 2:42:45

brian said...

2:40:18 Good luck!

Kim said...

2:36:36

Kim said...

ps. good luck! kick some butt power couple!

runningyankee said...

i'm going "price is right" contestant and saying 2:37:01

good luck!!!

Katie said...

You both rock - I love following your blog and was not surprised when you passed me at mile 10 on the run course in Kona.

2:38.46

ShutUpandRun said...

I'm going with 2:33:34

Good luck!!!

Lauren said...

2:33:13. Sounds like fun. Have a great time!!!!!!!!!

Christi said...

I love the team pic!

D said...

MAYBE you'll ship to Canada? Well MAYBE I'll enter a guess...

Laura said...

I'm with Bex, this will be my first centruy and I'm not sure if my old legs have a quick half in them after such an adventure. I'm going to say 2:42:30.

Julia said...

you are both really fast... hmmm.... 2:38:12

Melissa said...

You guys are the coolest! Love that you train together now and push each other. I want that in a partner. My guess is 2:34:14. You are both way faster than I ever will be!

Running and living said...

2:39:30 (1:24:50 Beth, 1:14:40 James)

GZ said...

2:03:58, breaking the WR marathon time.

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I say.... 2:40:25!!

Good luck!!! You guys are badass for running that after a 100 mile ride the previous day!!

Simone said...

You both are so cute and fast so my guess is 2:39:28. Good luck and have fun in PS.

RR said...

I guess 2:37:26. And dont worry you dont have to ship to Mexico. I have a US addy :)! good luck - you guys are awesome!

stacey said...

I guess 2:36:44. You are both so fast! My husband and I will be out there too.

Kate said...

2:36:25 and i dont have any idea if anyone else guessed this :) I know its fast but i know sometimes the day after a big ride you have got it in you! Save the beers for post run and i bet you do!

Brittney said...

2:43:50.

TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) said...

What if there are two people with the same guess??

My guess is 1:25:15 for Beth and 1:12:09 for James... that's 2:37:24 total...

GOOD LUCK!

Kate said...

flat 2:40:00!

Tribecca said...

2:35:45. I'm new here - what a fun contest!

Brett said...

2:44:00

Have fun!

Nalpak, Inc. said...

2:35:48 - Crushing it!

CJM said...

2:39:29. By the way, nice race at the Las Vegas Marathon. I saw you at the start and during the first few miles.

w.h. said...

2:37!

Shan said...

1:15.02+1:25:17 = 2:40.19

Have a blast out there!!!

rr said...

2:41:01. Have fun!

Matt said...
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Nicole said...

2:33.47

Matt said...

02:35:50.

tinaparker87 said...

2:36

ajann0924 said...

I love reading your blog, you are going to crush it this year. way to keep up the training and put in the hard work...

1.09.32 (james) and 1.24.37 (beth) 2.33.69 total time (if i added right)

Taiwan-Teacher said...

I'm gonna say... 2:34.34

Amanda said...

I am new to reading your blog. You rock! I am going to guess 2:38:02

Mary said...

Wow, lots of comments. 2:36.56 I'm jealous of Palm Springs weekend. I know that 100 miles the day before has never slowed you down. Go team Walsh.

Aubree said...

I'll guess 2:38:24... I have been reading your blog and James' for a couple years now, you guys are awesome! Good luck!

John said...

1:08:50 for James, 1:19:43 for Beth...2:28:33

You both will crush it! (but seriously, if you could both PR around these times, that'd be great...thanks!)

hilary said...

First time commenter, long timer reader. As a college student doing some olympic distance triathlons, you're an inspiration (true even as cheesy as it sounds) and I can only hope I can improve half as much as you have over the past few years.

Now my guess..
1:13:32 for James and 1:24:50 for you, so that makes the total 2:38:42

Erica said...

2:35:48!!

Erica said...

Correction since someone already picked that time, lets go with 2:34:48!

Jewels said...

I love it, great Valenday contest! :) My guess is 2:30:30 because I like round numbers, ha!

Ben said...

My guess is 2:37:37

Adam said...

I'm going to guess 1:39:59. HOpefully the 100 miles doesn't totally trash your legs!

matt said...

2:39:20 Good Luck and have fun!

Pton98 said...

2:35:15

Ryan Denner said...

61 comments? You are an internet sensation beth!

and there is a lot of capitalized words in this blog post. weird.

anyways, with a flat course and you guys being faster than last year, I'm going with:

1:10:58 + 1:23:34 = 2:34:32

Alicia said...

This is fun. Good luck to both of you. 2:37:55

TG said...

My guess ... 2:34:10

Will said...

2:33:28 and have a great time!!!

Princess in Training said...

2:37:19

Love your blog! Inspirational, fashionable, humorous, honest, sweaty and full of endorphins almost every week.

All the way from Vancouver CND wishing you both speedy legs and the best of luck!

Lesser is More said...

I'm going with 2:34:45 - best of luck!

Marcia said...

2:35:20.. BTW Love your blog!

Jfuentes05 said...

I'm pretty sure 100 miles is just another easy ride by now. 2:32:30

MissFancyPants said...

So much fun!!!!! 2:38:55 (1:14:12 for James and 1:24:43 for Beth). I took into account good weather and tired legs from century.

runninggunner said...

I think there is going to be some Rad Racing going on. 2:33:33.

Have a great race!

Elsa said...

2:37:15

Scott said...

2:37:22

Jordan said...

2:35:00

jameson said...

2:38

from Liz A = 2:38:37

Honeypleez said...

02:46:50 combined :)

Matt said...

2:48:30

hailey said...

best guess 2:33:13

Justin Nunez said...

I'm going with 2:36:09 total

cjc said...

2:38:01 good luck!

Kendra said...

1:22.37 for you and 1:12.20 for James for a total of 2:34.57

RBSbird said...

OK, my best guess is 2:58:17

Jennifer said...

2:34:22. I don't believe 100 miles on the bike will deter you or James from running fast on Sunday!

Kate said...

Check out your blog! The post on facebook about the compression socks woo'ed me in...Haven't I shown you the lovely old lady socks my vascular surgeon is making me wear while I stand on my feet all day!?!? So, I will guess at your game since I can definitely use a good pair during my runs. Interested in a side bet? Beers at Hamilton's on the line?

So, I know you ran a 3 hr marathon at Kona and did better than that somewhere recently, so I guess 1:22:37 for you...James I don't know about...shot in the dark 1:1156.

Grand Total ~ 2:34:13

Sarah, Joe and Xavier said...

Oh how fun! I'll say 2:41:32 combined-have fun!

Matias said...

2:50 combined, considering a fast 100 miler and lactate residue.

lm said...

Thanks for your inspiring blog...from a Celo girl. You both are so inspiring... keeps me motivated in my training for 70.3 coming up in April. My guess for you speedsters: 2:40:25.

Karen D said...

2:35:22. Those socks are awesome!

Karen D said...

You are both amazing! 2:35:22. Those socks are awesome.

kerrie said...

holy crap there are lots of comments and i almost missed the deadline!! yikes!!
my guess is 2:40:49
i am so going to crush this ;)

SixTwoThree said...

My guess is 2:43.04! Fun, fun contest!