Monday, August 14, 2006

SOMA Celebrity Race

Nytro and Benny are very persuasive. Well, actually Nytro is. Benny is the governor that keeps persuasion from becoming coercion--most of the time.

Benny and Nytro told me they were doing "SOMA," and after explaining to me what it was, they encouraged me to come on out. So, the last weekend in October, Mrs. Greyhound and I will take the blog on the road and do the SOMA Half-Iron triathlon. I'll primarily be using the event as a long training day toward the end of my base period, but I know a lot of you will cap your seasons with this event.

I say "primarily" a training race because--if you haven't noticed--Nytro can be just a teeensy weeensy bit competitive. I dare not tug on Superman's cape, but we need to liven up the training. I think we need some type of "gentleman's wager" between Nytro and me--although admittedly no one would confuse Nytro for a gentleman. (OMG, did I say that out loud?) Of course the wager would have to be creative because young, healthy, strong and athletic Nytro is signed up for a mere quarter iron--unlike the short, middle-aged, band geek (and yet oddly Sean-Connery-like) Greyhound.

So, I put it to you Tri-bloggers. What should the wager be? Enter your suggestions in the comments, and be sure and tell me if you're coming to the race, if you're participating, and if you have any good race experiences to share.

8 comments:

Brent Buckner said...

%-ile finish in age group category is a traditional basis for a wager.

As required, you can go even further and wager based upon improvement in %-ile finish from a previous race.

Not that I know anyone competitive enough to go so far in *inventing* ways to compete. :-)

Nytro said...

wait a second... you look like sean connery???????? and you're a band geek????????? great. now i'm gonna be all distracted during the race.

Bolder said...

for nytro's benefit, since i and the kahuna are probably the only ones to have met the TRIgreyhound, i will tell you he is very Sean Connery'ish.

in the brief time i spent with him, i heard him say 'horshes' at least a dozen times -- i think he was referring to a spirited phil-lay...

as to the wager.

loser travels to participate with winner's charity of choice sounds admirable. includes an agreed-to $ donation.

Nytro said...

as long as he wasn't saying "horshes ass" to describe said spirited phil-lay...

Veeg said...

Tri-Dawg, I do not think you want my help on this particular brainstorming session.

Though I think you would totally ROCK a plaid mini, if it came down that. ;)

Nytro said...

oooo! men in skirts. i like.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

Oh goody! I can't wait to see this!

Comm's said...

Well I will be there to watch the event. Its the week before ironman florida so I think I will pass on the race.