Red Dog's Dog Days
WE'RE ALL GONNA BE HAS-BEENS SOMEDAY

Red Dog's Dog Days Has-Beens FAQ

See below for some common questions about Dog Days and the Has-Beens program. If you still have questions, please email us at has-beens@reddogsdogdays.org.
 
Q:
What is a “has-been”?
A:
In the world of Dog Days, a “has-been” is anyone who is no longer in high school. Since Red Dog’s Dog Days originated with the desire to get high school athletes in shape for their Fall sports seasons, Red Dog needed a term for everyone else – including the athletes’ parents and other community members – who began coming over the years, and all of the former high school athletes that return home each summer to participate.
 
 
Q:
Do I need to complete the registration form to complete the in-person workouts in Lawrence?
A:
No - this registration form is for the Red Dog's Dog Days Has-Beens program ONLY. To participate in Lawrence, simply show up to one of our scheduled workouts, and check in.
 
 
Q:
I live in Lawrence. Can I participate in the Has-Beens program if I can't make the regular workouts?
A:
No - the Red Dog's Dog Days Has-Been program is designed for Dog Days alumni or others outside of the Lawrence/Douglas County area. If you can't make the in-person workouts due to scheduling conflicts, you are welcome to use the workouts we post for the Has-Beens program to replicate our workouts on your own, but you won't be eligible for the Has-Beens program and can't credit those workouts towards your in-person total.

 
Q:
Is there a deadline to register?
A:
Yes. All participants must have completed the registration process by a set date (to be announced for Summer 2016). Registrations received after this date will be subject to individual approval. Remember, to earn a shirt you have to complete a minimum number of sessions (typically somewhere between 25 and 30). In order to possibly reach that number, you must have started prior to the cut-off date.
 
 
Q:
Can I complete workouts and log my progress, but not register until later?
A:
No – only those workouts that you log AFTER you join the program may count towards your T-shirt total, with the exception of the first two weeks of the program.
 
 
Q:
How do you know that I actually completed the workouts?
A:
Simply put, we don’t. Red Dog’s Dog Days’ Has-Beens is based on the honor system. Just like Dog Days in Lawrence, you will only get out of the program what you put into it!
 
 
Q:
Are two-a-days still allowed?
A:
Yes. You can complete the workout twice in one day, just like in Lawrence. This is ONLY true for weekday workouts, however. Saturday Morning Runs can not be counted twice.
 
 
Q:
Can I complete an alternate activity (biking, swimming, etc.) instead and count this on my total?
A:
While Red Dog loves seeing people exercise and get healthy, the Has-Beens program is designed to be as close to the real thing as possible – which means that you only get credit for these workouts. If you need to modify the workout due to health limitations or your current fitness level, that’s fine! Do what you can. For example, if you have a condition that states that you can’t do sit-ups, then replace that with crunches. Can’t run a full mile yet? Walking is fine! The goal is to simply do everything in the spirit of the workout
 
 
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