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					Running a Marathon
      Man Vu
      GBA 573
                    Introduction
   Professional goals –
    promotion
   Educational Goals –
    MBA
   Spiritual Goals – Inner
    peace
   Lifestyle goal – traveling
Project Analysis
           Project Objective –
            complete a 26.2 mile
            circuit while minimally
            stressing the body.
           Project Scope – entails
            the equipment, training,
            and dietary
            supplementation
            according to training
            regimen.
             Return on Investment
   Expected Benefits : $2000 /        Expected Costs : $865
    year                               3 pairs of shoes -- $300
   Decrease in health care costs      5 pair of shorts -- $125
    – $500 (average annual             5 breathable running shirts --
    healthcare deductible) --           $100
    tangible
   More attractive physique –         1 running club membership -
    $30 a week/$1500 year(less          - $50
    drinks to buy at the bar) --       1 heart-rate monitor -- $100
    tangible                           1 marathon registration --
                                        $90
                                       Icepacks, ankle wraps, misc.
                                        etc. -- $100
ROI cont’d
        Using Average Annual
         Net Benefit ROI : $2000
         / $865 = 231% ROI
     Risk Management Strategy
Risk of not finishing the training:
1.  60% will finish training and race
2.  40% will not finish training and race


                Run (.6)       Cost    Risk
                               $865    $519
       Marat
       hon


               Don’t run(.4)   Cost    Risk
                               $2000   $800
Implementation Method Discussion
Positive reinforcements:       Negative reinforcements:
 If complete marathon          Write $100 check to the
  will reward self with trip     Republican Party which
  to South America.              will be sent if race is not
 Tell those around you          completed.
  about it so they can lend     Purchase ticket and hotel
  their support and              reservations which are
  encouragement.                 non-refundable.
                      Final Analysis
   Ultimately, project evaluation
    will hinge on whether or not
    the participant crosses that
    yellow line at the 26.2 mile
    marker.
   Though the training in and of
    itself will provide a plentitude
    of benefits, the final measure
    of success will be the final
    lunge across the finish line.

				
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