1

McMillan Calculator Changes (Read 912 times)

    The calculator now asks for goal times, age, gender, experience, and mileage. None of these seem to impact the given values so I assume this is purely to gather intel about who is using the calculator and how well it works?

    They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that. "If I am still standing at the end of the race, hit me with a Board and knock me down, because that means I didn't run hard enough" If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death. "Don't fear moving slowly forward...fear standing still."


    Interval Junkie --Nobby

      odd.  Is this the one you are using? http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/index.php/site/calculator

       

      Didn't prompt me for anything other than the distance and the time.

      2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

      Current Status 11/10: Back to building up miles.  Junk feels mostly okay.  Kinda.

        http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/calculator

         

        This one has the inputs for age, gender, an email address, etc., but none of that is required.  You can still just put in a time and have it spit out equivalent performances.  I assume it's to gather demographic info for marketing purposes.

        Runners run.


        Interval Junkie --Nobby

          Yep, I see it at that URL.

          2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

          Current Status 11/10: Back to building up miles.  Junk feels mostly okay.  Kinda.

            most likely it is a tie-in with a future predictor such as your fertility and gender of your child. 

            In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion

            http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white&fb_source=message

             

             

             


            Dad, Runner, Programmer

              most likely it is a tie-in with a future predictor such as your fertility and gender of your child. 

               

              Ha, you joke, but that would be sweet. I could figure out how many miles I would need to train and at what pace to get both a marathon PR and a male heir.

               

              But in all seriousness, I was really hoping that somehow the amount of miles you trained per week, and your age and gender affected the predictions for the longer race distances along the lines of what this page says: http://www.hillrunner.com/jim2/id70.html which has been linked to numerous times from here.

              2014 Goal: Run faster than 3:37:07 in the NYC Marathon (3:37:50 :( but amazing time anyways!)