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# McMillan Calculator Changes (Read 910 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 at Boston

Current Status 12/05: Building base mileage

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 at Boston

Current Status 12/05: Building base mileage

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

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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.

Easy: Average weight below 160 lbs. for a month

Medium: Average below 155 lbs. for a month • 5K PR • Marathon PR

Hard:  Run more miles than last year • Get to below 150 lbs. on marathon day • sub 20 5K • sub 3:30 Marathon

Crazy Hard: Run over 2000 miles • Have ripped abs • 20 pull-ups • sub 19 5K • BQ