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XC vs. Road Races? (Read 1008 times)


Beware, batbear...

    Ran my first trail/cross country 5k.  Is there a way to list that as a PR vs. a regular road race pr?  Maybe I just can't figure out how to make it happen.

    2014 Goal -- Run 5X per week, pain-free (relatively) by end of summer.

      I have mine listed as 5.05km.  Throws your speed off a bit, but it's the only solution I have come up with....

      'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

       

      "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

       

      "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

        Give yourself a new identity, i.e. BatensmackXC?

         

        I'm dubious as I say it; it would be a PIA.

        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


        Beware, batbear...

          PIA?  

          2014 Goal -- Run 5X per week, pain-free (relatively) by end of summer.

            PIA?  

            Pain in the Ar$eBlush

             

            As for the PB on a XCR, it is a difficult one as by the very nature of the beast cross country vary so much (as do road runs) but in a more extreme way including, weather, gradient change, ground conditions and much more. However if it is a set course I agree with keeponrunning, set it at 5.05 km as a work around

            Jerry
            A runners blog-updated daily

              Pain in the Ar$eBlush

               

              As for the PB on a XCR, it is a difficult one as by the very nature of the beast cross country vary so much (as do road runs) but in a more extreme way including, weather, gradient change, ground conditions and much more. However if it is a set course I agree with keeponrunning, set it at 5.05 km as a work around

              Ironically, my XC PR was set on a course with about a foot of mud on it (no joke).  I'm thinking the course must have been short to get my PB...but it's hard to tell with XC.  It was ran with a group that tends to be accurate, though Confused

              'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

               

              "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

               

              "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

                Of course, anyone is allowed to log their runs as they see fit, but I have two questions for the OP:

                 

                1) If the time is faster than your road PR, how come it's not showing up as your PR?

                2) If the time is slower than your road PR, why are you counting it as your PR?


                HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                  Comparing different XC or trail courses does seem like it could be problematic.

                   

                  But, what about an analogous question for road PR vs track PR -- that's a more acknowledged distinction, right?

                  It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                    I've made my peace with just using '5000m'  for track, '5km'  for road and '3.1mile'  for XC.  They all fall under the same distance race  but when I call up the list of that distance it's easy to visually sort them.


                    HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                      I've made my peace with just using '5000m'  for track, '5km'  for road and '3.1mile'  for XC.  They all fall under the same distance race  but when I call up the list of that distance it's easy to visually sort them.

                      Hm. That's clever.

                      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.