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Gmap and Hills (Read 915 times)

Fanatic #3965

Ok, so the Math is making my head hurt...eyes glaze over. If Google Maps doesn't take elevation into account, then does this mean that my freakishly fast (for me) 1 mile of hills yesterday is even more than a mile and even more freakishly fast (for me)? Am I understanding this right? Sheesh, I should just run all hills, all the time. k

Kirsten

'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)

'13 Goals:

DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!

• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

• 1st olympic distance duathlon

• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race

Half Fanatic

You should run hills all the time. However. The effect of hills on your total distance, according to the math, is miniscule. The effect of hills on your total distance, according to my opinion, is less than the effect of GPS or mapping imprecision.
Don't listen to Trent. And, thanks for the dissertation ideas. How's this sound for a title: Foucault's Panopticon and the Myth of the Teacher: Rethinking the Site of Educational Authority

Fanatic #3965

You should run hills all the time.
But should I run ALL hills all the time. I wish there were a race of just hills. I could maybe even place in that, just so long as it was kinda short. k

Kirsten

'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)

'13 Goals:

DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!

• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

• 1st olympic distance duathlon

• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race

Half Fanatic

I know a race of hills. It is in November. There are a lot of hills on it...

Fanatic #3965

I know a race of hills. It is in November. There are a lot of hills on it...
Too long (maybe in a few years...after I've done some "easy" marathons). Ever think of adding a half? I'd definitely consider that seriously! k

Kirsten

'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)

'13 Goals:

DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!

• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

• 1st olympic distance duathlon

• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race

Half Fanatic

I have thought of a half. But we monkeys are a bunch of elitist boobs, so NO HALF. Main Drive is a lovely 11.2 mile run... One day we may turn that into a race. It used to be such. You can certainly do a full. Its all in your mind.

Fanatic #3965

You can certainly do a full. Its all in your mind.
Oh, I know I can...and definitely plan to...next year. Once my son is in school full days it will be much easier to fit the long runs into my schedule. Right now I'm thinking 16 miles or so will likely take me about 3 hours, so I'd need 4 hours free to get long runs in before a marathon effort. k

Kirsten

'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)

'13 Goals:

DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!

• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

• 1st olympic distance duathlon

• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race

Half Fanatic

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