>General Running>What...is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
The Monkey Games
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
Oh. And Lane 4. Outside, against the line with Lane 5.
Inside line of lane one from the finish/start line, then the inside of every other lane if you start from the stagger line in each lane for a 2-turn stagger.
Yes, that too
Nice book cover in your avatar by the way. Still waiting for the sequel...
"It is simply that we can all be good boys and wear our letter sweaters around and get our little degrees and find some nice girl to settle, you know, down with...Or we can blaze! Become legends in our own time, strike fear in the heart of mediocre talent everywhere! We can scald dogs, put records out of reach! Make the stands gasp as we blow into an unearthly kick from three hundred yards out! We can become God's own messengers delivering the dreaded scrolls! We can race dark Satan himself till he wheezes fiery cinders down the back straightaway....They'll speak our names in hushed tones, 'those guys are animals' they'll say! We can lay it on the line, bust a gut, show them a clean pair of heels. We can sprint the turn on a spring breeze and feel the winter leave our feet! We can, by God, let our demons loose and just wail on!"
And too there were questions: What did he eat? Did he believe in isometrics? Isotonics? Ice and heat? How about aerobics, est, ESP, STP? What did he have to say about yoga, yogurt, Yogi Berra? What was his pulse rate, his blood pressure, his time for 100-yard dash? What was the secret, they wanted to know; in a thousand different ways they wanted to know The Secret. And not one of them was prepared, truly prepared to believe that it had not so much to do with chemicals and zippy mental tricks as with that most unprofound and sometimes heart-rending process of removing, molecule by molecule, the very tough rubber that comprised the bottoms of his training shoes. The Trial of Miles, Miles of Trials. How could they be expected to understand that?
Isn't there another guy using the Once A Runner cover as his avatar too? Or am I imagining things?
I doubt the iPod can measure to this accuracy, especially since they only advertise 90% accuracy (uncalibrated). Well, I will take my own measurements and see how it does.
+/- 0.1 mile in a 5 mile run is a +/- 2% error. I guess I would be happy if I got that kind of accuracy.