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Time travel race series!? (Read 77 times)

Awood_Runner


Smaller By The Day

    What would you guys think about a race in the fall where we start just before the clocks get rolled back by an hour?  You could knock an hour off of your marathon or HM time.  You might run a 10K or 5K and finish in the past.  Here in Indiana, we could start in one time zone and end in another.  That would give you the opportunity to wipe out 2 whole hours.  I could run a HM, and actually finish before the time I actually started.  Who's with me?  I want to find a race director to organize the time travel race series.

    Improvements

    Weight 100 pounds lost

    5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

    10K 48:59 April 2013

    HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

    MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

    kristin10185


    I race in SparkleSkirts

      That would involve racing at 2am but could be a fun concept! I want to be elite!! lol

      PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

       

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      YAYpril - B-Plus

        A friend of mine did this one a few years ago: The Impossible 5k

        Awood_Runner


        Smaller By The Day

          I love this idea.  Forget negative splits, we're going for negative times.

          Improvements

          Weight 100 pounds lost

          5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

          10K 48:59 April 2013

          HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

          MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

          Gator eye


            Hum...that sounds like cheating.

             

            I'm in Big grin

            Adam_McAllen


            Beer-and-waffle Powered

              That sounds like a lot of fun.

              In the words of my late-coach : Just hang in there, relax... and at the end of a race anyone you see.....just pass them


              Mmmmm...beer

                That would be a cool race!

                -Dave

                My running blog

                2015 Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-37 10k | sub-1:23 HM | sub-3 M

                thekl0wn


                Pigtail Connoisseur

                  I like it.  Being a fellow Hoosier and near "the line", I think it's totally plausible.

                  Something witty

                  Awood_Runner


                  Smaller By The Day

                    Who do you think we need to talk to?  The guys over at THTiming?  They seem to be in on most of the races over in that area.  I think we'd have to start somewhere just outside of LaPorte and head west.  If we start at 1:55 Eastern, we'd drop back one hour because of time zone and another due to falling back.  If it were only a 5K we'd be done shortly after midnight, and still be able to grab some beers at the bar.

                     

                    I like it.  Being a fellow Hoosier and near "the line", I think it's totally plausible.

                    Improvements

                    Weight 100 pounds lost

                    5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                    10K 48:59 April 2013

                    HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                    MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                    thekl0wn


                    Pigtail Connoisseur

                      Who do you think we need to talk to?  The guys over at THTiming?  They seem to be in on most of the races over in that area.  I think we'd have to start somewhere just outside of LaPorte and head west.  If we start at 1:55 Eastern, we'd drop back one hour because of time zone and another due to falling back.  If it were only a 5K we'd be done shortly after midnight, and still be able to grab some beers at the bar.

                       

                       

                      You're up in the northeastern corner, aren't you?  I'm down here in the southwestern corner.  I don't have any contacts up your way, but for down in this area, I may throw it out there to see if I get any nibbles (I do event management on the side) for sponsorships...  I guess I'll owe you a free entry for royalties... Big grin

                      Something witty

                      Awood_Runner


                      Smaller By The Day

                        That might be worth the drive if I can't get it going up here.

                        Improvements

                        Weight 100 pounds lost

                        5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                        10K 48:59 April 2013

                        HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                        MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                        thekl0wn


                        Pigtail Connoisseur

                          Spitballing here, but a jewelry store would be a good title sponsor...  M/F winners receiving a watch as their trophy.  Good thing about jewelry stores is that they typically have a large marketing budget, if you can get on the books well enough in advance.

                          Something witty

                          Awood_Runner


                          Smaller By The Day

                            That is a brilliant idea.  I used to organize and promote powerlifting meets.  Now, you have my thinking.

                            Improvements

                            Weight 100 pounds lost

                            5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                            10K 48:59 April 2013

                            HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                            MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                              I don't think you can make up 2 hours in a 5K.  The reason is that EST = CDT, so crossing the border between 2am EDT and 2am CDT wouldn't gain anything since Central hasn't changed their clocks yet.

                               

                              I think the best negative time for a standard race distance is an intentionally slow (for many) 10K of slightly more than 1 hour.  That would allow you to cover both time cheats for a resulting time just shy of negative 1 hour.

                               

                              5K

                              1:55 EDT start

                              2:00 EDT time change = 1:00 EST

                              1:15 EST cross border = 1:15 CDT

                              1:25 CDT finsh (-0:30)

                               

                              10K

                              1:55 EDT start

                              2:00 EDT time change = 1:00 EST

                              1:15 EST cross border = 1:15 CDT

                              2:00 CDT time change = 1:00 CST

                              1:01 CST finish (-0:54)

                               

                               

                              It hurts my brain to think about it too much, so smarter people should verify this.

                               

                              Who do you think we need to talk to?  The guys over at THTiming?  They seem to be in on most of the races over in that area.  I think we'd have to start somewhere just outside of LaPorte and head west.  If we start at 1:55 Eastern, we'd drop back one hour because of time zone and another due to falling back.  If it were only a 5K we'd be done shortly after midnight, and still be able to grab some beers at the bar.

                               

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