Ultra Runners

Desert Solstice 24 hour (Read 382 times)

    WG says she ran 128+, fail... I am confused.

     

    She posted a goal of 131. I cannot wrap my brain around thinking of 128+ as a fail, though. Holy crap.

    Yes, you do smell like that.


    A Sweetheart

      So, you know what is a not pleasant thought? Running a 50k then thinking, "Well, 100 miles to go". I'm glad this is behind me. On to 2013. I have 0 miles/35 beers scheduled for the next week.

      I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

        So, you know what is a not pleasant thought? Running a 50k then thinking, "Well, 100 miles to go". I'm glad this is behind me. On to 2013. I have 0 miles/35 beers scheduled for the next week.

         

        128 is still an awesome performance - but I know it's not what you wanted.


        A Sweetheart

          128 is still an awesome performance - but I know it's not what you wanted.

           

          131 would have got me on the National Team. I could have been bumped in one of the many New Year's races. The big race is in May in the Netherlands. That would have meant no GUCR. My inability to run three more miles means that Purdey and Hoppity are stuck with me in the end of May.

          I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

            . My inability to run three more miles means that Purdey and Hoppity are stuck with me in the end of May.

             

            Yay! (and boo)


            Uh oh... now what?

              131 would have got me on the National Team. I could have been bumped in one of the many New Year's races. The big race is in May in the Netherlands. That would have meant no GUCR. My inability to run three more miles means that Purdey and Hoppity are stuck with me in the end of May.

               So, if you had ran in lane four instead of hugging the rail, you would have made the distance with the same number of laps?

              Lemme see here, lane four is 31.7833 feet longer than lane one, three miles divided by 31.7833 feet is 498.37 laps (24 furlongs), so even if you ran on the inside of land four you would have had a little over 73 yards to spare.

               

              I realize you did not achieve what you set out to do, but it was still a good effort.  Congratulations on that part.

               

              rgot


              old woman w/hobby

                 So, if you had ran in lane four instead of hugging the rail, you would have made the distance with the same number of laps?

                Lemme see here, lane four is 31.7833 feet longer than lane one, three miles divided by 31.7833 feet is 498.37 laps (24 furlongs), so even if you ran on the inside of land four you would have had a little over 73 yards to spare.

                 

                I realize you did not achieve what you set out to do, but it was still a good effort.  Congratulations on that part.

                 

                rgot

                 

                 

                ???

                steph  

                 

                OCD  If you don't laugh...   


                Uh oh... now what?

                  ???

                   Sorry, it was a joke from a 12-hour track run.  My wife and a friend were running side by side and someone did some make-believe calculations to figure out how much farther Kathy ran than John did by not being on the inside of the lane.  I apologize, humor that must be explained is not humor and I hope it wasn't insulting or demeaning in any way.


                  A Sweetheart

                     

                    (24 furlongs)

                     

                    rgot

                     

                    Did you just call me a horse? Big grin Poor Jon Olsen probably did a little extra going around us, and when Ian Sharman was absolutely flying he had to go around everyone. He was great though. Very nice and funny. Plus he ran like a really runner (no ultrashuffle). I'm sad he dropped.

                    I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart


                    old woman w/hobby

                       Sorry, it was a joke from a 12-hour track run.  My wife and a friend were running side by side and someone did some make-believe calculations to figure out how much farther Kathy ran than John did by not being on the inside of the lane.  I apologize, humor that must be explained is not humor and I hope it wasn't insulting or demeaning in any way.

                       

                      Ah, I see.  

                      steph  

                       

                      OCD  If you don't laugh...   


                      A Sweetheart

                        I got it, John. Before Cornbelt 24 I asked a group here a question about the distance using lane 2. They told me to be sure of the distance I should probably calibrate the lanes with a tape measure. Big grin

                        I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                           

                           

                          I realize you did not achieve what you set out to do, but it was still a good effort.  Congratulations on that part.

                           

                           

                          +1.  It is a top-10 mark nationally.  Top 4 if you only consider track events, which are harder.  Good effort indeed.

                          2013 H1:  7 hours/week base.  Q3: Train for goal race.  Q4:  Goal Race.


                          A Sweetheart

                            consider track events, which are harder.

                             

                            Shhhh...don't tell anyone, but I think they are easier.

                            I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart


                            I'm back!

                              Then why are all the track records shorter distances than the road records?


                              Uh oh... now what?

                                Then why are all the track records shorter distances than the road records?

                                 24-hour, 48-hour, 72-hour, older 6-day events on tracks... I probably don't understand your use of "shorter".