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My 10k (Read 88 times)

LedLincoln


     yeah seriously...then again i do have an older model soleus...but i guess even the best ones arent super accurate...do you think the online maps are? i use onthegomap.com

     

    You can map routes right here on RA.  It's under Resources -> Measure Route (https://www.runningahead.com/maps).  The accuracy is probably much of a muchness whether it's onthegomap or mapmyrun or runningahead. GPS accuracy has its own problems, and the device you're using probably won't make much difference, either. But really, my point is, why do you need super accuracy?  It's just running.

     

    Actual certified race courses are actually quite accurate if you follow the tangents, but even they are required to be just a tad long, so that no one can claim a better time than they actually earned.

     

    Nothing on this earth can be measured with 100% accuracy.

    Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
    - Mark Twain

    Gizmo2019


      True...

      I need to know the most accurate distance for no reason other than I’m obsessed with numbers and accuracy. But I’m starting to get that it’s “just running.”


      this week for the first time in over a year I ran without a goal in mind and it was liberating, not to mention I didn’t have to record any data.

      wcrunner2


      I'm out of ideas

         

        i just mapped out my last long run...i guess i DIDNT exactly run 10 miles...:-/ oh well! mine is about .16-.23 mi off. i guess it depends on how many curves there are..? i guess ill have to learn to use my manual lapper too then. same happened to me, my watch kept beeping earlier than the mile markers.

         

        Margin of error on many Garmins is 1-3% so a Garmin distance of 6.43 miles on a certified 10K course is reasonable.  Add in a little extra for not running the tangents perfectly and the .1% factor in certification to ensure the course is at least the certified distance and it's what I would expect.

        2019 Races:

             11/23/19 - Crooked Road 24

        2020 Races:

             07/11/20 - Ethan Allen 6-Hour

        LedLincoln


          this week for the first time in over a year I ran without a goal in mind and it was liberating, not to mention I didn’t have to record any data.

           

          My wife sometimes reminds me that it's actually possible to run without a computer strapped to your wrist. Smile

          Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
          - Mark Twain

          Gizmo2019


            Ha! She is right! I remember yrs ago, running, then measuring the distance with my cars odometer (driving along the path I ran).

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