The decline of man: Weymouth Woods 100k splits

Posted: January 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

By nature, running is a very numbers-oriented sport. With Saturday’s 100k consisting of 14 laps of the same course and super-accurate chip timing, it is rather easy to witness my rather-catastrophic slowdown in scientific terms now that split times for all runners have been posted. Fastest lap was lap two at 7:46/mile. Slowest lap was the final lap, which I powerwalked, at 15:33/mile. That’s a decline of 82 percent, by my calculations.

Interestingly, one of last year’s runners did a far more scientific look at the slowdown by all runners during the race. It’s a rather fascinating read.


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