Wednesday, October 10, 2012


 I might actually be on track to attempt a 3:30 at CIM this year. I'd been told by a few Chips that I should be able to do around a 3:30 considering my training so far, and apparently my finish in the Urban Cow Half last weekend supports this theory. According to the Runner's World Training Calculator, it might be do-able. Now I just have to keep up my training...

Based on a half marathon race at 01:39:43, your projected finish times for the following distances should be:
1500m 6:03
the mile 6:31
3000m(3k) 12:37
3200m(about 2 miles) 13:31
5000m(5k) 21:42
8000m(8k) 35:42
5 miles 35:55
10,000m(10k) 45:14
ten miles 1:14:54
a half marathon 1:39:43
a marathon 3:27:54

These times are projected equivalents and are not a guarantee of performance or final race distance times.

The Distance Finish Times calculator calculates a predicted time at a distance for you based on a time you provided for another distance. It uses the formula T2 = T1 x (D2/D1)1.06 where T1 is the given time, D1 is the given distance, D2 is the distance to predict a time for, and T2 is the calculated time for D2.
The formula was developed by Pete Riegel and published first in a slightly different form in Runner's World, August 1977, in an article in that issue entitled "Time Predicting." The formula was refined for other sports (swimming, bicycling, walking,) in an article "Athletic Records and Human Endurance," also written by Pete Riegel, which appeared in American Scientist, May-June 1981.

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