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Re: [hr100] Re: Front-loaded walking for an Ultra

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  • Charles T. Thorn
    Matt is correct that ALL finishers completed the second half slower than the first half. However, I really don t think we should dignify the very short
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 26, 2001
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      Matt is correct that ALL finishers completed the second half slower than
      the first half. However, I really don't think we should dignify the very
      short minimal grade rises in the first half as "4 small hills."

      Charlie Thorn

      >--- "Charles T. Thorn" <thorn@...> wrote:
      >> Hans-Deiter wrote (below) that the best strategy is
      >> to maintain equal
      >> splits. Blake Wood has done an analysis of Hardrock
      >> finishers comparing
      >> their finish times with their ratio of first half to
      >> second half Hardrock
      >> times. There seems to be essentially NO correlation
      >> between even splits
      >> and finish time. Note that this is quite different
      >> from the likelihood of
      >> finishing Hardrock for some initial pace. The only
      >> claim is that IF you
      >> finish Hardrock, your finish time does NOT seem to
      >> depend on how fast or
      >> slowly you went out.
      >
      >You can see the results at
      >http://www.run100s.com/HR/hrh99statsm.gif
      >These were for 1999 in the clockwise direction, the
      >same way we will be running this year.
      >
      >Everyone ran the second half slower. Of course this
      >can be explained because the first half (to Ouray) is
      >downhill. (Well, there were 4 small hills). Also,
      >this was done almost all in daylight.
      >
      >Notice that for the top times (30-32 hours) that the
      >splits are more even. In particular, the fastest
      >(Blake) is also the most even.
      >
      >
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