Re: [hr100] Re: Front-loaded walking for an Ultra
- 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."
>--- "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
>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.
>-- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@...
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