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Track & Field / The Block Starts Thread!
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:09:58 pm »
need to get some blocks eventually!

Sports Discussion / Misc Climbing
« on: May 18, 2018, 04:26:24 pm »

Nutrition & Supplementation / TODO LIST: Food version
« on: May 14, 2018, 03:46:51 pm »
stuff I want to eat.

800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / Running Stats & Stuff
« on: May 13, 2018, 06:13:24 pm »

They didn't run with GPS watches..

I've been wondering how it's possible, that everyone has gotten so much slower in our area, across the board. I'm really starting to think it has to do with technology.

They could train with stop watches etc, but when it came to racing -> they had to just race. They had to go by feel. The only feedback they'd get would be from possible mile markers with the time on it etc. Other than that, no instant feedback. Nothing to tell them they were going "too fast", or "too slow" etc.

It just doesn't make sense how this same area, could be considerably faster in the 80's, 90's, and early 2000's, and then just (generally) become so much slower 2010+. The same "old people" are still beating all of the young people.

I was told there's also many more races, which dilutes the overall race pool. So that's definitely a factor as well.

But, this idea about tech interests me because, even today, I felt like crap, looked at my watch midway through my mile, was doing ok but just felt like crap, and bailed. Had I just kept running by feel, I might have finished it off. The watch basically was my "out", for whatever reason. And at times, in races, you see your pace and you think, "damn this is too fast". Some of my better races have come without look at my watch at until much later in the race, or not at all.

Elites aren't constantly checking their watches in races either. Most Kenyans still refuse to look at their watch or even wear one. Some are "required" to wear one for the coaches/team to gather data, but they themselves aren't even looking at it during a session. Tech can be amazing, it can help push you forward, but it can also hold you back.

dno just interesting.

Sports Discussion / SUP
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:31:43 pm »
stand up paddleboard info/vids

for me to absorb so i can go into a race and just win one, without practicing physically!

Basketball / The Misc Basketball Photos Thread
« on: April 22, 2018, 02:04:19 pm »

800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / Race Results Sites!
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:52:33 pm »

800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / The 2018 London Marathon Thread
« on: April 19, 2018, 02:36:09 pm »
so, we created the 2018 Boston Marathon thread & it turned out to be a great success: one of the most incredible races/sporting events i've (and Joe) ever seen.

London 2018 won't have similar weather elements but, we're talking Mo Farah's (proper) marathon debut vs Kipchoge & Bekele. This is going to be EPIC.

TV schedule on here:

800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / The 2018 Boston Marathon Thread
« on: April 15, 2018, 04:29:30 pm »
official tv/streaming coverage url:

monday, 8:30 AM ET!

Crazy Weird Analysis & Stuff :) / The Misc Studies Thread
« on: April 12, 2018, 12:49:01 pm »
just misc stuff.

800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / The "HOLY SHIT" Running Thread
« on: April 09, 2018, 01:49:48 pm »

Shoes / Shoeporn
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:47:42 pm »

400m Sprinting or Shorter / stats: fastest men & women
« on: April 08, 2018, 06:27:42 pm »

some fun info.

Like a bolt of lightning, Jamaican Usain Bolt charged across the finish line of the 100-meter dash at the the 2012 Olympic Games in London, winning a gold medal and striking an Olympic record with a time of of 9.63 seconds. For his efforts, Usain received a thunderous ovation from the packed stadium of more than 80,000 fortunate track-and-field fans (200,000 fans applied for tickets). Once again, living up to his name (a perfect euonym, incidently), Usain Bolt was crowned “Fastest Man in the World.” Here is a view of this historical athletic achievement by the numbers:

9.58 seconds: The world record set by Usain Bolt at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in Berlin, Germany in August 2009. Bolt dashed out of the starting blocks at 23.35 mph, reaching a peak speed of 27.79 mph (or 44.72 km/h).

8.05 seconds: Bolt’s time for the 100-meter dash had he run the entire race at 27.79 mph.

5.95 seconds: Time for a cheetah to run the 100-meter dash.

21.3 mph: Speed of the fastest woman in the world, Florence Griffith Joyner (known as Flo-Jo) who ran the 100-meter dash in 10.49 seconds at the quarterfinals of the 1988 Olympic trials in Indianapolis, Indiana.

2.8 mph (or 4.5 km/h): Average human walking speed for older individuals (over 65 years old).

3.3 mph (or 5.3 km/h): Average human walking speed for younger individuals (under 65 years old).

12-15 mph: Average human running speed.

40 mph: In a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, scientists found that the human body has the potential to run as fast as 40 mph based on the gait and maximum force that the human muscles can generate. The key determinant of running speed is the ratio of fast-twitch muscles to slow-twitch muscles in the human body. Average humans have a 50-50% fast-twitch to slow-twitch muscle fiber ratio, while sprinters have an 80-20% ratio.

9.44 seconds: The fastest possible time that a human can actually run the 100 mph according to Reza Noubary, a professor of mathematics and statistics at Bloomsburg University, who has studied the data from the 100-meter races. Noubary noted a consistent trend: every second year, the time for the event is reduced by one-hundreth of a second.

that i post to FB

I post all of these in the running photos thread but, hard to post it to FB so, will organize it here, then post it there.

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