Friday, 8 October 2010

Loch Ness 10km

Delighted with a finish time of 50:06.

Well, I say delighted but for the sake of 7 seconds I could have had a sub-50 minute 10km under my belt for the first time in about 10 years, grrrr!!!!

The stat porn is a like this

Predicted VO2 Max:39.9
Predicted speed at VO2 max:07:23 min/mile
Age graded time:: 56.7%

Haven't really though about what the predicted speed at VO2 max actually means, but it translates to 8.13 miles per hour or ~13km/hour.

anyway, the good news is that it's more than 1 minute better than my predicted race times from last week, based on the 5km, but nowhere near the times predicted by the VO2 max measurement on the treadmill...

At least that tells us something... in order to predict a race time, based on a race time, it's much better to base it on a run similar to the one you're actually going to undertake, rather than some crappy gym test... who'd a thunk it?