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Extremely useful. Unfortunately it says that I still need to run the Marathon in 4:47 plus change to get the (age-adjusted) family record. My brother ran a 4:15 at age 15.
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi
Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon, Dublin, Ireland, 8/5/2013
Thanks for sharing. Very informative.
1/23/10 Gulf Beaches Half Marathon 2:22:14 PR: 10:57
3/06/10 Wake/Med 10K
1:02:17 PR: 10:01/232
3/13/10 Run for the Oaks 5K
29:23 PR: 9:28
2013 Goal: Marathon Training after Year and a Half Break..
How inspiring! I wanna be that 100 y/o HMer!!
I've been waiting for the old fast women to stop running (or get slow) for 10 years (I'm 51 and they're still out there beating me!). Maybe 100 is my number...
A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are built for.
Jean-I'm sure if you run a HM when you're 100, they will stay open for you! There is a man that used to do the Iron Man WI and he was at least in his 70's. He wouldn't finish till around midnight, but they kept it open just for him. Not sure if he still does it or not, but I remember seeing a story a few yrs ago about him.
I agree - interesting calculator.
SEP12: Rock N Roll HM: 3:04:04
Thanks for posting this
C0-Team leader of Change is Good and Half Marathon Team, Support panel of The Best Life Diet
SOME INTERESTING STATS... Well, I think they are....
from www.runbayou.com - age-graded performance
My fastest mile (so far) is 10:13
When I plug this number into the age graded calculator it says that I am...
53.93% of the top standard for someone my age (63) - an average runner for my age.
If I were competing in an open age bracket (a race that adjusts time based on one's age) my 10:13 time would be adjusted to 7:40.
The best time for someone my age for 1 mile is 5:30.
To run at the same performance percentage when I am 65 I could run the mile in 10:27.
When I am 70 it would be 11:11
When I am 80 - 13:16
When I am 90 - 17:25
When I am 100 - 42:17 (lots of leeway - if I am running when I am 100.
If I were 20 - the same performance would be - 7:39
My next HM goal time (not yet accomplished is 2:41:31
This would be 52.55% of the top standard for someone my age (still about average).
The best HM performance for someone that is 63 is 1:24:52 (pretty impressive).
If I were 100 years old to perform at the same percentage of the top standard I could take 10 hours and 13 minutes.
So, when I am 100, I will have to find a half marathon where the course stays open for a really long time!!!!
Edited by: SEABREEZE64 at: 1/17/2013 (07:58)
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