Formula for ideal marathon pace

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Formula for ideal marathon pace

Postby Ellen » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:26 am

Howdy All,

Saw this and immediately thought of AlanK, Z-dude, Ze and Grandmaster Perry. Back in 2007 we had a conversation about foot-pounds climbing Skyline :shock: and I learned that AlanK is a physicist.


A formula for an ideal marathon pace might stave off hitting the wall

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostersh ... ?track=rss

Source: PloS Computational Biology

http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/inf ... C8.ambra02

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Postby AlanK » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:54 pm

It would be interesting to see the results of plugging in data from very successful marathoners to see how successful the predictions are.
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Postby Ellen » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:27 pm

Howdy Alan 8)

Wishing Eric a great race at SCIAC cross country championships 8)

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Postby zippetydude » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:47 pm

Ellen wrote:Howdy Alan 8)

Wishing Eric a great race at SCIAC cross country championships 8)

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I second that! Goooooooo Eric!

Alan, will you post and let us know how it goes? Of course, win, bonk, or in between, I'm still a fan.

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Postby » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:19 pm

nice paper, thanks Ellen. I looked through it a bit - not bad but doesn't look like they actually take into account real conditioning level (they use VO2max, which isn't a good predictor). I plugged in some of my stats and didn't match up (20 ml/min/kg error in VO2), but I like the concept. Shows why you should go steady state - consumption of carbohydrate vs running speed is nonlinear. If you go too fast for a while - it can cost a lot.

oh yeah, good luck Eric. Alan, has he had his VO2 max done before?
 
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Postby AlanK » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:47 pm

zippetydude wrote:
Ellen wrote:Wishing Eric a great race at SCIAC cross country championships 8)

I second that! Goooooooo Eric!
Alan, will you post and let us know how it goes? Of course, win, bonk, or in between, I'm still a fan.
Today Eric won the SCIAC championship for the third straight time. It was a hard-fought race on a slow, muddy course -- real cross country. And, at least for me, it was worth missing the Tram run again to be there to watch. :D
Zé wrote:oh yeah, good luck Eric. Alan, has he had his VO2 max done before?
I don't think he has but I'll remind him to do it. It's best to get that measurement while youth is still on your side!
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Postby lilbitmo » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:59 pm

Alan K wrote: Today Eric won the SCIAC championship for the third straight time. It was a hard-fought race on a slow, muddy course -- real cross country. And, at least for me, it was worth missing the Tram run again to be there to watch. :D

Congrats to Eric, great job - hope to see you on the hills in the off season Alan, give our best to your son :D
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