Is anyone else obsessed with McMillan’s Running Calculator? I’ve been known to analyze the numbers, fantasizing about achieving the half and full marathon times that McMillan claims I could. Of course I realize that these are only estimates and depend on several factors, but I’d like to think there’s some truth to the formula.
Anyone who has been paying attention will realize that my 5 and 10K times do not reflect my longer distance races. I’m working on it!
Naturally, I plugged in my latest 5K time less than 24 hours after the race. Let’s see what McMillan had to say.
Who can ignore that (BQ!!!) 3:40 marathon? I don’t remotely think it’s a possibility any time in the near future, but it feels good to think that maybe, if I really worked for it, I could be capable of that.
So, what are your thoughts on “equivalent performance?”