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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Some Stage Race Stats

The Golden Gate Challenge is done and dusted and now I must prepare for the next challenge. Before I move on I want to share a few stats from the stage race:

Day1

Day2

Day3


Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Total for Race
Distance
27km
29km
17km
73km (45.3 miles)
Time 
06:11:50 
 05:56:05
03:27:42 
15:35:37
 Calories Burnt
 4198
3731 
2090 
10019
 Heart Beats
52440 
48082 
27420 
127942
Max Heart Rate
180bpm
171bpm
156bpm

Max Altitude
2562m (8405ft)
2312m (7585ft)
2398m (7867ft)

Elevation Gain
1343m (4406ft)
1414m (4639ft)
864m (2835ft)
3621m (11880ft)

I captured all of this with my Polar RS800CX and as far as I know it is quite accurate. I will still do a proper review of the Polar. So far I am very impressed and enjoy all the stats a lot.

Below are the profiles with the speed (or lack thereof). This was slow but hard running indeed. I was clearly much faster on the downhills!

Day1

Day2

Day3

So that is it for the Golden Gate Challenge. My next race is the Sani Stagger Marathon on 24 November. I ran this race in 2010 and although it is extremely hard, I enjoyed greatly. More hills waiting... :)

Happy training everyone!


12 comments:

Jerry Smallwood said...

Day 3, whilst having the lowest heart rate and least calories burnt looks horrendous with that climb. On a normal day that would have been OK but after the preceding 2 that is amazing. Once again, well done for a fantastic report and effort on your part.
Jerry

Kate said...

Those elevation profiles make me tired just looking at them! :) The views were sure worth all the work, though. What an amazing race. You have a lot of really cool racing opportunities there.

Robin said...

I should never complain about hills after looking at your race elevations! Amazing.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

That's a lot of elevation gain and loss!

Giorgio said...

The chart of the Golden Gate Challenge is impressive!
I look formard to following your next hilly race!

Post scriptum: what about the internazional running flag of friendship? Is it still in France?

Andre said...

Now I am even more impressed! Good luck with the training for the Sani!

Char said...

What would you do if your course didn't have hills? I'm sure you'd feel like something was missing.

Anette said...

Very impressive and you handled it so well. Proud of you my love!

Laura said...

I'm going to shut up about hills now... congrats on your awesome running!

Raina said...

Those are some great stats! I have been wondering how Polar stacks up to Garmin. Looks like it gives great data. Looking forward to the review.
Nice work in the race!! That's a lot of heartbeats!

Jill said...

Sorry, you lost me at 10,000+ calories burned....I hope you ate a thousand cupcakes after to celebrate :).

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Go ahead and eat a few gallons of ice cream with those 1,000 cupcakes. Wow! Congrats!