03-01-2012, 22:58 #61 RoyMcC Registered User     Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: Jersey, Channel Islands Posts: 2,371 Good on you lurkers for coming out. Let's be having a few more of you, make this year's challenge the biggest ever. Funny how you get locked into little battles with people you don't know; you get miffed if they leapfrog you etc. It's an excellent way of getting your ass out of the door when you don't feel like it.
 03-01-2012, 23:02 #62 donothoponpop Closed Account   Join Date: Apr 2008 Posts: 4,532 1k=0.62137 miles Robin I think there's a slight error in your conversion rate from kilometers to total miles. It's not much, but currently displaying 73km=45.37miles, when in fact 73*0.62137=45.36. There's a similar discrepancy in the other output values for those who had inputted their totals in km. It's not huge, but will become more apparent later in the challenge (Your table gives 1660km as 994.41 miles, it should be 1600km=994.192 miles). I sure hope someone gets fired over this. Last edited by donothoponpop; 03-01-2012 at 23:05.
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 03-01-2012, 23:18 #63 robinph Moderator     Join Date: Oct 2004 Location: not Cork Posts: 13,327 It's using 1.609 for the conversion of KM->Miles on the first sheet, and then the slightly more anal number of 1.60934 on the positions sheet to calculate the miles back to km's for everyone. It was a collaborative effort so must have bee someone else that did the mistake. Honest. Edit: Fixed now so stop your whining. Last edited by robinph; 03-01-2012 at 23:21.
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 03-01-2012, 23:22 #64 ecoli Moderator     Join Date: Sep 2007 Location: Dublin Posts: 7,912 as Lydiard said "miles make champions" not kms leave them to the triathletes
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03-01-2012, 23:24   #65
donothoponpop
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 Originally Posted by robinph Edit: Fixed now so stop your whining.
I expect compo, these past few hours on the challenge have been a sham. What department should I address my letter seeking redress to?

 03-01-2012, 23:24 #66 robinph Moderator     Join Date: Oct 2004 Location: not Cork Posts: 13,327 ...and the Procalimers couldn't care less about walking a mere 500 kilometres, 804.67 is the magic number.
 04-01-2012, 16:14 #67 Marthastew Registered User   Join Date: Oct 2010 Posts: 1,121 Walk of shame Ok, the google docs format is fantastic, easy to read and even perfect for technophobes like me... I have managed to mess up my editing while trying to input my second run, I have no excuses other than the fact that the kids are still off school this week and I briefly left my post as chef/entertainer/referee to escape here and of course my boys followed me to the computer. I ran 15.1 miles two days ago and 10.12 this morning (the joy of escaping the house made up for the not so perfect weather) and my total is still the same as the first day. Any help?
04-01-2012, 16:16   #68
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 Originally Posted by Marthastew Ok, the google docs format is fantastic, easy to read and even perfect for technophobes like me... I have managed to mess up my editing while trying to input my second run, I have no excuses other than the fact that the kids are still off school this week and I briefly left my post as chef/entertainer/referee to escape here and of course my boys followed me to the computer. I ran 15.1 miles two days ago and 10.12 this morning (the joy of escaping the house made up for the not so perfect weather) and my total is still the same as the first day. Any help?
You're total is down as 25.22 which seems to be right?

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04-01-2012, 16:17   #69
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 Originally Posted by Marthastew Ok, the google docs format is fantastic, easy to read and even perfect for technophobes like me... I have managed to mess up my editing while trying to input my second run, I have no excuses other than the fact that the kids are still off school this week and I briefly left my post as chef/entertainer/referee to escape here and of course my boys followed me to the computer. I ran 15.1 miles two days ago and 10.12 this morning (the joy of escaping the house made up for the not so perfect weather) and my total is still the same as the first day. Any help?
looks to have updated now

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 04-01-2012, 16:20 #70 Marthastew Registered User   Join Date: Oct 2010 Posts: 1,121 Oops... I wasn't reading it properly... I have no more excuses, I'm not even blonde
 04-01-2012, 21:36 #71 b.harte Registered User   Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: On the side of a mountain in North Cork Posts: 369 Thanks for this, I was afraid of the table one last year, super stuff.
 05-01-2012, 14:31 #72 maddogcollins Registered User     Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: In my own world Posts: 924 Just joined. I managed 261 miles last year, so my aim this year is to hit the 500mile mark. I will see how it goes tho. Can always up the target but never lower it!
05-01-2012, 15:35   #73
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 Originally Posted by thirstywork2 Don't normally train twice a day.first marathon in April so mileage will be high during my base pahse and drop down closerto the marathon. 2100 a good target,main thing is too avoid the injuries and see progression each month.
63 miles in 5 days , that's almost a marathon every other day since the beginning of the year.

Respect due , certainly inspired me to stop using the bad weather and dark as an excuse.

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05-01-2012, 16:25   #74
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 Originally Posted by ecoli as Lydiard said "miles make champions" not kms leave them to the triathletes
pfft, km's make things sound better then they are, instead of 26miles your doing 42km! Rarrr

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 05-01-2012, 20:05 #75 runrabbit Registered User   Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 612 Someone managed to delete me out - it's no problem as I only had 3 runs to add up and pop back in again but I wouldn't like it to happen a few months down the line !