Math and Preparing for Hennepin Hundred

Around a year ago - I started working on spreadsheets for Hennepin. Being an Engineer, I love to make spreadsheets - try to come up with Math to see how I can do things.  In order to get that Extra Large under 24 hour belt buckle - what pace do I need?

Visual picture of what I am doing while running

Visual picture of what I am doing while running

Sub- 24 hour buckle

Sub- 24 hour buckle


By the way - all you need to do to get that buckle is to average just under 14 minutes and 24 seconds a mile - which doesn't sound too hard - does it?  

Somehow I had it in my mind that I could possibly pull an average of a 10 minute per mile pace
I saw myself finishing before Midnight (that did not work out), but I did manage to finish in under 24 hours (I will tell you more about that later), and I will try to find a way to share my worksheet - which may or may not help.  


Be warned- I am that guy who does race math in his head - and will probably blurt out - "It's 5 miles to the next aid station - and we have been pulling 10 minute 30 second miles - so we will probably be seeing you again in about 53 minutes".

 

Miles per hour chart- shows how many minutes or hours it will take to get to each aid station. The line next to Aid station that says, 5.5, 10.8, etc is what mile it is in the race. Match that up to the pace listed on the top of the chart to see how long it takes to get to each aid station at these paces

Miles per hour chart- shows how many minutes or hours it will take to get to each aid station.

The line next to Aid station that says, 5.5, 10.8, etc is what mile it is in the race.

Match that up to the pace listed on the top of the chart to see how long it takes to get to each aid station at these paces


Another little fact about me -   I am horribly shy in my real life - but for some reason - trail runners bring out the extrovert in me. I think it has something to do with how nice you all have treated me since I started running.  So - if you are the type of person that gets irritated by those happy people - I apologize in advance, but I doubt I can stop myself.