Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Same...But Totally Different

For those of you familiar with the old PDR course, take a look at the new map. It's, like, the same, but also, like, totally and completely different.

First of all, new course means new course records. I don't care if it is on the same exact roads, it is a completely different course.

More importantly, how will this affect the times? I think this reversal of fortune is madness, but you can decide for yourselves:

http://philadelphia.competitor.com/files/2009/04/PHI_10_CourseMap-2.pdf

9 comments:

Dart said...

So it's going the opposite direction. It's flat. Should it matter? Ehh, probably will be fun to change it up. Good luck to those running.

alyssa said...

WWDPoBoAGD

RM said...

Barf - because you missed the convo at track I'll cut you some slack. We were (mostly) joking about how the course is totally different, but exactly the same.

Although I do think they need to call it a new course record this year because, after all, the course is different.

And to answer the question WWDPoBoAGD, DP/AG would run the course minimum 3 times, and Barf would rabbit the first 200m then taper during the race.

///MM said...

...and FBG would run the new route facing the old direction.

The Other BG said...

F#%$ conformity!!
-fbg-

The Other BG said...

Oh yeah, I walso wanted to say that my favorite course here in town has two personal course records depending on the direction I run the loop. The records are about 3 minutes different over 15km, though I has one really good run once in the one direction, so there's probably only a 1-2 minute actual difference. Mainly it's because of hills. (it's faster to go up a steep hill and then down a not-so-steep hill) If PDR is flat, maybe the wind makes a difference, or the road conditions. Let's start an experiment! Yay!

The Other BG said...

I can has really good run.

RM said...

I can has cheeseburger?

I'm in ur alley stealing your bikeezzzzzz

Dart said...

I love this thread! Awesome! Great times posted @ PDR too!