We took some time off to visit family (that's why my last post was almost a week ago). Across the street from our relatives is the practice track for the local high school. It seemed like a good time to get some base metrics, so I spent a few days just on the track. It was eye-opening.
Admittedly, my runner's watch isn't the top of the line, but I had no idea it was so inaccurate. The first day I ran exactly one mile around the track. My watch recorded 1.09 km -- which is about 0.67 of a mile. So now I'm just using the watch to record the time, and mark the distances with careful measurement. Note the difference.
|8/20/12||38:22||2.36k||3 min./30 sec.||3.60k/h|
|8/13/12||32:37||1.95k||1.5 min./30 sec.||3.60k/h|
|8/5/12||29:49||1.76k||1 min./30 sec.||2.88k/h|
|7/30/12||13:30||.80k||1 min./30 sec.||2.88k/h|