Friday, August 12, 2011

1/2 full or 1/2 empty?

B2B 2010: 37:24
B2B 2011: 38:00

1/2 Empty: 1 minute short of my goal time at B2B based on MD5K
1/2 Full: Placed 180th (27th master) v. 193 (31st master) in 2010
1/2 Empty: Felt like crap by mile 3.5
1/2 Full: Finished race
1/2 Empty: Based on WAVA, should have been only 17s slower than 2010 because of age increase
1/2 Full: male runners over 35 y.o. and in top 400 who competed in 2010 and 2011 were, on average, exactly 1.0 minute slower in 2011 than 2010 (N=61) (mostly due to humidity and sun)
1/2 Full: Taking into account age and conditions, I was 24 s faster this year!
1/2 Empty: I don't accept aging so removing that, I was only 7s faster than 2010 taking into account only the conditions
1/2 Full: I was 7s faster than last year!


File under: How to Lie with Statistics

5 comments:

  1. Another chance for redemption on Sunday.

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  2. At least you're not obsessing over this.

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  3. Can you come over and balance my checkbook?

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  4. And think of all those guys sitting on a couch somewhere who didn't even make it to the computer to register. You finished way ahead of them! They sitting there surrounded by empties. All your glasses are full.

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