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


  1. Another chance for redemption on Sunday.

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

  3. Can you come over and balance my checkbook?

  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.