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Found this tonight:<br><br><a href="http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/mcmillanrunningcalculator.htm" target="_blank">http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/mcmil...calculator.htm</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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It's a good site. I like the information about training paces.
 

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I have really liked that site in the past but the weird thing is...I can't hit those times for my training paces, it seems too fast, yet I still get what I'm predicted to for the race times.
 

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I've been using it for a while now. The race times are deadly scary accurate for me.
 

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As far as running calculators go, its widely respected and acknowledged.<br><br>
Its premise is that if all things considered equal (course, conditions, and your training level) that you can project a result at any distance. I find it does a decent job projecting.<br><br>
Caution: Like with many charts and calculations, its common to see the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">marathon</span> distance project out on the ambitious side. Perhaps make a more conservative estimate for your potential marathon result.<br><br>
Its fun to look at the projections, though.
 

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I thought that is was a little liberal with the marathon projections. But it's a neat tool and I forsee using frequently. I've never heard of it before. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I've seen this before, and it's cool, but I think it's better for prediction of shorter race times (under the 1/2 M). If I use it to try to predict my current marathon time, it's somewhere between 3:39-4:05, depending on what race time from the last 5 months I use (In 5 months I've done everywhere from a 1 miler to a 1/2 M). That's a huge window! I'm not a good short-distance runner, and typically place better in the longer races, so I know the times from my longer races (10 miler, 1/2 M) are probably a better indicator of how I'll do. I really think for a marathon, it's easier to predict a time based on training and a better indicator would be how one does for in tempo runs and MP runs. I think anyone using it definitely has to consider other factors and know it's not an exact science. (Just my unprofessional opinion!)
 

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Well, judging on my last race, a 5K, my predicted time for Saturday's 8K will be 39:07 - there's a target <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
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