Is it just me or do you hit “refresh” like a million times after you run a race to see your official results? There is one site, Active.com I think, that actually says, “The results are not in. Calm down. We’re sure we did great. Now go take a shower.”
It’s not just about the time because I’m pretty sure my Garmin got that right. At the end of the race my time was 1:48, but that was the gun time and it took me at least 30 seconds to cross the start. But what I really like to know is how I did comparatively. What rank in my age group? Overall? Did I win the race? For those who are bored, the race report is HERE.
Bummer of it is that the official results are still not posted. 48 hours after the race and still not posted. Seriously? I am wondering if I should sue on the grounds of mental cruelty or anguish. Okay, so it’s not that bad. I’m one for a bit of exaggeration from time to time.
The Week magazine posted an article from BBC.com this week about how listening to music actually helps a runner go faster. “In a study of Australian triathletes, researchers found that listening to music tracks by the likes of Queen, Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers increased the athletes’ energy efficiency by 1 percent to 3 percent, enabling them to do more with the same amount of oxygen.” Apparently listening to tunes can reduce the perception of effort significantly and increase endurance by as much as 15 percent!! Yowza!
You can read the full article HERE.
Do you run with music? Would you agree with these findings?