Sunday, May 10, 2009

Bell Curve

This morning I achieved a personal best 22:29 running the 5.3km loop. I couldn't have done it without two complete strangers; the dude pushing a pram who overtook me at about 1.5km in then stayed in front of me till I got him at about 4km, and the lady who was in front of me for about 4kms then I took and finally had a sprint finish with where I was defeated.

Just lucky they were out running with me? No it was the mothers day Fun run. It is a great example of a normal distribution, as the sample size increases the curve smooths out which means there is likely to be someone a little either side of you ability wise at the bigger runs meaning you can get more intensity than running alone or with a group of 5 mates.

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