Notsofast1 wrote:Dick Puke wrote:Their records aren't called into question because they are unofficial records.There are no legit, scrutinized and officially recognized records of the Appalachian Trail except by fans.data manipulator wrote:That's fair, BUT, did Jennifer Pharr Davis have 24/7 video? Did Jurek? Their records aren't called into question because they provided data and had witnesses finding them at all points throughout their run. If you provided the data that I spoke of, you would be credible UNTIL proven otherwise. I guess I would add on a live tracker, so that at any point, at any time, someone could sneak up and find out what's going on.Dick Puke wrote:That scenario could be conned easily. Have a friend capable of similar paces and HR run for you many of the days. Or bike parts of it slowly at 4-6 mph and manipulate the cadence and HR on your computer in a spreadsheet before uploading. You would need 24/7 non-stop video for it to be credible, along with data.
Here's exactly what I would do: I would do this everyday. First, I'd wake up in the morning, record my location and start time in a physical log. (Pen and paper). I would snap a photo using location. (literally all this takes is a cell phone nowadays, any iPhone can do this). I would start my GPS watch (that records cadence) and I would run. I wouldn't ever stop my watch, as a deuce break, a food break, etc can all be seen on the data. At the end of my run, stop the watch, take a picture, log it physically. If you rest and go back out the same day, repeat the process. Finally, I would upload all that data daily to a public site like Strava and Facebook.
Running through the night is rather smart. Cooler temps. Less sun exposure. Less traffic.
When Jennifer Pharr Davis set the AT record around 46 mpd. She says that she never really hiked fast. She just was constantly going slowly.