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RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

skyrefuge wrote:

[quote]HobbyJ wrote:One of these 6 is not like the others: http://imgur.com/7HMxMpt

Yeah, and again, it's the pattern of the run even moreso than the pace that gives it away.

Except for the very first run on the very first day, where he appears to have run about 13 miles straight from the beach without taking a walking break, I can't find a segment *anywhere* (that seems legit) where he went more than two miles without a walk break.

But in that anomalous GPX, he suddenly did 8.1 miles without a single walk break, and his running pace was way faster than his normal "run" pace too.

Here is a comparison between the two:

http://imgur.com/a/obrhj

First image is what almost all of his actual runs look like: a square-wave pattern alternating between running (the top of the wave, 8-9min/mile) and walking (the bottom of the wave, 15-20min/mile). Completely believable from everything we know about his running abilities/style.

Then the second image shows him going 8.1 miles without ever dipping below 7:34/mi.

In the first image, he drops to walking pace 13 TIMES within the first 8.1 miles. And that was on the second day, when he should have still been relatively fresh, and a mile lower in elevation.

Here are the Strava links to those two runs. I'm guessing the second one will stop working in the near future:

https://www.strava.com/activities/617260093
https://www.strava.com/activities/617401996[/quote]

Guys I've mentioned this a few times, listen, Strava show MOVING time, you can't use it to determine his breaks.

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