Distance Converting (Should I continue or not)
02/21/2008 11:59:46 AM
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As it stands right now I or the program converts all 1 Mile/2 Mile races to 1600 & 3200 meters. The question is should I continue doing this or should I start eliting the event exactly as it is. The reason I make the change now is so athletes pages show no difference between the indoor and outdoor races, not to mention most of the athletes assume the 1600m and the 1 Mile are the same.
As it stands right now I or the program converts all 1 Mile/2 Mile races to 1600 & 3200 meters. The question is should I continue doing this or should I start eliting the event exactly as it is.

The reason I make the change now is so athletes pages show no difference between the indoor and outdoor races, not to mention most of the athletes assume the 1600m and the 1 Mile are the same.
02/21/2008 1:14:04 PM
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keep converting!!! it makes my times look faster haha
keep converting!!! it makes my times look faster haha
02/21/2008 1:25:51 PM
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No, don't convert. It's a waste of time.
No, don't convert. It's a waste of time.
02/21/2008 2:30:31 PM
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It is nice when ranking are put out.
It is nice when ranking are put out.
02/21/2008 2:41:20 PM
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But is converting the times an accurate representation? Would the times have an * on them?
But is converting the times an accurate representation? Would the times have an * on them?
02/21/2008 3:21:57 PM
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Please convert, It helps us old folks.
Please convert, It helps us old folks.
02/21/2008 4:31:17 PM
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We should make the conversion issue moot by never again running the screwy 1600 and 3200 distances. [sucks]
We should make the conversion issue moot by never again running the screwy 1600 and 3200 distances.
02/21/2008 6:30:42 PM
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Dyestat used to convert and then just stopped. They used to do a fixed time conversion, deducting about 1.5 seconds from the mile to get a 1600 and about 3.5 seconds from the 2 mile to get the 3200 (there's a discussion on this at the NFHS website, [url]http://www.nfhs.org/web/2006/12/converting_times_from_english_to.aspx[/url]). Just post the time conversions from NFHS, let us do the math and spend more time with the kid. :-)
Dyestat used to convert and then just stopped. They used to do a fixed time conversion, deducting about 1.5 seconds from the mile to get a 1600 and about 3.5 seconds from the 2 mile to get the 3200 (there's a discussion on this at the NFHS website, http://www.nfhs.org/web/2006/12/converting_times_from_english_to.aspx).

Just post the time conversions from NFHS, let us do the math and spend more time with the kid.
02/22/2008 11:48:36 PM
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I do like that it makes us look faster like Drew said, but it also makes it easier to compare stats from a performance to a performance and year to year basis. Otherwise we just have a jacked up stat sheet showing 1600m PRs, Mile PRs, 3200 PRs, and 2 mile PRs. Forget that.
I do like that it makes us look faster like Drew said, but it also makes it easier to compare stats from a performance to a performance and year to year basis. Otherwise we just have a jacked up stat sheet showing 1600m PRs, Mile PRs, 3200 PRs, and 2 mile PRs. Forget that.
02/29/2008 1:08:00 AM
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** This isn't the basball hall of fame. Keep converting, without the *
** This isn't the basball hall of fame. Keep converting, without the *
03/09/2008 7:40:54 PM
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exactly how many meters is a mile?
exactly how many meters is a mile?
03/09/2008 8:02:12 PM
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1609 meters, which makes it about 1.5-2 seconds longer (depending on how fast you run).
1609 meters, which makes it about 1.5-2 seconds longer (depending on how fast you run).
03/13/2008 10:21:07 PM
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i don't think you should convert being a distance runner because yes its a waste of time and there is no positive way to tell exactly what the kid was at at the 1600 mark and the 3200 unless u set up another laser eye to judge that. overall its a waste of time.
i don't think you should convert being a distance runner because yes its a waste of time and there is no positive way to tell exactly what the kid was at at the 1600 mark and the 3200 unless u set up another laser eye to judge that. overall its a waste of time.
08/24/2019 7:22:04 PM
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Is converting automatic in this day and age?
Is converting automatic in this day and age?

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