Welcome Sonny to our UjENA FIT Club site. I just went to your website and your Runners Calculator looks really cool. Did you invent this? Tell us more. Also, when you get a chance be sure to post some of your races. You have run some amazing times. When you have a chance let us know any races you have run that should be part of our 100 Best Road Races. Good to have you with us.Bob Anderson 12/4/11 7:08 pm
Bob, Yes I invented the Runners Calculator! I have been coaching high school XC and Track for 17 years now and figuring out splits became a long and time consuming chore for me and all coaches alike. I like to train myself and my teams by learning to dominate small segments of the goal race, working on getting to the actual goal. I have my teams and myself do alot of 200m, 300m, 400m, 600m, 800m, 1000m, 1200m and mile repeats for XC (5K). With teams sometimes over 15, figuring out everyone's goal paces for these splits was tough. I ran out of fingers and toes! I know there are some charts out there but nothing is available that can calculate on the fly like my Runners Calculator! The RC can also project/predict a runners finish time just by inputting a runners "in" race split. So, if you're @ the 1000m mark and your runner passes by in 2:55, in the 2 mile event, you input that 2:55 and press the 1000m button, then press the 2 mile button and then "equals".. Poof: you get a display of 9:23! That runner would finish in 9:23 if they kept that pace. Valuable information for the coach and runner! The calculator mode can calculate splits for the 400m sprinter to the 26.2 marathoner! Running Times Magazine just finished a review and gave it a great review, the review will be in the Feb/March issue (available Jan 17th) I am very honored to be in your UjENA FIT Club! Looks like an awesome group. Thank you for accepting me and please be sure to spread the word about my Runners Calculator!
Thanks again Bob, Thanks also for Runners World!
SonnySonny Workman 12/4/11 7:23 pm
OH! I forgot to mention the Athlete mode. This is where the coach/user can input goal distances/times/event for an individual and store that by name. This way NO MORE figuring out splits for your team or self. Once stored, you can have all your splits, starting @ 100m's up to your goal distance, at your fingertips within 3-5 seconds! Want to have "Summer" do 1000m repeats today on the track @ goal pace- Go to athlete mode, find Summer's name and instantly her goal paced splits appear! Now, thats what coaches and serious runners have been wanting for quite some time.Sonny Workman 12/4/11 7:27 pm
This really sounds good. What does it sell for? So you can be at any point of the race and get an estimate of what your finish time will be. So if I hit the two mile mark of a half marathon in 13:08 I would be able to get an estimate of what my finish time would be if I kept that pace. Right? But of course the trick is to keep the pace! Does it also work as a timing device as well?Bob Anderson 12/4/11 7:37 pm
89.95 is the MSRP. The Runners Calculator was invented to help coaches and runners know what to do "before" they leave their door. There are many gadgets ou there that measure distance, pace while running or after running like Garmins, Nike Sportbands, etc. But, there is nothing that gives the user the ability to know whats expected of them if they are to reach their desired goal. Runners Calculator: "You set the goals, we set the Pace!" This is something you don't carry with you, your coach/friend/spouse could do just as you suggest. You would @ mile 2 and run 13:08 and within 2-3 secs they would predict a finish time for your marathon of 2:52:03. The unit does have a stopwatch. 4 modes: Calculator, Projection, Athlete and Stopwatch. Sonny Workman 12/5/11 2:39 am reply to comment