The Parkrun is a 5K timed run that happens every Saturday morning at 9AM. There are Parkrun's all over the country. The Cambridge Parkrun takes place on Milton Country Park. I have a Garmin Forerunner 410 GPS watch, which I use on Linux with ant-downloader. The watch tends to underread the distance, so I wrote a calculator in Python that lets me input the distance my watch thinks I ran, as well as the time I ran it in, and recalculates the pace for the correct distance.
Here's the code:
#!/usr/bin/env python2 import re from datetime import datetime, timedelta garmin_miles_str = raw_input("Garmin Miles: ") garmin_time_str = raw_input("Garmin Time: ") garmin_miles = float(garmin_miles_str) # Split time into min and second components time_regex = re.search("(\d+):(\d+)", garmin_time_str) garmin_time_c_mins = int(time_regex.group(1)) garmin_time_c_secs = int(time_regex.group(2)) garmin_time_seconds = int((garmin_time_c_mins * 60) + garmin_time_c_secs) full_miles = float(5 * 0.621371192) corrected_time_seconds = garmin_time_seconds / full_miles # Convert the seconds back to minutes and seconds sec = timedelta(seconds=corrected_time_seconds) d = datetime(1,1,1) + sec print("Corrected pace:") print("%d:%02d Min/Mi" % (d.minute, d.second))
[liam@liam-laptop Scripts]$ ./parkrun-calculator Garmin Miles: 2.98 Garmin Time: 28:07 Corrected pace: 9:02 Min/Mi