I pride myself on being a quick runner, but this is ridiculous. Wen and I were using my iPhone to navigate from New York back to Ottawa, courtesy of Google maps. They were kind enough to give us a lot of options: by car, by bus or by foot. I was interested in how long it would take by foot. Turns out only five days:
That’s not too bad, right? 400 hundred miles in 5.5 days. Totally doable, right? Oh wait, that’s six miles an hour 12 hours a day. What’s interesting is that the average finish time for a man in a marathon is ~4:30 – or about 5.8 miles/hour. I guess we all just need to learn how to run faster than average marathons back to back to back to back and then we’ll have a similar fitness level to those at Google!
(Note: this is, of course, a tongue-in-cheek post. It’s awesome that you can drive around and get on the fly directions. Just might need a little bit more work on those ‘walking’ ones)