On The Run

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
A grade ⅞ class at Turnberry Central Public School kept track of our running information over the month of September. We kept a record of our pace and distance. Every few days we raised our distance and we looked at it’s effect on our pace. Then we did a math project with the information. We used an online spread sheet and graphed our results.

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There are improvements I’ve made in my cross country running. The first improvement I made was running longer distances. The graph shows  that I was able to run farther by the end of cross country then initially. I subtracted my final distance from my first distance.(2-0.5=1.5) Then I divided the difference by the smaller number. ( 1.5/ 0.5=3) Then I multiplyed it by 100. (3×100=300) The percent improvement for my distance is 300%. Another improvement I made was running at an increased speed. Every time I ran the  required distance twice my pace improved. The red line on the graph shows my speed increased the second time I ran the same distance. When the distance remained the same (blue line)  the pace increased (red line). Therefore, practicing running improves our running ability.

There are goals I’ve set to improve my physical fitness. The first goal I made was to improve my fitness by running about 1 km. back and forth to the barn each day. My new goal will help my running ability. A second goal I made was to participate on all 6 sports teams for Turnberry .  This will improve my sport skills.  I hope to improve my physical fitness by continuing to achieve these goal.

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Comments
  1. […] I created and shared videos on how to create a spreadsheet and how to embed their spreadsheet in their blog. After reading their blogs, it was clear that this collaboratively designed project had met the goal: students were proud of themselves. They were runners. Jacob, Alyssa, Ed […]

  2. Congratulations on a successful cross-country season. You’ve done a very detailed job comparing your stats, and you’re on your way to continued improvement with your daily run to the barn.

    Great post!
    Mrs. D.

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