Monday, 24 January 2011

24) Outliers

I have realised that yesterday's blog presents a significant outlier on my graph showing the relationship between miles run and blogworthy news. In fact, today, I've run under 2 miles and I really have very little of interest to talk about. Perhaps we ought to take another look:


I wonder now if I was too hasty with my interpolation. The shame.

Not wishing to present anything other than the most robust statistical analysis, I have re-plotted the graph using all 24 Janathon data points to date.

As feared, you will see that the previously postulated line of best fit is wildly off the mark; however, an altogether more significant correlation has presented itself instead:


"What would Ron do?"


Day 24 - Recovery run
Distance: 1.83 miles
Time: 22:06
Av Pace: 12:04 min/mile
Cake rating: 3/5 (not statistically significant)

Day 24 - Tri club swim
Distance: 2400 metres
Time: 1 hr session
Cake rating: 3/5 (I wonder if Ron swims?)

Day 24 - Cycle commuting
Distance: 7.86 miles
Time: 47:32
Speed: 9.9 mph

Cumulative Janathising: 103.8 miles running + 102.3 miles cycling + 2.9 miles swimming


  1. tee hee hee... once again giggling my socks off... WWRD is the basics of Janathon running... I am not at all surprised that it has once again proved to be highly significant in the grand Janathon scheme of things! :-)

  2. Class diagramatical representation as always. :-)

  3. Another factor to add in your diagram is how busy was your work day and how tired you are at the end of the day to blog! All taking that holistic view of things!

    Love 'em ... so keep 'em coming!

  4. WWRD has beagn my mantra - I noticed that seel a 'what would elvis do' print - perhaps if we all bugged them enough that would make a what would ron do one?


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