Get The New VDOT Calculator

The recent update is now available on iOS and Android and includes:

  • New UI + support for Dark Mode
  • Full translation into Japanese, Portuguese and Thai
  • Ability to calculate distances, not just pace and time
  • Ability to calculate by VDOT
  • New distances on the training paces tabs
  • Ability to adjust for altitude and temperature both ways (anticipating effect and converting a result)
  • Keypad typing in addition to wheel selection

A Virtual XC Relay Race

Dr. Daniels used to organize an annual “postal” cross country relay competition for teams in the state of Oklahoma.

Here he writes about how it works…

I have thought that we might be able to have “postal” or virtual competitions for runners around the country (or world) that would be able to race without being in contact with other runners during these difficult times. To eliminate the varying difficulty of different XC courses we could have all runners run on a track.

Five Person Relay, 9600 Meters Total

#1 goes 4 laps (1600m) and hands off to

#2 goes 6-laps (2400m)

#3 goes 2 laps (800m)

#4 goes 4 laps (1600m)

#5 goes 8-laps (3200m)

For more information on organizing these events please contact us at [email protected].

New VDOT Podcast

The team at VDOT O2 launched a running podcast this year called Conversation Pace. You can follow episodes on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Check out their recent episode with masters runner Dan King. There are some great lessons for all masters runners on diet, recovery and cross training methods.

Dan set the WR for the M60 age group when he ran 4:49.08 at the South Carolina Trackfest this past August. If you take his 5k PR (14:34) at age 20, the VDOT equivalent for the mile is 4:13. That means he essentially slowed down less than one second per year on average for over 40 years. His 4:49, according to Jack Daniels’ formula, equates to a 3:46 mile (Alan Webb’s AR) for a prime aged runner.