Remember I said that I self nominated myself for a dietetics award,
Well, you're looking at the winner!
|I will get my RD, one day!|
I also won another award this past month. The Essex County Running Club had its annual meeting. The President emailed me: 'Are you going? You won an award!'
Of course I'm going!
I want that award!
|My First Ever Essex County Running Club Award!|
So, this is the first time I've ever heard of the "PLP".
I hope I don't screw up the definition, but this is how I understand it .... You know when you see "age-graded results" on your race time, and think, "What does this mean?"
Well this is the PLP: Performance Level Percentage.
Awards for older runners (that'd be like me) are in the form of age groups.Well, lots of older people are running these days - so an age graded system was developed. In 1989, the World Association of Veteran Athletes (WAVA) developed the first age-graded tables in one-year age increments. The tables are composed of world class standards as a function of both age and distance.
So, for every age starting at 8 years old to 100 years old,
there are standardized tables for every long distance running event!
Using the information in the tables, it is possible to determine your age-graded time and athletic performance level, PLP. The classifications for PLP are:
100% = Approximately World Record Level
Over 90% = World Class
Over 80% = National Class
Over 70% = Regional Class
Over 60% = Local Class
For a local 8K run I participated in this past year, my PLP was 72.6%.
Regionally, I guess I did alright!
I was very honored to have won the award, but I must admit my heart sank a tiny tad when I found out it was for an 8K, and not a Half.
The best part about the night was spending it with such a great bunch of runners!
Thank you Essex Running Club!
July 1st starts my NYCMarathon training
- and I will be looking to log some miles with all of you!
Train Smart Today!