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jim thornton
September 5th, 2003, 12:47 PM
My computer screwed up and I lost my link to the "Finnish formula" utility. If any of you out there know what I am talking about, can you let me know what the web address is?

This has to do with a discussion in yesteryear regarding "comparable times" over ones lifespan--i.e., a 49 at age 20 for the 100 free is equivalent to what time at age 60?

Thanks, Jim

Gareth Eckley
September 5th, 2003, 05:12 PM
Jim, I did a search on this site for Finnish formula and the link came up from one of your posts as: http://n3times.com/swimtimes/

The search function on this site is very good. I take solace in this formula myself, especially as I reach 40 in 4 weeks time !

jim thornton
September 5th, 2003, 05:33 PM
Thanks, Gareth. I tried the search function too, but maybe I spelled finish (finnish) wrong!

September 5th, 2003, 09:06 PM
so how does the Finnish formula work for you? For me, my best time in 1941 compared to the equivalent event in 2002 (220 yards and 200 short course meters) would have had me do a 2:04 back then, instead of the actual 2:37.5 that I did in fact swim. But then, I'll have to admit that I don't think I have any Finnish blood in my recent heritage.

September 5th, 2003, 09:18 PM
I'm going to be quite slow when I get to 104.