We released a quick update this evening with a few changes.
Added a Half Marathon distance to the speed ranks
This has been a really popular request, since well, I don’t know, the day we launched the ranks. Well it’s finally done, a half marathon is now a ranked distance. The history graph for the new data point will be blank to start off with but they’ll slowly fill in starting today. So if you’ve ran a half marathon in the last 90 days it’ll now help you toward earning a speed medal.
Streamlined the header design
Nothing drastic here, but we dropped some of the clunkier styles, and made things fit a little tighter, so it should be a little nicer on the eye.
Tweaked the pause detection algorithm
We were sometimes picking up pauses where there were none in the Garmin import of some watches. This should hopefully be resolved now. Pauses are just really hard to detect in general, because they’re frequently not explicitly defined, so you have to make educated guesses. With each release we’re improving our guessing techniques.
Upgraded site infrastructure
We do everything we can to ensure the speed and overall reliability of the site! To this end, we upgraded the operating system of our web servers and upgraded the version of our configuration management framework as well.