Fitness


Background

I like to run for exercise, and for years I have been using a GPS watch to keep track of my pace and distance. This is much more accurate than using a pedometer, which is just counting your steps and taking a guess as to how far you've run. Also, I can upload my data to Garmin Connect so that I can review the history and get interesting statistics like the ones below. Well, they're interesting to me, at least.

Miles run and biked per year

It wasn't until 2010 that I started entering all my treadmill runs manually. There are a few months each summer when it's too hot for a long run outside. So the years prior to 2010 are counting only outdoor runs.

Year Miles Run Miles Biked Miles Hiked
2008 503.61 0.00 0.00
2009 518.40 0.00 0.00
2010 895.30 105.01 0.00
2011 917.87 490.32 1.37
2012 1,017.81 105.76 0.00
2013 914.45 213.17 0.00
2014 981.55 100.85 0.00
2015 1,109.26 40.63 96.49
2016 1,110.31 48.34 99.91
2017 816.92 83.09 38.57

I also use this data to track how much I've run since I last changed shoes. Since I run on smooth roads and treadmills, you can't tell from looking at a shoe's tread how worn it is. It will look like it has plenty of tread long after I have compressed all of the cushion out of the padding inside the shoe.

Miles run in current shoes: 22.40

I try to change shoes about every 300 miles or so.

Fastest long runs

I run a long run once a week, usually on the weekend. Lately these have been about 12-13 miles. This is a list of the fastest runs over 10 miles.

Title Date Speed Distance
2012 OUC Half Marathon Dec 1, 2012 08:06 min/mi 13.20 mi
Seminole Wekiva Trail Nov 10, 2012 08:08 min/mi 13.25 mi
Seminole Wekiva Trail May 2, 2015 08:09 min/mi 12.30 mi
Seminole Wekiva Trail Nov 17, 2012 08:11 min/mi 13.20 mi
Seminole Wekiva Trail Nov 14, 2015 08:11 min/mi 13.40 mi

Fastest short runs

Not to be left out, here are the fastest short runs. These are runs three to six miles in length.

Title Date Speed Distance
IOA Corporate 5k 2017 Apr 13, 2017 07:04 min/mi 3.15 mi
IOA Corporate 5k 2015 Apr 16, 2015 07:06 min/mi 3.16 mi
IOA Corporate 5k 2014 Apr 17, 2014 07:08 min/mi 3.13 mi
IOA Corporate 5k 2016 Apr 7, 2016 07:10 min/mi 3.17 mi
Untitled Apr 10, 2014 07:21 min/mi 4.50 mi