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.
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|
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: 219.26
I try to change shoes about every 300 miles or so.
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.
|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|
Not to be left out, here are the fastest short runs. These are runs three to six miles in length.
|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|
|Untitled||Nov 6, 2014||07:22 min/mi||4.00 mi|