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, biked, and hiked 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 Calories
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For some reason, Garmin doesn't have calorie data for my manually-entered treadmill runs until 2015.
2008 503.61 0.00 0.00 78,110
2009 518.40 0.00 0.00 80,654
2010 895.30 105.01 0.00 129,918
2011 917.87 490.32 1.37 141,169
2012 1,017.81 105.76 0.00 100,680
2013 914.45 213.17 0.00 113,751
2014 981.55 100.85 0.00 119,808
2015 1,109.26 40.63 96.49 219,263
2016 1,110.31 48.34 99.91 223,301
2017 1,137.11 83.09 68.04 208,430
2018 1,028.21 270.21 83.13 222,592
2019 1,080.87 234.79 132.69 247,199
2020 944.04 2,182.12 133.56 258,534
2021 466.11 1,090.06 44.12 115,972

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.

I have run 392.00 miles in my current shoes.

I try to change shoes every 300-500 miles.

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
Seminole Wekiva Trail Nov 25, 2017 8:05.4 min/mi 13.25 mi
2012 OUC Half Marathon Dec 1, 2012 8:06.2 min/mi 13.20 mi
2019 OUC Half Marathon Dec 7, 2019 8:06.7 min/mi 13.32 mi
Seminole Wekiva Trail Nov 10, 2012 8:08.1 min/mi 13.25 mi
Seminole Wekiva Trail May 2, 2015 8:09.3 min/mi 12.30 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 7:04.3 min/mi 3.15 mi
IOA Corporate 5k 2015 Apr 16, 2015 7:06.0 min/mi 3.16 mi
IOA Corporate 5k 2014 Apr 17, 2014 7:08.6 min/mi 3.13 mi
IOA Corporate 5k 2016 Apr 7, 2016 7:09.6 min/mi 3.17 mi
IOA Corporate 5k 2018 Apr 12, 2018 7:16.5 min/mi 3.15 mi