I’ve already shared my Year in Running – you can go check that out here. But today, I want to really dig into my running stats for the year. I love data and luckily I have quite a bit of data that tells me about my runs over the year. I pulled this data from Garmin Connect. It’s not perfect – because no technology is but this is pretty close, so it’s what I’m going with.
- I have run a total of 1,304 miles not including any miles I run on NYE. In comparison, last year I ran 1,427 miles. A big difference is that last year, I started training again for a March half marathon and so I ramped up mileage again in December. This year, I have basically taken off from November onwards (with a couple races and some easy running to not lose all fitness). My new training plan starts on January 1, so I’ll be back at it very soon! This is the second highest mileage I have ever run.
- Time spent running: 210 hours. That’s over 8.7 days running in 2018!
- Number of races: 15 – including my first 15k! You can see all my races here. I don’t plan to race quite as much in 2018 – at least I’m not anticipating as many races – but I say that every year. 🙂
- PRs set: 5 – I set PRs in the 5k, ten miler, half marathon, 20k and full marathon this year. In 2018, the only PR I really care about is in the marathon. Sub-4, baby!
- 6 months with at least 100 miles of running.
- Lowest mileage month: December with 41.03 miles so far.
- Highest mileage month: July with 185 miles. You might recall that I had a minor calf injury in August that cut my running way down for a couple of weeks. If I had not had that injury, I know that August would have been my highest month for miles.
- Average miles per week over the course of the year: 25.07 – this is just about the same as last year. Considering that I have had many low mileage weeks since my marathons, that is not a bad average!
- Average pace over the course of the year: 9:40. This is 17 seconds faster than my average pace in 2016. I’ll take it! Somewhat surprisingly, every month this year, I had an average pace that was sub-10 minute miles. That is kind of unbelievable considering where I started, pace wise!
- Average cadence: 160. This is still a work in progress.
Have you linked up your Year of Running post yet? Don’t forget to do so – link closes January 1!