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 1,432 miles in 2018. This is the highest mileage I have ever run! I’m actually surprised that I beat my 2016 mileage, (which was 1,427 miles) because I sometimes felt this year that I wasn’t running a lot, but the data shows otherwise!
- Time spent running: 243 hours. That’s a lot of time running!
- Number of races: 12 – including my DNF at Grandma’s! You can see all my races here. I honestly have no racing goals in 2019 aside from being healthy enough to race at Shamrock Marathon in March. That’s my #1 goal.
- PRs set: 0 – and that is 100% okay. Not every year is going to yield PR after PR after PR.
- 8 months with at least 100 miles of running. That explains the highest mileage piece, I think! 🙂
- Lowest mileage month: July with 40.39 miles.
- Highest mileage month: May with 195.89 miles. I obviously peaked for Grandma’s Marathon in May – the race was in June, so I expected May to be my highest mileage month.
- Average miles per week over the course of the year: 27.5 – this is just a bit above last year. I’m pleased with this – that’s a really solid average for a causal runner like myself.
- Average pace over the course of the year: 10:14. In 2017 my average pace was 9:40. I am not surprised by this since I set tons of PRs and had lots of fast running in 2017, and did not set any PRs in 2018.
- Average cadence: 162. This is still a work in progress but a bit faster than 2017, which was 160. I’m pleased with this improvement!
2018 was a challenging year, running included. I’m looking forward to getting a handle on this lingering injury and having a healthy year of running in 2019!
Have you linked up your Year of Running post yet? Don’t forget to do so – link closes at the end of January!