Confessions of a Garmin Owner (2013 The Stats)
I went out for my last run of the year this morning. Despite a number of years running experience I made the fatal mistake of not “emptying the tank” prior to the run and 5 miles into a 10 mile run it started to feel uncomfortable downstairs. By mile 9 it was near total desperation as I gritted my teeth to make the final mile back to my house for a much needed use of the toilet.
A few minutes later I spotted my house, my moments of desperation were nearly over. I grabbed the house key from my pocket as I ran the last few yards to save a few seconds of time opening the front door so I could make a quick dash to the bathroom.
As I arrived at the door I glanced at my Garmin…. 9.92 miles done. Dammit!
Despite the grimace on my face (and clenched buttocks) I set off for an additional 0.08 of a mile to make it a round 10-mile run.
You see, I like my stats and thanks to the Fetcheveryone website for providing the free tools to track and recount all of my running stats, a summary for the is listed below.
I have already blogged about my running year here if you are interested in the more descriptive summary of my year.
Miles Run in 2013: 3,299 (aaarrrgggghhhhhh!)
Highest monthly mileage: 406 August
Lowest monthly mileage: 153 November
Number of individual runs: 368
Total Time spent running: 572 hours, 36 mins, 47 seconds
Average Pace: 10:25 minutes/mile
Hill Work 5.1%
General Running 69.7%
Long Runs 2.0%
Race Miles 22.7%
Races Completed in 2013: 19/19
Race Distance Breakdown:
2 x 10k
2 x 13.1 miles
1 x 25 miles (lapped relay)
3 x 26.2 miles
1 x 30 miles
1 x 50 km
2 x 40 miles
2 x 45 miles
1 x 50 miles
1 x 100 miles
1 x 145 miles
1 x 250 miles
1 x 153 miles
2013 Personal Bests: 11 (8 Beating old times, 3 new race distances run)
Half Marathon 1:29:44
30 Miles 4:11:00
50 km 4:14:00
40 miles 6:23:57
45 miles 6:49:30
100 miles 22:26:00 (a bit soft I think)
145 miles 32:47:00
153 miles 35:07:00
250 miles 82:41:00
Longest run streak: 31 days (December)
If “Sue” removes her “rogue” 4,000 mile run one day in December. I may even stay on Page 1 of the Fetch Mileage league aswell.
Happy New Year everyone!
2 Responses to “Confessions of a Garmin Owner (2013 The Stats)”
Great stats! Get back out and do that extra mile today, that would drive me nuts!
As I said before, that looks like a remarkable year. I was surprised to see long runs make up only 2% of your total….is that because a) your long runs are recorded as races and b) you otherwise just log them as ‘general runs’?
Best wishes for 2014. If mine is 25% as successful as your 2013 I’ll be happy!
Looking at this, the % should be a bit higher so I probably haven’t categorised each run accurately. However, I do run lots of short runs during the week and just do the occasional long run (over 16 miles) perhaps once or twice a month using other events as long training runs.