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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Week 52 - Another Year Completed

Running:  Year to Date

Distance:  3,955.85 kms in 52 weeks at ave  76.1 kms ( up from 75.8 kms in week 51)

Last week:  88.25 kms

Altitude:  135,248 metres ( record) in 52 weeks at ave 2,601 metres ( up from 2,573 metres in week 51)

Last week:  4,015 metres

Long term average ( past 19 years) for distance is 3,880 kms per year, so this year is slightly above average.
Vertical metres have only been measured for 3 years with the availability of reasonably accurate GPS devises. Still plenty of debate as to which figures should be used as I have found big variances recently between Strava, Garmin Connect & Relive my Run.
This year, by a big margin, most vertical metres going up from 76,400 to 102,900 to this years over 135,000 metres.
The bigger mountain behind my current home in Hobart, Tasmania compared to the hills and mountain ranges in Canberra has meant a reduction in distance & increase in up hill. Even the flatter trails are undulating. Unless you stick to the edge of the river & suburban streets, then there is no choice but to do hills.
Biggest month for both distance ( 368 kms) & vertical ( 16,050 metres) was November settling back into a home routine after being away on a 2 month holiday. September was the lowest for both distance & vertical.
I won't run on the last day of the year, may be a short walk, but that's all.
Overall, a good year finding some spectacular scenery from plenty of mountain tops. Hopefully these old legs will be still Ok for another year before it's time to cut back & do all this just for fun.


  • Just pipped you on distance, but about 89,000m short on vert :-) When the garmin dies, get yourself a suunto with altimeter for vert - from what I've seen on strava, many of the mountain runners use them. True about differences though, just looking at the variations we all get on the same Sunday run.

    By Blogger Ewen, At January 5, 2018 at 11:17 AM  

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