21 January 2017

What a winter!

Finally! After four years of warmer than usual winters we have a proper winter as they used to be. Starting from the beginning of December, a stable an unusual jet stream meander brought us polar air for most of the winter so far.
And when the polar air meets the warmer moist air of the Mediterranean and the Black seas, snow storms are created - like the one we had at the beginning of January that dumped 30cm of snow in the city and more than half a meter on the high mountains around Brasov, on top of older 20-30cm.

Here are some photos taken this January, during ski touring, hiking and running activities that I did around Brasov.

31 December 2016

2016 Running Summary

Here are my running statistics for 2016. What I find amazing is that I ran almost the same distance and elevation gain as last two years... Even the number or runs is almost identical, and the speed too!

Actually the statistics for this year might be a bit inflated. During the summer, when running in the forest under the canopy, my phone's GPS  is not too precise and tends to inflate the distances... In any case, my intention was to run a bit less and a bit slower this year...

Running Sessions110173196196197
Total Distance15292915359936653606
Total elevation gain [meters]

Total running time156h 41m347h 32m433h 18m410h 21m403h 43m
Average speed [km/h]9.68.398.318.938.93
Average pace [min/km]6:157:097.136:436:43
Average run length [km]13.916.818.318.718.3

* Estimated

I ended 2016 with two ski days, as this season so far we had a real winter - unlike last year.
I also plan to start next year with a ski tour from home to the top of Postavarul mountain. See you there 😅.

31 Dec 2016 on Postavarul Mountain
This Christmas I marked two years of being vegan. So far the vegan life style worked great for me! And I plan to continue it indefinitely...

Have a Happy 2016!