Here is a photo I took during today's running session with my poor phone camera:
As it was my last run of 2015, it is time to do some statistics. This year I logged all of my runs with the Strava app so gathering the statistics was very easy! This is what Strava reports:
|Elev Gain||170,388 m|
I ran just a little bit more than last year but otherwise the year looks quite similar to the previous one.
So here is a statistics table for the last four years that includes strictly only running sessions.
|Total elevation gain [meters]||150000*||170000|
|Total running time||156h 41m||347h 32m||433h 18m||410h 21m|
|Average speed [km/h]||9.6||8.39||8.31||8.93|
|Average pace [min/km]||6:15||7:09||7.13||6:43|
|Average run length [km]||13.9||16.8||18.3||18.7|
What strikes me is the fact that I had the impression that I ran much slower than last year. On most runs I tried to be relaxed and keep my heart rate low. However my pace in 2015 was quite a bit better than in 2014! This may mean that I am in better shape... and maybe my pure vegan diet during the whole 2015 also helped. There is another possible explanation. Maybe I had a bit less accumulated elevation gain than last year - The figure for last year is an rather conservative estimate, while this year the elevation gain is taken straight out from Strava and Strava tends to overestimate it a bit.
Speaking on pace and elevation gain, one can notice that in 2012 I had a really good average pace... but that was my second year of running. Not only that I struggled to run fast that year, but most runs were on city trains with rather low elevation gain.
2015 is also the year when I did not purchase any new pair of running shoes... I had already too many. I however threw away three pairs that had lived their life... Things will change in 2016 as most of my running shoes are approaching their end of life.
So this is it for 2015!
Have a Happy New Year!