Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday, 01/31/12 Green Mountain

Up/Down Amphi/1st Saddle/Greenman

3.08 miles/2,293 vert./1:02:39 (38:25 up)/131 avg. HR  Garmin Data

Went very easy on the up and down, just taking my time and enjoying the lack of wind.  Made things feel a lot more peaceful and less hurried/urgent.

Also found a cool way to query weekly/monthly/yearly stats on the Garmin site which saves me a ton of time, as I do not have to keep up on my Excel spreadsheet or mess around with the calculator (both things that I have no time or desire to do anymore).

So, below are my stats for January.  I was able to get out for a run on every day of the month (certainly my longest streak ever), even if it was only for a few miles from the house or on my lunch break.  I am working on getting over my "if I can't run up a mountain I'll just do nothing" attitude, not even for "training" reasons, but more to just stay fit and healthy (physically and mentally).  Because of this new found attitude, I am finding that if I am determined to do so, there are really very few days (if any?) where I truly can't get out for at least a short run (though as things warm up and dry out, I hope to transition to the bike 2 days per week).  The hardest part is often times just getting the motivation to suit up and complete the first mile.  Even on my worst days, once I am out there and get a mile or two behind me, I want to just keep going.  Since it is only January, I have been keeping the intensity appropriately casual (hard for me to do typically).

Count: 33 Activities
Distance: 191.18 mi
Time: 38:21:46 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 47,454 ft
Avg Speed: 5.0 mph
Avg HR: 141 bpm
Calories: 20,139 C
Avg Elevation Gain: 1,438 ft
Max Elevation Gain: 4,446 ft
Avg Distance: 5.79 mi
Max Distance: 12.31 mi
Green Summits:       12
Bear Summits:         5
SoBo Summits:        4