2007 – Year of The Bike

January 19, 2008 6:53 pm

I finally was able to finish updating my training log for 2007. I had captured all the data in my Polar heart rate monitor but transfer it over to an Excel file. Here are some of the charts. Click on each chart to see an enlarged view.

Ten Thousand Miles on a Bike

The first chart shows total miles cycled during 2007 compared with previous years. This was the first year I ever exceed 10,000 miles on a bike. Of those miles this year, only 4,100 were on ACTC club rides.

2007 Accumulated Cycling Miles

Six Hundred Thousand Feed Climbing

I finished 2007 climbing over 600,000 vertical feet. That is more than 20 times the height of Mt. Everest! On club rides I only did 174,000 feet.

2007 Accumulated Feet of Climbing

In Tandem

In 2007 we bought a new tandem and started doing a lot more riding together. This chart shows the number of miles per week we logged on our tandem.  We are off to a good start in 2008, having put in 200 miles on our tandem last week.

2007 Weekly Tandem Miles

Almost One Thousand Miles Running

My running this year was not quite up to previous years, even though I ran the Boston Marathon early in the year. I guess I switched to more of a focus on cycling.

2007 Accumulated Total Running Miles

All Together

I have developed a formula to attempt to put all forms of exercise into one unit, which I show here as equivalent running miles. Although my running was down a bit from prior years, my cycling was up enough to more than compensate, making 2007 the year were I put in the most exercise in my life. It helps to be retired.

2007 Total Exercise in Equivalent Running Miles

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