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JogLogFog2

Continuing the 31 Dec 2001 - 9 Jun 2002 log of ^z weekly (weakly!) miles in JogLogFog (9 Jun 2002), the scorecard for 10 Jun - 6 Oct 2002 in raw form looks like:

M +T +W +T +F +S +S =Total
496524
115541035
494623
579627
491326
459
5846831
445821
125421
74516
155525
1341027
491528
482032
888832
6102036
376420

... a forest of digits, of minimal interest except perhaps to the person who pounded the pavement for those distances. But put into a graphical form it becomes a bit more comprehensible. Here are the ^z daily runs (inverted red triangles) along with weekly totals shown as 7-day (green) and 30-day (blue) lagged moving averages.

http://zhurnaly.com/images/zhurnalwiki_img/zMiles2002jansep.gif

There are some interesting phenomena visible, including troughs in May (muscle & joint soreness, perhaps from running too far too soon) and July-August (sultry weather & bad air quality), as well as a steady trend upward in peak distance covered during jaunts.

But much more can and should be done to process these data, remove "noise", and analyze "signal". This is a splendid example of a filtering problem, for which science has developed powerful technologies over the years. But pending that discussion, a fistful of memories from ^z runs of the past four months:


TopicRunning - TopicPersonalHistory - Datetag20021011



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