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More cost effective: running or driving? (Read 848 times)

Gig


    I bought my car ten years ago, and I'm just about to hit 100K miles.

    I think I spent around $12,000. I average about $10/month in gas.

    I figure around $100/yr maintenance plus $5K for lifetime major maintenance.

     

    That puts me at $30K, which averages to 30 cents per mile.I think I'll be able to bleed out another 50K miles, though.

     

    Averaging all my shoe costs per mile (going back to 2005), I'm at 24 cents per mile.

     

    I did not include my current shoes, which I just bought last week (and am already at $2.65/mile). But I did include my VFFs, which I have used disappointingly little. I plan to improve upon that in 2012. Interestingly, other than the VFFs, I seem to get far greater value, and a lot more miles, out of less expensive shoes.

     

     

    Equipment  Price  Distance Efficiency 
     Brooks T4 Racer (July 2008)  $40.00 242 $0.17 / mi
     Vibram Five fingers (July 2009)  $70.00 18.5 $3.78 / mi
     Brooks Adrenaline GTS (January 2008)  $75.00 606 $0.12 / mi
     Brooks Beast (November 2005)  $80.00 591 $0.14 / mi
     Brooks The Beast (July 2009)  $85.00 402 $0.21 / mi
     Brooks Addiction 7 (August 2008)  $85.86 322 $0.27 / mi
     Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 (March 2011)  $95.40 345 $0.28 / mi
     Brooks Beast 2007 (June 2007)  $107.00 687 $0.16 / mi
     New Balance 859 (November 2008)  $110.00 467 $0.23 / mi
     Brooks Brooks Beast 10 - 2009 (March 2009)  $117.00 436 $0.27 / mi
     Brooks Beast Black ((May 2010))  $137.00 29.7 $4.61 / mi

      You need to use those Vibrams more.

       

      Vibram Five Fingers KSO (Red) $84.99 1017 mi $0.08 / mi

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      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


      Just a dude.

        I bought my car ten years ago, and I'm just about to hit 100K miles.

        I think I spent around $12,000. I average about $10/month in gas.

        I figure around $100/yr maintenance plus $5K for lifetime major maintenance.

         

        That puts me at $30K, which averages to 30 cents per mile.I think I'll be able to bleed out another 50K miles, though.

         

         

        Wow.. $10 a month in gas?! I luckily have a company car, but even with my commute to work being free, my family spends easily $200-300 a month in gas. (Wife and one driving teen.)

         

        -Kelly

        Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape... 


        Feeling the growl again

          You forgot car insurance.

           

          For running I get 700 miles a pair, so at $90 per pair that's 13 cents/mile.

           

          Of course, my treadmill cost $1000 and has ~4000 miles on it, so those miles cost an additional 25 cents each not including electricity.

           

          I believe the Oatmeal Cream Pies I occasionally snack on at work are ~300cal...or ~3miles' worth of calories...if I fueled on them alone that's 17 cents/mile for food.

           

          So running outside (shoes being the only clothing depreciated) 13+17 = 30 cents/mile

          On treadmill it's up to 55 cents/mile

          "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

           


          Feeling the growl again

            Wow.. $10 a month in gas?! I luckily have a company car, but even with my commute to work being free, my family spends easily $200-300 a month in gas. (Wife and one driving teen.)

             

            -Kelly

             

            $10/mo in gas is only 3.33 gallons at bargain basement $3/gal right now...at a high 40mpg that's 133 miles/mo or 1,598 mpy.

             

            We were told 100K miles in 10 years or 10,000 mpy.

             

            The math does not add up.

             

            MTA:  If $100 was meant instead of $10 it's pretty close.

            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

             


            Menace to Sobriety

              Whoa, $10/month in gas? How's that work?

               

              Isn't time a factor in efficiency?

              Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go f*** himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.

                You forgot car insurance.

                 

                For running I get 700 miles a pair, so at $90 per pair that's 13 cents/mile.

                 

                Of course, my treadmill cost $1000 and has ~4000 miles on it, so those miles cost an additional 25 cents each not including electricity.

                 

                I believe the Oatmeal Cream Pies I occasionally snack on at work are ~300cal...or ~3miles' worth of calories...if I fueled on them alone that's 17 cents/mile for food.

                 

                So running outside (shoes being the only clothing depreciated) 13+17 = 30 cents/mile

                On treadmill it's up to 55 cents/mile

                 

                Medical costs, both caused by and avoided due to running.

                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                JimR


                  Whoa, $10/month in gas? How's that work?

                   

                  Isn't time a factor in efficiency?

                   

                   

                  downhill driving, all the time and in both directions


                  Am I doing this right?

                    downhill driving, all the time and in both directions

                     

                     

                    Drafting!  Tuck in REAL close behind those 18-wheelers.

                    No excuses....

                      Drafting!  Tuck in REAL close behind those 18-wheelers.

                       

                      That's what the white rabbit is doing, huh?

                      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                      just a simple cat

                        What about the costs of socks...and bandaids?

                         

                        I also spend about $50 a week on gas

                         

                        Running is stupid


                        jules2

                          What about the costs of socks...and bandaids?

                           

                          I also spend about $50 a week on gas

                           

                          You've forgotten about fanny packs and running skirts

                          Old age is when you move from illegal to prescribed drugs.


                          an amazing likeness

                            What about those folks who drive somewhere to run. Imagine their accounting horror.

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                            Queen of 3rd Place

                              Or fly somewhere to run. We're not even adding in race fees, hotel, eating out, airport parking, pet sitters....

                              Ex runner

                                Shoes ~ $150 per year

                                Clothing ~ $100 per year

                                Keeping my sanity - priceless

                                Goal: Age grade over 80% on a certified course.
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