Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Training volume

As I'm starting to think about my training volume for 2013, I was interested in what I did in 2012. This is the first time I look back at my training volume for the previous year. I kept record in 2 locations; a simple excel file and the Garmin website. Here are the statistics:

Sport: number of events, time, distance
All: 281, 356 hours, 4640 km
Run: 111, 139.5 hrs, 1160 km
Bike: 75, 143.5hrs, 3340 km
Swim: 65, 63 hrs, 137 km
Other/core strength: 30, 10 hrs, --

So, what do I do with this information? For now, I will only use it as a benchmark. I know I have to increase my bike volume relative to the time I spend running, but I need to find out what the right split is. As for the total volume, I do not intend to do more. Instead, I will try to do more high quality training. More specifically, I will do more interval training versus long, low intensity exercise.

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