Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mid-year training update

My Endurance Films Racing teammate Nick did a mid-year training volume report and it got me a bit curious. Here's what my numbers look like for the first six months of 2012:

Biking
1536 miles
89 hours

Running
402 miles
56 hours

Swimming
44 hours

Gym-ing
50 hours


That's a total of 239 hours, an average of 9.2 hours per week. I'm not saying this is good or bad, high or low.  It's such an individual thing, but this is what works for me, my goals, and my circumstances.

That said, it looks like each week I bike about 59 miles and run about 20 (I took 6 weeks off) plus swim about 4500-7000 yards (I don't record exact yardages but probably should). 

For the same time period in 2011, I biked 842 miles and ran 238 but I started the year off injured and not doing either of those things for much of January and February.

I/we don't set yearly volume/mileage goals, but if I got to December 31 saw I was at 2,952 miles of biking, you'd better believe I'd head out for a 48 mile bike ride or sit on the trainer for three hours to get to a nice round number!!

That pretty much tells you why I/we don't set specific volume/mileage goals, lol.

Training Peaks is fabulous for so many things including their reporting features. The data junkie in me appreciates this stuff :-)

It's racetime again on Sunday at Colonial Beach, Virginia with a swim in the Potomac. It's my first Olympic of the year, and with Nationals five (yikes!) weeks off, I need it!

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