Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Numbers Game - December in Review

Mary Iron Matron's recent post about her overall 2010 workout numbers got me thinking that perhaps I'm not the only triathlete out there with a love of anayzing stats.  I thought perhaps that it came from my accounting background.  I thought that the fact that Syd and I can pore over race results together for large chunks of time said more about my finding a kindred soul than the fact that we might be normal. 

I've been using Training Peaks since December 1st when I started training with Coach Mary.  For the first couple of weeks I didn't really have the time to poke around it much and simply logged my workout information.  Lately though I've had a chance to really look at it and there is alot of cool stuff on there!  I also found a Training Peaks iPhone app (for free!) that links to your online account and allows you to access your workouts and enter your data right from your iPhone.  How cool is that?!  The app also features a barcode reader that you're supposed to be able to scan barcodes with and retrieve nutritional information of whatever food you're scanning.  So far, not one barcode I've scanned has actually worked but considering I don't actually eat alot of foods that come with barcodes it's no big deal. 

Now finally, down to the purpose of this post.  I've decided to report my workout summaries on a monthly basis because I think it's cool to look back and compare.  So, without further ado I present the workout summary for my first month of training:

December 01, 2010 to December 31, 2010
Swim - 10,900 meters in 6.68 hours (26.53% of total workout time)
Bike - 7.67 hours - no distance as it's all been on the trainer (30.44% of total workout time)
Run - 43.72 kilometers in 6.25 hours (24.81% of total workout time)
Strength training/yoga - 4.58 hours (18.19% of total workout time)

Hmmm.  It seemed longer/farther :-)


  1. Great numbers!Yea add me to the list of people that love looking at the numbers. :)

  2. They are great numbers. Well done.

  3. Excellent numbers! I've always tracked my run and bike, but just recently started tracking my swim and strength training hours. Number geeks, unite! :)

  4. Thanks for the tip on the countdown to the marathon. Stole it and added it to my blog. 280 days seems so far away, but soon enough I'll be complaining that there's not enough time left to train!

  5. Just thought I would let you know you have been tagged on my blog :)Have fun.