Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Training statistics 2014 and new club

Only a few months too late, but better late than never. This is for you Søren!

So, what to say about my training in 2014?

In the weekly summary, you can see that 2014 consisted of 2 important competitions (EOC and WOC). In November and December 2013 I studied a lot and my training varied. From January to April it was a lot more structured towards EOC in April. The volume was high until March and decreased coming closer to EOC, the opposite happened to the intensity in my training, which increased coming closer.
After EOC I started a period of high volume training again and I had 6 weeks of very good training, but got sick at the World Cup in Norway in the beginning of June (week 23). WOC was in week 27/28, and O-ringen in week 30 (with almost 4 hours in the highest intensity-zone...). In the autumn my training again varied a lot because of my studies and also some lack of motivation. Otherwise a good year of training.

Comparing with earlier years:

Looking at the "type of traning". Moving back to Denmark summer 2012 has cut my amount of alternative traning into half (not so much xc-skiing). Amount of running has been the same for 3 years now. I have been running 500-600 km less than the last 2 years, so I have either been running slower, or more in heavy terrain. A bit more strengthtraining in 2014.

"Intensity of training" shows very good that in 2014 my focus was on middle and sprint, and not the longdistance. I have actually been training 45 hours in the highest intensity-zone (>92% of HRmax), compared to 27 hours in 2013 and 24 hours in 2012. These extra hours in I5 have been taken from I4 (87-92% of HRmax). Interesting... (?)

New Club

Also I have not mentioned that in 2015 I will not be running for Vaajakosken Terä anymore, but for Pan Århus, where I live. I have had 2 very good years in Terä, with some great experiences. I didn't know much about Finland and Finns before, but they have been very open and friendly to me, and I have enjoyed the time I have spent there, and the friendships I have got. But I also must admit, that I'm not getting younger, and the eager to go on a lot of training camps and competitions, is not what it used to be. I haven't used the opportunities the club has offered so much as I wanted to, and since Pan Århus have asked me if I wanted to be a part of a new strong Danish mens-team, it was difficult not to say yes.
So now I again represent Pan Århus (as I did in 2005-2007) in international events and still my original club, Faaborg OK, when its national events (according to Danish rules). I'm looking forward to compete in the same team as the people I'm training with every day, and the spirit is high. It's difficult to make a project like this in Denmark, but the club and the runners are doing a great effort to make it happen! Hopefully Danish Elite Orienteering can benefit from this project as well.


Fast said...
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Fast said...

Great training.

Also hope to see Pan @ Nght Hawk this year! Consider this an official invite :)

Hope all is well!

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