Saturday, June 03, 2006

Fitness Stats

As you can tell, I've had some free time. I calculated how I've been doing, based on time and distance for each activity over the last 21 weeks, which is when I started "getting back into it." Actually, I'm kind of disappointed. I feel like I've been working so hard, and I don't have very much to show for it. Maybe I should log this in terms of %body fat lost (4%) or bpm at rest. Both of those make me feel better. But, it's good to evaluate your training log from time to time. Otherwise, what good is a training log? Overall, I found total weekly time helpful. It shows I'm putting in a generally consistent effort with regular R&R weeks, where I take a dip in training to heal. I think I'd rather it look like the plateau between weeks 13 to 15, rather than the plunge at week 21 (oops). My average distance/time per sport helps a lot too. It looks like the proportions are correct, at least, for triathlon. Biking is the most, then running, then swimming. So that's good. However, I need A LOT more swimming. Part of the reason I've been so bad is belonging to a pool with poor/inconvenient lap swimming times. I'm looking to fix that...stat.

8 comments:

Habeela said...

Good luck finding a new pool.

jessie_tri_mn said...

Your general progression on the weekly hours looks pretty good. We all have big fallback weeks. Call it a rest week!

Consistency is key with swimming, and if your pool can't offer you that, it just makes it that much harder. Of course, in San Diego, there's always open water swims, right?

Jessi said...

Graphs, graphs and more graphs!
A woman after my own heart...

punky said...

hey rachel, i know you've been doing good work as far as "getting back into it" goes. you've got a lot of other responsbilities (Buns!!!) too so don't beat yourself up about it. Wow, I'm really impressed that you fixed your own flat!!! Congrats, that is too cool! I had a flat on my car a couple weeks ago and it sucked! I agree with you on patching tires, it's only a last-ditch effort type of thing , unless you have someone really professional do it.

qcmier said...

Love the graphs!!! Although I could be a real arse =) and ask why the error bar on the swim went negative.

I wish I had the desire to do all that charting with my training. To me, it just makes it feel too much like school and work.

Keep up the good work!!!

Ken Schulz said...

Cool graphs! What are you using to log your workouts?

Rachel said...

Qcmier--I don't know why the error bar did that. I did it on Excel and just asked it to calculate the std. error so who knows.

Cookie Monster--I use Excel.

Mon said...

You are so freaking organized! Charts and everything!