My year of swim, bike, and run, in numbers. This is for all of my training and racing, and no extracurricular (cross-training/lifting) activities are included in these totals.
Swimming - 412,717.16 yards (234.50 miles)
Biking - 4,888.26 miles
Running - 1,234.54 miles
Total Training and Racing hours - 597:01:40 hours
Total hours sleeping - 2,826:30:00 hours
Days without S/B/R (Zeroes) - 49.00
My weekly averages are-
Swimming - 7,787.12 yards (4.42 miles)
Biking - 92.23 miles
Running - 23.29 miles
Total Training and Racing hours - 11:15:53 hours
Total hours sleeping - 53:19:49 hours
Days without S/B/R (Zeroes) - 0.92
These weekly averages represent a 24.54% improvement over 2008 numbers for swimming, 6.17% for biking, 4.39% for running, 11.31% for weekly hours of work, -1.93% in hours slept per week, and 16.67% more days taken off. Looking more closely at the percentage changes, obviously the swimming improvement is a welcome jump up in yardage, and both the biking and running could stand to increase in 2010, as well as the amount of sleep I give myself. Initially, seeing the increase in number of days off in 2009 compared to 2008 was a little troubling, however looking at the weekly training logs I see that the majority of these days off occurred in either October or November, and after a two-Ironman year (my first), I probably needed this time for mental and physical recuperation. 2009 was really a tale of two seasons, the first being pre-Lake Placid, and then the second post-Placid:
It is always nice to see improvement though and I will be looking to train and race with even more consistency in 2010 and I will use the numbers as a motivator and for feedback. Miles make champions!