Training

Disclaimer: I do not have TV antenna or cable service in my house. TV is evil and it is bad for you {:-[. Internet is good for you, but proceed with caution. :-)

I am sharing this data because I want my friends and other people I may not even know to spend more time being physically active and I hope this will help to motivate them. Yevgeniy Mikhaylyuta got me hooked on triathlons in 2010, so now I want to get you involved too.

Get off your butts and get swimming, or biking, or running, or something!

As of December 31, 2016:
Year Total swim (miles) Total bike (miles) Total run (miles) Longest swim (yards) Longest bike (miles) Longest run (miles) Cross train (hours) Total (hours) 100 yard swim (sec) Half 70.3 or Full 140.6 Ironman Olympic triathlonSprint Triathlon26.2 miles  run 100 mile bike
2016 38 5,863 895 3,000 60 15 100 615 1:30 - 2:46:381:13:05- -
2015 98 5,517 1100 4,200 112 26.7 78 626 1:24 11:52:07 --- -
2014 102 5,102 1113 3,100 107 26.2 77 650 1:24 - -1:09:163:20 5:50
2013 130 5,937 985 3,200 65 16 72 618 1:24 5:11:04 -1:06:56- -
2012 117 6,259 822 3,100 102 13.6 65 545 1:30 - 2:22:281:04:01- 5:45
2011 72 6,800 948 1,500 102 26.2 42 414 - - -1:14:423:23 5:20
2010 15 1,000 300 600 25 8 30 100 - - --- -
2009 5 300 200 400 20 6 30 100 - - ---
95% of the biking in 2011-2016 was on the indoor recumbent trainer (bought it on eBay in 2001 - here is what it looks like).


2016 season training schedule
There are some changes compared to the last year:
  • Monday
    Crosstraining + bike indoors
  • Tuesday
    Crosstraining + bike indoors + run (outdoor)
  • Wednesday
    Bike indoors + run
  • Thursday
    Crosstraining + bike indoors + run (treadmill)
  • Friday
    Crosstraining + bike indoors
  • Saturday
    Swim
  • Sunday
    Long run on trail
2014 season
Read details in Training and racing summary for 2014.

2013 season
Read details in Training and racing summary for 2013
2012 season
Read details in Complete summary of 2012 season in this article.

2011 season

I liked how Chris McCormack reported his annual miles in his book "I am here to win". I am no Macca, but here is my summary of 2011 as reported by Training Peaks:
  • Running - 948 miles (about 6% of this was on a treadmill)
  • Biking - 6,800 miles (about 80% of this on the bike trainer, hence miles are overstated)
  • Swimming - 72 miles (100% in the pool) - way too little swimming
  • Crosstrain - 62 hours

Here is the plan I used for the marathon training. 

2010 
I did not log my training in 2010, so these are approximate:
  • Running ~300 miles
  • Biking ~1,000 miles (20% on the bike trainer, 10% on tri bike, 70% on the mt bike in the woods)
  • Swimming ~15 miles (100% in the pool)
  • Crosstrain ~40 hours

2009
I did not log my training in 2009, so these are approximate:
  • Running ~200 miles
  • Biking ~300 miles (10% on the bike trainer, 90% on the mt bike in the woods)
  • Swimming ~5 miles :-)
  • Crosstrain ~40 hours
2008 and earlier were similar to 2009 (see above).