Polar Performance Report: January 2016
New features EVERYWHERE on this blog!
I am rolling out a few new ones as the month progresses, but one thing I wanted to start doing is a Performance Report at the end of the month. I’m a little late to the game because January totally and completely got away on me but without further ado…
SPORTS TRACKED: Cycling, Running, Cross Country Skiing
RUN STATS: 278 KM
Run Elevation: 6,629 M
Run Hours: 44
Rest Days: 10 – Due to the intensity of some of my activities, such as POCAR 48 HR race and running the Grand Canyon, I built in lots of recovery into my training.
Longest Run: 120 KM
Shortest Run: 5.9 KM
Most enjoyable training run: Grand Canyon
New/interesting places I ran: Grand Canyon, Hollywood, Vegas, Phoenix, Morgan Monroe State Park in Indiana, Rockwood Conservation Area in Ontario
Races: POCAR 48 HOUR – 28 HRS, 4th Team OA
8 x 800 m with 3 minute recovery
2 sets of 12 x 200 m with 45 second recovery
2 x 3 KM tempo with 5 minutes recovery
XC ski KM: 28
Cycling KM: 163
Total Month KM: 469 KM
Total Month Elevation: 8,537 M
Total Month Time: 55 HRS
This month was epic. I began it with a run in California and ended it with a run in Rockwood Conservation Area. I was able to do a squillion different rave runs and it was out of this world amazing.
I also brought back speed work at the end of this month. It has been a new challenge and I am excited to see how my body adapts.
I have been good with cross training with 1/5th of my workouts being XC skiing or cycling. My heart rate zones have been exactly where I want them. Things are all set up for a successful February.
I used the Polar V800 to track all of my workout data this month.
I am focusing on speed work with 2 sessions a week to build for my spring races. I will be competing in a number of different races in February including the Symons Snowshoe Race, the 8 KM Refridgee-eighter and the Ice Cube Arctic Triple Relay and Triathlon. It’s going to be hard to top January, but I have some incredible events planned for February.
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