A New Season

FasterSkierApril 27, 2010

The 2010-2011 season officially begins today! In preparation for a new season, there is a lot of evaluation and refection of last season. Today I filled out a goal sheet, defining what steps I need to make along the way to achieve my goals. These goals range from small tasks, such as improving technique, to testing goals and ultimately performance goals.

As part of my reflection on last year, I looked through my training log which details the training I have done every day this year. Through my analysis, I came up with some interesting statistics for the 2009-2010 training season. Here are a few:

Total training hours: 674 hrs
Number of races: 28
Number of hours skiing on snow: 167 hrs
Number of hours running: 245
Number of hours roller skiing: 143
Number of hours of strength: 67
Month with highest volume: September: 70 hrs
First ski of the season: October 13
Countries I raced in: U.S., Canada, France, Slovenia
Coldest race: -2F degrees, Bozeman, MT
Best results: 1st place: 20k Aspen Owl Creek Chase
6th place: 5k classic, Slovenia OPA cup race
6th place: 30k skate, U.S. Nationals in Maine

It goes to show, there is a lot of time and effort that goes into training. My training log is a very helpful tool that allows me to analyze what I did the previous season and helps me determine what I need to change as I begin a new season.

Let the new season begin!


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