2016 was a good (athletic) one :)

In January, I summed up 2015 a little and outlined some plans for the rest of the year. Now it is over and (athletic wise) it’s been an amazing one!

I had tons of fun practicing and met a lot of cool&nice people that I really enjoyed spending time/practicing with. You guys made me keep on going when my calfs hurt and gave me useful tips for my swimming technique (I’m still working on it! Promised!). Thanks for that and I hope we’ll be able to spend some more time together :)

A few athletic dates: Ironman 70.3 finish, personal best on half marathon distance and new personal bests at Tegernsee OD and Erlangen MD. Of course, this didn’t come out of nowhere. I’ve been trying to improve my race preparation as well as my training sessions in both: quantity and quality. I added some more alternative sessions and added a little strength workouts as well. Seems like it paid off :mrgreen:

Sport Activities* Distance* Time*
Combined 408 (271) 4.911,69km (4359,73km) 383:41:46h (291:56:54h)
Running 143 (105) 1.460,82km (1096,91km) 119:48:44h (97:10:03h)
Cycling 136 (99) 2.967,20mk (2933,78km) 116:50:19h (122:57:57h)
Swimming 51 (42) 79,31km (64,29km) 32:30:42h (26:51:14h)
Multi-Sport 15 (5) 718,34km (325,32km) 38:55:47h (15:53:50h)
Other 56 (20) (*) 106:19:18h (*)

*2015 numbers are shown in brackets.

Compared to the time and distance some others spend, ~1h day on 1,1 workouts is still not a lot. So I assume there’s some potential left if I keep going this direction! Let’s see what 2017 brings ;)

Neues Spielzeug für schlechtes Wetter

Quasi mit dem angekündigten Wintereinbruch kam auch endlich mein neues Spielzeug: Elite Turbo Muin Smart B+ :P

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So kann ich auch bei schlechtem Wetter etwas für die Oberschenkel und damit die Grundgeschwindigkeit tun. Das sollte helfen meine (definitiv steigerbare) Rad-Performance diese Saison auf neue Höhen zu hieven. Die ersten Kilometer sind auch schon absolviert :mrgreen: Allerdings muss ich mir noch etwas suchen, das ich parallel machen kann, denn etwas langweilig ist es schon ;)

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2015 summed up

Using a workout tracker like Garmin’s Connect offers a lot of useful information and helps you check your progress. BUT it also gives you the ability to check on useless statistics :mrgreen:

Sport Activities Distance Time
Combined 271 4359,73km 291:56:54h
Running 105 1096,91km 97:10:03h
Cycling 99 2933,78km 122:57:57h
Swimming 42 64,29km 26:51:14h
Triathlon 5 325,32km 15:53:50h
Other 20 * *

This includes some new personal bests on several distances in Triathlons as well as Running competitions. Also I did my first mid distance triathlon in Erlangen, which was an amazing race!

Overall it’s actually not that much and I was pretty surprised when checking it out. Let’s see how 2016 goes! There already are some plans… :P

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