I'm no Olympic Superhero from the land of Maple Leafs and Beavers like Lindsay Gauld, but I have kept a pretty simple workout journal for the last 5-6 years or so. Mostly just type, time, and/or distance, measured in miles, not kilometers. Probably just part of my OCD. Rarely have I ever looked back at things, but occasionally I might see if there's any rhyme or reason to race performance, maybe more rest did help, or more commonly, why I blew up. Training is pretty much year round, some form of run, bike, or ski. No mini cycles, maxi cycles, or training blocks, at least not on purpose.
Labor Day, Sept 3, 2012, journal entry '1st Day ITI Training'. First day on the Fatbike. I rode the Pugs all Fall for commuting, single track, and gravel rides until we had good snow, the Fatback since. A few days on the indoor trainer, mainly for freezing rain conditions. I rode the cross bike once when I found the Pugs had a flat in the AM. 24 weeks. 370 hours on the bike. Some running, mostly in October, some skiing. 8 weeks with over 20 hours. Max weekly hours 23:45. Max weekly distance 341 miles, mostly gravel in November. Tuscobia 150 16:33, AH135 16:16. Lowest temp -20 degrees. Max: ?. Caught in 34 degrees and rain for 3 hours. Been riding a fully loaded bike since Dec. 1. Most rides started between 4:30 and 5:30am, earliest 3:50am. I've bike pushed for 2 hours straight, on purpose, thru calf deep snow on the golf course. Changed a flat at -5 degrees. Bent a derailleur and broke a chain at 20 degrees, again broke the chain 2 hours later because I didn't fix it with a new pin. I've seen a wolf, skunks, fox, lots of deer, mice, mostly nice dogs, a rare ankle biter. Not many snow machines(too early). Practiced my bivy, tried out my esbit stove, tested lots of food and gear.