According to our research, athletes log training with expectations to compare their condition to the past, to discover effective training methods and have a basis for planning upcoming periods.
Designing statistics page based on training volume and training intensity
We have chosen triathlon as an example, because it consists of three different endurance sports and requires strength training as well. As you can see on the image below, we have created 5 different charts – one for each major activity group: 1. all activities, 2. cycling, 3. running, 4. swimming and 5. strength training. When choosing the variables for the charts, remember that they should be comparable, but they can hardly be exactly the same, because the sports are different. There are some rules of thumb to remember:
1. To make the charts comparable, choose one joint variable for all of them. In our case it’s total weekly training volume in time.
2. Then add the secondary variable that describes the intensity for every respective activity group (e.g. speed, pace, effort, etc).
3. Finally choose the numerical values to be displayed below ever chart. Think about every variable, why do you need to have it there, and if you find it really important, then log it regularly to have high quality data for analysis.
We hope you understand that this is just one way of training volume and intensity analysis and we made it to give you some extra inspiration for designing one of your own.
How to create a custom statistics page in Sportlyzer?
And now a quick overview how to create and manage a statistics page in Sportlyzer.
1. Click on the “+”button to add a new statistics page.
2. Click on the “Add chart” button to add a new chart.
3. Give the new chart a name and choose data that your want to display on it.
Every chart consists of two parts:
1. chart with columns and a line
2. numerical values below the chart (totals and averages)
4. Set the period and time interval for this page (these settings dominate all the charts on this certain page).
5. Add new charts until you’re done
Hope that helped – have fun with your numbers.
Now go and try designing a kick-ass training analysis dashboard for yourself at www.sportlyzer.com or take a look how Silver Mikk (a young promising triathlete) has used the Sportlyzer statistics to get an overview of his season.
Send us examples of your favorite diary formats and training statistics
Do you know a better dashboard for training volume and intensity analysis? – Sportlyzer is in continuous development and all good ideas and diary examples are more than welcome.
Please, let us know about it and send us an example at hello[ät]sportlyzer.com!