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How much time to plan for your training per year?

There is no common valid formula, but there are some recommendations from sport coaches how many training hours per year you should invest per sport: (these values are from the brilliant book of Joe Friel).

Triathlon

  • Ironman 400 – 1.200 hours / year
  • Half Ironman 300 – 600 hours / year
  • Olympic  Triathlon 200 – 600 hours / year
  • Sprint Triathlon 150 – 400 hours / year

Duathlon

  • Middle distance 300 – 600 hours / year
  • Short distance 200 – 600 hours / year

Running

  • Marathon 400 – 1.200 hours / year
  • Half-Marathon 300 – 600 hours / year
  • 10 km (6 mi) runs 200 – 600 hours / year
  • 5 km (3 mi) runs 150 – 400 hours / year

Biking

  • 150 – 300 km (90-180 mi) bike races 400 – 1.200 hours / year
  • 90 – 150 km (50-90 mi) bike races  300 – 600 hours / year
  • 25 – 90 km (15-50 mi) bike races 200 – 600 hours / year

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