I train all year around. It’s a lifestyle that I have grown to love. Once you set into that lifestyle, training actively almost becomes an addiction. Although I’m active through out the year, my triathlon training plan usually starts in October and lasts until late Summer.

My Annual Training Hours

Year Hours
2011 ≈250
2012 280
2013 390
2014 330
2015 430

To make sure I don’t burn out and that I physically peak in the right time I always create an Annual Training Plan (ATP). I use the standard periodization approach of Base, Build, Peak and Race. It works very well for me. I know what I need to do each month, each week and even each day to reach my goals.