Form and File: estimating running form in R

There are lots of ways for runners and cyclists to analyse training data. A key question most fitness enthusiasts want to know is “how am I doing?”. “How you are doing” is referred to as form. Unsurprisingly, form can be estimated in many ways. One method is using training stress scores (acute training load and […]

You Better Run: recovering from injury

Reading about someone else’s recovery-after-injury story can be a bit dull. At least that was my conclusion after pressing delete on my story a moment ago. Having spared you the details, the summary is: I got injured. It hurt. It took me a year to recover because I didn’t tackle the recovery properly. Measuring recovery […]

Target: monitoring a running goal in R

Many running races and events have been cancelled or disrupted due to the pandemic. To fill the void, I’ve been taking on Garmin’s “Challenges”. In Garmin Connect, you can accept a challenge set by Garmin (I think users can challenge each other too). Completion of these challenges gives the user points, which I’ve become somewhat […]

Plotlines: the story behind the graph

On a whim a posted a plot on Twitter. It shows a marathon training schedule. This post explains the story behind the graph. I downloaded a few different 17-week marathon training schedules. Most were in imperial measurement and/or were written for time at a certain pace, e.g. 30 min Easy Run etc. I wanted to […]