Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sasha - 1 Year Performance Review

Monday marks 1 year since I brought Sasha home. She was a good endurance prospect out of a hunter/jumper program with a very few trail rides thrown in for good measure. When I realized this was the anniversary of a change in her life and fitness, I wanted to look back at the overall, high level view of her year.

I had all Sasha's training rides and competitions in Garmin Connect. I always put the horse's name in the name of the activity, so it was an easy matter to get a list of all her rides. Then I downloaded each activity from Garmin Connect to then import into SportTracks. That was the most time consuming, but well worth the effort.

So here are her stats:

First up is a breakdown of her 619 miles under saddle by speed. How many miles she walked, trotted, cantered.
Walk: 119 miles - 19.26%
Trot: 459 miles - 74.12%
Canter: 32.8 miles - 5.29%

And the breakdown by time:
Walk: 43:19:33 - 32.53%
Trot: 71:24:23 - 53.61%
Canter:  2:56:46 - 2.21%

Average Speed
Walk: 2.75 mph
Trot: 6.43 mph
Canter: 11.1 mph

Stopped: < 1.5 mph 
Walk: 1.5 - 3.5 mph
Trot*: 3.5 - 10 mph
Canter: 10+ mph

*Trot as I've defined it here will include some fast walking and jigging, but I didn't want to add too many slices to the pie. I wanted a quick and dirty look at how Sasha's training over the last year has progressed.

This includes all training rides, 2 50 mile endurance rides, 1 30 mile LD and 3 25 mile LDs. All miles were on trail or road riding. Arena/round pen work and "pasture runs" were left out.

Tools used for this blog post:
Garmin Forerunner 910xt OR
Garmin Forerunner 920xt

Analysis Software:
SportTracks 3 ($79) - Zone Five Software

MPH Calculator (Since ST didn't give me the averages walk/trot/canter speed I wanted)

Horse: 1 awesome 12-year-old Arabian mare
Sasha and me at Iron Mountain Jubilee in August 2015