The training schedule for elite runners varies between the distance in which the athlete competes in. However, it is common for all elite runners to incorporate a variety of different types of training 2-3 times per day including long easy runs, interval sessions, fartlek running and repetitions.
Elite rowing incorporates a demanding training load and a substantial amount of endurance training, due to a large contribution of the aerobic energy system. Elite rowers undertake up to 14 training sessions per week which can amount to approximately 24 hours per week. Training will predominantly focus the development of aerobic and anaerobic capacity, lactate tolerance, as well as strength and power.
Field Hockey players will aim to periodise their nutrition intake. High carbohydrate availability (7–10 g/kg body mass) is promoted on the day prior to match day and on match day itself (this high intake could also take place the day after a game if in a tournament with multiple games in a week), which equates to 640-800g per day for an 80 kg player.
The demands on a football player during a game or training can be determined from match/training analysis and physiological measurements during match play. Many factors influence the demands of a player, such as the players physical capacity, playing position, style of playing and even how much possession a team has during a game.