Table 1: Training characteristics of Swiss junior elite orienteering athletes aged 18 and 19 years.

VariableSubcategoryUnitTraining data

DurationTotal durationmin/week455.75 ± 98.22
Endurance runningmin/week108.00 ± 32.88
HIITmin/week12.42 ± 7.12
Orienteering min/week99.31 ± 36.87
Strength trainingmin/week49.90 ± 29.59
Complementary endurance min/week90.03 ± 63.97
Regeneration min/week12.95 ± 17.61
Warm-up/cool-downmin/week64.50 ± 20.42
Stretchingmin/week31.59 ± 21.47

FrequencyTotal frequencyTS/week7.38 ± 2.00
Endurance runningTS/week2.23 ± 0.76
HIITTS/week0.43 ± 0.23
Orienteering TS/week2.17 ± 0.78
Strength trainingTS/week1.22 ± 0.60
Complementary endurance TS/week1.32 ± 1.02
RegenerationTS/week0.42 ± 0.74

Training loadIndex754.68 ± 192.20

Monotony in total durationIndex3.13 ± 1.13 (range 1.54–10.18)

Monotony in training loadIndex2.80 ± 0.75 (range 1.32–4.82)

Proportion of HIIT within endurance running%10.52

Note. HIIT = high-intensity interval training. TS = training session. Complementary endurance includes cross-country skiing, cycling, and swimming. Regeneration includes treatments such as massages, physiotherapy, and sauna, and the duration of these treatments was not included in total duration per week.