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Table 1 Number of training sessions, session duration per player position (min) and number of competitive matches during the 41-week period

From: In-season monotony, strain and acute/chronic workload of perceived exertion, global positioning system running based variables between player positions of a top elite soccer team

Mesocycle (M) M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10
Training sessions number 16 20 18 18 20 20 19 20 18 20
Session duration of central defenders (min) 1569 1778 1456 1077 1489 1659 1456 1420 1250 1268
Session duration of wide defenders (min) 1595 1699 1527 1314 1593 2097 1343 1353 1354 1385
Session duration of central midfielders (min) 1623 1725 1426 1196 1596 1839 1524 1382 1311 1425
Session duration of wide midfielders (min) 1574 1729 1518 1126 1547 2153 1492 1372 1356 1368
Session duration of strikers (min) 1603 1769 1509 1241 1595 1832 1546 1343 1378 1441
Number of matches 4 5 4 5 6 8 5 4 7 4