With training complete it is always nice to look back at what you have done over the past weeks. It is nice to see the progress and a confidence booster heading into the race. The data in TrainingPeaks takes it a bit further and allows you to dive deeper into what those numbers mean. First the overall summary, 245 hours for an average of 12.25 hours per week (including taper) for 4106KM. Not bad. I did the same amount of training for my first 70.3 but it was spread over 35 weeks.
Race weight wise I ate a metric shit load but still dropped the right weight leading up to the race. While the body fat percentage is just what my scale tells me and I doubt it’s accuracy I do believe the trend down is correct as I see it in the mirror. From a high of 80.5KG down to this mornings weigh in of 75.2KG I feel slim, fit and strong. Who knew you could lose weight on a 2100+ calorie a day diet ;) But damn, 302,000 calories CONSUMED? Hahaha, that is awesome :)
But the most telling graphic is the Performance Management Chart. From start of training to (predicted) race day it is pretty evident to see the fitness gains. There is a small reset in the start of March as I switched to power based training on the bike and the zones shifted but overall the trend is up. In reality CTL shot up too fast at the start due to incorrect HR zones as discovered during my Lactate Threshold testing. CTL peaked at 143 just before taper, just like it is supposed too. The last two weeks of full training I just felt stronger and faster with every workout.
The hard part is done. The training is over. It’s go time!