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post #16 of 28

Re: What's your CTL?

Do you guys feel a bit over-trained with 100+ CTL's? The last time I was above 100, I had finished a 21 hour week. Granted, I was following a more periodized training plan, so every 4th week had a low TSS total, but 120+ is kinda nutty.
post #17 of 28

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Originally Posted by JohnMeyers
Do you guys feel a bit over-trained with 100+ CTL's? The last time I was above 100, I had finished a 21 hour week. Granted, I was following a more periodized training plan, so every 4th week had a low TSS total, but 120+ is kinda nutty.
I work on a periodised schedule myself (3 weeks 'on', 1 week 'off') and I'll train no more than 15 hrs maximum (most weeks are 11 - 12 hrs) and I feel fine

I start at a TSS of 700 per week for the first week with a maximum of 1100 in the third week. Fourth week is around 600
post #18 of 28

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Originally Posted by JohnMeyers
Do you guys feel a bit over-trained with 100+ CTL's? The last time I was above 100, I had finished a 21 hour week. Granted, I was following a more periodized training plan, so every 4th week had a low TSS total, but 120+ is kinda nutty.
Nope-sitting at 100 right now, still basically in off season mode. Plenty of short to medium distance rides, basically all l2/3, just trying to stay in shape for 'cross and keep FT within ~10 watts of what I guess was my PB this year.
post #19 of 28

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Originally Posted by MY02_STi
I work on a periodised schedule myself (3 weeks 'on', 1 week 'off') and I'll train no more than 15 hrs maximum (most weeks are 11 - 12 hrs) and I feel fine

I start at a TSS of 700 per week for the first week with a maximum of 1100 in the third week. Fourth week is around 600
I train pretty regularly - no reduced weeks unless I'm sick or tapering once or twice a year for a big event.

I don't have much problem unless ATL gets around 150 for quite a while (peak around 180 for me). Then again most of my CTL is generated in the L3-LL4 sweet spot so those racing a lot or working in upper L4, L5, L6, L7 may find it harder.

rmur
post #20 of 28

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Originally Posted by JohnMeyers
Do you guys feel a bit over-trained with 100+ CTL's? The last time I was above 100, I had finished a 21 hour week. Granted, I was following a more periodized training plan, so every 4th week had a low TSS total, but 120+ is kinda nutty.
I didn't feel over-trained, but it depends on how that CTL is reached and a variety of other factors. My second peak of CTL came at the end of a very long season and I was pretty burnt out by then. But my spring peak of CTL was higher and every time I pinned a number on I felt like I was flying. (It might have also helped that I was winning races in the spring vs. getting my @ss handed to me in the fall. fwiw, TSB was not all that different but the timing might have been better in the spring - and the competition was definitely stronger in the fall.)

Today is the end of my second week of base (following 2 weeks off the bike and 4 weeks of taper/ peak before that) and my CTL is 97. I assume I'll stay well over 100 through my first peak at the end of April.
post #21 of 28

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Originally Posted by JohnMeyers
Do you guys feel a bit over-trained with 100+ CTL's? The last time I was above 100, I had finished a 21 hour week. Granted, I was following a more periodized training plan, so every 4th week had a low TSS total, but 120+ is kinda nutty.
The only time I had weeks with 20 hours, my CTL was 130. Right now my CTL is about 115 on 15 hours a week.
post #22 of 28

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The only time I had weeks with 20 hours, my CTL was 130. Right now my CTL is about 115 on 15 hours a week.
Wow, you boys get the intensity in, thats for sure!
post #23 of 28

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Wow, you boys get the intensity in, thats for sure!
A CTL of 115 TSS/d on 15 h/wk (to mix time units ) would mean an average IF of 0.73...which is pretty typical, i.e., doesn't require devoting an inordinate percentage of one's time to high intensity training/racing.
post #24 of 28

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Originally Posted by acoggan
A CTL of 115 TSS/d on 15 h/wk (to mix time units ) would mean an average IF of 0.73...which is pretty typical, i.e., doesn't require devoting an inordinate percentage of one's time to high intensity training/racing.
Here's probably another Q for another poll ... what are your CTL ramp rates per week? Put another way, what is the average change in CTL from week to week?

Thanks!

Paul
post #25 of 28

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Season peak 158; currently at 132 and TSB has been positive ~ 3 weeks.

It looks like TSS will fall between 47,600 - 48,000 for the year, or an average of ~ 131/day.

It's been a darn good season
post #26 of 28

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Originally Posted by hairball
Season peak 158; currently at 132 and TSB has been positive ~ 3 weeks.

It looks like TSS will fall between 47,600 - 48,000 for the year, or an average of ~ 131/day.

It's been a darn good season
Hi Dave,
48000 for the year!! Wicked

rmur
post #27 of 28

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Originally Posted by hairball
Season peak 158; currently at 132 and TSB has been positive ~ 3 weeks.

It looks like TSS will fall between 47,600 - 48,000 for the year, or an average of ~ 131/day.

It's been a darn good season
That's huge.
It looks like I'll come in at about 30k for the year. Just a little less.
My CTL right now is climbing through 88.
post #28 of 28

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I just let it "drop" to 65 this last week from 72. I'm going to push it as high as I can over the next two weeks before trying to peak for cyclocross.
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