What's your CTL?

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  1. kmavm

    kmavm New Member

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    Peak this season:115 in mid-March
    Currently: 90
     
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  2. frenchyge

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    Peak this season: 88 end of March
    Currently: 28 :D
     
  3. BlueJersey

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    During the season is around 70. Right now since 9/23 is 50. ATL is 80.


     
  4. flapsupcleanup

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    Peak this season: 83 at the end of May. Upper 70's most of the summer. Today, 73.
     
  5. MY02_STi

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    Peaked at 128.9 at the end of the winter (Australia) season, currently 109.5
     
  6. NM87710

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    peak 124 - early feb
    low 82 -nov
    core race season avg ~108
    now 98 - just finished season last week. now 2 weeks off!!
     
  7. greenrhino

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    peaked at around 109
    dropped to 68 after the season
    currently edging it up and it is @81 today.
     
  8. gimpy_calfee

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    Now 60s
    Summer 100-125
     
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    low 100 March 1st
    high 146 mid-July
    currently 125 mid-October

    May 1st to Oct. 1st between 130 and 146
     
  10. Woofer

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    Out of curiosity - how many hours a week do you ride to get your CTL this high during the season?
     
  11. amartinez

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    High 85 on may (pre IM Taper) +run +swim
    Low 45 on june (IM Recover) +run +swim
    Currently 82 (no running)
     
  12. Spunout

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    Peak 101
    Today 86 for CX season.
     
  13. rmur17

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    nothing massive - just scanned my training log and it's 13-18 hrs/wk over six days/wk with a high of 21 hrs when I was on 'vacation' in August.

    rmur
     
  14. peterpen

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    1st peak 134 at end of March
    2nd peak 123 mid-September (probably low due to no PM data from 5/1 - 6/15)
    currently 95
     
  15. Alex Simmons

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    Talk about being at the base of a long hill!;)
    Have hit season peak today at 92.
     
  16. JohnMeyers

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    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.
     
  17. MY02_STi

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    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 :D
     
  18. whoawhoa

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    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.
     
  19. rmur17

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    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
     
  20. peterpen

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    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.
     
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