Now May is here, the season has started and winter training has officially ended.
I think that this year is my big year in terms of winter build up, I don’t see myself repeating it again, at least not for a while.
When I started on my triathlon journey, I had no idea what level of training, or what level of performance would be required to get up towards the top end of my age group. I hope that by sharing this, people will be able to set the own goals and manage their own expectation
So looking back from 1st Jan to 30 April this is my summary
Hours - 223 Hours, thats 1h51m every day
Cycling - 3,690 km, 49,990m climbed, 205w AP and 29.5kmh average speed
Running - 710 km, 6,400m climbed, 4:55m/km average pace
Swimming - 59km, 1:51m/km
Weight - down 10kg from 79.3kg to 69.3kg
FTP - from 270W to 315W
W/KG - from 3.4 to 4.5
VO2max - from 54 to 66 (bike)
Threshold - from 4:38m/km to 4:07m/km
CTL - from 59 to 136
In 10 days I start my taper for 70.3 St Pölten
Last year in 70.3 Switzerland my time was 5h1m, this year in Austria, I am hoping to go sub 4h40m (which is a massive drop), with most of the time coming from bike and run