Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It's Getting Fit In Here

You know IM training is hot and heavy when you never find time to blog anymore.  But I'm the fittest I've ever been and getting fitter as I go. Proof?  Here goes...

My favorite TrainingPeaks chart in the dashboard, the Performance Management Chart


This chart covers the entire time period I've worked with my coach, from September 2008.  The blue line, CTL, shows my fitness level.  You can see the build up from scratch to my first Ironman, then the post race recovery, the build up for my A race of 2010 (Austin) and the subsequent recovery, the build last year to IM AZ, and now this year - my blue line at its highest point ever!  Just a few weeks ago I was marveling that I was almost to the peak I reached last year and now the heavy training I did in May just launched me past that.

Who knows how far it will go in the next 3 months before IM Canada?!

9 comments:

Tri-Jess said...

I so want one of those graphs....

San said...

Wow, I'm truly impressed and totally understand why you like this graph. Keep us updated.

Oh yes it's definitely good news.

donna said...

Ooooo...graphs....I LOVE them. I like how your fitness didn't go back to baseline after Austin. Its nice to know you can train for these races and hold onto some fitness to take it into the next year and you don't have to start from scratch.

Meredith said...

Love the pretty graphs! More than that I love to see the increase in your fitness level! Keep it up!

Melissa said...

Yeah Molly! That is one great looking PMC! I love that you have it for the entire time you've been working with Liz. I know it's not about the chart, but man...you are really working hard and it shows!

SHERRY said...

That is super impressive! Wow! Awesome job, Molly... and thank you for sharing!

And "ditto" to what Melissa said above. :-)

Kris said...

So here's a question for you.....how do you get your entire history in the plot? When I look at mine, I only get "real" data for the last year or so, even if I change the date range of the plot. Is this a special TP team perk? :)

Kris said...

Errrr....just ignore my previous question. :) Google is my friend. lol

Jennifer said...

Wow, nice progress!! Love charts like this one :-)