Hard to believe there is less than two weeks until the Double Triple Bypass (DTB). I started training 45 weeks ago for this ride and while I am not quite in the shape I wanted to be I think I am close enough. The mountains will test me and let me know.
June was a great training month. Per my plan I had to back off high intensity work to build endurance. The endurance is up but the high end power is down. I compensated for that by changing my cassette to an 11-36. I should be able to grind up a wall with a 36 in back.
June summary: Total training hours 78:40, total miles 1010, TSS=3114 and KCal=29630. Total feet climbed in June 65,475. That is the highest volume, most training hours and most climbs I have ever done training in a month. I have done more on the Southern Transcontinental. At the half year point I have rode 3844 miles.
For the next training week I will continue riding about 20 hours, 250 miles, and 18,000 feet of climbs. I will shift to tapering either Sunday or Monday next week depending on how my legs feel. But given the fatigue hole I am starting this week I expect to have to back off by Sunday for sure. My CTL is 95. I want to hit 100 before tapering. With major rides planned on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday I should push my CTL to 100 but my TSB is going to be very negative. Have to watch that carefully.