Do You Have Enough Fitness for Your Race?

Do You Have Enough Fitness for Your Race?

Using the tools that Training Peaks and Garmin have to offer has been helpful over my 26-year career as a triathlon coach.

You must be willing to use these tools for them to work for you…

Track every workout you do with your Garmin watch, heart rate monitor, and power meter, and we can get some pretty good information on your fitness level. 

It’s not foolproof, but it gets us a decent picture of your Training Stress Score- or TSS.

But the question then becomes, is the training you have logged enough for the race distance you want to finish or PR?

In this chart you can see there are ranges for the weekly hours needed to train for a given distance race.

Still, the other numbers to consider to see if you have enough fitness for your race are your CTL (Critical Training Load) and your weekly TSS (Training Stress Score) Numbers numbers inside your Performance Management Chart on your Training Peaks Account. 

Where to find your Critical Training Load and Training Stress Score

Look across the top of your Premium Training Peaks Account and click on Dashboard to see your Chart.

Select the date range that coincides with your most recent training and race date and determine if your numbers align with the numbers on this chart.

Remember you must track all your training and wear your heart rate monitor for this data to be accurate.

You can be on the low end of the ranges for your target CTL and still have amazing race results.

Of course, you cannot predict race outcomes with this chart because there is no way to measure race skill, pacing or nutrition intake and so many race variable, but it is a great place to start.

These other things are where coaching comes in!

I have helped thousands of triathletes over the last 26 years understand their training data and use to help them achieve their triathlon dreams- from your first time across a triathlon finish line to qualifying for Kona or a World Championships

It is so much more than swimming, biking, and running!

Anything is possible when you have the mindset, support, and a perfectly balanced training plan based on your lifestyle, physiology and performance metric tools!

Will you be next?


You’ll show up confidently at the start of your next race, swimming, biking, and running past the competition, sprinting across the finish line with arms overhead, knowing you nailed it.

Here’s how it works
You get the ideal blueprint that makes you faster and stronger inside the 16-week Triathlon Transformation Training program.

Here’s why it’s different
With 26 years of coaching 1000’s triathletes, I discovered the biggest struggles are:

  • You don’t know what you don’t know when it comes to learning the exact skills to succeed in the triathlon sport.
  • Improving strength and increasing energy are the secrets to preventing injury and burnout.
  • Other programs push athletes beyond their ability with wasted junk miles and excess volume leading to disappointment and failure.
  • With my 16-week Triathlon Transformation Program, the focus is on you as an individual; your form, technique, strength, fueling, and mindset. Through video analysis, metabolic testing, holistic lifestyle coaching, and a supportive community, you will achieve all your triathlon dreams and goals to get faster in less time.

So please use this link to fill out the application.

I’m only accepting five new members, so space is limited. Don’t delay your dreams another day! Only 2 spots left; we start May 1st.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Coach Erinne Guthrie

Click this link: to schedule your FREE Triathlon Breakthrough Session, and let’s do it together!

Erinne Guthrie has been a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing, and coaching triathletes since 1997.  She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, and much more.

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