If you can maintain that level around 70, your question becomes less relevant every day. The impact of past workouts fades quickly because of the exponential weighting, and after 45 days they are irrelevant to your CTL. Just keep up the good work and don’t worry about it.
I have been maintaining a Fitness on Training Peaks of around 50. After about 5 months of training I decided to test where I was and did an over reach by doing the Grand Canyon R2R2R. I hiked it, too much abuse on my old body to run it, plus running is not what I’m training for. It took 27 hours of total movement time, plus we slept for about 4 hours in the middle of the night. I used a TSS of 50 per hour plus I added 10 to that day for every 1000 feet elevation gain. I had about 20 lbs in my pack.
So that caused a huge spike in my Fitness score in Training Peaks, about a 25 point gain in Fitness. I have been continuing to train and I am holding this elevated TSS (high 70s).
The question is, is this a false fitness caused by the over reach entry and a flaw in Training Peaks is misinterpreting and I need to somehow get TP back to the 50s for Fitness (no idea how to do that). Or did I really increase my fitness by that much and I should celebrate? Very confused. I have attached the Performance Management chart from Training Peaks for a reference. Thank in advance for your input.
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