Is "Athlete Type" a proxy of sorts for the type of event I'm training for?

Last year I was training for a hill climb event of a single 5000’ climb of 40 miles. The start of this year I am training for a hilly century. Would the athlete type that I select change the training I get? In other words, since the goal doesn’t have any indication of the type of event I’m wondering if the athlete type is a proxy of sorts to the type of event.

Precisely. If you open last year’s event, you’ll see what the Focus was for that event. Check out support site on how to choose your athlete type.

Re-reading the the athlete type info in the support docs was really helpful (it’s been a while) and cleared everything up. Thanks for pointing me back to it.