I have chosen my athlete type as “climber” for no reason other than I’m small and don’t weight a lot and I really liked their hills when doing ultra-marathons. So, I’ve chosen workouts that follow from the athlete type.
Of course at my chronological age of 83, there appear to be insufficient numbers of individuals in that category to generate a specific athlete type when looking at the “Wheel” depiction under Ranking. Interestingly, When I choose a conservative physiological age (most recently from Garmin), and using my last six weeks of training, I come up with an athlete type of Power Sprinter w/ a value of 10/15. If I choose Climber, I fall at about 7.5.
So, when I select workouts, should I choose them based upon Power Sprinter or Climber as an athlete type. Or, are those ostensible differences simply arbitrary metrics and not actually predictive of anything and, hence, it doesn’t matter what my athlete type is as to workout selection?
FWIW, I have no goals whatever except those associated with improving my fitness signatures, whatever that may look like.