Because there are only so many hours in the week for training the non-race season allows for a reduction in training volume and increase in rest and repair.
Here are the ups and downs.
Swim, bike, and run volume... waaay down.
Now for week 2 of the 'BBD ('Boomer Body Data) provided by the gym's fancy schmancy scale.
Weight: down 0.4 lbs (0.18 kilograms)
Fat Mass: down 1.2 lbs (0.54 kilograms)
Fat Free Mass: up 0.8 lbs (0.36 kilograms)
Body Fat%: down 0.7% to 8.5%
Things are moving in the right direction.