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Re: Training programmes

Postby twizzle » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:55 pm

othy wrote:
twizzle wrote:O.K. - that makes sense. Should make it interesting to see how some people go through the season, considering some of them raced all through Winter.


I thought "winter" was the season for road racing.....


Not round these parts. During winter, the usual race temps are around 8c - 10c, and competitor numbers drop right off.

Summer race season is Tuesday night crits and Sunday morning races - much nicer.



I don't race in winter - I get tendinitis in the knees when the temp drops if I push too hard. Which is why I bought the trainer - much more civilised temperatures in the kitchen.
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Re: Training programmes

Postby twizzle » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:39 pm

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twizzle wrote:Now, the technical questions - given the 'standard' 7 day and 42 day thresholds for ATL & CTL, how does that actually work with individuals, ie. how can everyone's fitness/fatigue level be determined by looking over activity during the prior one and six week periods?

How about reading up on it first? :wink:

http://home.trainingpeaks.com/articles/ ... nager.aspx


O.K. - all makes sense now.

Now the really scary part is that I now understand the point of the TSS calculations in the TrainingLoad plugin for SportsTracks, and last month in the Iron Mike handicap, where I bonked after spending 65% of the race in Zone 5, I had a HR based TSS of 405! :shock:
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Re: Training programmes

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:58 pm

twizzle wrote:Now the really scary part is that I now understand the point of the TSS calculations in the TrainingLoad plugin for SportsTracks, and last month in the Iron Mike handicap, where I bonked after spending 65% of the race in Zone 5, I had a HR based TSS of 405! :shock:

I would take that number with a very large grain of salt. Unless you were doing a very solid 7 hour ride.
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Re: Training programmes

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:02 am

toolonglegs wrote:As ALex has said I don't think you can hold peak form over a whole season...but it was hard for me to have aims here as having never raced in France I wasn't sure how the year was structured.

Often with newer riders or those new to a form of racing or geography, you encourage an "exploratory" year/season as that's they way you find out about what's what on the calendar, what races you like the most, helps to set some goals for future etc.
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Re: Training programmes

Postby twizzle » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:18 am

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:
twizzle wrote:Now the really scary part is that I now understand the point of the TSS calculations in the TrainingLoad plugin for SportsTracks, and last month in the Iron Mike handicap, where I bonked after spending 65% of the race in Zone 5, I had a HR based TSS of 405! :shock:

I would take that number with a very large grain of salt. Unless you were doing a very solid 7 hour ride.


Phew! They are graphing TRIMP as TSS. Which is dumb, considering "TSS" is trademarked.
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