As you continue to put in weeks of solid training, you might be finding it difficult to understand when you can keep pushing yourself, or when you need to back off and allow your body to recover.
In this month’s toolbox article, I’ll be discussing some of the tools that you can utilize to help you assess your readiness to train on a daily basis! Benefits of Technology Benefits of Technology
There are plenty of apps and training software designed to help us collect & interpret our health & training data. Training software can be used to analyze your reart Rate & power during your activities, while other apps & services help collect & interpret your physiological data, such as resting heart rate or heart rate variability.
Many cycling training software platforms are capable of tracking your training load – or the amount of training that you typically do – as well as some measure of training score for each of your activities. Some examples of training software that you might have available to you include Strava’s Freshness and Fitness, or other performance management charts (PMC’s) from Xert, TrainingPeaks, etc.
These programs work by assessing how much training you have recently done relative to how much training you typically do, usually averaged over the last couple of months. For example, if you’ve done much more training this week than usual, these performance models will likely be able to identify that you’ve accumulated a lot of acute fatigue and that you may need […]