Also referred to as Difficulty Rating, this is a calculation that uses the calculated Difficulty Scoring for a workout or activity and is determined as the highest difficulty score attained.  As a general rule, those workouts/activities with greater difficulty, require a higher training status to be successfully completed by the athlete, although there is variance amongst individuals.  Races and/or intense groups rides often result in a higher activity Rating due to the added motivation on behalf of the athlete.

The ratings are categorized as follows:


Rating Recommended Minimum Training Status Level Difficulty Score
1 Easy Less than 60
1.5 Easy From 50 to 60
2 Moderate From 60 to 75
2.5 Moderate From 75 to 90
3 Difficult From 90 to 110
3.5 Difficult From 110 to 130
4 Tough From 130 to 150
4.5 Tough From 150 to 170
5 Hard Greater than 170