Your Training Load is calculated using a exponentially weighted moving average. For those unfamiliar with what this means, your Training Load is similar to your average daily XSS .. but not exactly .. let's see if we can help the understanding of what this means. Let's say, for example, you [...]
I just did a workout and some of the intervals were shorter/longer than what was defined in the workout. Why?
Many of Xert workouts incorporate "Smart" intervals. These intervals can have either varying intensity, varying duration or both. For example, let's look at the Sweet-Spot Under Fatigue @82% Workout: The "Intervals under Fatigue" start with an interval that's 369W that lasts 101s. Why 101s? Seems like an odd number to choose, [...]
Something that makes Xert unique is the ability to see your Training Status and Form depicted as a number of coloured stars. The stars and colours are used in various parts of the system and understanding what they mean is important to understanding your overall training load and your freshness. [...]
When workouts contain SMART intervals with variable duration (what are termed target MPA or TPMA intervals), the interval duration will be dynamic and can be longer/shorter than the workout's default duration based on how you perform it. For example, if you tend to recover at a higher intensity than the interval [...]
Focus Type in the Adaptive Training Advisor provides guidance on what the Focus needs to be for the workout at this point in your training program. It also factors in whether you are Tired or Very Tired. The guidance is not meant to provide a workout structure but provide some simple [...]
It is not uncommon to see your Training Deficit/Surplus increase over one day or sometime even a few hours. Training deficit depends on your activities in the past week. Activities don't accumulate continuously. The deficit calculation is based your Improvement Rate and takes into account your activities from the past week. [...]