In the Analytics tab, you can access a variety of visual and comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analyses of your athletes' training data.
The first section, called Overall, centers on the training load analysis. Here, you can gain insights into the athlete's overall training workload during the selected period. This section includes various visual representations, such as graphs and charts, to help you understand and interpret the training load data effectively.
To begin, on the top left-hand side, you have the option to select the date range you wish to analyze. By clicking on the calendar icons, you can choose a start and end date to focus on specific periods of interest.
In this first section, you'll find a comprehensive summary of the athlete's training load and the sessions performed, categorized by type (Race, Aerobic, Tempo, Sprint, etc.).
The vertical bars represent the session load, which is calculated using the Coggan method. The session load provides an indication of the overall training stress and effort put forth during each session. The higher the bar, the greater the training load for that particular session.
Additionally, you'll notice yellow dots on the graph, which represent the performance scores. These scores are calculated based on the comparison of the athlete's performance in each session with other sessions of the same type, as described here. The performance scores offer valuable insights into the athlete's performance on each specific session, allowing for easy monitoring of progress and performance trends over time.
Lastly, the red-brown area on the graph represents the Training Stress Balance (TSB), which is also calculated using the Coggan method. TSB reflects the balance between training load and recovery, indicating the athlete's overall fatigue or freshness. A positive TSB suggests the athlete is in a relatively fresh state, while a negative TSB indicates accumulated fatigue.
By visualizing this summary, you can quickly grasp the distribution of session types, assess the training load, and monitor how performance scores and training stress balance change over time.
Just below, you'll find the Chronic and Acute training load evolution represented by the blue and yellow curves, respectively.
CTL (Chronic Training Load): The blue curve represents the CTL, which measures the cumulative training load over an extended period (6 weeks). CTL takes into account the intensity and duration of each training session. It provides an insight into the athlete's overall fitness level, reflecting the long-term impact of training on their performance.
ATL (Acute Training Load): The yellow curve represents the ATL, which is calculated over the last week. Similar to CTL, ATL considers the intensity and duration of each training session. ATL is crucial for assessing an athlete's current fatigue level and recovery status. It helps determine whether the athlete is adequately prepared to handle an increased training load or if they may require additional recovery.
The difference between CTL and ATL, represented by the yellow area, is a key indicator of an athlete's training and recovery balance. This difference helps you assess overall fitness levels and identify periods of potential overtraining or insufficient recovery. By tracking these metrics, you can make informed decisions regarding training adjustments, allowing them to optimize the athlete's performance and minimize the risk of overwork or injury.
In the Time in Zones section, you can observe the amount of time the athlete spent in each power and heart rate zone during the selected period.
This analysis provides a detailed breakdown of how much time the athlete dedicated to different training intensities based on their power output or heart rate. Each zone corresponds to a specific range of power or heart rate values, representing different training intensities, from easy recovery to high-intensity efforts.