"A key issue of debate is the intensity of training and how the day-to-day training intensity should be distributed." (Esteve et al., 2007)
This second section allows you to obtain information about all the training sessions the athlete performed.
First, you have a pie chart representing the distribution sessions performed by type.
To the right of the graph, you have a table with statistics for each session types, such as the number of sessions, total duration, average duration, and average RPE.
For each lap type, you can directly get the distribution of intensities performed by the athlete.
By hovering your mouse on one of the box plots, statistics such as the maximum and minimum value, the average, the median, and the different quartiles will appear.
This chart is very useful to monitor the intensity of sessions and check if they correspond to what was planned. Many coaches have detected poor-quality workouts due to too high power levels.
If you wish, you can uncheck the lap types to select only what you want to analyze.
Shown as a scatter plot, with the record power profile curve, each lap is positioned according to the average power and its duration and colored according to its type.
The assessment of this graph by coaches can be done at given time. At the end of the season, it can be particularly beneficial though to analyze and understand the mistakes made by the athlete, as this may explain unsatisfactory adaptations.
You can filter this graph by session type simply by unchecking other lap types.
Here we represent the laps intensities according, this time to the session in which they were performed, displaying the dot with a size proportional to the lap duration. The various sessions shown are all part of the same cluster, i.e. they have a very high similarity.
Intensity work is important, but so is recovery between laps. Investigating and easily interpreting how the athlete evolves according to the type of intensity is essential in prescribing and optimizing the training.
If you want to get the most from interval training, then you must pay attention to the recovery interval. Not only will this enhance your workout, but you will achieve greater gains in aerobic capacity (VO2max) and improve exercise performance.
The larger the dot, the more time the athlete has spent in the lap.
Comparing power and cadence can provide useful information on cadences to focus on during training. It can also help detect fatigue, such as a drop in power as the effort continues or a cadence that is too high, which may indicate a high activation of actin-myosin bridges.
Better understanding these factors can help athletes optimize their training and performance.
"Power is important, but cadence is what really counts. If you can maintain a good cadence, you will be able to ride faster and longer." (Fausto Coppi)
It is interesting to be able to compare sessions carried out according to the session type in order to avoid redundancy in training and therefore monotony in training.