๐ŸŽจTraining Load

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 focuses on the Training Load analysis.

Date range selection

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.

Training Stress Score & Balance

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.

Also, 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 Chronic and Acute training load, 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 training stress balance changes over time.

Chronic & Acute Training Load

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 equivalent to the TSB. 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.

Time in zones

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.

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